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Naked Auschwitz demonstrators who killed sheep convicted

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The incident took place last March beneath the main gate at Auschwitz Twelve people who stripped naked in front of the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz and killed a sheep have been convicted of profaning the site. A court in the Polish city of ...

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Australian Open 2018: Viktor Troicki hits umpire’s head with ball

Top Stories FA Cup reaction: two sent off and VAR controversy as Chelsea win on penalties Read more on FA Cup reaction: two sent off and VAR controversy as Chelsea win on penalties Stokes ‘delighted’ to rejoin England squad for NZ tour Read more on Stokes ‘delighted’ to rejoin England ...

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France scraps controversial Nantes airport proposal

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Protesters react after the French government’s official announcement to abandon the project France has scrapped a controversial project to build an airport near the western city of Nantes, saying it did not have broad popular support. The plan was opposed by environmental groups that set ...

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Pope Francis urges end to Chile’s Mapuche conflict

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Pope Francis said that violence turns a “just cause into a lie” Pope Francis has used a public address in Chile to denounce violence and call for unity in one of the country’s longest-running conflicts. Speaking in southern Araucania region, the pontiff said “destructive violence” ...

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Romania to have first female prime minister, Viorica Dancila

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Viorica Dancila is an ally of PSD leader Liviu Dragnea Viorica Dancila has been named as Romania’s first female PM following the sudden resignation of Mihai Tudose. Ms Dancila, a member of the European Parliament, is regarded as an ally of the governing Social Democratic ...

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Giulio Regeni murder: Cambridge University defends lecturer

Image copyright Amnesty International Image caption Giulio Regeni’s body was found dumped in the outskirts of Cairo Cambridge University has denounced a “campaign of denigration” aimed at implicating one of its lecturers in the murder of an Italian student in Egypt. The “concerted efforts” against Dr Maha Abdelrahman happen despite ...

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Trump tracker: The story of his first year – in six graphics

Image copyright Getty Images Donald Trump came into office promising to change the face of American politics and transfer power “back to the people”. So what has he achieved so far, at the 12-month mark? We’re tracking the president’s progress on his agenda and how it is received by the ...

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Belarusian border guards catch ‘trolley drone’

By News from Elsewhere… …as found by BBC Monitoring Image copyright gpk.gov.by Image caption Belarusian border guards take the trolley drone into custody Belarusian border guards are used to dealing with smugglers’ novel methods of trying to get contraband into the country, but even they were surprised by their first ...

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Catalonia MPs elect separatist speaker as parliament reconvenes

Image copyright AFP Image caption With the election of Roger Torrent as speaker, separatist MPs have control of Catalonia’s parliament Catalan MPs in Barcelona have elected a pro-independence speaker at their first meeting since Madrid dissolved the region’s parliament. The choice of Roger Torrent is the first step to reinstating ...

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Italy election: ‘White race’ remark sparks row

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The migrant crisis has divided opinions in Italy and across Europe Italy doesn’t count its population by colour. But it would be fair to say that the country is overwhelmingly white: the National Institute for Statistics reports that more than 92% of the country ...

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Van Gogh drawing unveiled in the Netherlands after 100 years

Image copyright EPA A previously unknown drawing by Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh has gone on display in the Netherlands. The monochrome sketch called The Hill of Montmartre with Quarries dates from 1886, shortly after the artist moved to Paris. The forgotten piece sat in a private collection for almost ...

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France’s baby milk scare: Police search Lactalis sites

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A government report previously said food safety inspectors failed to detect salmonella during a routine check French police are searching several sites run by dairy group Lactalis as part of an ongoing investigation into a baby milk scare. More than 12 million boxes of ...

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