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India farmers’ protest: X admits to taking down posts and accounts

India farmers’ protest: X admits to taking down posts and accounts

Getty ImagesBy Nikhila HenryBBC News, DelhiSocial media major X (formerly Twitter) has admitted to taking down accounts and posts related to the ongoing farmers' protests in India. The site has claimed it took down the pages after the Indian government sent them "executive orders". The orders were "subject to potential penalties, including imprisonment", X said in a statement, adding that…
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Wuppertal suspect held after students wounded at German school

Wuppertal suspect held after students wounded at German school

Getty ImagesFive students are said to have been wounded in an apparent knife attack in the western German city of Wuppertal.Police say they have arrested a suspect, who is also thought to have been hurt.An unconfirmed report from Bild newspaper said the students were attacked by a classmate, although details are unclear.A female teacher said the pupils had been attacked…
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Palestinian gunmen kill one person near West Bank settlement

Palestinian gunmen kill one person near West Bank settlement

ReutersBy David GrittenBBC NewsA man has been killed and seven other people have been wounded in an attack by three Palestinian gunmen near an Israeli settlement in the occupied West Bank, Israeli police and medics say.A statement said the "terrorists" got out of a car at a checkpoint for Maale Adumim and fired automatic weapons at several vehicles waiting there.Police…
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John Hlophe: South Africa’s parliament impeaches top judge

John Hlophe: South Africa’s parliament impeaches top judge

Getty ImagesBy Kyle ZeemanBBC News, JohannesburgIn a historic move, South Africa's parliament have impeached one of the country's top judges for misconduct.An investigation found that John Hlophe, the leading judge in Western Cape province, tried to influence justices at the country's top court in a case relating to former President Jacob Zuma.He approached two justices in 2008 to see if…
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Dani Alves trial: Ex-Brazil player guilty of nightclub rape

Dani Alves trial: Ex-Brazil player guilty of nightclub rape

ReutersA court in Spain has found former Barcelona and Brazil footballer Dani Alves guilty of raping a woman in a Barcelona nightclub.He has been sentenced to four and a half years in prison.The 40-year-old, who is one of the most decorated footballers in history, had denied sexually assaulting the woman in the early hours of 31 December 2022.His lawyer had…
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Kremlin lashes out after Joe Biden aims sweary barb at Vladimir Putin

Kremlin lashes out after Joe Biden aims sweary barb at Vladimir Putin

Getty ImagesBy George WrightBBC NewsThe Kremlin has accused Joe Biden of attempting to appear like a "Hollywood cowboy" after the US president called Vladimir Putin "a crazy SOB".Mr Biden made the comments at a public fundraising event on Wednesday in California, warning about the threat of nuclear conflict.In response, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov called it a poor attempt to appear…
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Japan’s main stock index closes above 1989 record high

Japan’s main stock index closes above 1989 record high

EPA-EFE/REX/ShutterstockBy Mariko OiBusiness reporterJapan's main stock index has hit an all-time closing high, surpassing the previous record set 34 years ago.The Nikkei 225 rose 2.19% on Thursday to end the trading day at 39,098.68.That topped the previous record closing high of 38,915.87 set on 29 December 1989, the last day of trading that year.Asian technology shares were boosted after US…
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Cotton candy: Pink sugary sweet sets off alarm bells in India

Cotton candy: Pink sugary sweet sets off alarm bells in India

Getty ImagesBy Cherylann MollanBBC News, MumbaiCan cotton candy give you cancer?Some Indian states think so and have banned the sale of the pink, wispy, sugary-sweet treat.Last week, the southern state of Tamil Nadu implemented the ban after lab tests confirmed the presence of a cancer-causing substance, Rhodamine-B, in samples sent for testing.Earlier this month, the union territory of Puducherry banned…
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Libya government says militias to leave Tripoli after deal struck

Libya government says militias to leave Tripoli after deal struck

ReutersBy Adam DurbinBBC NewsArmed groups that have been controlling Tripoli for more than a decade have agreed to leave Libya's capital.Interior minister Imad Trabelsi - part of the internationally recognised government - said after lengthy negotiations a deal had been struck for regular forces to police Tripoli.He told journalists there would only be emergency police, city officers and criminal investigators…
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