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US states sue Trump over border wall

[ad_1] Coalition of 16 US states sues Trump administration over decision to declare emergency over border wallThis breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version.You can receive Breaking News on a smartphone or tablet via the BBC News App. You can also follow @BBCBreaking on Twitter to get the latest alerts. [ad_2] Source link
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Australia’s drought leading to ‘suffering’ of children, UN warns

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionChildren speak to the BBC about their experiences last year A prolonged drought in Australia is having a devastating impact on children and forcing them to "grow up" prematurely, a UN report warns.Large parts of eastern Australia have endured severe drought for months, crippling farming communities.Children in these areas are resilient but endure a growing psychological toll, said the UN's children's
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Viewpoint: Should Britain apologise for Amritsar massacre?

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption Visitors can inspect a bullet-ridden wall at the site of the massacre Hundreds of Indians attending a public meeting were shot dead by British troops in the northern Indian city of Amritsar in 1919. Historian Kim Wagner sifts fact from fiction as the UK House of Lords prepares to debate the massacre, including if Britain should apologise.On 13 April 1919, Sergeant WJ Anderson witnessed
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Meet the women helping fill Russia’s rural healthcare gap

[ad_1] In vast, sprawling Russia, many people still live in small villages far from the nearest medical clinic. The government has been busy "optimising" medical care, a euphemism for the closure of thousands of rural hospitals and clinics, to save cash. The situation has got worse in recent years, so now one region has taken matters into its own hands.Dozens of old people, mostly women, have been training as first-aiders
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The Syrians returning home after years of fleeing war

[ad_1] After years of people fleeing Syria and its civil war, there are now long queues to enter the country each day. Jordan opened its Jaber border crossing last October after Syrian government troops defeated rebels who had controlled the other side. Now several thousand people pass through each day. They include small-scale merchants reviving cross-border trade and returning Syrian refugees who hope to rebuild their lives. Middle East Correspondent
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Alysa Liu: ‘I’m the youngest lady to land a triple axel’

[ad_1] Thirteen-year-old Alysa Liu recently became the youngest female to land a triple axel - a move that few in the sport have accomplished.That achievement helped her to become the youngest ever US women's national figure skating champion. Our video journalist Cody Godwin visited the skating star at a training rink in Oakland, California, where Alysa gave her some tips on how to be an excellent ice skater. Video by
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Gilets jaunes: How much anti-Semitism is beneath the yellow vests?

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Philosopher Alain Finkielkraut was subjected to anti-Semitic abuse The French far-right leader, Marine Le Pen, has said she won't join other political parties in a march against anti-Semitism on Tuesday, accusing France's leaders of doing nothing to tackle Islamist networks in France and saying she will mark the occasion separately.It comes days after a prominent French philosopher, Alain Finkielkraut, was verbally attacked for
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Could a defeated IS rebound?

[ad_1] Image copyright Manbar.me In short: yes, but not in the same form.The jihadist terror group's self-proclaimed "caliphate", which once ruled over nearly eight million people across Syria and Iraq, has been all but eliminated.The temptation for triumphalism in Western capitals is overwhelming. It has taken four-and-a-half years of relentless military pressure by a 79-nation coalition to get to this point. It has cost billions of dollars and thousands of
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Haiti arrests: US confirms Americans among group detained

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption Police on guard in Port-au-Prince amid protests against the president The US state department says it understands that a number of Americans are among a group arrested in Haiti.Local media reported semi-automatic weapons had been found but this has not been officially confirmed.The circumstances remain unclear but local authorities told CNN the Americans were being held on conspiracy charges, but are not yet indicted.The
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The US cannot crush us, says Huawei founder

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionRen Zhengfei described the arrest of his daughter as politically motivated. The founder of Huawei has said there is "no way the US can crush" the company, in an exclusive interview with the BBC.Ren Zhengfei described the arrest of his daughter Meng Wanzhou, the company's chief financial officer, as politically motivated.The US is pursuing criminal charges against Huawei and Ms Meng,