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Pink’s seven-year-old daughter using rifle sparks debate

[ad_1] Pink's seven-year-old daughter using rifle sparks debate By Sarah Jenkins BBC News Image copyright PA Image caption Carey Hart and Pink have two children together, Willow, 7, and Jameson, 3 Singer Pink's husband, Carey Hart, has sparked debate after posting a video on Instagram of their seven-year-old daughter shooting a rifle.Sharing the video to his 913,000 followers, the former motocross racer said the child was "getting pretty good" after
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Migrants force-fed at Texas detention centre

[ad_1] Image copyright EPA Image caption Officers from the Department of Homeland Security guard the border with Mexico in El Paso Six migrants on hunger strike at an immigration detention centre in Texas are being force-fed.Immigration officials are using plastic nasal tubes to feed the men, which family members say are causing severe nosebleeds and vomiting.The detainees are refusing food over conditions at El Paso Processing Center, the Associated Press
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Sweden-Finland link to Polish beef in EU-wide scare

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption The sick animal scare raises new concerns about Polish beef sales (file photo) Sweden says it has imported 230kg (507 pounds) of beef from a Polish abattoir accused of selling cuts from sick cows, now at the centre of a food scandal.An inspector at Sweden's National Food Agency, Aron Linden, said four Swedish wholesalers had bought the Polish beef. About 250kg of beef from
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Gilet jaunes: France to ban masks at protests amid unrest

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption A protester - wearing a soon-to-be-banned face covering - throws back a police gas canister France's National Assembly has approved a law banning the wearing of masks at protests, and another to ban specific people from taking part in rallies.Wearing a mask could now result in a one-year prison sentence and a €15,000 (£13,000; $17,000) fine.France has seen weekly protests by the gilet jaunes
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The Ugandan artist fighting HIV with a crown

[ad_1] A Ugandan artist with HIV is using empty ARV bottles to encourage people to take their medicine.Barbara Kemigisa, featured in an exhibition about HIV at the Uganda National Museum, wants her work to promote safe sex and regular testing so people can get early treatment if HIV positive.The artist also collects discarded pill bottles and uses the leftover tablets she finds inside them to create artworks such as her
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Senator Rand Paul wins damages after neighbour attack

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Paul was attacked over a gardening faux pas Senator Rand Paul has been awarded more than $580,000 (£441,000) after his neighbour attacked him and broke six of his ribs in a gardening dispute.Rene Boucher, 60, pleaded guilty to attacking the senator in November 2017.The argument arose over the Republican's habit of leaving garden waste on the border of their properties in Bowling
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Venezuela opposition ‘has met military’, says Juan Guaidó

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Guaidó has declared himself interim leader of Venezuela Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaidó has held secret meetings with the military to win support for ousting President Nicolás Maduro.Mr Guaidó made the revelation in a New York Times opinion piece.The opposition leader declared himself interim president earlier this month, prompting an escalating power struggle. Russia and China continue to back Mr Maduro, while
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Sarah Sanders says ‘God wanted Trump to be president’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Sarah Sanders also said it was "very hard" to take morality lessons from the Democratic Party White House press secretary Sarah Sanders has told a religious television network that God "wanted Donald Trump to become president".Ms Sanders made the claim in an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN), saying it was the reason Mr Trump was in office. The press secretary also
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Sports betting: are Ugandans hooked on it?

[ad_1] Gambling is on the rise in East Africa - by phone, by computer and in betting shops. It's big business and it's generating much needed tax revenue for the government.But there are growing concerns in Uganda over the social impact.New controls on the industry have been announced by the government, aimed at restricting the activities of foreign betting companies."Ugandan youth are trapped in a vicious cycle of betting, staking