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US election 2016: Republican rivals mock Trump over no-show

Donald Trump has been mocked by his Republican rivals at a televised debate in Iowa, after quitting the event in a row with Fox News. He decided to withdraw after the broadcaster refused to drop host Megyn Kelly, whom Mr Trump accused of bias. The billionaire businessman held a charity …

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Climate compensation schemes ‘failing to reach poorest’

Remote communities are not receiving the compensation they are entitled to from schemes designed to conserve tropical forests, a study suggests. People who depend on being able to harvest forest resources should receive payment under the schemes. But researchers say there is a “reality gap” between safeguards designed to help …

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Russia BBC Panorama: Kremlin demands ‘Putin corruption’ proof

The Kremlin has called on the US Treasury to come up with proof after it told a BBC investigation it considered President Vladimir Putin to be corrupt. Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters the allegation was an “official accusation” and a “total fabrication”. Adam Szubin, who oversees US Treasury sanctions, told …

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Migrant crisis: Dozens drown in shipwrecks off Greece

A total of 42 migrants are reported to have drowned overnight in two separate shipwrecks in the Aegean Sea. One boat went down off the coast of the small Greek islet of Kalolimnos, killing 34 people, including 11 children. Another eight people died after a boat sank off the island …

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From Dakar to N’Djamena, hotels boost security after Burkina attack

West African hotels from Dakar to N’Djamena are strengthening security, adding armed guards and increasing cooperation with local authorities as a pair of high-profile attacks have exposed a growing Islamist threat to foreign travelers. Al Qaeda fighters killed 30 people on Friday at a hotel and restaurant in Ouagadougou, the …

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Somalia beach hit by gun, bomb attacks

Popular beachfront restaurants have been hit by car bombs and gunmen in the Somali capital Mogadishu. The first car bomb went off in the early evening, followed soon after by as many as five gunmen approaching from the beach. A second car bomb went off half an hour later, BBC …

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Five SA children die ‘locked in freezer’

South African police have opened an inquiry into the death of five children who are thought to have suffocated after trapping themselves in a freezer. The five cousins, aged between three and seven, were discovered by their grandmother in Kakamas town, Northern Cape province, on Tuesday, police say. Police do …

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