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The African American who moved to Ghana ‘to escape US racism’

[ad_1] Image copyright Obadele Kambon Image caption Academic Obadele Kambon lives with his family in Ghana's capital African American Obadele Kambon has never looked back since moving to Ghana in 2008.He vowed to quit the US for West Africa after being the victim of what he believed was a racially motivated arrest.Mr Kambon has now built a successful life in the place that was once at the heart of the
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‘This is very scary’: Greenlanders on Trump wanting to buy their island

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The US already has an active, and highly contentious, military presence in Greenland This week has seen one of the most bizarre diplomatic rows of Donald Trump's presidency.Insults have been exchanged, tweets have been sent, major visits have been cancelled - and this all happened because the US president said he wanted to buy Greenland.It started with an article in the Wall Street
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What is the G7 summit and what does it do?

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images The G7 group of nations is meeting in the French resort town of Biarritz for what will be its 45th summit. But what is the G7, who are its members and what does it do?What is the G7?The G7 (or Group of Seven) is an organisation made up of the world's seven largest so-called advanced economies: Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and
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Amazon fires lead to worldwide protests over Brazilian government inaction

[ad_1] Demonstrators gathered outside Brazilian embassies on Friday to protest against inaction on Amazon fires. Hundreds of protesters gathered in London, Madrid and Bogota, calling for Brazilian president Jairo Bolsonaro to act. Brazil's president has since ordered the armed forces to help tackle the forest fires. There are currently a record number of fires in the Amazon rainforest. It's the largest rainforest in the world and a vital carbon store
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Brazil sends army to tackle Amazon fires

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMembers of Brazil's indigenous Mura tribe vow to defend their land Brazil's president has ordered the armed forces to help fight a record number of forest fires in the Amazon.A decree issued by President Jair Bolsonaro authorises the deployment of soldiers in nature reserves, indigenous lands and border areas in the region.The announcement comes after intense pressure from European leaders.France and
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Retirement home for elderly pets

[ad_1] When pets get old and need intensive care, few places will take them in. In Tokyo, a growing number of pet homes have opened to give elderly and sick pets the love and attention their human carers no longer can.A change in Japanese law in 2013, which obliges owners to look after ageing pets, has helped boost demand for these "pet retirement" services. Produced by: Pamela Parker and Erica
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Why so many US ‘mass shooting’ arrests suddenly?

[ad_1] Image copyright The Washington Post/Getty Images Image caption A makeshift memorial after the shooting in Dayton, Ohio In the last three weeks US authorities have arrested at least 28 people accused of threatening acts of mass violence. What's behind this surge and could they all be convicted? The threats ranged from posts on social media and video gaming sites to verbal comments to colleagues and friends. In at least
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg treated for cancer

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has received treatment for a cancerous tumour on her pancreas, a court spokeswoman says.She "tolerated treatment well" and the tumour was "treated definitely", the court added in a statement.Ms Ginsburg, 86, has survived previous battles with cancer, as well as fractured ribs from falls. As the most senior liberal justice, her health is watched closely as a possible indicator
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‘First vape death in the US’ recorded in Illinois

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images A patient has died after developing a severe respiratory disease due to vaping, say health officials, in what may be the first such death in the US.The US state of Illinois' health agency said the unnamed patient was between 17 and 38 years old. It comes amid an outbreak of illness across the US that officials have linked to use of e-cigarettes.The Centers for Disease