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Guatemala election: Uncertainty reigns as top candidates barred

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Sandra Torres is the frontrunner according to the most recent polls When Guatemalans head to the polling stations on Sunday, two of the candidates who until recently had been tipped as favourites to win will not be on the ballot papers. Both the former attorney-general, Thelma Aldana, and Zury Ríos, the daughter of the late military ruler, Efraín Ríos Montt, have been barred from
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Babe Ruth jersey fetches record-breaking $5.6m at auction

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Babe Ruth played between 1914 and 1935 and is considered to be one of the sport's greatest ever players A jersey worn by legendary baseball player Babe Ruth has become the most expensive piece of sports memorabilia ever sold.The garment was snapped up for $5,640,000 (£4.4m) at auction in New York on Saturday.It broke the previous record of $4.4m which was set in
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Nigerian weddings: Glitz, glamour but mind the cost

[ad_1] Echina and Leah, who live in London, had three wedding ceremonies in 12 months. Echina, who is from a Nigerian Igbo background, and Leah, whose background is Antiguan and Jamaican, wanted to honour both their cultures when they got married.Reporter: Chinwe Kalu-Uma.Wedding video footage courtesy of @Myspecialday, @skdphotos and wedding photograph courtesy of Adebayo Deru Photography. [ad_2] Source link
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Hong Kong extradition bill: Protesters vow to push ahead

[ad_1] Image copyright EPA Image caption Protest groups rejected the Hong Kong government's concessions Protesters in Hong Kong have vowed to push ahead with a rally on Sunday, despite the government's decision to suspend its controversial bill to allow extradition to mainland China. Protest leaders urged Chief Executive Carrie Lam to resign and permanently scrap the plan.The proposed bill led to mass demonstrations and sparked some of the worst violence
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China’s history of extraordinary rendition

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The disappearance of Gui Minhai and several other Hong Kong booksellers sparked concerns over the city's degree of autonomy from China Proposed amendments to Hong Kong's extradition laws have sparked protests. They follow a number of reports of extraordinary rendition of opponents of Beijing being taken to China for trials.Almost exactly three years ago Hong Kong was in uproar over the detention of
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The day Trump ran for president (and what people predicted)

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Donald Trump made his entrance via a golden escalator, Melania just in front of him When Donald Trump descended the golden escalator to announce his run for president, none in the sceptical media pack below could have imagined he would win.It was on this day four years ago - at the exact same stage of the last US presidential cycle - that Mr
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Ebola crosses a porous border

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Health workers posted to the border of DR Congo and Uganda This week the Ebola virus crossed from the Democratic Republic of Congo into Uganda, but there are reasons to hope it can be contained on that side of the border, reports Olivia Acland.On Monday morning, a family was heading from the Democratic Republic of Congo back home to Uganda, after a funeral.
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India announces retaliatory trade tariffs against the US

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters India has said that, from Sunday, it will impose tariffs on 28 US products, including almonds and apples. The new duties, some as high as 70%, are in response to Washington's refusal to exempt Delhi from higher taxes on steel and aluminium imports. Earlier this month, US President Trump also announced the US was withdrawing India's preferential trade treatment.Tariffs of up to 120% were announced by