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Trump-Kim summit: The sorry fate of North Korea’s diplomat defectors

[ad_1] Image copyright ED JONES Image caption North Korean defector activists like to float supplies with news of the South towards the North - increasingly something of a dilemma for the authorities in Seoul North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is about to attend his second summit with US President Donald Trump. But as the North inches its way out of near-total isolation and tentatively engages with the world, the question
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Nigeria elections 2019: Is the country prepared?

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mahmood Yakubu, who chairs the Independent National Electoral Commission, which postponed Saturday's elections Last Saturday, 16 February, elections in Nigeria were halted just hours before polling had been due to get under way. It was a huge inconvenience for millions of Nigerians, many of whom had travelled long distances to vote. The poll will now be held a week later, on Saturday, 23
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24 photographers document 24 hours

[ad_1] Image copyright Helen Chambers Image caption 00.00 Helen Chambers: Looking to London Sixteen years ago, a group of 24 photographers set out to document every hour of New Year's Day, every year, for 24 years. Image copyright Claire Spreadbury Image caption 01:00 Claire Spreadbury This year, their work has been curated by American photojournalist Ed Kashi and is on show in Soho Square, west London, from Sunday, 24 February,
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R Kelly faces fresh claims of sexual abuse

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Rochelle Washington (l), and Latresa Scaff (r) are being represented by lawyer Gloria Allred Two more women have come forward with allegations of sexual misconduct against the R&B singer R Kelly.Rochelle Washington and Latresa Scaff told a news conference they were given drink and drugs at an after-concert party in Baltimore in the 1990s.They said the singer then cornered them in a hotel
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Jussie Smollett: Judge calls alleged hoax attack ‘despicable’

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJussie Smollett: What Chicago Police say happened A Chicago judge has said charges that US actor Jussie Smollett staged a hoax hate crime against himself are "utterly outrageous" and "despicable" if true.The 36-year-old African-American actor is accused of filing a fake police report claiming he was the victim of a homophobic and racist assault.Judge John Fitzgerald Lyke, who is also black,
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Fabien Clain, French jihadist and ‘voice of Paris attacks’, reported killed

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption The US-led coalition says it is trying to verify the reports of Fabien Clain's death French jihadist Fabien Clain, who voiced a recording that claimed the 2015 Paris attacks for the Islamic State group, has been reported killed in Syria.Security sources told French media an air strike on Wednesday killed Clain in Baghuz, the last pocket held by IS.The US-led coalition fighting IS
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Roger Stone apology spared jail over crosshairs on judge post

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Longtime Trump confidant Roger Stone has been spared jail after posting a photo of gun crosshairs over a judge.But Judge Amy Berman Jackson slapped Mr Stone with a strict gag order that bars him from public comment on his case.Mr Stone had posted on Instagram an image of a gun sight over the judge, calling the proceedings a "show trial".The ex-Trump campaign adviser was arrested
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North Carolina Republican denies knowing of alleged vote scam

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption An operative employed by Republican candidate Mark Harris is accused of tampering with absentee ballots A North Carolina Republican has told election officials he was unaware of alleged fraud in his congressional bid.Mark Harris said he did not realise a political consultant was allegedly collecting absentee ballots to tip the vote in his favour.The consultant, Leslie McCrae Dowless, is accused of illegal vote manipulation.The
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Canada seeks to bring in family of Syrian refugee after children die in fire

[ad_1] Image copyright Courtesy Ummah Masjid Image caption Seven members of the Barho family, who arrived in Canada as Syrian refugees in 2017 Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said Canada is looking at ways to bring over relatives of a Syrian refugee who lost her children in a house fire. Kawthar Barho's seven children died in an early morning fire in the Canadian city of Halifax on Tuesday. Her husband