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Canada avalanche: Three professional climbers believed killed in Rockies

[ad_1] Image copyright EyeWire Image caption The Banff National Park stands in the Canadian Rockies Three top alpinists are presumed dead in an avalanche in the Canadian Rockies, authorities say. The trio of mountaineers were attempting to scale Howse Peak and failed to check in on schedule. National park staff flew over the area where they were climbing and saw evidence of "avalanches and debris containing climbing equipment". Parks Canada
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Mueller report: Six things we only just learned

[ad_1] Image copyright Alamy Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, released in a 448-page redacted report on Thursday, paints a decidedly mixed picture of President Donald Trump's conduct, both suspicious and exculpatory, that both sides of the political divide will seize upon.As Attorney General William Barr said last month, the inquiry into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 US election did not conclude that Mr Trump committed a crime, but it
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Sudan protesters need ‘united front’ in military talks

[ad_1] Image caption Sudan's military ousted long-time leader Omar al-Bashir in a coup A week after the fall of Omar al-Bashir the street protests in the heart of Khartoum are as loud and energetic as ever.In the searing heat, the music and the speeches blare from the banks of speakers as the people who have already achieved so much in Sudan push for even greater and lasting change.While the military
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Mueller report: Trump ‘tried to get special counsel fired’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The report also reveals that Mr Trump believed the investigation would end his presidency US President Donald Trump tried to get the man appointed to investigate his links to Russia fired, a long-awaited report has revealed.Details are starting to emerge about the 448-page redacted document, collated by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, which has just been published.Mr Trump's legal team earlier described the report
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Nigeria’s top judge Walter Onnoghen to forfeit bank accounts

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption Walter Onnoghen is not allowed to hold public office for 10 years Nigeria's Chief Justice Walter Onnoghen has been convicted of falsely declaring his assets after failing to reveal the money he held in foreign bank accounts.The tribunal said he would have to forfeit the money in the five accounts.His suspension over the charges by President Muhammadu Buhari in January, weeks before the presidential
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Notre-Dame fire: Temporary wooden cathedral proposed

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption Notre-Dame was already undergoing renovation work when the fire broke out A temporary wooden cathedral should be built in the shadow of Notre-Dame's famed towers while the building is being repaired, officials have said.The structure would serve as a home for worshippers and tourists alike, the rector of the Paris landmark, Monsignor Patrick Chauvet, suggested.The 850-year-old Gothic cathedral has been closed after a fire
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Indonesia election: Widodo declares victory amid dispute

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Widodo - known as Jokowi - has cultivated a "man of the people" image Indonesian President Joko Widodo has declared victory in Wednesday's election, even as his challenger continues to contest the result.Former general Prabowo Subianto claimed he had won and that his camp had evidence of "widespread cheating".Official results will not be out until May but "quick counts" by polling companies have
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Mueller report: Barr accused of helping Donald Trump ahead of release

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption William Barr was chosen by Donald Trump to be US attorney general The US attorney general has been accused of "waging a media campaign" for President Donald Trump ahead of the Mueller report's long-awaited release.Democrat Jerry Nadler accused William Barr of failing to let "the facts speak for themselves" over his plans to hold a news conference before the release.The 400-page report is the
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World’s Best Teacher Peter Tabichi on how he reached the top

[ad_1] Kenyan Peter Tabichi, who has been teaching for 12 years, was recently named the best teacher in the world.The science teacher and Franciscan friar at the Keriko Mixed Day Secondary School spoke to BBC Africa about what winning the Global Teacher Prize means to him, what might make him stand out from other teachers, and what he will do with the US $1 million prize money.Video journalists: Gloria Achieng
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NZ ex-official guilty of hiding camera in embassy toilet

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption File photo of a mini camera unit that can be built into custom made devices New Zealand's former top military official in the US has been found guilty of planting a secret camera in a unisex bathroom at the country's embassy in Washington DC.Alfred Keating faces up to 18 months in prison for attempting to make an intimate visual recording.Keating's DNA matched traces