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Bauhaus in pictures: The architects exiled by Nazis

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Bauhaus art school in Dessau, Germany. Established in 1919, in the wake of World War One, Germany's Bauhaus art school brought a radical new approach to design and aesthetics which would eventually go on to help inform modernist architecture around the world. Now in its centenary year, we look at a selection of some of the buildings shaped by the influential art
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El Chapo ‘paid $100m bribe to former Mexican president Pena Nieto’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty/ EPA Image caption Former Mexican president Enrique Pena Nieto (L) and Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman (R) Former Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto accepted a $100m (£77m) bribe from drug cartel kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, a witness has testified.Alex Cifuentes, who says he was a close associate of Guzman for years, told a New York City courtroom that he had told authorities of the bribe in
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Robert Schellenberg case: China accuses Canada of ‘double standards’

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Robert Lloyd Schellenberg has had his jail sentence increased to a death sentence China has rejected accusations from Canada that it is arbitrarily applying a death sentence to a Canadian convicted of drug smuggling.China's foreign ministry warned Canadian PM Justin Trudeau to "stop making such irresponsible remarks", accusing Canada of "double standards".Robert Lloyd Schellenberg was initially given a 15-year jail term in November.But
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Why thousands of Los Angeles teachers are striking

[ad_1] Thousands of teachers are striking in Los Angeles demanding more support staff, smaller class sizes and better pay. The strike comes after almost two years of negotiations with the Los Angeles Unified School District who say they are 'committed' to supporting teachers as much as they can.Schools are currently being staffed with substitute teachers. It is unknown long the strike will last. [ad_2] Source link
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William Barr: ‘I will not be bullied,’ Trump nominee says

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption William Barr is Mr Trump's nominee to lead the justice department President Donald Trump's nominee to be US attorney general has vowed he will not be bullied by the president.William Barr also told his confirmation hearing the US inquiry into Russia's alleged 2016 election meddling is not a witch hunt, as Mr Trump labels it.As top US law officer, Mr Barr would lead
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Migrant caravan: Hundreds of Hondurans set off on new trek

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Hundreds of Hondurans, including families with young children, have left on a new trek towards the US Hundreds of Hondurans have set off on a new migrant caravan towards the United States.An estimated 500 left early on Tuesday from the bus terminal in the crime-ridden Honduran city of San Pedro Sula.Another group of about 300 set off a few hours later. It comes as
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Three Florida children die after becoming trapped in freezer

[ad_1] Image copyright CBS Image caption All three children were found dead in the unplugged freezer, pictured here Three children have died in Florida after becoming trapped in an unplugged freezer, according to police.The children, aged one, four and six, were playing outside their home before allegedly climbing into the unit, which had been left in the garden.Two women living at the property in Live Oak found the children but
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Nairobi DusitD2 hotel under attack as blasts and gunfire heard

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionNairobi Dusit hotel attack: explosions, gunfire and rescue operation A luxury hotel complex is under attack in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi.At least two blasts and gunfire were heard at the compound in the Westland district of the city, which houses the DusitD2 hotel as well as offices.The Somali-based militant group al-Shabab claimed the attack but gave no details. Four armed men
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Zimbabwe fuel protests: MDC opposition office torched

[ad_1] Image copyright MDC Image caption It's unclear who was behind the attack on MDC headquarters in the capital, Harare The main office of Zimbabwe's opposition party, MDC, has been torched following protests sparked by the more than doubling of the fuel price.Photos taken at the scene show security gates torn down, windows smashed and burnt debris on the floor. Several people have been killed and hundreds arrested following protests
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Syria war: Turkey ready to create ‘safe zone’ for Kurds – Erdogan

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption Residents of Kurdish-held towns like Manbij fear they will be attacked when US troops leave Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he responded positively to Donald Trump's call for a "safe zone" along its border with Kurdish-held Syria.The leaders spoke by telephone after Mr Trump threatened to "devastate Turkey economically" if it attacked a Kurdish militia when allied US troops withdrew.Turkey regards the People's