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Maria Butina: Alleged Russia agent ‘offered sex for job’

Image copyright Facebook/ Maria Butina An alleged Kremlin agent offered sex for a job with an American special interest organisation she targeted, say US officials. Maria Butina’s ties with Russian intelligence make her a flight risk, a federal judge ruled, and she will be held until her trial. A lawyer for the 29-year-old said she […]

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Chibi Glaiza de Castro #chibi #anime #glaizadecastro #actress #musician #adobedraw #illustration

Syria conflict: Besieged towns of Foah and Kefraya evacuated

Syria conflict: Besieged towns of Foah and Kefraya evacuated

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Around 7,000 people have evacuated from the two towns in north-western Syria The evacuation of the last two besieged pro-government towns in northern Syria has been completed, state TV reports. Dozens of buses and ambulances arrived on Wednesday to take 7,000 residents and fighters from Foah and Kefraya to […]

Macron aide Benalla in French probe for beating protester

Macron aide Benalla in French probe for beating protester

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Alexandre Benalla (R) played a leading security role during Emmanuel Macron’s presidential campaign French prosecutors are investigating a senior presidential aide, who attacked protesters in Paris while wearing a police visor. Alexandre Benalla, an assistant to President Emmanuel Macron’s chief of staff, was filmed targeting a woman and a […]

Beating the stigma of STIs with secret home-testing kits

A Nigerian entrepreneur is helping young people take control of their sexual health, cheaply and anonymously. A film by Amelia Martyn-Hemphill for BBC World Hacks. Like, Share, Engage. For more about this story, listen to our World Hacks podcast. Beating the stigma of STIs with secret home-testing kits

Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday quiz

Today would have been the 100th birthday of Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first black president, who died in December 2013. Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday quiz

Briton jailed for raping Kenyan children

Image copyright National Crime Agency (NCA) Image caption Keith Morris sexually abused two young girls from a remote Kenyan village A man convicted of sexually abusing two young girls in Kenya has been jailed for 18 years and six months. Keith Morris, 72, from Hull, used his elevated status among villagers in Kilifi County to […]

India Netflix actor Rajshri Deshpande 'disgusted by porn star label'

India Netflix actor Rajshri Deshpande 'disgusted by porn star label'

Image copyright Rajshri Deshpande Image caption Rajshri Deshpande stars in Netflix’s first Indian drama Sacred Games An Indian actress has said she felt “disgusted” after her sex scene in a Netflix series went viral as a “porn clip”. The 30-second video clip from Sacred Games shows consensual sex between a gangster and his wife, played […]

Jewish nation state: Israel approves controversial bill

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Netanyahu said the bill’s passing was a “defining moment” Israel’s parliament has passed into law a controversial bill that defines the country as an exclusively Jewish state. The “Jewish nation state” bill downgrades Arabic as an official language and says advancing Jewish settlement is a national interest. It also […]

Court rules South Korea must pay for Sewol victims

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Sewol tragedy shocked South Korea A South Korean court has ruled the government has to pay compensation for the victims of the Sewol ferry disaster. It is the first time a court has acknowledged the state is liable for the deaths. The Sewol sank in 2014 killing 304 people, […]