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Letter from Africa: Kenya unveils biblical strategy to tackle corruption

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption Kenyans have been praying for the country to overcome its many challenges In our series of letters from African journalists, Kenyan Joseph Warungu looks at the new strategy by the country's anti-corruption body to use the Bible to deter theft of public funds.You know you are in deep trouble when nothing else can save you except prayer.That's where Kenya is at the moment. The
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US mid-term elections: You choose what happens

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionHang on, what ARE the US 'mid-terms'? On 6 November, American voters get to decide the direction of their country once more in the mid-term elections.There are local races, and 36 states will choose their governors.But the key races are for members of both houses of Congress, that help push through laws in the US. Produced by Roland Hughes and Paul
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How New Zealand is trying to take on child poverty

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption It's home to glaciers, national parks and vineyards, but there's also a darker side to New Zealand It's a mountainous wonderland decorated with ancient glaciers, breathtaking national parks and sumptuous vineyards, but behind its glossy image New Zealand is failing many of its children. Rates of disadvantage have stayed stubbornly high and they are a stain that Jacinda Ardern, who became New Zealand's
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Reality Check: How is North Korea evading sanctions?

[ad_1] President Moon Jae-in of South Korea, currently holding talks with European leaders, says "North Korea's economy is in huge difficulty due to international sanctions." UN sanctions have been imposed to pressure Kim Jong-un's government over its nuclear weapons programme. Reality Check investigates how North Korea tries to evade these sanctions.Motion graphics by Jacqueline Galvin. [ad_2] Source link
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Venezuela crisis hits food markets and a morgue

[ad_1] Millions of Venezuelans have left the country in the last two years, fleeing the oil-rich nation’s economic collapse.Shortages of food and basic goods, years of recession, soaring inflation and regular power shortages have left the country almost on its knees.The government says those against the socialist President Nicolas Maduro are waging an "economic war" – but many within and outside the country blame his policies, combined with corruption and
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Boko Haram kills second aid worker in Nigeria

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption Boko Haram has been responsible for kidnappings and attacks in Nigeria Boko Haram militants have killed a female aid worker held by the group since March, the Nigerian government has confirmed.In September, the jihadist group killed a midwife taken at the same time.The militants have also been holding a 15-year-old schoolgirl and another medical worker.On Sunday, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
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Was Bill Clinton’s Lewinsky affair an ‘abuse of power’?

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton After Hillary Clinton said on Sunday that her husband's affair in 1998 with 22-year-old intern Monica Lewinsky was not "an abuse of power", many online have been debating her view.The 2016 Presidential candidate made the comments in an interview with CBS that also discussed the confirmation of Supreme Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh who was accused of sexual
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Saudi Arabia: Is this the end of Mohammed Bin Salman’s honeymoon?

[ad_1] Image copyright BANDAR ALGALOUD / SAUDI ROYAL COUNCIL / HANDOUT Has it really been less than 18 months since Air Force One touched down in Riyadh to a red carpet welcome? When President Trump chose Saudi Arabia for his first overseas presidential visit in May last year most Saudis were delighted. They hadn't much cared for his predecessor, Barack Obama. He was never that interested in the Middle East,
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Russian Orthodox Church cuts all links with Constantinople

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption "Rupture full communion" - Russian bishop Metropolitan Hilarion announced on Monday The Russian Orthodox Church says it is cutting all links with the Constantinople Patriarchate - the body that wields spiritual authority over the world's Orthodox Christians.Constantinople recently recognised the independence of the Ukrainian Church from the Moscow Patriarchate. Many Ukrainian Christians accuse the Russian Church of favouring Russian-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine.Constantinople holds
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Arda Turan: Turkish footballer charged for pop star ‘attack’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Turan currently plays for Istanbul Basaksehir, and is on loan from Barcelona Turkish football star Arda Turan has been charged over an alleged brawl with a prominent Turkish singer. Prosecutors have asked for the 31-year-old to be jailed for 12.5 years over the incident, which left pop star Berkay Sahin with a broken nose.The brawl allegedly broke out at an Istanbul nightclub and