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Why Spanish speakers in US are getting into trouble

[ad_1] Image copyright Ana Suda Two high-profile incidents of Spanish speakers being challenged for not using English have raised familiar arguments over language and immigration in America. Ana Suda and Mimi Hernandez were queuing inside a petrol station in rural Montana when the Border Patrol agent demanded to see their identification.The two US citizens were told they had been stopped because they were speaking Spanish in a "predominantly English-speaking state".In
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Australian archbishop Philip Wilson guilty of concealing child sex abuses

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Archbishop of Adelaide Philip Wilson outside the city's cathedral in 2002 An Australian court has found a Catholic archbishop guilty of concealing child sexual abuse.Philip Wilson, the archbishop of Adelaide, becomes the most senior Catholic in the world to be charged and convicted of the offence.He was found to have covered up the abuse of altar boys by a paedophile priest in New
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The Gambian village transformed by graffiti

[ad_1] In a bid to lure tourists, internationally-renowned graffiti artists were invited to create artworks in a village in The Gambia, writes the BBC's Clare Spencer. Image copyright Clare Spencer The Belgian graffiti artist ROA is known for painting huge murals of animals on multi-storey buildings in large cities, like London, Berlin and Mexico City. But in the village of Galoya, in The Gambia's Kombo Central District, the scale of
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North Korea summit: Pence warns Kim Jong-un not to ‘play Trump’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mike Pence made the comments in a Fox News interview to be broadcast on Monday night US Vice President Mike Pence has warned North Korea's Kim Jong-un not to "play" President Donald Trump if they meet next month."It would be a great mistake for Kim Jong-un to think he could play Donald Trump," Mr Pence said, according to excerpts of a Fox News
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Iran sanctions: Zarif condemns Pompeo announcement

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionUS vows 'unprecedented pressure on Iran' Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has condemned the US for promising to impose the "strongest sanctions in history" on his country. Measures outlined by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, he said, showed the US was a prisoner of its "failed policies" and it would suffer the consequences.EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini also criticised the
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US policeman performs roadside C-section on wounded deer

[ad_1] Image copyright Facebook/ Washington Township Police Department New Jersey police say an officer performed a successful roadside C-section on a deer that had died after being hit by a car on Sunday morning.In a Facebook post, the Washington Township Police Department said one fawn survived the emergency surgery.Photos showed officer Jim Vernon swaddling the bloody deer after performing the Caesarean in the middle of the night.Two fawns were born
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Venezuela election: Fourteen ambassadors recalled after Maduro win

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionNicolás Maduro celebrates his victory Venezuela's President Nicolás Maduro is facing an international backlash after winning his second six-year term, in a landslide vote marred by an opposition boycott and claims of vote-rigging.Fourteen countries including Argentina, Brazil and Canada have recalled their ambassadors from Caracas in protest.The US has imposed new economic sanctions after Sunday's election.Venezuela is suffering from food shortages