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Volodymyr Zelensky: Comedian to be sworn in as Ukrainian president

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption Volodymyr Zelensky stormed to a landslide victory in last month's presidential election Ukrainian comedian Volodymyr Zelensky will formally become the country's new president at a ceremony in the capital, Kiev, on Monday.Mr Zelensky, who has no previous political experience, scored a landslide victory in last month's presidential election.He ousted incumbent Petro Poroshenko who had been in power since 2014.Mr Zelensky has promised to tackle
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US president says war would be ‘end’ of Iran as tensions rise

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Tensions have risen between Iran under President Hassan Rouhani and the US under President Donald Trump US President Donald Trump has issued a stern warning to Iran, suggesting it will be destroyed if a conflict breaks out between the two countries."If Iran wants to fight, that will be the official end of Iran," he said in a tweet on Sunday. "Never threaten the United
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The hidden lives of ‘housegirls’ in Kenya

[ad_1] In Uganda, young women are leaving their homes to try and find jobs as domestic workers, but for some their new lives can lead to mistreatment and abuse.A charity in Kenya is calling for the introduction of laws to protect domestic workers, commonly referred to as housegirls, to ensure their safety. For BBC Africa Eye, reporter Nancy Kacungira has been investigating why young women living near Uganda’s border are
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Do international students get what they pay for?

[ad_1] Image copyright UoT Canada is competing against countries like the UK and US for the minds - and wallets - of international students. But what happens once they get there?Jobandeep Sandhu is a hard worker.The 22-year-old worked pretty much full time as a truck driver while studying to be a technical engineer, so he could help put himself and his brother through college in Ontario."My thinking was that working
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Is Russia trying to sway the European elections?

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images EU officials say Russia is using disinformation to influence the outcome of this week's European Parliament elections. How seriously should their warnings be taken?"Winter isn't the only thing that's coming - so is the risk of interference in our elections," said Sir Julian King, the EU's commissioner for security, in a press conference late last year.Their primary suspect is Russia. EU officials say the Kremlin
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Chiari malformation: ‘I went from travel-obsessed to bedridden’

[ad_1] Image copyright Hailey Dickson Image caption Hailey was diagnosed aged 17 after her symptoms forced her to leave school Over the space of a couple of months during her final year of high school, Hailey Dickson's world turned upside down.Then living in Arizona, the teenager went from top of her class to having to drop out altogether.For a girl who had grown up with travel magazines plastered over her
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Vincent Lambert: Life support battle to end over tetraplegic

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Viviane Lambert has fought for her son's life to continue A man whose case has been central to the right-to-die debate in France for over a decade is set to have his treatment stopped this week.Vincent Lambert, 42, has been in a vegetative state since a motorcycle accident in 2008.His family have been fiercely divided over his care - his wife wants his
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The Indian Dalit man killed for eating in front of upper-caste men

[ad_1] Image caption Jitendra was a carpenter and the only breadwinner in his family A helpless anger pervades the Dalit community in the remote Indian village of Kot.Last month, a group of upper-caste men allegedly beat up a 21-year-old Dalit resident, named Jitendra, so badly that he died nine days later.His alleged crime: he sat on a chair and ate in their presence at a wedding.Not even one of the