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Mail bomb investigators check Florida leads

[ad_1] Image copyright EPA Image caption New York Police Commissioner James O'Neill (centre), New York Mayor Bill de Blasio (left) and FBI Assistant Director William Sweeney (right) brief reporters The FBI has searched a mail facility near Miami, as investigators try to find who is behind a series of suspected explosive packages.Devices have been sent to eight high-profile people, including ex-President Barack Obama and actor Robert De Niro. Unnamed officials
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Mail bombs: FBI investigators check Florida leads

[ad_1] Image copyright EPA Image caption New York Police Commissioner James O'Neill (centre), New York Mayor Bill de Blasio (left) and FBI Assistant Director William Sweeney (right) brief reporters The FBI has searched a mail facility near Miami, as investigators try to find who is behind a series of suspected explosive packages.Devices have been sent to eight high-profile people, including ex-President Barack Obama and actor Robert De Niro. Unnamed officials
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Caitlyn Jenner: Trump ‘relentlessly attacking’ trans people

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Caitlyn Jenner accused Mr Trump of using trans people as "pawns" Transgender activist Caitlyn Jenner has ended her support for President Donald Trump over his record on trans rights.The ex-Olympic athlete and reality TV star said she had "remained hopeful" that she could work with Mr Trump's administration.But in a column for the Washington Post on Thursday, she admitted her position had been a
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Montreal museum partners with doctors to ‘prescribe’ art

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Could these paintings make you feel better? Montreal physicians will soon have a new possible prescription for their patients: fine art. A doctors' organisation and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) are partnering to allow physicians to write prescriptions for free museum visits.The initiative is being billed as the first of its kind in the world. The museum says patients will be
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Who supports Brazil’s far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro?

[ad_1] Image copyright EPA Image caption Jair Bolsonaro has managed to appeal to disparate groups in Brazilian society Brazilians are voting for a new president on Sunday and opinion polls suggest the far-right candidate, Jair Bolsonaro, has a commanding lead. Which are the groups supporting him and why?Those worried about rising violenceFor many Brazilians, tackling violence is the number one priority. Mr Bolsonaro has put tackling crime at the centre
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Africa’s week in pictures: 19-25 October 2018

[ad_1] A selection of the best photos from across Africa and of Africans elsewhere in the world this week. Image copyright EPA Image caption Rich diamond fields in northern Angola, on the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo, are pictured from a helicopter on Saturday…. Image copyright EPA Image caption Over the last month, the authorities have forced more than 300,000 Congolese, including this woman on Saturday, to return
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Wildlife trade: Why lion cubs are turning up across Europe

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Experts say buyers are drawn in by the cute looks of lion cubs Police officers are used to finding people hiding in unusual places for unusual reasons.But one man gave law enforcement a shock in Paris earlier this week.The 30-year-old was found hiding in a neighbour's cupboard while a lion cub sat on a nearby bed.Police found another lion cub in a flat
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INF treaty: Putin shrugs off Trump’s nuclear arms move

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Feeling relaxed: Putin has even joked in recent days about the prospect of nuclear conflict Waking up to daily headlines about nuclear obliteration is not a comfortable feeling. But Vladimir Putin seems to be relishing an exchange of deadly threats with the United States.As Donald Trump tears up a key arms control treaty and pledges to rebuild his country's nuclear arsenal, Russia's president
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Chilli challenge spices up Georgian presidential vote

[ad_1] Image copyright Rustavi 2 TV Image caption Nika Gvaramia took to live TV to kick off the protest It takes guts to eat raw chilli. But in Georgia it has become a matter of political conviction. Opponents of one of the top presidential candidates, Salome Zurabishvili, have signed up for a "chilli pepper challenge" on social media to protest her candidacy in elections on Sunday.They find her so distasteful
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Rihanna-inspired model Adetutu is challenging tribal marking stereotypes

[ad_1] Nigerian face model Adetutu Alabi is using social media to create awareness and change the narrative of people with tribal marking in Africa. Adetutu, who was recently followed on social media by Rihanna, started a campaign called #tribalmarkschallenge. She advocates a ban on facial scarring in Africa and wants permission to be sought before it is carried out.Video Journalist: Grace Ekpu [ad_2] Source link