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Why were there so many serial killers in the 1980s?

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption A woman views photographs set up as a memorial for victims of the serial killer dubbed the 'Grim Sleeper' Over three decades in the late 20th century, there was a rise in serial homicides in North America. One historian asks whether the ravages of World War Two were a factor. Peter Vronsky's fascination with serial killers began when, at 23, he bumped into
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Africa’s week in pictures: 24-30 August 2018

[ad_1] A selection of the best photos from across Africa and of Africans elsewhere this week. Image copyright Reuters Image caption An eight-year-old girl harvests mangoes in the Egyptian village of al-Giza on Monday.... Image copyright AFP Image caption This farmer checks the picked fruit under the trees before they are packaged up for sale. Image copyright Reuters Image caption On Tuesday, South African children wait for UK Prime Minister
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Why India activist arrests have kicked up a storm

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption People in different cities are protesting against the arrests The arrest of five prominent Indian political activists over their alleged Maoist links has sparked a national conversation. Some have called it an attack on freedom of speech, while others have justified the arrests in the name of national security. On Wednesday, a group of scholars challenged the arrests in the Supreme Court, which
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Movie madness: Why Chinese cinemas are empty but full

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Chinese movie theatres may appear to be sold out online, but in reality could be completely empty For a country which will soon assume the mantle of the world's largest cinema audience, China comes out with a surprising number of big budget B-grade flops. Some blame this on censorship, others on a lack of creativity but there are also those who see a
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Trump threatens to pull US out of World Trade Organization

[ad_1] Image copyright EPA Image caption Mr Trump has been embroiled in a tit-for-tat trade battle on several fronts in recent months President Donald Trump has threatened to withdraw the US from the World Trade Organization (WTO) if the body fails to change the way it treats America."If they don't shape up, I would withdraw from the WTO," Mr Trump said in an interview with Bloomberg News. The WTO was
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Bobi Wine: Uganda’s pop star MP ‘re-arrested at airport’

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionUganda's popular musician-turned-politician Bobi Wine appeared in court on Monday with crutches Ugandan pop star and MP Bobi Wine has been prevented from leaving the country to seek medical treatment despite being granted bail, his lawyers say.He was charged with treason last week, following the alleged stoning of President Yoweri Museveni's convoy.On Monday, a judge said he did not constitute a
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Hayabusa 2: Japan sets date for spacecraft’s asteroid touchdown

[ad_1] Image copyright JAXA, Uni Tokyo & collaborators Image caption Hayabusa 2 arrived at the asteroid 162173 Ryugu in June The Japanese space agency has set dates for its historic plan to explore the surface of an asteroid with robots.The Hayabusa 2 spacecraft reached the asteroid Ryugu in June this year after a three-and-a-half-year journey to the spinning top-shaped space rock.Officials have picked days in September and October for the
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John McCain: Sarah Palin ‘excluded from his funeral’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Palin was chosen by McCain exactly ten years ago on Thursday Sarah Palin, the ex-Alaska governor who served as John McCain's running mate when he ran for president in 2008, is reportedly banned from his funeral. According to US media, the request to Mrs Palin - who Senator McCain later regretted selecting - was sent through a family intermediary.A Palin "family source" told