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Four things to expect from the week ahead

[ad_1] It's Monday, it's a new week, and while we won't pretend to know everything that's going to happen over the next seven days, we can give you a sense of what's coming up.From the European Union to Game of Thrones - here's your briefing on some of the most important and interesting stories happening in the week ahead.1) The results of the world's biggest election Image copyright Getty Images
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Australian finds A$100,000 gold nugget using metal detector

[ad_1] Image copyright FINDERS KEEPERS GOLD PROSPECTING Image caption The 1.4kg nugget is estimated to be worth about A$100,000 An Australian man has unearthed a 1.4kg (49oz) gold nugget with a metal detector while wandering Western Australia's gold fields, say locals.A shop in Kalgoorlie shared pictures of the rock online, estimated to be worth A$100,000 (£54,000; $69,000). The unidentified man was an experienced local hobbyist, shop owner Matt Cook, told
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Dutee Chand: Dutee Chand faces family’s ire after revealing her same-sex relationship | Off the field News

[ad_1] BHUBANESWAR/KENDRAPADA: India’s fastest woman Dutee Chand proved once again why she is a trailblazer when she became the first Indian sportsperson to come out of the closet. On Sunday, the 23-year-old revealed that she has been in a same-sex relationship with a girl from her village for the past three years. Dutee, who was at the centre of a global gender row and won her case against the International
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Odisha Exit poll: BJD may retain Odisha, lose out on LS seats | Bhubaneswar News

[ad_1] BHUBANESWAR: If the exit poll results are any indication, Odisha may throw up major surprises on Thursday. Going by the predictions of various survey agencies, the state appears to be heading towards a split verdict — Naveen Patnaik’s BJD returning to power for a fifth time with a smaller margin, and BJP winning more Lok Sabha seats than the regional ruling party. Out of the 21 Lok Sabha seats
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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