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Denmark’s contraception aid to Africa ‘to limit migration’

Image copyright PA Image caption Protesters in London highlighted the plight of women with no access to family planning Denmark has pledged more funds for family planning in developing nations, saying this could also help “limit the migration pressure on Europe”. The Minister for Development Co-operation, Ulla Tornaes, said Copenhagen …

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Grenfell survivor was diagnosed with cyanide poisoning

Image caption Twelve-year-old Luana Gomes, on the right, was diagnosed with cyanide poisoning At least one survivor of the Grenfell Tower fire was diagnosed with cyanide poisoning, BBC Newsnight has learned. Medical discharge papers show 12-year-old Luana Gomes was treated for the effects of the highly toxic gas, which may …

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Trump: I get along ‘very well’ with Putin

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTrump: Putin would prefer Clinton President Trump says he gets along “very well” with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin. He was interviewed by the Christian Broadcasting Network days after his much anticipated meeting with Mr Putin at the G20 summit in Hamburg. The …

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Sana Mir, Pakistan’s female cricket star

When women’s cricket was first introduced in Pakistan in the mid-1990s, players received death threats. Since then the game the has come a long way. The team has gained recognition both at home and abroad, and is currently competing in the Women’s Cricket World Cup in the UK. Team captain …

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Alaska bride surprised by her late son’s heart recipient

Image copyright Love Adventured, LLC Image caption Bride Becky Turney got to listen to her late son’s heartbeat on her wedding day When Becky Turney’s fiance, Kelly, halted their wedding for a very special gift, she was left speechless. Her late son, Triston, was not physically present at the Alaska …

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Andy Murray corrects journalist’s ‘casual sexism’

Andy Murray has corrected a journalist after he said Sam Querrey, who knocked the British player out of Wimbledon earlier, was “the first US player to reach a major semi-final since 2009”. The newly-deposed Wimbledon champion reminded the reporter he was only talking about male players, as there had, of …

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Balearic Islands ask EU for alcohol limit on flights

Image copyright EPA Image caption The request follows a string of high-profile alcohol-related incidents Local authorities in the Balearic Island have asked for a limit to be put on drinking alcohol on planes and in airports as they try to crack down on anti-social behaviour. Pilar Carbonell, head of tourism …

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Brazil’s ex-President Lula convicted of corruption

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Lula faces five different corruption trials Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has been convicted of corruption charges and sentenced to nine-and-a-half years in prison, court documents show. The judge ruled he could remain free pending an appeal. Lula has rejected claims he …

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Google wins case against French tax bill

Image copyright Getty Images Google will not have to pay 1.1bn euros (£970m) in back taxes, after the technology giant won a legal case brought by the French authorities. A court in Paris ruled that the internet search firm’s Irish subsidiary was not liable for tax in France. Google employs …

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