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Auschwitz Memorial director offers to serve sentence for Nigeria 'blasphemy' boy
Polish historian says he will serve part of the jail term of a boy, 13, convicted of blasphemy in Nigeria. | 25-Sep-2020 18:33

'I want to teach Congolese people what art is'
Dina Ekanga is a Congolese 'nail' artist who was inspired by the Nkisi Nkondi sculptures of the Kongo people.
BBC News | 25-Sep-2020 14:24

Haile Gebrselassie: ‘It was the ‘Leg of God'
Athletics legend Haile Gebrselassie explains how he was assisted by the ‘Leg of God’.
BBC News | 25-Sep-2020 13:06

Bah Ndaw: Mali to swear in civilian interim leader after coup
The ex-defence minister was picked by the coup leader to head a transitional government until elections. | 25-Sep-2020 11:26

Africa's week in pictures: 18 - 24 September 2020
A selection of the week's best photos from across the continent and beyond.
BBC News | 25-Sep-2020 01:05

Coronavirus corruption in Kenya: Officials and businesspeople targeted
Millions of dollars meant for buying Covid-19 medical supplies are alleged to have been misused.
BBC News | 24-Sep-2020 16:06



Ukraine military plane crash: Cadets among at least 22 people killed
The aircraft, carrying air force cadets, was on a training flight when it came down near Kharkiv. | 25-Sep-2020 23:48

Paris attack: Stabbing near Charlie Hebdo office 'an act of terror'
Two people were seriously wounded near the former offices of satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo. | 25-Sep-2020 23:20

European Commission to challenge Apple tax bill verdict
EU court ruling that the tech giant does not have to pay hefty back taxes to Ireland goes back to court. | 25-Sep-2020 15:53

Charlie Hebdo: Four hurt in stabbing near magazine's former office
Four people are hurt wounded in Paris near the scene of the deadly 2015 attack on the magazine. | 25-Sep-2020 13:15

Coronavirus: Medical officers to discuss cross-border travel
County Donegal moves to level three of the country's five-level alert system later. | 25-Sep-2020 12:18

The German medical students who want to learn about abortion
Lack of training is restricting access to abortion in Germany, but students are trying to change that. | 25-Sep-2020 01:07

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Middle East

Coronavirus: Israel tightens second lockdown to avoid 'abyss'
Ministers approve new restrictions to try to combat a surging Covid-19 infection rate. | 24-Sep-2020 13:16

Islamic State: Relatives of British hostage braced for coming trial
The sister of journalist John Cantlie, who was kidnapped in 2012, speaks of her eight-year ordeal. | 23-Sep-2020 22:43

Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia to gradually resume Umra pilgrimage
From 4 October, 6,000 citizens and residents will be allowed to undertake the Umra each day. | 23-Sep-2020 11:57

UK sends US evidence on Islamic State 'Beatles'
Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh are accused of killing Western hostages in Iraq and Syria. | 23-Sep-2020 02:38

How the UAE emerged as a regional powerhouse
From a mission to Mars to military expeditions, what is driving the UAE to punch above its weight? | 23-Sep-2020 01:12

Lebanon explosion 'destroys Hezbollah arms depot'
Security sources say the blast in the village of Ain Qana was the result of an accident. | 22-Sep-2020 18:25


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