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Merkel holds ‘working visit’ with Trump at the White House

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mrs Merkel walked back to her hotel after a dinner in Washington on Thursday night German Chancellor Angela Merkel is making a flying visit to the White House in a last-ditch bid to save the Iran nuclear deal and avert US tariffs.She will meet US President Donald Trump in the Oval Office before an afternoon press conference. This "working visit" is her second trip
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China teenage students stabbed to death

[ad_1] Man stabs at least seven teenagers to death at school in northern China, officials sayThis breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version.You can receive Breaking News on a smartphone or tablet via the BBC News App. You can also follow @BBCBreaking on Twitter to get the latest alerts. [ad_2] Source link
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Koreas make nuclear pledge after summit

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionKim Jong-un makes pledge for peace with South KoreaThe leaders of North and South Korea have agreed to work to rid the peninsula of nuclear weapons after holding a historic summit.The announcement was made by the North's Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in of South Korea after talks at the border.The two also agreed to push towards turning the armistice that ended
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North Korea’s Kim Jong-un crosses into South Korea

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionKim Jong-un crosses Korean border for summitKim Jong-un has become the first North Korean leader to set foot in South Korea by crossing the military line that has divided the peninsula since the end of the Korean War in 1953.In a moment rich with symbolism and pomp, South Korean leader Moon Jae-in and Mr Kim shook hands at the border. Mr
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Africa’s week in pictures: 20-26 April 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 A penguin shows attitude on Boulders Beach in Cape Town in South Africa. Image copyright EPA Image caption This man is at the Afrikaburn festival, which sees the construction of a temporary town in the Karoo, a semi-desert region in South Africa... Image copyright EPA Image
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Pamplona ‘wolf pack’ gang jailed for sex attack in Spain

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Protesters gathered outside the court in Pamplona with banners: "[Justice] I believe you" Five men accused of gang-raping an 18-year-old woman in Spain have each been sentenced to nine years in jail, in a high-profile case that sparked outrage. The men, in their late 20s, were found guilty of sexual abuse but acquitted of the more serious crime of rape.The five can appeal. They
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Kim Wall murder: Danish inventor Peter Madsen given life sentence

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Madsen was sentenced to life for the murder of Swedish journalist Kim Wall Danish inventor Peter Madsen has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for the murder of the Swedish journalist Kim Wall on his submarine.Prosecutors said Madsen had planned to kill Ms Wall, 30, either by suffocating her or cutting her throat.Her dismembered remains were found by Danish police at
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Iran pushes app with ‘Death to America’ emoji

[ad_1] Image copyright Soroush Image caption "Death to America", "Death to Freemasons" and "Let's go pray" are among the stickers available for users Iran is promoting a domestically-produced mobile messaging app, complete with a "Death to America" emoji, in an attempt to get millions of Iranians to abandon the popular Telegram service, which it blames for promoting unrest in the country.Among the features on new app Soroush are a series
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Toronto van attack: Alek Minassian praised ‘incel’ killer

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption"I have a gun in my pocket" – the moment Alek Minassian was arrested.A van driver accused of killing 10 people in Toronto posted to Facebook minutes before the attack to praise killer Elliot Rodger and refer to the misogynistic "incel" Reddit group.Alek Minassian, 25, was charged on Tuesday with 10 counts of murder and 13 counts of attempted murder.Police say
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Oil hits $75 as Iran sanction fears mount

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption An Iranian oil facility on Khark Island, on the shore of the Persian Gulf Oil prices hit $75 on Tuesday, the highest level in nearly three and a half years, as fears mounted over the prospect of new US sanctions on Iran.Brent crude jumped for the sixth day, trading as high as $75.47 before later falling back under the $75 mark.The US will