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Deadly Nipah virus claims victims in India

Image copyright AFP Image caption Bats are the virus’s natural host Health officials in the south Indian state of Kerala say nine people have died in confirmed and suspected cases of the deadly Nipah virus. Three victims have tested positive for the virus in the past fortnight. The results from the remaining six samples will […]

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Venezuela presidential election: Vote or veto?

Image caption Supporters of President Maduro wear the red T-shirts associated with his socialist party You can tell you are approaching a campaign rally for President Nicol├ís Maduro by the number of buses on the roads which are bringing in supporters to fill the streets and cheer on the incumbent in Sunday’s presidential election. Attendance […]

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The innocent kids growing up behind bars

When Faith Kalungia visited the Lusaka Central Prison in Zambia to give donations to the female inmates she was shocked to find children roaming around. Some, she learned, had been born there and had never even seen life outside the prison grounds. Faith quit her job and created the Mother of Millions foundation, which gives […]

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Colombia's ex-fighters taught skills for peace

Image caption Social enterprises are working to re-train not just soldiers but civilians displaced by the long war When Sebastian Cadavid was recruited to join the Farc guerilla group in Colombia he had little idea of how it would shape his future. Lured with promises of cars and money the 12-year-old didn’t hesitate to sign […]

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The restaurateur couple who overcame arson threats

Image copyright Suzanne Bearne Image caption Htet Myet Oo and Isabella Sway-Tin now run a growing restaurant empire When a group of friends proudly opened a restaurant, they didn’t expect someone to threaten to burn it down. But that is what happened when Htet Myet Oo and his three co-founders launched the Rangoon Tea House […]

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Iraq votes in first elections since IS defeat

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMany Iraqis have lost faith in their politicians Iraqis are voting in the first parliamentary elections since the government declared victory over so-called Islamic State (IS) last year. Around 7,000 candidates from rival coalition alliances are vying for seats in the 329-member assembly. Iraq is still struggling […]