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Communal land ownership at risk on Caribbean island

Image copyright Gemma Handy Image caption Changes to the Barbuda Land Act dominate every conversation, even this game of dominoes Around the dominoes table, spirits appear high but faces are weary. It is not long before the light-hearted banter is replaced by the topic currently dominating every conversation in Barbuda. Islanders say that government plans […]

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Paris readies for floods as Seine surges higher

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWatch drone footage of the swollen river Seine in Paris Riverside homes and businesses in Paris are on high alert as the swollen River Seine threatens to overflow its banks. Weeks of rainfall have produced a relentless rise in the water level, which is expected to peak […]

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The films that defied political controversy

Image copyright Reuters Image caption A cinema in Moscow screened the British comedy film on Thursday, despite a ban It has been a difficult few weeks for movies that hark back to history. In India a contested Bollywood film, Padmaavat, has prompted hardline Hindus to clash with police, Groups allege the film is disrespectful of […]

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Syria: Turkish ground troops enter Afrin enclave

Image copyright AFP Image caption Turkish tanks rolled across the border into Syria on Sunday morning Turkish ground troops have crossed into northern Syria as part of Ankara’s campaign to rid the border area of Kurdish fighters, Turkey’s PM says. Binali Yildirim said the aim was to establish a 30km (19-mile) “safe zone” deep inside […]

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US shutdown: Trump and Democrats blame each other

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMajority Republican Leader Senator Mitch McConnell accuses the Democrats of “irresponsible political games” Recriminations have begun over the failure of the US Senate to pass a new budget and prevent the shutdown of many federal services. A bill to fund the federal government for the coming weeks […]

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US shutdown looms amid immigration feud

Image copyright Reuters Image caption A prototype for President Trump’s border wall in Tijuana, Mexico US President Donald Trump has denied his changing his views on the Mexico border wall. It comes after his chief of staff, John Kelly, told Fox News that the president’s opinions had evolved since his original campaign promises about its […]