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Down's baby becomes face of food firm

Image copyright Gerber Image caption Lucas’ father said he hoped his son’s win could help people with disabilities become more accepted An 18-month-old boy with Down’s syndrome has been named as this year’s “spokesbaby” of the US baby food brand Gerber. Lucas Warren from Georgia is the first child with Down’s syndrome to be named […]

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Poland's Senate passes controversial Holocaust bill

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Poland has long objected to phrases which suggest shared responsibility for Nazi Germany’s actions Poland’s Senate has approved a controversial bill that makes it illegal to accuse Poles of complicity in the Nazi Holocaust. The bill also prohibits describing Nazi death camps in Poland as Polish. It sets fines […]

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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 […]