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Spain Catalonia: Bail hearing for separatist ministers

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Seven of the eight ex-ministers were pictured arriving at court in November A Spanish judge will decide on Monday whether to grant bail to eight former ministers of Catalonia’s regional government, judicial sources say. The eight were remanded in custody last month over fears they could attempt to abscond, after […]

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Pope begins key Bangladesh visit

Image copyright EPA Image caption The Pope will celebrate Mass in the capital, Dhaka, on Friday Pope Francis has thanked Bangladesh for its humanitarian response to Muslim refugees fleeing Myanmar, but again avoided using the term Rohingya. The Pope had been criticised by rights groups for not using the term when he visited Myanmar, which […]

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Donkey dynasty

Image caption The sanctuary in the town of Bethesda has become home to 150 donkeys Early morning visitors meander around the Vivian Richards stadium in Antigua. But none though, as you might expect, are dressed in white and brandish cricket gear. In fact, the pastoral surrounds of the legendary cricketer’s eponymous venue are a popular […]