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Kim Dotcom loses latest appeal against US extradition

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Kim Dotcom, born Kim Schmitz, argues he is not responsible for content people shared on his site Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom has lost his latest court battle against extradition from New Zealand to the US. New Zealand’s Court of Appeal upheld the decision that Mr Dotcom and three others can […]

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How US-Somalis are deported 'to a foreign land'

Image copyright Sarah Pinon The sun was burning brightly when Ahmed arrived in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, on a deportation flight from the US earlier this year. The tropical trees swayed slowly in the warm wind, oblivious to his anxiety and the torturous months that led to this moment. It was a city this 32-year-old man […]

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The crop that put women on top in Zanzibar

Seaweed has been hailed as a new superfood, and it’s also found in toothpaste, medicine and shampoo. In Zanzibar, it’s become big business – and as it has been farmed principally by women, it has altered the sexual balance of power. Just after dawn, a group of women carrying ropes and sticks on their heads […]

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Black US senators introduce anti-lynching bill

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Kamala Harris called lynching a “dark, despicable part of our history” The three black United States senators have introduced a bill that would make lynching a federal hate crime. The bill would allow lynching to be added as a hate crime charge alongside existing crimes such as murder. More than […]

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Hungry bears raid Baltic beehives

Hungry bears raid Baltic beehives By News from Elsewhere… …as found by BBC Monitoring Image copyright AFP Image caption Don’t tell them about the honey: Brown bears cause trouble for Baltic farmers Wild bears are causing thousands of euros’ worth of damage as they raid beehives for food across Finland and Estonia, it’s been reported. […]

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Brazil fuel protests continue despite price cut

Image copyright AFP Image caption Long queues have been reported at Brazil’s petrol stations A lorry drivers’ strike that paralysed Brazil for a week appears to be continuing despite the government’s decision to lower diesel prices. Most of the truckers’ unions backed the move to cut the price by 46 Brazilian cents ($0.13; £0.09) per […]

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Mussels test positive for opioids in Seattle's Puget Sound

Image copyright Getty Images Scientists at the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife have found that mussels in Seattle’s waters are testing positive for opioids. The finding suggests “a lot of people” are taking oxycodone in the Puget Sound, researchers say. Scientists used mussels as a way to test pollution in Seattle’s waters and […]