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Week in pictures: 28 April – 4 May 2018

Our selection of some of the most striking news photographs taken around the world this week. Image copyright Jose Luis Gonzalez / Reuters Image caption A firefighter works to extinguish a fire as it burns through a pile of old tyres at a recycling centre in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Image copyright Perry Duffin / EPA […]

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Cowboys and Indians party 'not offensive'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Cowboy and Indian costumes (file photo) A cowboys and Indians-themed children’s party held in the Netherlands last year was not offensive, Dutch officials have said, rejecting a complaint. The Public Prosecution Service said the event at the TivoliVredenburg music complex in Utrecht in June could not be seen as […]

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Afghan security forces 'shrink sharply' – US watchdog

Image copyright EPA Image caption Violence has risen since international combat troops left Afghanistan three years ago The strength of the Afghan security forces has declined sharply over the past 12 months due to desertions and high casualty rates, a US government watchdog has said. The number of security forces personnel has fallen by about […]

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Kabul bombings: Photographer Shah Marai among 25 dead

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe second explosion targeted those at the scene of the first At least 25 people have been killed in two bombings in the Afghan capital Kabul, including several journalists documenting the scene. AFP chief photographer in Kabul, Shah Marai, is among the victims. The first explosion was […]