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Re-drawing the real-life Black Panthers

When looking back on the Black Panther Party, their use of violence to fight for civil rights has left the party with a chequered reputation. A number of people were arrested for their involvement with the party, and some remain incarcerated. Now an artist has created a collection of portraits …

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Why do some Chinese funerals involve strippers?

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Pole dancers have also performed in funeral processions in Taiwan Music blaring through loudspeakers, strippers dancing to the beat and audiences whistling along. In some parts of China, this is what you would see during a funeral procession. Earlier this year, China renewed a …

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The ‘water war’ brewing over the new River Nile dam

Image copyright Getty Images A new dam on the Nile could trigger a war over water unless Ethiopia can agree a deal with Egypt and Sudan, writes the BBC’s Africa Correspondent Alastair Leithead. It is often said the world’s next world war will be fought over water and there are …

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Trump-Russia: Manafort ‘paid European ex-politicians’

Image copyright EPA Image caption Mr Manafort insists he is innocent Ex-Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort secretly paid unnamed former senior European politicians to lobby for Ukraine’s previous pro-Russia government, a new indictment filed by special counsel Robert Mueller says. Mr Manafort paid over €2m ($2.5m; £1.8m) to the ex-politicians, …

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Deaf Eritrean twins break barriers in fashion world

Twin models Heroda and Hermon Berhane, from Eritrea, are on a mission to break barriers that stop people with disabilities getting into the fashion industry. They moved to the UK as children with dreams of being models but were repeatedly rejected by agencies because they are deaf. Now they’re rising …

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Nigerian president apologises for Boko Haram schoolgirl kidnap

Image copyright Yobe government Image caption Parents have expressed their anger over the government’s handling of the attack Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has called the suspected kidnapping of dozens of schoolgirls by Boko Haram militants a “national disaster”. Jihadists stormed the school in the town of Dapchi in the north …

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Steve Jobs: Apple founder’s 1973 job application going on sale

Image copyright Getty/RR Auction Image caption Steve Jobs’ aspirations are shown in 1973 job application A 1973 job application filled out by the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs is expected to sell for $50,000 (£36,000). The questionnaire, filled out by Jobs three years before starting the company that would make …

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