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They lost fingers entering Canada. Then what happened?

They lost fingers entering Canada. Then what happened?

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption”Everybody knows what happened to us” Seidu Mohammed and Razak Iyal nearly died in 2016 while sneaking across the Canada-US border during a frigid late December, hoping to gain asylum. Their experience made them the public faces of a wave of migrants to Canada who followed soon…

State of Emergency Declared Around Genoa

State of Emergency Declared Around Genoa

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has declared a 12-month state of emergency in Genoa and the surrounding region of Liguria amidst after the collapse of a major viaduct in the city. The government has threatened to fine the company responsible for maintaining the country’s motorways. We ask an MP from the ruling coalition who should…

India’s Carnatic musicians threatened over Christian hymns

India’s Carnatic musicians threatened over Christian hymns

Image copyright First Edition Arts Image caption Celebrated classical musician TM Krishna (L) has performed in Indian churches Carnatic musicians in the southern Indian city of Chennai have often been accused of being elitist and upper caste.Their music is traditionally set to songs composed by Hindu devotional poets of the 17th Century and beyond, and…

Lula registered as Brazil presidency candidate

Lula registered as Brazil presidency candidate

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Lula’s supporters massed outside the Electoral Supreme Court in Brasilia Brazil’s Workers’ Party (PT) has formally registered jailed former President Luis Inácio Lula da Silva as its presidential candidate.Supporters chanted “Lula for President” and “Free Lula” as they followed PT members to the electoral court in Brasilia hours before the…

South Africa’s ‘paedophile’ minister and a mysterious death

South Africa’s ‘paedophile’ minister and a mysterious death

Image copyright @NBPublishers Image caption People who knew Mark Minnie say he feared for his life South Africa has been gripped by the mysterious death of former police officer Mark Minnie, just a week after he revealed horrific details about an alleged paedophile ring in the once-feared white-minority government that portrayed itself as being made…

Alfredo Morelos: Rangers reject Bordeaux bid for striker

Alfredo Morelos: Rangers reject Bordeaux bid for striker

Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos training at Maribor’s Ljudski StadiumRangers have rejected a £3.75m offer for striker Alfredo Morelos from Bordeaux, BBC Scotland has learned. The 22-year-old Colombian moved to Ibrox from HJK Helsinki last summer in a £1m deal. He scored 18 goals in his debut season and signed a new contract in March, which…

Shahidul Alam: Jailed journalist’s powerful photos of Bangladesh

Shahidul Alam: Jailed journalist’s powerful photos of Bangladesh

Image copyright EPA Renowned Bangladeshi photographer and activist Shahidul Alam has been jailed in the wake of mass demonstrations by young people earlier this month.He took his camera into the streets to document the fury of thousands of students fed up with unsafe roads after two children were killed by a speeding bus.His partner, Rahnuma…

Uber narrows losses but growth slows

Uber narrows losses but growth slows

Image copyright Getty Images Uber narrowed its losses in the second quarter but remains a long way from making a profit, according to company results published on Wednesday. The ride-hailing firm reported an $891m (£702m) net loss for the three months to 30 June, compared with a $1.1bn loss a year ago.Revenue growth slowed and…

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