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US healthcare bill: Trump issues Friday vote ultimatum

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The provisions within the new health care bill have caused huge political debate US President Donald Trump has demanded a make-or-break vote in the House of Representatives on Friday on his troubled health care bill. The American Healthcare Act is intended to replace parts of President Barack Obama’s signature […]

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All-male White House health bill photo sparks anger

Image copyright White House There is a familiarity about this photo, and it could have been taken in many boardrooms around the world – men gathered around a table making plans and cutting deals. But the lack of women here, among a group of conservative Republicans discussing their healthcare bill with the vice-president, struck a […]

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'Nine lives'

Image copyright Rohit Saha Image caption “I never lived my life by the rules society set. So I wasn’t going to let TB stop me especially when life had so much to offer!” Nandita, 26, Mumbai India is the tuberculosis (TB) capital of the world. According to the World Health Organization, the country records 2.8 […]

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Left in a bus station

Image copyright Chutian Metropolis Daily Image caption Jenna Cook puts up a poster to try and find her birth family When Jenna Cook went back to China at the age of 20 to search for her birth parents, she knew she was unlikely to succeed. What she didn’t expect was that she would meet dozens […]

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Africa's top shots: 17-24 March 2017

A selection of the best photos from across Africa and of Africans elsewhere in the world this week. Image copyright Reuters Image caption Contestants on Tuesday perform during the annual Ingoma traditional Zulu dance competition in Durban, South Africa… Image copyright Rex Features Image caption The competition includes singing… Image copyright Reuters Image caption And […]

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Weekly quiz

It’s the weekly news quiz – have you been paying attention to what’s been going on in the world over the past seven days? If you missed last week’s quiz, try it here Picture credits: Getty Images; AP Join the conversation – find us on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter Source link

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Piggyback party

Image copyright KCNA/Uriminzokkiri Image caption The officer appeared to be overcome with emotion as he climbed onto his leader’s back North Korea’s test of a rocket engine last weekend was accompanied by the usual state media propaganda – but one image of its leader celebrating stood out in particular. The BBC examines the optics. The […]

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IS leaves trail of destruction in Syria's Palmyra

The BBC’s Lyse Doucet says the trail of destruction left by Islamic State militants in Palmyra extends beyond the ancient Syrian city’s famous Roman-era ruins. She finds the city council building in utter ruin and the basement of a deserted building filled with a paperwork detailing the jihadist group’s brutal rule. Source link