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Korean leaders meet in surprise summit

The leaders of North and South Korea have met in the demilitarised border area between the two countries. The meeting is only the second between South Korea’s Moon Jae-in and the North’s Kim Jong-un in months. It comes as the two sides continue efforts to put a US-North Korea summit back on track. On Thursday […]

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Afghan diplomats in Pakistan targeted by 'state-backed hackers'

Image copyright Getty Images Afghan diplomats in Pakistan have been warned they are believed to be victims of “government-backed” digital attacks trying to steal their email passwords. Afghan embassy sources told the BBC two staff members and a generic account received alerts from Google this month. Last week Amnesty International detailed attempts to install malware […]

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Cameroon military court jails Anglophone activists

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Many in Cameroon’s English-speaking minority have protested against discrimination A court in Cameroon has convicted seven activists from the country’s English-speaking minority of rebellion and terrorism, handing them sentences ranging from 10 to 15 years. They include the group’s leader, Mancho Bibixy, a radio presenter in the Anglophone North-West […]

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Week in pictures: 19 – 25 May 2018

Our selection of some of the most striking news photographs taken around the world this week. Image copyright Danny Lawson/Reuters Image caption The Duke and Duchess of Sussex kiss on the steps of St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle following their wedding. American actress Meghan Markle became the newest member of the UK’s Royal Family […]

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Coming home after 130 years

When a Syrian stonemason and his family were granted asylum in Greece last year they immediately made their way to the island of Crete – completing a journey begun by their great-grandparents 130 years ago. Entering a small shop in Chania, on Crete’s north-west coast, Ahmed began to introduce himself. The owner looked at him […]

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Cyclone Mekunu kills girl of 12 in Oman

Image copyright EPA Image caption The cyclone made landfall near Salalah, Oman’s second city Cyclone Mekunu has hit southern Oman with high winds and rain, killing a 12-year-old girl and leaving three other people injured, officials say. The girl died after wind swept her against a wall, police say. State TV showed large areas of […]