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Germany to return Portuguese Stone Cross to Namibia

Image copyright AFP/GettyImage caption The Stone Cross was placed by the Portuguese in 1486 and features the country’s crest The German Historical Museum has announced it will return a 15th century monument to Namibia after it was taken during the colonial era. The Stone Cross is a Portuguese navigation landmark placed on the southwest African […]

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Taiwan gay marriage: Parliament legalises same-sex unions

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionCrowds celebrate as marriage law passes Taiwan’s parliament has become the first in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage following a vote on Friday. In 2017, the island’s constitutional court ruled that same-sex couples had the right to legally marry. Parliament was given a two-year deadline and was […]

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Iran facing ‘unprecedented’ pressure from international sanctions, Rouhani says

Image copyright EPAImage caption There are regular protests against the US – and President Trump – in Iran Iran is facing “unprecedented” pressure from international sanctions, President Hassan Rouhani has said. Renewed US sanctions had led to worse economic conditions than during the country’s 1980-88 war with neighbouring Iraq, Mr Rouhani said. His comments came […]

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Dancing five-year-old amputee goes viral

Video of a five-year-old Afghan amputee which shows him joyously dancing after being fitted with a new leg has been widely shared online. Ahmad was caught in the crossfire between Taliban and Afghan government forces and lost his leg when he was just eight months old. He has since been fitted with a series of […]