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Biden refuses to apologise for working with racist senators

Image copyright Getty Images Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has refused to apologise for reminiscing on his work with two long-dead racist senators. But amid a firestorm of criticism, the ex-US vice-president said he had “detested” the views of late senators who favoured racial segregation. His rivals have blasted him for saying working with “civility” […]

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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 […]