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Name calling

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Image caption The rules for giving babies a surname vary state to state, and country to country When the state of Georgia told Elizabeth Handy and Bilal Walk they couldn’t give their daughter ZalyKha Graceful Lorraina the surname “Allah”, the couple decided to take their fight to court. In their eyes, […]

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Cyclone Debbie seen from space

[ad_1] As the International Space Station passes over Australia, the full scale of Cyclone Debbie comes into view. It has caused widespread damage in the Australian state of Queensland, with winds gusting up to 263km/h (163mph). Read more Cyclone Debbie: Deadly storm batters Australia In pictures: Cyclone Debbie hits Australia Cyclone Debbie: Five tales of […]

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Freedom Caucus

[ad_1] Image copyright White House Image caption This photo of Mike Pence meeting with the Freedom Caucus drew attention to the group’s lack of diversity. A group of about three dozen men stopped President Trump’s healthcare bill cold. Who are they, and how much power do they have? President Donald Trump’s first major legislative push […]

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Top of the class

[ad_1] Manenberg in Cape Town, South Africa, is infamous for its high crime rate, but it is now being associated with academic excellence, writes the BBC’s Mo Allie. Looking from the outside at The Leadership College (TLC) with its basic structure and its small classrooms, surrounded by sandy waste ground, it is hard to imagine […]

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A mother's nightmare

[ad_1] After an emergency caesarean, Victoria Vigo found she had been sterilised – despite not having given her consent. Like many others who endured the same treatment, she is demanding justice. “I wanted to have more children, but that choice was taken away from me without my permission – that was my decision to make […]