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Iran sanctions: US vows ‘relentless’ pressure as sanctions resume

Media captionMartin Patience reports from Lebanon, where Iranians are already feeling the effects of the sanctions Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has warned that the US...

Aretha Franklin: Amazing Grace gospel film to premiere after 46 years

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Singer Aretha Franklin in 1970 A long-awaited Aretha Franklin documentary will premiere in New York City – 46 years...

Cameroon school kidnap: More than 70 pupils seized in Bamenda

Image copyright . Image caption In the video released of the children the man holding the camera turns it on himself at the end Dozens of people, mostly school pupils,...

New Caledonia: French Pacific territory rejects independence

Image copyright AFP Image caption Supporters of independence remained defiant despite the result Voters in the French Pacific territory of New Caledonia have rejected a...

French poet Baudelaire suicide letter fetches €234,000 at auction

Image copyright AFP Image caption The letter was written when the budding poet had money problems A letter by the French 19th-Century poet Charles Baudelaire announcing...

Ukraine activist Kateryna Handzyuk dies after acid attack

Image copyright FACEBOOK/UAKATERYNA A prominent Ukrainian anti-corruption activist has died, three months after she was injured in an acid attack. Kateryna Handzyuk, 33,...

New Caledonia: French Pacific territory votes on independence

Image copyright AFP Image caption Long queues formed at polling stations in the capital, Noumea Voters in the French Pacific territory of New Caledonia are taking part...

Syria war: UN convoy reaches Rukban desert camp

Image copyright AFP Image caption The camp is a cluster of makeshift tents and mud huts A UN aid convoy has reached about 50,000 civilians stranded on the Syria-Jordan...

Asia Bibi blasphemy case: Husband pleads for asylum

Image copyright EPA Image caption Many called for the death penalty to be reinstated following Asia Bibi’s acquittal The husband of a Pakistani Christian woman...

Pakistan: Cleric known as ‘Taliban’s father’ killed

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Maulana Sami ul-Haq was an influential figure in Pakistan The Pakistani cleric Maulana Sami ul-Haq, known as the Father of...