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Protests over new Ugandan UN pick

11 June 2014 Last updated at 14:24 The new law on homosexuality has a lot of support in Uganda The expected election of Uganda’s foreign minister as UN General Assembly president in New York on Wednesday has provoked opposition in the US. Politicians have joined thousands in signing a petition …

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Congo and Rwanda 'in border clashes'

11 June 2014 Last updated at 17:21 Friction in between DR Congo and its neighbour has led to decades of instability in the east Rwandan forces and troops from the Democratic Republic of Congo are fighting each other on the border, the Congolese information minister says. Lambert Mende told the …

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Doctors join German cave rescue

11 June 2014 Last updated at 17:15 Cave rescuers on the Unterberg mountain on Wednesday Two doctors are on their way to an injured man trapped in Germany’s deepest cave to assess how he can be brought to safety, officials say. Moving in two teams, they may reach Johann Westhauser, …

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Spanish MPs back royal succession

11 June 2014 Last updated at 12:56 Plural Left MPs held up placards in parliament calling for a referendum Parliament in Spain has backed the abdication of King Juan Carlos and accession of his son Prince Felipe by a large majority. The succession had the backing of both the ruling …

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European cities hit by strikes

11 June 2014 Last updated at 17:56 During a 24-hour protest in Madrid, cab drivers surrounded a car suspected of being a private taxi Transport in major European cities has been disrupted by strikes affecting taxis and rail services. Taxi drivers blocked roads in Paris, Madrid, London, Milan, Berlin and …

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Egypt activist jailed for 15 years

11 June 2014 Last updated at 11:14 Mr Abdul Fattah is viewed as an icon of the 2011 revolution A court in Egypt has sentenced one of the country’s most prominent pro-democracy activists, Alaa Abdul Fattah, to 15 years in jail for illegal protest and attacking a police officer. Mr …

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Iraqi insurgents 'seize new city'

11 June 2014 Last updated at 18:20 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. PM Nouri Maliki blamed the fall of Mosul on a conspiracy Islamist insurgents in Iraq have seized the city of Tikrit, their second major gain after capturing Mosul on Tuesday, security officials say. Tikrit, …

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Jolie opens London war rape summit

10 June 2014 Last updated at 16:20 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Angelina Jolie: “There is no disgrace in being a survivor of sexual violence” The actress and UN special envoy Angelina Jolie has said a four-day summit on ending sexual violence during war must send …

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Ukraine to let civilians leave east

10 June 2014 Last updated at 21:43 Pro-Russia militants have been battling Ukrainian forces in areas of Luhansk and Donetsk Ukraine’s new President Petro Poroshenko has ordered the creation of humanitarian corridors so civilians can flee areas of the east hit by conflict. Scores have died in recent fighting in …

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US 'mountain man' jailed in Utah

10 June 2014 Last updated at 10:00 Troy James Knapp pleaded guilty to several charges A survivalist known as the “mountain man” who evaded police in the US state of Utah for six years has been jailed for more than 10 years. Troy James Knapp, 46, roamed hundreds of miles …

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