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Nigeria election 2019: Who benefits from poll delay?

Image copyright AFP Image caption “Ad hoc observers”, like these in Adamawa, will have to be in place for the rescheduled election Nigeria is to hold a delayed presidential election this Saturday after the initial vote was rescheduled in a dramatic overnight press conference, five hours before polls were due …

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Church cardinals urge end of ‘homosexual agenda’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Pope Francis has convened an extraordinary summit to discuss the scandals Two prominent Roman Catholic Church cardinals have called for an end of the “plague of the homosexual agenda”, urging bishops to end their complicity and silence over cases of sexual abuse. Cardinals Burke and …

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Thousands protest against anti-Semitism in France

Image copyright AFP Image caption Around 70 protests took part around France, including in Paris’ Place de la Republique Thousands of people have joined protests across France against a spate of anti-Semitic attacks. The demonstrators marched under the slogan “That’s Enough” at the Place de la Republique in the capital …

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Chinese ‘Ivory Queen’ Yang Fenglan jailed in Tanzania

Image copyright AFP Image caption Yang Fenglan was a leading figure in business circles at the time of her arrest Tanzania has sentenced Yang Fenglan, a Chinese businesswoman nicknamed the “Ivory Queen”, to 15 years in jail for smuggling hundreds of elephant tusks. Yang was accused of operating one of …

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Karl Lagerfeld, iconic Chanel fashion designer, dies

Media captionKarl Lagerfeld often appeared at shows alongside his models Iconic fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld has died in Paris following a short illness. The German designer, who was the creative director for Chanel and Fendi, was one of the industry’s most prolific figures and worked up until his death. His …

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Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel fashion designer, dies aged 85

Media captionKarl Lagerfeld often appeared at shows alongside his models Superstar fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld has died aged 85 in Paris following a short illness. The German designer, who was the creative director for Chanel and Fendi, was one of the industry’s most prolific figures and worked up until his …

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‘Ivory Queen’ Yang Fenglan jailed in Tanzania

Image copyright AFP Image caption Yang Fenglan was a leading figure in business circles at the time of her arrest Tanzania has sentenced Yang Fenglan, a Chinese businesswoman nicknamed the “Ivory Queen”, to 15 years in jail for smuggling hundreds of elephant tusks. Yang was accused of operating one of …

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Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel fashion designer, dead at 85

Media captionKarl Lagerfeld often appeared at shows alongside his models Superstar fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld has died, aged 85, in Paris. The German designer, who was the creative director for Chanel and Fendi, was one of the industry’s most prolific figures, and worked up until his death. Lagerfeld also designed …

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Karl Lagerfeld, superstar fashion designer, dead at 85

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Karl Lagerfeld once called himself “the Joan of Arc of design” Superstar fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld has died, aged 85, in Paris. The German designer, who was the creative director for Chanel and Fendi, was one of the industry’s most prolific figures, and worked …

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