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US woman wrongly identified as Sri Lanka attack suspect

Image caption Amara Majeed is a US activist fighting anti-Muslim stereotypes Sri Lankan police have apologised after they wrongly identified a US woman as a suspect in the Easter Sunday attacks. Amara Majeed is a Muslim activist and author who wrote a book, titled The Foreigners, to combat stereotypes about …

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Prince William visits Christchurch mosque

Media captionPrince William: “The global ideology of hate will fail to divide us” Prince William has visited a mosque in Christchurch where 42 people were killed in March’s shootings. Giving a speech at Masjid Al Noor on day two of his tour of the country, he called the attacks at …

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Japan emperor: Why a woman can’t take the throne

The abdication of Emperor Akihito has reignited debate on Japan’s male-only succession rule. The BBC’s Mariko Oi explains how the future of Japan’s imperial family, one of the oldest in the world, may be in doubt if the rule isn’t changed. Video by Tessa Wong and Pamela Parker. Japan emperor: …

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North Korea ‘demanded $2m for care of Otto Warmbier’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Warmbier was sentenced to 15 years hard labour for attempting to steal a propaganda sign North Korea reportedly billed the US $2m (£1.5m) for the medical care of comatose American student Otto Warmbier. Warmbier was jailed in North Korea in December 2015 during an …

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Nissan’s ex-boss Ghosn leaves Tokyo jail on $4.5m bail

Image copyright AFP Image caption Carlos Ghosn being released from the Tokyo Detention House on Thursday Former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn has left his Tokyo jail, with conditions attached. Earlier, a court set bail at 500 million yen ($4.5m; £3.5m), paving the way for this latest release. Mr Ghosn faces …

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Australia’s Daily Telegraph prints rival’s pages by mistake

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Sydney Daily Telegraph has apologised for the printing error One of Australia’s most popular tabloids has blamed a printing error after pages from a rival newspaper appeared in its Thursday edition. The Sydney-based Daily Telegraph, a right-leaning tabloid owned by Rupert Murdoch, accidentally …

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Belt and Road: China showcases initiative to world leaders

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Flower beds reading ‘Chinese Dream’ welcome delegates to the Belt and Road forum in Beijing World leaders are gathering in Beijing from Thursday for a summit on China’s Belt and Road initiative amid growing criticism of the project. The sweeping infrastructure project aims to …

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North Korea summit: Putin says Kim ‘needs guarantees’

Media captionPutin and Kim toast at the summit in Vladivostok Russian President Vladimir Putin has said North Korean leader Kim Jong-un needs international security guarantees if he is to end his nuclear programme. Such guarantees would need to be offered within a multinational framework, he added, following talks near Vladivostok …

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