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Coronavirus: Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan tests positive

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Bachchan has been a star for five decades Amitabh Bachchan, one of India’s best known film actors, has tested positive for Covid-19, he told his millions of Twitter followers. “I have tested Covid positive, shifted to hospital, hospital informing authorities, family and staff undergone tests, …

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Srebrenica: Bosnia marks 25 years since massacre

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The memorial ceremony also saw a mass burial of recently identified victims World leaders have addressed a ceremony marking 25 years since the Srebrenica massacre in Bosnia – Europe’s worst atrocity since World War Two. Former US President Bill Clinton, the Prince of Wales and …

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Russia far east protest over Khabarovsk governor’s arrest

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Estimates suggested up to 40,000 people took part Thousands of people have taken part in protests in Russia’s far east over the arrest of a regional leader. They marched to the regional government in Khabarovsk shouting slogans against President Vladimir Putin. Khabarovsk governor Sergei …

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Hagia Sophia: Turkey turns iconic Istanbul museum into mosque

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Hagia Sophia has huge significance as a religious and as a political symbol Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has signed a decree converting Hagia Sophia in Istanbul – founded as a cathedral – into a mosque. Earlier Turkey’s top administrative court annulled the …

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Biden challenges Trump with ‘Buy American’ economic plan

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Joe Biden lambasted US President Donald Trump, arguing he failed to deliver on his economic promises Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden has laid out his rescue plan for the coronavirus-crippled US economy, while berating President Donald Trump as incompetent. Mr Biden said his $700bn …

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US Supreme Court to rule on revealing Trump tax returns

Image copyright Getty Images The US Supreme Court is set to decide whether President Donald Trump’s tax returns and other financial records can be examined by Congress and prosecutors – a ruling with potentially huge political consequences. Mr Trump refuses to share documents concerning his fortune and business. His lawyers …

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