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    R Kelly: Singer charged with sexual abuse in Chicago

    R Kelly: Singer charged with sexual abuse in Chicago


    The singer's lawyer says he maintains his innocence of the 10 charges, at least nine involving...

    The singer's lawyer says he maintains his innocence of the 10 charges, at least nine involving minors.
    Rakbar Khan: Did cow vigilantes lynch a Muslim farmer?

    Rakbar Khan: Did cow vigilantes lynch a Muslim farmer?


    The murder of a Muslim dairy farmer in rural Rajasthan raises questions about the relationship between police and cow protection...

    The murder of a Muslim dairy farmer in rural Rajasthan raises questions about the relationship between police and cow protection gangs.
    Week in pictures: 16 - 22 February 2019

    Week in pictures: 16 - 22 February 2019


    A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past...

    A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.
    Jussie Smollett suspended from Empire TV show

    Jussie Smollett suspended from Empire TV show


    Producers for the hit show took the decision after Jussie Smollet was accused of faking an...

    Producers for the hit show took the decision after Jussie Smollet was accused of faking an assault.
    Canada pipeline 'benefits outweigh costs'

    Canada pipeline 'benefits outweigh costs'


    Canada's energy regulator says the project's economic benefits justify the environmental...

    Canada's energy regulator says the project's economic benefits justify the environmental impacts.
    Botswana's elephant hunting dilemma

    Botswana's elephant hunting dilemma


    What will be the impact on communities and the economy if the ban on hunting elephants is...

    What will be the impact on communities and the economy if the ban on hunting elephants is lifted?
    'I think it could get worse' - US spy suspect

    'I think it could get worse' - US spy suspect


    Paul Whelan, a former US marine accused of spying in Russia, has spoken to the BBC for the first time since his...

    Paul Whelan, a former US marine accused of spying in Russia, has spoken to the BBC for the first time since his arrest.
    The other 'Oscars' – in Oscar week

    The other 'Oscars' – in Oscar week


    Melissa McCarthy and Glenn Close were just two of the stars being honoured at the Oscar Wilde...

    Melissa McCarthy and Glenn Close were just two of the stars being honoured at the Oscar Wilde Awards.
    World's biggest bee found alive

    World's biggest bee found alive


    A giant bee, thought lost to science decades ago, has been re-discovered on an Indonesian...

    A giant bee, thought lost to science decades ago, has been re-discovered on an Indonesian island.
    Is Africa going backwards on democracy?

    Is Africa going backwards on democracy?


    More and more elections are being held in Africa however analysts dismiss many as being "lawful but...

    More and more elections are being held in Africa however analysts dismiss many as being "lawful but illegitimate".
    Singapore HIV data leak shakes a vulnerable community

    Singapore HIV data leak shakes a vulnerable community


    When the HIV status of 14,000 in Singapore was leaked, an entire community was left insecure and...

    When the HIV status of 14,000 in Singapore was leaked, an entire community was left insecure and exposed.
    24 photographers document 24 hours

    24 photographers document 24 hours


    The latest set of 24 images from a group of photographers who document the first 24 hours of each...

    The latest set of 24 images from a group of photographers who document the first 24 hours of each year.
    Turkmen police stop women drivers

    Turkmen police stop women drivers


    Turkmen police are taking away women's driving licences in the capital...

    Turkmen police are taking away women's driving licences in the capital Ashgabat.
    Crowdfunding campaign for Russian air bear

    Crowdfunding campaign for Russian air bear


    A Russian aerodrome is raising money online for the upkeep of its resident...

    A Russian aerodrome is raising money online for the upkeep of its resident bear.
    Fijians fume at India land swap

    Fijians fume at India land swap


    Suva residents question moves to allow a diplomatic mission to be built in a botanical...

    Suva residents question moves to allow a diplomatic mission to be built in a botanical gardens.