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Daca: Trump administration ordered to resume young immigrant scheme

Daca: Trump administration ordered to resume young immigrant scheme

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionDaca recipients: ‘Life in the US is like a rollercoaster’ A third US federal judge has ordered the Trump administration to restore a programme letting young undocumented immigrants stay in the country. US District of Columbia judge John Bates said the move to end the Deferred Action […]

Iran pushes app with 'Death to America' emoji

Iran pushes app with 'Death to America' emoji

Image copyright Soroush Image caption “Death to America”, “Death to Freemasons” and “Let’s go pray” are among the stickers available for users Iran is promoting a domestically-produced mobile messaging app, complete with a “Death to America” emoji, in an attempt to get millions of Iranians to abandon the popular Telegram service, which it blames for […]

Singapore mourns Inuka, the world's only 'tropical polar bear'

Singapore mourns Inuka, the world's only 'tropical polar bear'

Image copyright EPA Image caption Farewell Inuka, the last tropical polar bear The only polar bear ever born in the tropics has died in Singapore of age-related ailments. “We have jointly made the difficult but necessary decision to not revive Inuka from anaesthesia on humane grounds,” the Singapore Zoo said in a statement. The bear […]

North and South Korea: The petty side of diplomacy

North and South Korea: The petty side of diplomacy

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Kim and Mr Moon will soon come face-to-face at the inter-Korean summit, the first in a decade North and South Korea are preparing for their first summit in just over a decade. After years of frosty relations and belligerent rhetoric, this is being hailed as a rare and […]

Nicaragua riots: Police free detained students and lecturers

Nicaragua riots: Police free detained students and lecturers

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Protesters have called for the resignation of President Daniel Ortega Nicaraguan police have released dozens of students and lecturers arrested in protests triggered by planned changes to the social security system. Some students said they had been beaten and tortured by police while in custody. The claims could not be […]

Chinese university hosts 'grenade-throwing' contest

Chinese university hosts 'grenade-throwing' contest

Image copyright Wikimedia Commons Image caption The North University of China wants students to put down their javelins and pick up their hand grenades A Chinese university has decided to liven up its annual sports day by hosting a grenade-tossing event, it’s reported. According to the China Youth Daily newspaper, the North University of China […]

Kidnapped Mexico students dissolved in acid

Kidnapped Mexico students dissolved in acid

Image copyright AFP Image caption Relatives and friends of the missing students have been holding protests, demanding their safe return Three Mexican film students kidnapped last month in the western Jalisco state were later killed and their bodies dissolved in acid, local officials say. They say the male students, all in their 20s, were killed […]

Letter from Africa: Why I back the Swazi king's nation change

Letter from Africa: Why I back the Swazi king's nation change

Image copyright AFP In our series of letters from African journalists, Ghanaian writer Elizabeth Ohene explains why she backs the Swazi monarch’s move to rename his country. As the 50th birthday of King Mswati III approached on 19 April 2018, all indications pointed towards something dramatic taking place. King Mswati being who he is, many […]

Supreme court upholds teenager's 241-year prison term

Supreme court upholds teenager's 241-year prison term

Image copyright Missouri Department of Corrections Image caption Bobby Bostic in 2017 The US Supreme Court has rejected the appeal of a man sentenced to 241 years in prison for a crime he committed when he was 16 years old. Bobby Bostic committed several violent crimes in 1995, including armed robbery, but his lawyers argued […]

Trump and Macron hint at new Iran nuclear deal

Trump and Macron hint at new Iran nuclear deal

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe ups and downs of Trump and Macron US President Donald Trump and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron have suggested there could be a new agreement on Iran’s nuclear programme. After talks in the US, Mr Trump, who is sceptical of an accord that was struck in […]