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A Zimbabwean union leader who was thought to have been abducted is alive and well, reports say. Peter Magombeyi had organised a series of strikes over poor pay and working conditions in recent weeks. On Saturday, he sent a message alleging he had been kidnapped, which resulted in hundreds of doctors...
Getting countries to cut down greenhouse gases that cause global warming is proving an uphill task. But convincing them to clean their air for public health has been easier - and that could help fight climate change as well, UN officials have told the BBC. They say an international effort to...
It's being described as the biggest Arctic science expedition of all time. The German Research Vessel Polarstern is about to head for the far north where it intends to drift in the sea-ice for an entire year. Hundreds of scientists will visit the ship in that time to use it as...
French officials have refused to change the death certificate of the oldest person on record despite claims of fraud by Russian researchers. Jeanne Calment died in 1997 aged 122 but a recent Russian study claimed she had in fact died in the 1930s. They claimed her daughter then assumed her identity...
US President Donald Trump has named a new national security adviser to replace John Bolton. Robert O'Brien has had a long career in foreign policy working for both main US parties and currently heads hostage negotiations at the State Department. He is Mr Trump's fourth national security adviser.
A US referee who told a wrestler to cut his dreadlocks or forfeit the match has been suspended for two years. High-school student Andrew Johnson decided to cut his hair in order to compete. Footage of the incident was posted to social media with some accusing referee Alan Moloney of racial...
Spain is set for another election - its fourth in four years. Acting Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez made the announcement on Tuesday, having failed to secure enough support in parliament to form a government. King Felipe VI, the head of state, spent two days consulting with rival party leaders, but no...
The deputy of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó has been released from prison. Edgar Zambrano was detained in May on treason charges for supporting a failed uprising on 30 April organised by Mr Guaidó. Mr Guaidó is recognised as an "interim president" by more than 50 nations. The...
Hong Kong's government contacted eight public relations firms to try and rebuild the embattled city's image, but all of them declined the contract. The city has seen months of unrest sparked by a proposed extradition bill that has since been withdrawn. Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam and her government have been...
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - When the sun comes up in Beijing on Oct. 1, the Chinese government will aim to celebrate its 70th birthday under a brilliant blue sky - and factory bosses hope they can get through it without blanket closures. During previous big events in a capital long plagued by festering pollution, the...

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