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Nigeria’s President Buhari seen in London

Nigeria’s President Buhari seen in London 24 July 2017 From the section Africa Image copyright Reuters Image caption Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari (centre) having lunch in Abuja House in London Nigeria’s president has been pictured in London for the first time since he left his homeland almost 80 days ago. President Muhammadu Buhari, 74, came to the UK for treatment for an unspecified illness. On Sunday, he met governors from his party for lunch and was very cheerful, according to a government statement. His absence has led to some anxiety in Nigeria, with some speculating that he might have...

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Cumhuriyet journalists face terrorism trial

Cumhuriyet journalists face terrorism trial By Selin Girit BBC News, Istanbul 24 July 2017 From the section Europe Image caption Elif Gunay (C) says she struggles to understand why her father, who ran the paper’s books section, has been jailed A Turkish opposition newspaper itself is the story as 17 of its employees are about to go on trial on charges of aiding a terrorist organisation. If found guilty, their sentence could be up to 43 years in jail. A dozen of Cumhuriyet’s journalists and managers are behind bars in pre-trial detention. Ten of them have been imprisoned for...

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South China Sea: Vietnam halts drilling after ‘China threats’

South China Sea: Vietnam halts drilling after ‘China threats’ By Bill Hayton BBC News 24 July 2017 From the section Asia Image copyright AFP Image caption Vietnam and other neighbours contest China’s territorial claims in the area Vietnam has reportedly terminated a gas-drilling expedition in a disputed area of the South China Sea, following strong threats from China. A source in the south-east Asian oil industry has told the BBC that the company behind the drilling, Repsol of Spain, was ordered to leave the area. It comes only days after it had confirmed the existence of a major gas...

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