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Spanish town under fire for killing calves at festival

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A small Spanish town has come under fire for alleged cruelty to animals after a video showing young calves being taunted, stabbed and eventually killed in the town’s festival was much criticized on social media. 



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Barrel bomb attack kills 11 children in Syria's Aleppo: monitor

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Eleven children were killed on Thursday in a barrel bomb attack carried out by government forces on a rebel-held neighbourhood of Syria's Aleppo city, a monitor said. "Fifteen civilians, among them 11 children, were killed in a barrel bomb attack on the Bab al-Nayrab neighbourhood" in...(more) 



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Zimbabwe opposition seeks court backing for Friday protest

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By MacDonald Dzirutwe HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe opposition leaders are going to court to demand authorities allow and provide security for a planned march on Friday calling for electoral reform after police chiefs suggested they presented a petition instead. Leaders from 18 political parties, including Movement...(more) 



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PKK blamed for deadly attack on opposition chief's convoy

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One Turkish soldier was killed on Thursday when Kurdish militants opened fire on the convoy of Republican People's Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu but the opposition chief was unharmed. Kilicdaroglu's convoy was driving through the northeastern region of Artvin when it came under attack from nearby...(more) 



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Women protest French burkini ban with London beach party demo

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Some 35 Muslim and non-Muslim women held a beach party demonstration outside the French embassy in London on Thursday, protesting against a ban on burkinis enforced in some coastal towns in France. "We wanted to show solidarity with Muslim women in France and call for a...(more) 



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Poverty will hobble Colombia's anti-drugs push after peace deal

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By Helen Murphy and Luis Jaime Acosta TACUEYO, Colombia (Reuters) - Jose Toconas picks at branches hanging in rows from the roof of his marijuana drying house and smells their spiky flower buds. In two days he will strip them from their stems, trim the dark...(more) 



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Russian doping coach Chegin loses appeal against life ban

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MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian anti-doping agency says a coach linked to more than 20 doping cases has lost his appeal against a life ban from athletics. 



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Nuns, priest and past quake survivors escape death in Italy

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AMATRICE, Italy (AP) — Among the survivors of the devastating earthquake that struck central Italy on Wednesday are nuns, priests and a lucky few who also escaped unscathed from earlier quakes. Some witnessed their houses collapse into debris and dust, while the homes of others are...(more) 



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Aftershocks shake central Italy after earthquake that killed 241

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Strong aftershocks shook earthquake-ravaged villages in the mountains of central Italy on Thursday, with rescue teams dodging falling debris and bleary-eyed survivors still holding out hope that loved ones might be found beneath the rubble. The provisional death toll seesawed overnight, first reported... 



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Life's a beach: burkini ban demo held in London

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Many spoke of their shock at a photograph widely published by British media this week which showed a headscarved woman, surrounded by police on a beach in Nice in the south of France, who had to remove a top garment. Rosalind Hayes, a 24-year-old student, said...(more) 



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France, the burkini and a 'battle of cultures'

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By Richard Lough PARIS (Reuters) - French Prime Minister Manuel Valls defended a ban on burkinis in more than a dozen coastal towns on Thursday, saying France was locked in a "battle of cultures" and that the full-body swimsuit symbolized the enslavement of women. Photographs of...(more) 



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Meet the artists making women of colour truly seen

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Tokens no more: Amaal Said is empowering female creatives through her photographyAmaal Said is a Danish-born Somali poet and photographer, living just outside London. She is 20 and a politics student at SOAS, University of London. Like many people her age, she spends a lot of...(more) 



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