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Guinea healer held over faking hundreds of pregnancies

Guinea healer held over faking hundreds of pregnancies

Image copyright Alhassan Sillah Image caption A traditional healer gave women medicines to make them look pregnant Police in Guinea say they have arrested a healer for conning hundreds of women into believing they were pregnant. N’na Fanta Camara gave women who had been unable to conceive a mixture of leaves, herbs and other medicines […]

France's baby milk scare: Police search Lactalis sites

France's baby milk scare: Police search Lactalis sites

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A government report previously said food safety inspectors failed to detect salmonella during a routine check French police are searching several sites run by dairy group Lactalis as part of an ongoing investigation into a baby milk scare. More than 12 million boxes of powdered baby milk have already […]

Koreas to march under single 'united' flag in Olympic Games

Koreas to march under single 'united' flag in Olympic Games

North and South Korea have agree to march together under a single “unified Korea” flag at next month’s Winter Olympics in the South. They also agreed to field a joint women’s ice hockey team after rare talks at the truce village of Panmunjom. These are the first high-level talks between the two Koreas in more […]

Jallikattu: Five gored to death India bull-taming sport

Jallikattu: Five gored to death India bull-taming sport

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Activists say the sport puts the players and the animals at risk At least five men in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu have been gored to death while watching a bull-taming contest known as Jallikattu. The men were spectators at events held since Sunday. The controversial sport […]

Merera Gudina, Ethiopia opposition leader, freed

Merera Gudina, Ethiopia opposition leader, freed

Image copyright AFP Image caption Merera Gudina’s arrest came after he criticised Ethiopia’s state of emergency Jailed Ethiopian opposition leader Merera Gudina has been freed after more than a year in detention. Prison authorities told his family that he was released on Wednesday morning and allowed to go back home. He has been in prison […]

Trump Russia: Steve Bannon refuses to answer at Congress hearing

Trump Russia: Steve Bannon refuses to answer at Congress hearing

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Bannon recently upset President Trump with reported comments to author Michael Wolff Steve Bannon, ex-chief strategist to US President Donald Trump, has refused to answer a broad range of questions at a committee hearing probing alleged links between the Trump campaign and Russia. Mr Bannon had been called to […]

Ex-CIA officer Jerry Chun Shing Lee held 'in China spying case'

Ex-CIA officer Jerry Chun Shing Lee held 'in China spying case'

Image copyright AFP Image caption Jerry Chun Shing Lee began working for the CIA in 1994, the US justice department says A former CIA officer has been arrested in the US on charges of unlawful retention of classified information. Jerry Chun Shing Lee, a naturalised US citizen, was held at New York’s JFK airport on […]

A hologram president for Catalonia may beckon

A hologram president for Catalonia may beckon

Image copyright EPA Image caption Carles Puigdemont (R) The Catalan parliament in Barcelona has been standing empty for 83 days. The only official business has been done by the cleaning staff, keeping the cobwebs away. In October last year, the parliament chamber resounded with separatist songs of celebration when the whole cabinet sang in victory, […]

Japanese train barks like a dog to prevent accidents

Japanese train barks like a dog to prevent accidents

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Deer congregate on railway lines to lick the tracks Researchers in Japan have fitted a train with a speaker that barks like a dog and snorts like a deer in order to prevent collisions on the railway. Tokyo’s Asahi Shimbun newspaper reports that the combination of sounds is designed […]

Australia files WTO complaint over Canada wine sales

Australia files WTO complaint over Canada wine sales

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Australia has complained about Canadian restrictions on wine sales Australia has filed a trade complaint that accuses Canada of placing “discriminatory” rules on the sales of imported wine. The formal objection, lodged with the World Trade Organization (WTO), follows a similar complaint made by the US last year. Australia […]