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Russian explorers find ‘swamp’ of Soviet money

Image copyright YouTube/Abandoned Country Image caption Just some of the worthless banknotes found at an old mine near Moscow A group of explorers in Russia have found around a billion roubles in old Soviet money at an abandoned mine, but it’s all completely worthless. The group from Saint Petersburg, who ...

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Manchester attack: May to tackle Trump over ‘evidence’ leaks

Image copyright New York Times Image caption The New York Times says this evidence was gathered at the scene of the attack Theresa May is to raise concerns with Donald Trump after evidence from the Manchester Arena bombing was apparently leaked to US media. UK officials were “furious” when photos ...

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Proud papa

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption During the campaign, Donald Trump pledged to be the first Republican to propose paid family leave Donald Trump’s proposed 2018 budget would create the first federal plan for paid family leave in the US. How far does it go? The US is the only ...

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Nato and Trump

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption President Trump wants Nato to become more involved in the fight against jihadist group Islamic State This is like no other Nato summit, but then there has been no other US president quite like Donald Trump. Never has there been a man in the ...

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President Lenin Moreno takes office in Ecuador

Image copyright AFP Image caption Lenin Moreno: “I am a president for all” Ecuador’s new President Lenin Moreno has taken office, pledging to continue the left-wing policies of his predecessor Rafael Correa. In his inaugural speech, he promised more subsidies for the poor and a major social house-building programme which ...

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Venezuela student ‘killed by National Guard’

Image copyright Alejandro Cegarra Image caption Juan Pablo Pernalete had been demonstrating against President Nicolas Maduro A student who died at an anti-government protest in Caracas last month was killed by a tear gas canister fired by the National Guard, Venezuela’s chief prosecutor says. Juan Pablo Pernalete died of cardiogenic ...

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Trump in Brussels for ‘tough’ Nato talks amid protests

Image copyright AFP Image caption Demonstrations against the US president were held in Brussels US President Donald Trump is in Brussels for what his team are describing as “tough” talks with other members of the Nato military alliance. Mr Trump is also due to meet European Union officials on Thursday. ...

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Police officer dies in Jakarta suicide bombing

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The attack took place near a bus station in the Kampung Melayu area A suspected suicide bomb attack in the Indonesian capital Jakarta has left at least one police officer dead and five others injured, police say. There were two blasts about five minutes apart ...

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New Saltire emoji arrives on Twitter

Image caption The emojis were created after a campaign by the BBC Wales social media manager A new Saltire emoji flag has been released for Twitter users. It joins new flags for Wales and England which have been created after a campaign by Jeremy Burge of Emojipedia and Owen Williams ...

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Macron ally Richard Ferrand under fire over property deal

Image copyright AFP Image caption Richard Ferrand, formerly of the president’s campaign team, is now a minister A close ally of France’s new president is facing accusations over a property deal involving his partner. Richard Ferrand, a minister in Emmanuel Macron’s government, rented office space from his own partner for ...

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Ex-officer helps exonerate US prisoner after 24 years

Image copyright WPVI A Philadelphia man has been exonerated and freed from prison 24 years after he was found guilty of a murder he did not commit. Shaurn Thomas, 43, was released after the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office agreed that the evidence did not support the conviction. Mr Thomas, who ...

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Women in black

Image copyright AFP Image caption Melania Trump followed protocol when meeting the Pope with Donald Melania Trump arrived at the Vatican on Wednesday morning the picture of modesty: a knee-length black dress, arms covered and a black veil over her hair. Her choice of outfit – in particular, the elegant ...

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