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Inside China’s ‘thought transformation’ camps

The BBC has been given rare access to the vast system of highly secure facilities thought to be holding more than a million Muslims in China’s western region of Xinjiang. Authorities there insist they are just training schools. But the BBC’s visit uncovers important evidence about the nature of the system and the conditions for […]

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Argentina and Uruguay reel after massive power outage

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBusinesses in Buenos Aires were affected by the nationwide power cut Power has been restored to much of Argentina and Uruguay after a massive electrical failure left tens of millions of people in the dark. Argentine President Mauricio Macri has promised a full investigation. Argentine media said […]

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Germany’s far-right AfD party fails to win first mayor

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption CDU candidate Octavian Ursu won a run-off vote in Görlitz, a city that has attracted top Hollywood directors Germany’s far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party has failed to win its first mayoral seat, after it lost a key election in the country’s east. Octavian Ursu of the centre-right Christian Democrats […]

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Hong Kong extradition bill: Protesters vow to push ahead

Image copyright EPAImage caption Protest groups rejected the Hong Kong government’s concessions Protesters in Hong Kong have vowed to push ahead with a rally on Sunday, despite the government’s decision to suspend its controversial bill to allow extradition to mainland China. Protest leaders urged Chief Executive Carrie Lam to resign and permanently scrap the plan. […]

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Priests wear hard hats at Notre-Dame

The first Mass has been held at Notre-Dame cathedral since the devastating fire in April. There were fears the 800-year-old cathedral could be completely destroyed during the fierce blaze. Firefighters managed to save the structure and much of its interior. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-48649245