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North Korea ‘tests new high-tech weapon’

Image copyright AFP Image caption This picture released by state media showed Mr Kim surrounded by officials, but no weapons were visible North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has supervised the successful test of a new “high-tech” tactical weapon, state-run media say. The KCNA news agency gave no details on the type of the weapon, saying […]

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Stormy Daniels’ lawyer Michael Avenatti arrested

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Michael Avenatti rose to prominence as lawyer to porn actor and director Stormy Daniels Michael Avenatti, lawyer for porn star Stormy Daniels in her suit against President Donald Trump, has been arrested on suspicion of domestic violence, police in Los Angeles say. Celebrity news website TMZ said this followed a […]

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IMF’s Lagarde says central banks could issue digital money

Image copyright Getty Images International Monetary Fund head Christine Lagarde said central banks around the world should consider issuing digital currency. Speaking in Singapore, Ms Lagarde said this could make digital currency transactions safer. Non-cash payments have increased over the years, raising challenges for governments and central banks. Regulators have voiced concerns with digital currencies […]

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Feted Zimbabwe female rangers denied glory

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionZimbabwe women’s anti-poaching group protecting elephants The UK’s decision to deny visas for two pioneering female anti-poaching rangers to attend an awards ceremony has been criticised by organisers. Zimbabwean Nyaradzo Hoto risks her life every day to protect elephants from ivory poachers in an all-female anti-poaching unit. […]