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In pictures: Perceptions of beauty

South African photographer Justin Dingwall’s portrait series Albus explores the aesthetics of albinism and perceptions of beauty. Albinism is an inherited condition that results in the absence, or near absence, of pigmentation in the eyes, skin and hair. Image ...

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March 31st, 2016

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GSK to waive patents in poor countries

Image copyright Getty Images UK drugs manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline has said it will not file patents for its products in the world’s poorest nations. The step may make some important new medicines more affordable in the developing world, by leaving the way clear for ...

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March 31st, 2016

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UN chief’s horror over bestiality claim

Image copyright Reuters Image caption There have been repeated allegations of child sex abuse by international troops in CAR UN chief Ban Ki-moon was “shocked to the core” by new claims of sexual abuse by peacekeepers in the Central African Republic (CAR), the ...

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UN ‘may lift’ Libya fund sanctions

Image copyright AFP Image caption Supporters of PM-designate Fayez al-Sarraj rallied in Tripoli on Thursday The UN has said it will consider lifting sanctions on Libya’s sovereign wealth fund if a UN-backed government can regain control of the country. The sovereign ...

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Medal for Kenyan Muslim bus hero

Image copyright Jill Craig / VOA Image caption Salah Farah died in surgery a month after the attack in December A Muslim teacher in Kenya who protected Christians on a bus after it was attacked by Islamist militants has been posthumously honoured for his bravery. Salah Farah

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In pictures: Perceptions of beauty

South African photographer Justin Dingwall’s portrait series Albus explores the aesthetics of albinism and perceptions of beauty. Albinism is an inherited condition that results in the absence, or near absence, of pigmentation in the eyes, skin and hair. Image ...

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March 31st, 2016

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Sunderland set to end Eboue’s contract

Emmanuel Eboue has made 79 appearances for the Ivory Coast Sunderland are set to terminate the contract of defender Emmanuel Eboue after he was suspended by Fifa from all football-related activity for one year. The 32-year-old, who joined the Black Cats until the end of the ...

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Congo president ‘should step down’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Moise Katumbi, centre, is the owner of African football champions TP Mazembe The owner of African’s top football club has told the president of Democratic Republic of Congo to step down when his second term in office ends in ...

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Whistling stops Kenyan leader’s speech

Image copyright AFP Image caption President Uhuru Kenyatta’s live address had to be delayed by 30 minutes Loud whistling interrupted the Kenyan president as he tried to make his annual state of the nation address to parliament, which is broadcast live. Opposition MPs ...

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Sunderland set to end Eboue’s contract

Emmanuel Eboue has made 79 appearances for the Ivory Coast Sunderland are set to terminate the contract of defender Emmanuel Eboue after he was suspended by Fifa from all football-related activity for one year. The 32-year-old, who joined the Black Cats until the end of the ...

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March 31st, 2016

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