How cough syrup in Nigeria is creating a generation of addicts

Image caption The cough syrup epidemic affects Nigerians from all social groups When the younger brother of the BBC’s Ruona Meyer became addicted to cough syrup, she began to investigate the men who make and sell opioid-based medicine on the streets of Lagos. Her investigation took her deep into Nigeria’s criminal underworld, uncovering an epidemic […]

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Parkland students criticise NRA for gun ban at Pence event

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mike Pence is scheduled to speak at the NRA’s annual meeting on Friday The National Rifle Association (NRA) has drawn the ire of gun-control advocates over a weapons ban at a forum attended by Vice-President Mike Pence. Survivors of the Parkland, Florida school shooting have criticised the powerful gun […]

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Peppa Pig blocked from China’s Douyin video platform

Image copyright Getty Images/Rob Stothard Image caption Peppa Pig is the latest subject of China’s censors A popular British cartoon has been removed from one of China’s most popular social media platforms, with state media saying that the character is being used subversively. Social media users in the country noticed video clips of the cartoon […]

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Alps deaths: Four hikers die and five critical after night outside

Image copyright EPA Image caption Police said the hikers were stuck outside overnight in the Pigne d’Arolla area Four hikers have died in the Swiss Alps and another five are in a serious condition after bad weather forced them to spend Sunday night outdoors, police said. The alarm was raised when the climbers failed to […]

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Just asking! Trump seeks opinions on Twitter for Korea meeting

Image copyright EPA Image caption The border village of Panmunjom, which Donald Trump has suggested as a location for a summit Donald Trump has tweeted to suggest the North-South Korea border for his feverishly anticipated summit with Kim Jong-un, before adding: “Just asking!” The US president is preparing for historic talks with his North Korean […]

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‘I Saw the Wave and It’s Full of Faces’: A Last Days Vision of a ‘Tsunami’ Revival – and How We Can Prepare

TORONTO — Many Christian leaders are predicting the greatest harvest of souls in history is upon us, or will soon be. Several thousand people gathered in Toronto this past week to ask God how can they best prepare to take part in this great revival. And they heard how every believer can help bring it […]

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Crossing Divides: Lebanon’s civil war veterans fight for peace

In Lebanon, a group of ex-fighters from opposing sides in the country’s deadly civil war is trying to foster a peaceful future. Fighters for Peace members come from all religious backgrounds, using role play and workshops to demonstrate the cost of war. By Carine Torbey, BBC Arabic. Digital video: Dina Demrdash. Source link

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Barnier warns of no Brexit deal without border backstop

Image caption Michel Barnier said the Republic of Ireland has the support of all EU member states There can be no Brexit withdrawal agreement without a “backstop” option for the Irish border, the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator has said. Michel Barnier said the Republic of Ireland has the full support of all EU member states […]

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