Eritreans hope for democracy after peace deal with Ethiopia

Image copyright Getty Images With Eritrea the only one-party state in Africa, many of its citizens are hoping that President Isaias Afwerki will introduce sweeping political reforms following the end of the “state of war” with neighbouring Ethiopia. Mr Afwerki has been in power since leading Eritrea to independence from Ethiopia in 1993. He was […]

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The app changing the dating scene for India’s disabled people

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Inclov – standing for inclusive love – is a dating and social app created for people with disabilities In India, people with disabilities are often invisible in day-to-day life, despite numbering tens of millions. Here, the BBC’s Ayeshea Perera meets the makers of Inclov, an app that is seeking […]

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Nelson Mandela: Why some young South Africans think he ‘sold out’

One hundred years after the birth of Nelson Mandela, racial inequality in South Africa is still a major issue. Some young people have begun to reassess his legacy, calling him a “sell-out”. The BBC went to Nelson Mandela Bridge in central Johannesburg to ask young South Africans for their views of the anti-apartheid icon. Source […]

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Houston police arrest ‘mattress murders’ suspect

Image copyright Police handout Image caption The convicted criminal was free on parole at the time of his crime spree, police say Texas police have arrested a registered sex offender who is suspected of killing three people after cutting off his ankle monitor while out of jail. Jose Gilberto Rodriguez, 46, was captured driving a […]

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Yemen war: President Hadi has ‘no regrets’ over Saudi-led strikes

More than 10,000 people killed have been in Yemen since early 2015 – and still the conflict continues. Speaking to the BBC’s Orla Guerin, exiled President Abd Rabbu Mansur Hadi admitted that military intervention by the Saudi-led coalition had gone on longer that expected. But he said the alternative option was much worse. Source link

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Dots of Light Represent More Than 1,000 Galaxies: New Infrared Image Reveals the Glory of God in Outer Space

A new image released by the European Space Agency (ESA) reveals more than 1,000 points of light that are actually individual galaxies.  The infrared image was taken by the ESA’s Herschel Space Observatory’s Spectral and Photometric Imaging Receiver (SPIRE). The image shows the North Galactic Pole, covering 180 square degrees of the sky.  Astronomers say […]

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Rice paddy cartoons celebrate Japanese artist

Image copyright Kyodo News Image caption Manga artist Osamu Tezuka’s most famous characters are created in a Japanese rice field The Japanese village of Inakadate transforms its rice paddies into a visual spectacle each year. This year, the intricate rice art celebrates the 90th anniversary of innovative manga artist Osamu Tezuka. The huge rice paddy […]

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Christians Forced Out of Nepal; Persecution Intensifies

How should people pray for Nepali Christians who face persecution from their government? Watch Gary Lane’s Where in The World interview with BP Khanal from Kathmandu to find out. Nepali Christians are facing new pressures from their government after authorities deported a Christian couple for evangelizing Hindus.   Immigration officials said the two foreigners had […]

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Trump to redesign Air Force One to be ‘red, white and blue’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The planes will likely be ready around 2021, which means President Trump would need to win a second term to fly in them US President Donald Trump has confirmed he is redesigning the presidential planes of Air Force One in red, white and blue. In an interview with CBS News, […]

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