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Alexei Navalny, Russian opposition leader, arrested in Moscow

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Alexei Navalny was taken by police officers during a rally in central Moscow Russia’s main opposition leader, Alexei Navalny, has been arrested at an anti-corruption protest he organised in the capital, Moscow. Thousands of people have joined rallies nationwide, calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev over […]

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Hong Kong prepares for new leader

[ad_1] Media captionHong Kong’s three candidate: the nanny, Mr Pringles or the judge? Hong Kong is preparing for the election of a new leader. The candidate is being chosen by a committee of mostly pro-Beijing electors, rather than a public vote, which pro-democracy campaigners have been fighting for. Carrie Lam, deputy to the current leader, […]

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'Not stopping here'

[ad_1] Image caption Petronella Trotman was told by the magistrate to “dress like a man” As a transgender woman living in Guyana, Petronella Trotman has grown accustomed to violence and daily abuse on the streets. But when she was physically attacked in January, while walking in Georgetown, the South American country’s capital, she decided to […]

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Lights out

[ad_1] Media captionLights went out around the globe for Earth Hour to draw attention to climate change Major landmarks around the world have been turning out their lights to mark Earth Hour, an event that draws attention to climate change. Around 170 countries and territories were expected to take part on Saturday, by turning off […]