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Bolivia crisis: Death toll mounts amid pro-Evo Morales protests

The death toll in Bolivia continues to rise after violent clashes between security forces and supporters of former President Evo Morales. On Friday, security forces opened fire on supporters of Mr Morales in Sacaba, killing at least eight people. A...

Sunday, 08:46 in World News
 
Heiress Tiffany Li found not guilty of murdering ex-boyfriend

Heiress Tiffany Li found not guilty of murdering ex-boyfriend

A Californian property heiress accused of murdering the father of her two children over a custody battle has been acquitted by a jury. Tiffany Li, 34, was found not guilty of conspiring with her boyfriend to kill Keith Green, 27, and dispose of his...

Sunday, 08:46 in World News
 
Genevieve Nnaji's rise from Nollywood to Netflix

Genevieve Nnaji's rise from Nollywood to Netflix

Nigerian star and film director Genevieve Nnaji has already shown that she is a force to be reckoned with, so the disqualification of her Netflix film from the Oscars is unlikely to frustrate her ambitions. In fact the rejection of Lionheart earlier...

Sunday, 08:46 in World News
 
Gotabaya Rajapaksa: Sri Lanka's powerful new president

Gotabaya Rajapaksa: Sri Lanka's powerful new president

Sri Lanka's new President Gotabaya Rajapaksa is a man who divides opinion. On the one hand, he is hailed by supporters for playing a crucial role in crushing the Tamil Tiger separatist rebels and bringing to an end Sri Lanka's long-running civil war...

Sunday, 08:46 in World News
 
American Kurds take up Syria fight as Erdogan visits Trump

American Kurds take up Syria fight as Erdogan visits Trump

The visit of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to the White House this week reignited the controversy over his country's actions against Syria's Kurds. And it spurred Kurdish-American activists to take up their cause with renewed vigour, writes...

Sunday, 08:46 in World News
 
How the Irish sport of hurling came to the US

How the Irish sport of hurling came to the US

On Saturday, the annual Hurling Classic brings the Irish sport to US audiences once more, but this time in New York City. So what is this ancient sport that's finding new popularity in America, asks Patrick Redmond? Long ago, they say a young Irish...

Sunday, 08:46 in World News
 
Gilets Jaunes: Anger of yellow vests still grips France a year on

Gilets Jaunes: Anger of yellow vests still grips France a year on

Yellow vest protesters from across France are staging protests in Paris to mark the first anniversary of their grassroots movement. Several people have been arrested, police have fired tear gas to disperse some demonstrators, and an attempt to block...

Sunday, 08:46 in World News
 

Iran petrol price hike: Protesters warned that security forces may intervene

Iran's Interior Minister has warned security officials will step up action against protesters taking to the streets over a new petrol policy. Protests have erupted across Iran after the government unexpectedly announced it was rationing petrol and...

Sunday, 08:46 in World News
 
Yellow vest protests: More than 100 arrested as violence returns to Paris

Yellow vest protests: More than 100 arrested as violence returns to Paris

Police in Paris arrested more than 100 people as protests to mark the first anniversary of the anti-government yellow vest movement turned violent. Yellow vest (gilets jaunes) rallies took place nationwide on Saturday, a year after they first...

Sunday, 08:46 in World News
 
US election 2020: Obama issues warning to 'revolutionary' Democrats

US election 2020: Obama issues warning to 'revolutionary' Democrats

Former US President Barack Obama has issued a warning to Democratic presidential candidates, cautioning them against policies that are not "rooted in reality". Mr Obama said Democrats risked alienating voters if they lurched too far to the...

Sunday, 08:46 in World News
 
Sri Lanka election: Ex-defence chief Rajapaksa set to win vote

Sri Lanka election: Ex-defence chief Rajapaksa set to win vote

Sri Lanka's former wartime defence chief Gotabaya Rajapaksa looks set to win a presidential election that has split the country along ethnic lines. Official results are not confirmed but Mr Rajapaksa claimed victory and his rival Sajith Premadasa...

Sunday, 08:46 in World News
 

John Bel Edwards: Democrat wins governor election in Louisiana

Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards has secured a second term as Louisiana governor after a tightly fought election race. Mr Edwards faced a strong challenge from Republican Eddie Rispone, winning with 51% of the vote. It comes as a blow to President...

Sunday, 08:46 in World News
 
Robyn Crawford says relationship with Whitney Houston was 'love - open and honest'

Robyn Crawford says relationship with Whitney Houston was 'love - open and honest'

Robyn Crawford was Whitney Houston's best friend. A childhood confidant who became her assistant and creative partner. They were also, briefly, lovers. For years, their romance has been the subject of rumour and speculation. Two recent films about...

Sunday, 08:46 in Art & Culture
 
Stephen Graham: Actor tells Desert Island Discs 'I didn’t know how to cope'

Stephen Graham: Actor tells Desert Island Discs 'I didn’t know how to cope'

Actor Stephen Graham has opened up about the time he attempted to take his own life, after suffering a breakdown. Speaking on BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs, the star of Line of Duty, The Irishman and This Is England said he "didn't know how...

Sunday, 08:46 in Art & Culture
 
Children In Need 2019: Star-studded BBC appeal raises £47.9m

Children In Need 2019: Star-studded BBC appeal raises £47.9m

Stars from Strictly Come Dancing, Star Wars, Doctor Who and EastEnders have helped this year's Children In Need TV appeal raise £47.9m. The five-hour telethon also featured England football players, a celebrity edition of music quiz The Hit List and...

Sunday, 08:46 in Art & Culture
 


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