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Amy Schumer announces pregnancy on Instagram

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Amy Schumer married chef Chris Fischer earlier this year US comedian Amy Schumer has announced she is pregnant with her first child – on a friend’s Instagram account. Schumer first hinted at the news with a picture of her husband Chris Fischer and herself photoshopped onto an image of Prince […]

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Foreign maids on 'hell' of kafala jobs in Middle East

Many African and Asian countries have banned the recruitment of domestic workers for countries in the Middle East who subscribe to the “kafala” system. Under the system, foreign maids are legally bound to their employer and have limited rights. Employers can take advantage of their position and many women are overworked, underpaid and physically abused. […]

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Why do Trump's Saudi job numbers keep growing?

It started as 40,000 jobs and ended up as a million. When President Trump talks about the contracts to provide military equipment to Saudi Arabia, the number keeps rising. We’ve asked the White House for clarification, but a statement released after the 2017 arms deal was signed talked of “potentially supporting tens of thousands of […]

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Donald Trump: US will build up nuclear arsenal

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Trump says Russia has violated the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty, which he has threatened to abandon US President Donald Trump has warned that the United States intended to build up its arsenal of nuclear weapons to put pressure on Russia and China. Speaking to reporters, he repeated his […]

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US teen is new Tetris world champion

Image copyright Classic Tetris World Championship Image caption Joseph Saelee and finalist Jonas Neubauer at the contest. A 16-year-old boy from California was the surprise winner of the grand final of the Classic Tetris World Championship in Oregon. The iconic block stacking computer game is 13 years older than him. Joseph Saelee beat Jonas Neubauer, […]

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Are we heading back to a nuclear arms race?

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mikhail Gorbachev (left) and Ronald Reagan signed the treaty in 1987 The US decision to walk away from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty has significant consequences for the future of arms control, for perceptions of the US and its approach to the world – but also for strategic competition […]

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Australia evacuates children off Nauru

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Nauru detention centre was set up by Australia in 2013 Some 11 children have been transferred to Australia from the Nauru migrant centre to receive medical treatment. The move comes amid reports of a mental health crisis on the island, which has long been plagued by allegations of human […]