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Juan Guaidó: US backs opposition leader as Venezuela president

Image copyright EPA Image caption Mr Guaidó declared himself “acting president” on Wednesday US President Donald Trump has said he recognises Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó as interim president. The announcement came minutes after the 35-year-old declared himself acting leader in Caracas on Wednesday. A number of South American countries, including Brazil, Colombia and Peru, […]

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Nurse arrested over US care home patient pregnancy

Image copyright Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Image caption Nathan Sutherland, 36, was responsible for the woman’s care, authorities said A nurse in Arizona has been charged with sexual assault after a vulnerable patient under his care gave birth. The suspect has been named as Nathan Sutherland, 36, who worked at the Hacienda Healthcare clinic. The […]

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Bridge ends ‘centuries’ of travel chaos

Image copyright AFP A new bridge spanning the River Gambia is set to revolutionise travel and trade in the region. The Gambia is a thin sliver of land either side of the eponymous river, surrounded on three sides by Senegal. The 1.9km (1.2 miles) Senegambia bridge near Farafenni links the two halves of The Gambia, […]

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US Supreme Court allows Trump military transgender ban

Image copyright Reuters Image caption People protest President Trump’s announcement of plans to reinstate a ban on transgender individuals from serving The United States Supreme Court has allowed President Donald Trump to enforce his policy of banning certain transgender people from the military. The court voted 5-4 to grant a Trump administration request to lift […]