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The parents of a Pakistani social media star allegedly murdered by her brothers have lost their bid to free their sons. Qandeel Baloch's parents told the court they forgave Waseem and Aslam Shaheen, who are on trial for the apparent honour killing. Ms Baloch, 26, was strangled in July 2016, in...
Cathay Pacific employees say they fear losing their jobs if they express support for pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong. Employees of the airline told the BBC that staff feared working routes to mainland China. Some are considering bringing decoy mobiles with them in case their phones are checked on arrival in...
French President Emmanuel Macron has said the record number of fires in the Amazon rainforest is an "international crisis" that needs to be on the top of the agenda at the G7 summit. "Our house is burning," he tweeted. Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro responded by accusing Mr Macron of using the...
Former Indian finance minister Palaniappan Chidambaram has been arrested on charges of corruption and money laundering. He is being investigated over allegations that he cleared foreign investments in exchange for bribes while he was finance minister. Mr Chidambaram, 73, has denied the allegations. A senior member of the main opposition Congress party and...
Boris Johnson is to meet Emmanuel Macron later, hours after the French president seemed to downplay hopes of solving the Irish backstop problem. On Wednesday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel suggested a solution to the backstop - a key Brexit sticking point - might be achievable within 30 days. The PM said he was "more than...
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has praised Denmark amid a public row over Greenland that saw President Donald Trump cancel a visit to the country. In a phone call with Danish Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod, Mr Pompeo "expressed appreciation for Denmark's co-operation" as a US ally. Mr Kofod welcomed the "frank, friendly and constructive talk".
Pakistan has said it will take the Kashmir dispute to the International Court of Justice. The move comes after India revoked the special autonomous status of the part of Kashmir that it administers. Pakistan reacted to that decision by cutting trade and transport links, and expelling India's ambassador. Kashmir - which...
Brazil's Amazon rainforest has seen a record number of fires this year, according to new data from the country's space research agency. The National Institute for Space Research (Inpe) said its satellite data showed an 83% increase on the same period in 2018. It comes weeks after President Jair Bolsonaro fired the head of the...
Cardinal George Pell, the most senior Catholic cleric to be convicted of sexual abuse, has failed in a legal bid to quash his convictions in Australia. Pell was jailed for six years in March after being found guilty of abusing two boys in a Melbourne cathedral in the 1990s. He maintains his innocence. A court...
A 21-year-old woman in El Salvador whose baby was found dead in the toilet where she gave birth has been cleared of murder during a retrial. Evelyn Hernández had always maintained she was innocent, saying that she did not know she was pregnant and lost consciousness during the birth. Prosecutors...

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