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'Trumplomacy'

Image copyright Reuters Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has casually dropped a loaded phrase into the confusion about President Trump’s plan for defeating the Islamic State Group. The US, he said last week, would work to establish “interim zones of stability” in Syria to allow refugees to return home. His words brought to mind the […]

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US parents sue to call baby girl Allah

Image copyright ACLU Image caption The parents fear that without a birth certificate their daughter’s US citizenship will be questioned A couple in the US state of Georgia who were banned from naming their daughter Allah are taking legal action. The state Department of Public Health has refused to issue the 22-month-old with a birth […]

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Huge gold coin worth $1m stolen from museum

A Canadian coin, nicknamed the “big maple leaf”, with a face value of $1m, has been stolen from a museum in Berlin, Germany. The coin, that weighs 100kg (220lb) and is made of pure 24-carat gold, is worth $4m (£3.2m). Police are still trying to work out how the thieves made off with their single […]

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Body found in suitcase in Italian port of Rimini

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The body was found in the port of Rimini – photographed here during a 2013 triathlon Police are investigating the discovery of an Asian woman’s body in a suitcase at the Italian port town of Rimini. The woman likely died of malnutrition and showed signs of extended physical suffering, […]