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China proposes to let Xi Jinping extend presidency beyond 2023

China proposes to let Xi Jinping extend presidency beyond 2023

The Communist Party wants to scrap a two-term limit, seen as a move to keep Xi Jinping in office.
Sridevi 'paved the way for Bollywood women'

Sridevi 'paved the way for Bollywood women'

Tributes are paid to Indian superstar Sridevi Kapoor, who has died of a heart attack aged 54.
Sridevi obituary: From Bollywood actress to Indian icon

Sridevi obituary: From Bollywood actress to Indian icon

During a career spanning five decades, Sridevi captivated India as a huge box office success.
The Czech spy who met Jeremy Corbyn

The Czech spy who met Jeremy Corbyn

Rob Cameron travels to meet Jan Sarkocy, formerly Agent Dymic, who met the Labour MP in the 1980s.
Gen Kim Yong-chol meets South Korea's Moon Jae-in

Gen Kim Yong-chol meets South Korea's Moon Jae-in

The head of the delegation to the closing of the Winter Olympics is accused of a deadly 2010 attack.
End in sight to Olympic ban on Russia

End in sight to Olympic ban on Russia

Russia's Olympic ban will be lifted if there are no further doping violations from their athletes at Pyeongchang 2018, the IOC says.
Populism and division at Latin America's polls

Populism and division at Latin America's polls

With two-thirds of Latin Americans due to vote in presidential elections this year change is afoot.
A white wedding during Ethiopia's Red Terror

A white wedding during Ethiopia's Red Terror

Aynalem and Genet married each other during one of the bloodiest times in the country's history.
Trump-Russia: Democrats defend Russia inquiry in memo

Trump-Russia: Democrats defend Russia inquiry in memo

The memo counters Republican allegations of bias against the campaign of Donald Trump.
Smile! Postcards from Afghanistan's furthest corner

Smile! Postcards from Afghanistan's furthest corner

Meet people in the most remote part of Afghanistan, and find out why they are smiling.
Florida school shooting: Where do US protests go from here?

Florida school shooting: Where do US protests go from here?

Experts say the US is living through an "unprecedented era of resistance". So what comes next?
China's barefoot doctor: ‘We did have shoes'

China's barefoot doctor: ‘We did have shoes'

How China’s "barefoot doctors" revolutionised rural healthcare.
Turkish paper gives voice to disabled

Turkish paper gives voice to disabled

Turkish newspaper gives voice and employment to people who have disabilities.
'How I joined the jihadis by mistake'

'How I joined the jihadis by mistake'

More than 300 people from Kosovo joined Islamist groups in Syria and Iraq - but not all of them are stereotypical jihadis.
Sridevi: Bollywood superstar dies at 54 of heart attack

Sridevi: Bollywood superstar dies at 54 of heart attack

She was one of the few Indian actresses to see huge box office success without a male hero's support.
Syria war: UN Security Council approves 30-day ceasefire

Syria war: UN Security Council approves 30-day ceasefire

But hours later, air strikes on the Easter Ghouta resumed causing several casualties, activists say.
Washington Prado Álava: Colombia extradites top drug suspect to US

Washington Prado Álava: Colombia extradites top drug suspect to US

He is accused of smuggling more than 250 tonnes of cocaine over the past decade.
Sheltering from the bombs in Eastern Ghouta

Sheltering from the bombs in Eastern Ghouta

Rawaa has been living in a basement for months with around 75 others, mainly women and children.
Hair to stay: Australians celebrate the mullet

Hair to stay: Australians celebrate the mullet

Fans of the mullet gather at an inaugural festival, celebrating the instantly recognisable haircut.
Trump tax reform gives Buffett $29bn boost

Trump tax reform gives Buffett $29bn boost

Billionaire Warren Buffett says his conglomerate has been "delivered" billions by the US tax cuts.