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Africa’s week in pictures

December 7, 2017 - 7:27pm
A selection of the best photos from across and about Africa this week.
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Meet the 17-year-old who is suing her school

December 7, 2017 - 7:27pm
Mari Oliver refuses to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance, as a protest for African Americans' civil rights.
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Senator Al Franken to resign amid sexual misconduct claims

December 7, 2017 - 7:21pm
The Democrat admits no wrongdoing, calls himself a "champion of women" and attacks President Trump.
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Is the doner skewered?

December 7, 2017 - 7:13pm
Does a vote in the European Parliament mean the doner kebab could be skewered? The BBC's Laurence Peter investigates.
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Crypto currency

December 7, 2017 - 7:06pm
The Bitcoin bull run has been welcomed by many but regulators are still trying to understand it.
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Same-sex marriage officially signed into law in Australia

December 7, 2017 - 7:06pm
The historic bill is officially approved by the governor-general, after a day of celebrations.
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The secret note that led to my birth parents

December 7, 2017 - 7:04pm
When she was 20, American Kati Pohler discovered her Chinese birth parents were searching for her.
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Ballon d'Or 2017: Cristiano Ronaldo beats Lionel Messi to win fifth award

December 7, 2017 - 4:31pm
Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo joins Lionel Messi on five Ballon d'Or awards by winning the 2017 title.
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Poverty tourist?

December 7, 2017 - 3:34pm
The UK singer appeared in a short film for Comic Relief which has come under fire - but why?
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Trump Jerusalem move sparks Israeli-Palestinian clashes

December 7, 2017 - 2:45pm
Violence erupts as Palestinians protest against the shift in the US stance on the holy city.
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Violence over Trump Jerusalem move

December 7, 2017 - 2:29pm
Footage shows Palestinian protests, and police responding with tear gas, rubber bullets and live rounds.
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Catalan protest in Brussels over independence

December 7, 2017 - 2:28pm
Forty-five-thousand supporters of independence travel to Brussels to call on the EU for support.
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Germany: SPD agrees to talks to end coalition impasse

December 7, 2017 - 2:04pm
The SPD's leader had ruled out going in to coalition after his party's worst results in six decades.
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USA Olympic doctor Nassar jailed for 60 years over child porn

December 7, 2017 - 1:27pm
The sports doctor still faces two criminal cases where he admits assaulting female gymnasts.
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Italian man 'poisoned family members after joining cult'

December 7, 2017 - 1:20pm
He has confessed to using thallium to kill his grandparents and aunt, Italian prosecutors say.
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Russia-Trump: FBI chief Wray defends agency

December 7, 2017 - 12:33pm
The FBI director says there is no finer institution after Mr Trump said its reputation was in tatters.
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Swiss border guard guilty over migrant's stillbirth

December 7, 2017 - 12:02pm
The senior guard refused medical help to a migrant who went into early labour and she lost her baby.
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Australian PM searches for crochet bike creator

December 7, 2017 - 11:55am
Malcolm Turnbull asks social media to find whoever left a multi-coloured fabric bicycle outside his house.
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Giulio Regeni murder: Italy to quiz Cambridge tutor over Egypt death

December 7, 2017 - 11:42am
Cambridge University student Giulio Regeni was killed while researching union activists in Egypt.
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What Greece thinks of visit from Turkish head of state

December 7, 2017 - 11:27am
Recep Tayyip Erdogan is the first Turkish leader to visit Greece in 65 years.
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