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Pakistan court clears condemned Christian

Image caption Asia Bibi’s case had been hugely divisive in religiously conservative Pakistan A Pakistani court has overturned the death sentence of a Christian woman convicted of blasphemy, a case that has polarised the nation. Asia Bibi was convicted in 2010 after being accused of insulting the Prophet Muhammad in a row with her neighbours. […]

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India unveils the world’s tallest statue

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption The “statue of unity” has been billed as a tourist attraction. India has unveiled the world’s tallest statue, which cost 29.9bn rupees (¬£330m; $430m) to build. The 182m (600ft) high structure in the western state of Gujarat is a bronze-clad tribute to independence leader Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. Prime Minister Narendra […]

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Brazil: Bolsonaro plans threaten Amazon, say experts

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBrazil’s highly biodiverse Cerrado is being destroyed for soybean production, conservationists say Brazil’s far-right President-elect Jair Bolsonaro will merge the ministries of agriculture and the environment, an aide says, in a move which critics say could endanger the Amazon rainforest. Mr Bolsonaro’s future chief of staff, Onyx […]