Venezuela crisis: Helicopter launches attack on Supreme Court

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Media captionHelicopter circles Caracas buildings before bang and sustained gunshots are heard Venezuela’s Supreme Court has been attacked by grenades dropped from a helicopter in what President Nicol├ís Maduro called a “terrorist attack”. Footage on social media shows a police helicopter circling over the city before shots and a loud bang are heard. The police […]

Africa agriculture pioneer wins 2017 World Food Prize

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Image copyright World Food Prize Image caption Access to seeds and fertilisers has proven problematic for millions of farmers in Africa African Development Bank president Akinwumi Adesina has won the prestigious World Food Prize for his work to boost yields and farm incomes. Dr Adesina said providing millions of farmers with seeds and fertilisers was […]

Brazil’s Michel Temer charged with corruption

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Image copyright AFP Image caption The embattled leader faces a series of corruption allegations Brazilian President Michel Temer has been charged with accepting bribes by the country’s chief prosecutor. He is accused of receiving money from the boss of a giant meatpacking firm implicated in a corruption scandal. Mr Temer denies any wrongdoing. The charges […]

Senate healthcare bill leaves 22m more without cover, CBO says

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A number of Republican senators have expressed reservations about the party’s plan Some 22 million Americans could lose their health insurance over the next decade under a Senate bill to replace Obamacare, a congressional report says. However, the bill would reduce the budget deficit, the non-partisan Congressional Budgetary Office […]