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Nigeria Shia leader 'suffering from lead poisoning'

The leader of Nigeria’s banned Shia Muslim group, who is in India for medical treatment under police protection, is suffering for lead and cadmium poisoning that may be from shrapnel in his body, his daughter has told the BBC. Ibraheem...

Israeli billionaire to be tried over 'Guinea bribes'

Israeli billionaire Beny Steinmetz and two colleagues are to go on trial in Switzerland for allegedly paying $10m (£8.2m) in bribes in Guinea to win mining licences, prosecutors say. A statement from Geneva’s prosecutor, Claudio Mascotto,...

ICE office shootings in Texas blamed on ‘political rhetoric’

Bullets fired at US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) offices in Texas were a "targeted attack" against federal employees, the FBI has said. Several shots were fired at around 03:00 local time (08:00 GMT) on Tuesday at the offices...

Brexit: Hammond says PM's demands 'wreck' chance of new deal

Former Chancellor Philip Hammond has accused the PM of trying to wreck the chance of a new Brexit deal, by making demands the EU could never accept. In a Times article, Mr Hammond said a no-deal Brexit would be "a betrayal" of the 2016 referendum...

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