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Trump renews sanctions on N Korea citing 'extraordinary threat'

Extension of punitive measures comes despite Trump previously saying Pyongyang no longer posed a 'nuclear threat'.

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Octavia Butler: Why Google honours her on June 22

Octavia Butler was a groundbreaking African-American science fiction writer.

Octavia Butler

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UN: Rule of law 'virtually absent' in Venezuela

Caracas dismisses 'grotesque media farce' as report says security forces suspected of arbitrary killings enjoy immunity.

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Confusion at US-Mexico border after new Trump executive order

Doubts over practical implementation of order to end family separation causes US border to slide further into chaos.

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Virginia probes abuses of migrant children at detention centre

Children housed at a juvenile detention centre in Virginia say they were beaten and locked up in solitary confinement.

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Sign language fluent gorilla Koko dies at 46

Koko was also said to have understood some 2,000 words of spoken English.

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Young immigrants held in Virginia centre allege abuse

Court filings that include a half-dozen sworn statements allege physical and verbal abuse by detention centre guards.

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Turkey to receive F-35 jets despite opposition from Senate

US Congress attempted to prevent the sale of fighter jets because of worsening US-Turkey relations.

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Trump reverses course on separation of migrant families

US president signs executive order ending child separation but says 'zero-tolerance' prosecution policy will continue.

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US withdrawal from UN Human Rights Council: What you need to know

The US is not alone in levelling criticism at the UN Human Rights Council over alleged abuses committed by its members.

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Extra troops to be deployed after Brazilians drive migrants back home over robbery and stabbing blamed on Venezuelans.

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