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19th November 2019

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US House condemns Trump’s attacks on four congresswomen

The US House of Representatives has voted to symbolically condemn President Donald Trump after a series of attacks aimed at four congresswomen. The resolution denounced Mr Trump's "racist comments that have legitimised fear and hatred of New Americans and people of colour". Mr Trump had been accused of racism and xenophobia...

Volodymyr Zelensky: Why Ukraine’s new president needs second election win

It's two and a half months since Ukraine's comedian-candidate Volodymyr Zelensky won a big victory in the presidential elections. It was hailed as a political earthquake at the time, but Mr Zelensky has so far been unable to appoint the ministers he wants, or turn his electoral promises into legislation. That...

Africa’s top shots: Fashionistas and football fanatics

A selection of photos from across Africa and of Africans elsewhere this week: On Saturday a model struts her stuff in a fashion show in the South African city of Durban... ... the pageant showcased creations by local designers. It was celebration time for protesters in Sudan's capital city Khartoum on Friday... ......

‘People were keeping these chimps as pets’

More than 30 orphaned or rescued chimpanzees from West and Central Africa have been given a new home at a sanctuary in Nanyuki in central Kenya. Timothy Mwangi is one of the animal carers at Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary, which provides shelter to the animals, including chimpanzees who have been injured...

Kenya’s railway art gets a new platform

In the heart of Kenya's capital, Nairobi, alongside seemingly abandoned train carriages and overgrown tracks is a blossoming artists' community. Just metres from a busy road, but screened by tall trees and long grass, it is hidden in plain sight. This has been home to the Bombsquad, or BSQ, Crew...

World in pictures

Divers ‘humbled’ by Cornwall jellyfish encounter

Barrel jellyfish are the largest jellyfish that appear in UK waters Two divers who swam alongside an enormous jellyfish off the Cornwall coast have said the encounter was a "humbling" experience. Dan Abbott and Lizzie Daly got up close and personal with the barrel jellyfish during a week-long project documenting marine encounters. They were...

A photographer’s view of Formula E

Most sport photographers spend years making their way up to covering top-flight competition, be it from non-league football to the giddy heights of the Premier League or amateur tennis to Wimbledon. But photographer Shiv Gohil cut that journey short, making the switch from weddings to motorsport in one bound. Ahead...