Britney Spears speaks out against 'abusive' conservatorship at hearing

"I just want my life back," the US pop star says in a highly anticipated public testimony.
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John McAfee: Anti-virus creator found dead in prison cell

The software mogul is found dead hours after a Spanish court allowed his extradition to the US on tax charges.
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Biden backs funding more police to fight crime wave

Amid claims his party is soft on crime, the president backs hiring more police beyond pre-pandemic levels.
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Nigeria child abduction: Kidnappers demand millions for a child's life

Kidnappers have seized more than 1,000 students and staff in raids on schools in northern Nigeria since December.
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Apple Daily: Hong Kong bids emotional farewell to pro-democracy paper

Pro-democracy paper Apple Daily published its final edition amid moving support from locals.
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Athens priest arrested for acid attack on bishops

The suspect was allegedly caught with cocaine and threw acid during his disciplinary hearing.
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Brazil's environment minister quits amid illegal logging investigation

Environment minister Ricardo Salles denies taking part in a timber-trafficking scheme in the Amazon.
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US cheerleader wins free speech case against her former school

Brandi Levy was kicked off her cheerleading squad after sharing a profanity-laden social media post.
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Ethiopia's Tigray crisis: Heavy casualties reported after air strike

Eyewitnesses tell the BBC the Ethiopian air force struck a market, which it denies.
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HMS Defender: Russian jets and ships shadow British warship

More than 20 jets and two coastguard ships shadow HMS Defender as it sails near Crimea's coast.
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Why has the Hoover Dam hit an historically low water level?

The largest US reservoir fell to its lowest level in history, threatening water and power supplies.
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South African 10 babies story not true, inquiry finds

Gosiame Sithole was not recently pregnant and is receiving psychological support, officials say.
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Britney Spears: Singer's conservatorship case explained

The ongoing arrangement has sparked a public backlash from fans who support the #FreeBritney movement.
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Gold rush fuels armed violence in Brazilian Amazon

Illegal miners are accused of targeting indigenous communities, as violence in the rainforest rises.
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James Bond's French haunts give licence to thrill

Agent 007's famous hangouts in France still exist - so what are they like now?
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Delta plus variant: Can India prevent third Covid wave?

Experts say a third wave is inevitable but its impact can be limited with timely decisions.
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River Nile dam: Egypt new African allies

Recent years have seen a dramatic re-engagement with Africa, especially the Nile Basin countries.
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US crime: Is America seeing a surge in violence?

As President Biden launches a renewed effort to tackle violent crime, we've looked at trends in the US.
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HMS Defender: What will be the fallout from Black Sea incident?

BBC's Frank Gardner looks at what impact the Russia-UK confrontation off Crimea might have for global security.
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Russian jets and ships shadow British warship

BBC defence correspondent Jonathan Beale reports from the deck of HMS Defender in the Black Sea as it was harassed by Russia's military.
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Ros Atkins looks at the closure of Hong Kong's pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily

Ros Atkins looks at the events that led to the closure of Hong Kong's pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily.
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Education interrupted: Kashmir students climb mountain to cross digital divide

Students in a remote village in the Himalayas struggle to access the internet in order to take classes.
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New York mayoral election: What voters want from a new mayor

Learn what's at stake as voters head to the polls to choose a new leader for New York City.
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Covid sweeps India's Buddhist monasteries

Monasteries in India's Himalayan state of Sikkim have been especially vulnerable to Covid-19.
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South Korea: Swapping Seoul megacity isolation for village life

Some South Korean families are abandoning Seoul and swapping megacity isolation for rural village life.
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