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Tonga gives away thousands of chicks in anti-fat drive

Tonga gives away thousands of chicks in anti-fat drive By News from Elsewhere… …as found by BBC Monitoring Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Tongans have developed a taste for imported meat over the traditional healthy diet of fish and vegetables The authorities in Tonga are delivering thousands of free chicks and ducklings to communities […]

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China bus company pays drivers in small change

China bus company pays drivers in small change By News from Elsewhere… …as found by BBC Monitoring Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Most of the coins were worth only 1 yuan ($0.15; 12p) A bus company in eastern China has paid its drivers using small change in order to avoid taking a huge stockpile […]

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Two German-born terror suspects to be deported

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Germany has been on high alert since December’s Christmas market attack in Berlin Germany says it will deport two men born in the country but whose parents are foreign – the first such case in German history. The men, a 27-year-old Algerian and a 22-year-old Nigerian, were arrested last month […]

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Erdogan vows Turkey will 'review relations with EU'

Image copyright AP Image caption Mr Erdogan described Europe as “anti-Islam and anti-Turkish” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has vowed to review relations with the “fascist and cruel” European Union, amid a growing row with EU countries. Mr Erdogan is urging his supporters to vote yes in a referendum next month to give the Turkish […]

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Iraq car bomb kills 20 in south-west Baghdad

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The bomb went off in the busy Amil business district of Baghdad A car bomb has exploded in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, killing more than 20 people and wounding many others, police and medical sources say. The blast went off in a market in the mainly Shia Amil district in […]