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NGO:Nigeria’s displaced people increasingly targeted

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The Norwegian Refugee Council says the Nigerian government must protect civilians after a camp with internally displaced people was “indiscriminately targeted” by suicide bombers who blew themselves up in the northeastern part of the country Tuesday, killing at least 20 people.

AP PHOTOS: Grand and heartfelt send-off for late Thai king

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Near Thailand’s Grand Palace, a crematorium is being built to represent Mount Meru, the place where Buddhist and Hindu gods reside. Artists and craftsmen, many of them volunteers, have toiled for months to create more than 100 sculptures and statues to be placed inside the crematorium complex.

Philippine police now say 32 drug suspects killed in 1 day

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Philippine police said Wednesday that an updated report shows anti-drug operations in a northern province this week left 32 alleged drug offenders dead — 11 more than earlier reported as the highest death toll in a single day since President Rodrigo Duterte launched his war on drugs a year ago.

How has the nursing profession changed your life?

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We want to hear why you love being a nurse, or how a nurse helped your recovery as a patient

The pressure on NHS nurses is well documented. There are more nurses leaving the profession than joining it, with 40,000 unfilled vacancies, a 96% drop in the number of EU nurses registering to work in the UK in the past year and strong support for industrial action over pay.

Related: I shunned studying medicine to become a nurse. Here's why

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Texas 'bathroom bill' collapses again amid Republican acrimony

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Restriction targeting transgender people defeated along with much of governor’s other legislative demands at special session

A Texas “bathroom bill” targeting transgender people has been defeated again along with many of its Republican governor’s recent demands as a special legislative session in the state capitol was derailed by his party’s backbiting that could preview an even more hostile 2018 primary season.

It is the second time that the proposed bathroom restrictions, similar to those in North Carolina, have failed to pass in Texas. Greg Abbott gave no indication he would order lawmakers to stay in Austin and try again — which would risk a third failure over what has began as one of the most high-profile bills in any US legislature.

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Big Ben backlash: MPs to review plans to silence bell for four years

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Big Ben will stop chiming next week so it can be restored but MPs were reportedly unaware it would be muted for so long

MPs are to review plans to silence Big Ben for the next four years in response to a growing backlash against the proposal.

On Monday the Commons authorities announced that Big Ben, the bell inside the clock tower at the Houses of Parliament, will stop chiming from next week to allow the clock and the tower to be restored.

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Republicans denounce bigotry after Trump's latest Charlottesville remarks

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Reactions to president’s controversial press conference split party into those willing to condemn Trump by name and those who would not

Senior Republicans have lambasted Donald Trump after he once again drew a moral equivalency between the far right and counter-demonstrators during the deadly violence in Charlottesville on Saturday.

But some elected Republican officials responded to an extraordinary press conference in Trump Tower on Tuesday night by denouncing bigotry, in signs of a possible rift in the party.

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