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Newsline 20.04.2017 | 16:15 UTC
World
Pakistan's Panama Papers ruling is a win for everyone
Pakistan's apex court has ruled there's insufficient evidence to remove PM Sharif from office in a corruption case. DW analyzes why the verdict is satisfactory for the ruling party, the opposition as well as the army.
Democratic Republic of Congo
UN may ask ICC to probe DRC mass graves
UN investigators have confirmed the discovery of another 17 mass graves in central DRC, prompting the world body's top human rights official to raise the prospect of action by the International Criminal Court (ICC).
Niger
Victory for Nigerien students after protests
Students have succeeded in their quest for education reform in Niger's universities. After a student was killed in ongoing protests, the government replaced its education minister and initiated dialogue with students.
REFUGEE CRISIS
MSF: Cameroon forcefully deporting Nigerian refugees
International medical charity Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has accused the Cameroonian military of forcefully sending back Nigerian refugees. Cameroon's army says the displaced Nigerians are choosing to return home.
Jakarta election a turning point for Indonesia
The Indonesian capital's sitting Christian governor, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, has conceded defeat in an election seen as a test for pluralism in the world's largest Muslim country. Christina Schott reports from Jakarta.
Environment
terrorism
'Climate change allows terrorists to thrive'
A report commissioned by the German foreign office shows how in scenarios of instability and conflict, climate change can contribute to the emergence and growth of terrorist groups such as Boko Haram or "Islamic State."
News
Public health
Epilepsy drug behind thousands of 'severe birth defects' in France, regulators say
A drug used to treat epilepsy has led to up to 4,100 cases of "severe malformations" of children in France, according to regulators. Despite the risk, a ruling has allowed pregnant women to continue to use it.

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