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Newsline 16.05.2017 | 16:15 UTC
Trump defends intelligence sharing, but Russian media call report 'fake' news
US President Donald Trump says he had an "absolute right" to share intelligence with Russia. However, Moscow-based media contradict reports that Trump revealed classified information to Kremlin emissaries at all.
South Africa: New wealth distribution measures just empty rhetoric?
The South African government has introduced radical new economic measures to address the problem of wealth distribution. But analysts say it is largely a response to political pressure in the lead up to the 2019 election
Amnesty International: 'We're living in a world of fear and division'
Murder, assault and surveillance: 2016 was not a good year for human rights defenders, according to Amnesty International. 281 activists were killed, many more silenced. We need better protection, says Guadalupe Marengo.
Horrific cases exemplify India's grotesque rape problem
The brutality of a recent rape and murder has drawn attention to an alarming rise of sexual violence in India. Activists say the surge is part of a deeper social dysfunction. Murali Krishnan reports from New Delhi.
Freedom of speech
The tragic tale of an atheist blogger seeking asylum in Germany
Blogger Arnab Goswami's articles and views in support of atheism have put his life in danger and forced him to flee his home country Bangladesh. The writer now lives in Germany, but faces an uncertain future.
Zambia's opposition leader acquitted but remains in jail
A Lusaka magistrate has acquitted Zambia's main opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema on the charge of use of insulting language towards law enforcement officers. Hichilema remains in custody facing treason charges.
Around Loch Lomond 
Loch Lomond is famed as Scotland's most beautiful lake. Here, visitors can experience much of what Scotland is known for: scenic countryside, kilts, haggis and whisky.  

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