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A redesign of the $20 bill featuring anti-slavery activist Harriet Tubman, due to be unveiled next year, has been postponed until 2028, the US treasury secretary says. Steven Mnuchin said the focus was on improving the banknote's security features and not changing the imagery. Tubman's photo was due to replace that...
Canada says it will take back tonnes of waste shipped to the Philippines, causing a diplomatic stink. The federal environment minister's announcement came shortly after Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the rubbish sent back. The Philippines has filed several diplomatic protests over the refuse that was shipped between 2013-14.
Iranian singer gets summons over solo performance A female singer in Iran has been summoned to appear in court after performing solo in public, according to media reports. Negar Moazzam sang for a group of tourists in the historic village of Abyaneh last week, wearing the traditional costume of that part...
*Warning: this article contains some spoilers for the series - but none for the final episode* Female characters in Game of Thrones speak about three times less than male characters in the show, according to new data. Although the hugely popular show ended this week after eight seasons, the debate on...
Joko Widodo has been re-elected as Indonesia's president after last month's vote, beating former general Prabowo Subianto. The result was released a day ahead of schedule in the early hours of Tuesday, amid fears of unrest. Around 32,000 security personnel were deployed across the capital Jakarta, AFP news agency reports.
Opposition to Amazon's sale of its facial recognition technology to US police forces is set to come to a head at its annual general meeting on Wednesday. Shareholders will vote twice on the matter. First, over whether the company should stop offering its Rekognition system to government agencies.
An Australian man has unearthed a 1.4kg (49oz) gold nugget with a metal detector while wandering Western Australia's gold fields, say locals. A shop in Kalgoorlie shared pictures of the rock online, estimated to be worth A$100,000 (£54,000; $69,000). The unidentified man was an experienced local hobbyist, shop owner Matt Cook,...
Bangladesh has banned fishing off its coast for 65 days to try and boost depleted fish stocks. The government told the BBC that all types of fishing vessels would be covered by the ban and coast guards would enforce it from Monday. Thousands of fishermen have planned protests - arguing that...
The White House has directed one of its former legal advisers not to testify to a congressional committee about special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. The Democratic-led House Judiciary Committee has issued a legal order for Donald McGahn to appear on Tuesday. A member of the committee said an impeachment inquiry against...
Indian sprinter Dutee Chand has revealed she is in a same-sex relationship, the first sportsperson in India to openly acknowledge being gay. The 23-year-old athlete says she has been seeing her partner, who comes from her village, for five years. Chand says the Indian Supreme Court's historic decision to descriminalise gay...

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