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In Macedonia, emigration leaves empty villages in its wake

The village of Gradovci has become a monument to the waves of emigration that have gutted the Balkan country’s economy, like scores of other abandoned towns dotting Macedonia’s countryside.

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Rouhani says Trump seeking Iran leadership ‘overthrow’

US President Donald Trump called for Iran’s international isolation in a combative and unashamedly boastful speech at the United Nations Tuesday, prompting accusations from his Iranian counterpart that he was trying to topple his government.

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Cosby sent to prison in handcuffs for three to 10 year sentence

Disgraced US television icon Bill Cosby leaves court after being sentenced to three to 10 years in prison by a judge and branded a “sexually violent predator” for assaulting a woman at his Philadelphia mansion 14 years ago.

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Fashion week: Jane Birkin sings for Gucci

The Italian fashion label Gucci shows off its latest collection at Paris Fashion week, to a song performed by Jane Birkin.

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Ex-French PM Valls to run for Barcelona mayor

France’s combative former prime minister Manuel Valls announces that he will run for mayor of Barcelona, in what will be an unprecedented bid for political power in another European country. His candidacy is already proving to be divisive given that he has campaigned in Spain against Catalan separatists who attempted to break away from the country last October.

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Maduro brands US ‘cowards’ over sanctions against wife

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro lashes out at the United States after Washington slapped sanctions on his wife Cilia, as well as his vice president Delcy Rodriguez and other close associates. On the same day US President Donald Trump says his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro could be toppled “very quickly” if his own military decides to turn on him.

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Bill Cosby leaves court after receiving jail sentence

Disgraced US television icon Bill Cosby leaves court after being sentenced to three to 10 years in prison by a judge and branded a “sexually violent predator” for assaulting a woman at his Philadelphia mansion 14 years ago. IMAGES

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Maduro could be toppled ‘very quickly’ by army: Trump

US President Donald Trump says his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro could be toppled “very quickly” if his own military decides to turn on him. SOUNDBITE

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Trump’s claims about his administration attract laughter at UNGA

“My administration has accomplished more than almost any administration in the history of our country.” President Trump’s opening remarks to the UN General Assembly attract laughter.

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Macron counters Trump’s Iran stance at the UN

French President Emmanuel Macron calls for “dialogue and multilateralism” on Iran, in a thinly veiled response to President Donald Trump’s push for tough, US-led sanctions. Trump has withdrawn from the seven-nation agreement negotiated under his successor Barack Obama, calling it a “disaster” and instead ramping up pressure on Iran including through renewed sanctions.