Mélanie Ducret

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'Africa's arms dump': following the trail of bullets in the Sudans

Sudan and South Sudan are among the most heavily armed countries in the world. The Niles investigates how this came about and the consequences of spiraling bloodshed<p>Sudan was awash with arms long before the country split in two. When South Sudan seceded in 2011, it was estimated that there were up …

Six-acre portrait unveiled on Washington DC's National Mall – video

A six-acre face portrait is unveiled on Washington's National Mall. The 'face-scape' was created by Cuban-American urban artist Jorge Rodriquez-Gerarda for the Smithsonian Institution's National Portrait Gallery. 'It's not the face of America,' he says, 'it's one of the hundreds of millions of …

Copying CDs is now legal, but is it too little too late?

Today, copyright law in the UK catches up with what people have been doing for decades -- backing up media for personal use is now legal.<p>Until now, …

Sudan's 'morality' laws used to punish women, report finds

Amira Osman Hamed knows better than most how Sudan’s so-called morality laws can make life a nightmare for women in her country.<p>A civil engineer, Osman faced a public flogging after her arrest by 10 police officers last year for falling foul of a catch-all provision barring “indecent dressing” …

Teenager obsessed with TV killer Dexter stabbed and dismembered girlfriend

A 17-year-old boy with a fixation on the TV serial killer Dexter has been jailed for 25 years for stabbing to death his 17-year-old girlfriend and dismembering her body.<p>Steven Miles, who was 16 at the time, killed Elizabeth Thomas at his family home in Oxted, Surrey, on 24 January.<p>After stabbing …

Mother jailed after Texas girl missing for 12 years found in Mexico

A Texas girl reported kidnapped 12 years ago was found near Mexico City with her mother after authorities received a tip, and the mother was quickly flown to Texas and jailed on kidnapping charges, investigators said Wednesday.<p>The FBI and Mexico authorities said 17-year-old Sabrina Allen, whose …

Officials Contact More People in Relation to U.S. Ebola Patient But Reassure Public on Containment

Public health officials work to quell fears about first case diagnosed in U.S.<p>As health officials are reportedly reaching out to as many as 100 people who had contact with the first patient to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, public health experts are working to reassure the public …