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'Butterfly child' given life-saving skin

Hassan has been given a new genetically modified skin that covers 80% of his body



A child has been given a new genetically modified skin that covers 80% of his body, in a series of lifesaving operations.

Hassan, who lives in Germany, has a genetic disease - junctional epidermolysis bullosa - that leaves his skin as fragile as a butterfly's wings.

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Yemen conflict: Saudi ban 'catastrophic' for aid

The port of Hodeida is a key entry point for UN aid



Aid agencies are seeking urgent access for humanitarian supplies to war-torn Yemen, after the Saudi-led coalition closed all routes into the country.

The UN and the Red Cross said a "catastrophic" situation threatened millions who rely on life-saving aid.

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Japan's 'Black Widow' gets death sentence for killing lovers

Chisako Kakehi is said to be suffering from dementia



A 70-year-old Japanese woman has been sentenced to death for the murder of three men, one of whom was her husband, and the attempted murder of another.

Chisako Kakehi is accused of using cyanide to kill her lovers and make millions from insurance payouts. Her lawyers plan to appeal the sentence.

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Saudi Arabia arrests: Corruption drive 'just the start'

The purge bolsters the position of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman



The arrest of dozens of Saudi royal figures, ministers and businessmen is just the start of an anti-corruption drive, the attorney general says.

Sheikh Saud Al Mojeb issued a statement describing the detentions as "merely the start of a vital process to root out corruption wherever it exists".

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Kim Jong-nam murder: North Korea suspects named in court

An investigator named four North Korean men in court in connection with the murder



A senior police officer has told a trial in Malaysia that four North Korean men were involved in killing the half-brother of North Korea's leader, Kim Jong-un.

Two women, from Indonesia and Vietnam, are standing trial for the murder of Kim Jong-nam.

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