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      The Sunday Feature: Albania's Children of Blood Feuds


      Albanian teacher Liljana Luani takes BBC's Andrew Hosken to visit one of her pupils in an isolated corner of High Albania. 13 year old Niko is under threat of death because of a family blood feud that began before he was even born. Dozens of families in the northern Shkodra region live in virtual self-imposed house arrest in fear of their lives from a centuries old tradition of taking revenge that still persists. (Image: Teacher Liljana Luani with her pupil, Niko Credit:BBC)


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      Weekend Extra


      Afghan opium soars; Most expensive painting ever sold; Mafia 'boss of bosses' dies


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      Mugabe Makes First Public Appearance


      Zimbabwe's President leaves house arrest to attend a graduation ceremony in the capital, Harare. Also: Africa's first unisex football academy; Amazon's Tolkien project (Photo: Mr Mugabe arrived with a military escort. Credit: EPA)


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      Mugabe Makes First Public Appearance


      Zimbabwe's President leaves house arrest to attend a graduation ceremony in the capital, Harare. Also: Africa's first unisex football academy; Amazon's Tolkien project (Photo: Mr Mugabe arrived with a military escort. Credit: EPA)


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      Zimbabwe Awaits News on Mugabe's Future


      President Robert Mugabe is said to be under house arrest but the whereabouts of his wife Grace, who was bidding to succeed him as president, are unknown. Also: Amish "long life" research; Danish minister on Russian cyber infiltration (Picture: Man walking in front of a tank in Harare Credit: Getty Images)


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      Zimbabwe: Army Takes Over, Says Mugabe Safe


      After seizing state TV, an army spokesman announced it was targeting people close to Mr Mugabe. The move may be a bid to replace Mr Mugabe with his sacked deputy, Emmerson Mnangagwa, BBC correspondents say. (Picture: President Mugabe and Grace Mugabe (right) Credit: AFP)


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      Thousands Seek Shelter After Iran Quake


      The government is scrambling to get aid to the worst-hit area in the mountainous province of Kermanshah. Also: UK PM points finger at Russia; Hungarians' questionnaire on immigration; Merkel and the motor manufacturers (Picture: Female doctor tends to young victim in the arms of young man Credit: EPA)


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      Iran-Iraq: Deadly Tremor Hits Border Region


      More than 300 people are dead with many more injured. Also: Trump meets Duterte; Rajoy campaigns in Catalonia (Picture: Collapsed buildings Credit: AFP/Getty Images)


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      The Sunday Feature: Iris Origo's Italian War Diary


      Iris Origo, one of the twentieth century's great diarists and biographers, documents Italy before WW2. The newly published diary 'A Chill in the Air' records the hopes and fears of the Italian people in the months before Mussolini entered the war. (Photo: Iris Origo. Credit: Estate of Iris Origo)


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      Weekend Extra


      Saudi-Iran tensions rising; Protests in Catalonia over jailed leaders; George Orwell statue unveiled outside BBC's Broadcasting House


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