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Ramzan Kadyrov, head of Russia’s Chechen Republic, reportedly said LGBT people in Chechnya should be removed ‘to cleanse our blood’. Photograph: Valery Sharifulin\/TASS via Getty Images

Two people have been killed and nearly 40 detained in a new crackdown on LGBT people in Russia’s Chechnya region, activists said in a report on Monday(...)

Telegram allows users to exchange messages, photos and videos in groups of up to 5,000 people and has more than  200 million followers.  Photograph: EPA

A court in Moscow issued a ban on Telegram on Friday after the online messaging service refused to hand Russian secret services access to its users’ e(...)