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Afghan Taliban kidnap dozens of bus passengers near Kunduz

Afghan Taliban kidnap dozens of bus passengers near Kunduz

More than 100 people are reported to have been kidnapped after Taliban militants launched an ambush on three buses in northern Afghanistan. Security forces sent to the area near Kunduz are said to be involved in fierce clashes with the militants. It comes a day after the government offered a conditional ceasefire. President Ashraf Ghani […]

Malcolm Turnbull: Under-pressure Australia PM drops climate policy

Malcolm Turnbull: Under-pressure Australia PM drops climate policy

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Australia’s key energy policy will not include an emissions target Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says his government has abandoned plans to set an emissions reduction target in legislation. Mr Turnbull’s U-turn alters a key plank of his signature energy policy, and follows a revolt by conservative MPs within […]

California wildfires: Ferguson Fire near Yosemite contained

California wildfires: Ferguson Fire near Yosemite contained

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Smoke from the Ferguson Fire has been drifting over Yosemite National Park A huge, deadly wildfire that burned for weeks and threatened the Yosemite National Park in California has finally been contained. The Ferguson Fire has burned through nearly 97,000 acres (39,250 hectares) of land to the south-west of […]

Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani: Truth isn’t truth

Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani: Truth isn’t truth

Image copyright Reuters President Donald Trump’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, has raised eyebrows by claiming that “truth isn’t truth” during a television interview. Mr Giuliani was arguing that Mr Trump should not testify to the Russia probe, as he might be “trapped into perjury”. “Truth is truth”, NBC host Chuck Todd countered. Mr Giuliani denied this […]

Nigeria unrest: Deadly attack on village in Borno state

Nigeria unrest: Deadly attack on village in Borno state

Image copyright Boko Haram Image caption Boko Haram, pictured here in a propaganda video, has carried out many attacks in Borno state Suspected Islamist militants have stormed a village in north-east Nigeria, killing several people. Reports on the death toll in Mailari, Borno state, differed. A local militia leader said six people had died but […]

Crazy Rich Asians tops US box office in weekend debut

Crazy Rich Asians tops US box office in weekend debut

Image copyright Warner Brothers Image caption ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ is seen as a turning point for Asian representation in Hollywood Crazy Rich Asians beat expectations to take the top spot at the US box office on its opening weekend. The Warner Brothers film starring Constance Wu and Henry Golding is the first romantic comedy in […]

North and South Korean families to attend emotional reunions

North and South Korean families to attend emotional reunions

Image copyright EPA Image caption Lee Chun-ja with a picture of her wedding she intends to give to her relatives in North Korea A group of elderly South Koreans are travelling into North Korea to see relatives they have not seen since the Korean War of 1950-1953. The war left the Korean peninsula divided and […]

Kerala floods: Relief teams rescue 22,000 as rains ease

Kerala floods: Relief teams rescue 22,000 as rains ease

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Relief supplies were taken to stranded residents in Chengannur About 22,000 people were rescued from the flood-hit Indian state of Kerala on Sunday, officials say, after monsoon rains finally eased. Military teams as well as disaster response forces and local fishermen reached some of the worst hit areas. Helicopters […]

Greece emerges from eurozone bailout programme

Greece emerges from eurozone bailout programme

Image copyright AFP Greece has successfully completed a three-year eurozone bailout programme designed to help it cope with the fallout from its debt crisis. For the first time in eight years, Greece is now free to borrow money on the financial markets The European Stability Mechanism (ESM) provided the country with €61.9bn (£55bn; $70.8bn) over […]

Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani: Truth isn’t truth

Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani: Truth isn’t truth

Image copyright Reuters President Donald Trump’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, has raised eyebrows by claiming that “truth isn’t truth” during a television interview. Mr Giuliani was arguing that Mr Trump should not testify to the Russia probe, as he might be “trapped into perjury”. “Truth is truth”, NBC host Chuck Todd countered. Mr Giuliani denied this […]