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Kabul bomb: Diplomatic zone attack kills dozens

Kabul bomb: Diplomatic zone attack kills dozens

Media captionCivilians were said to be the main casualties A powerful vehicle bomb has hit the diplomatic area of the Afghan capital, Kabul, killing at least 80 people and injuring 350. It struck near Zanbaq Square in the heavily fortified zone, with civilians said to be the main casualties. The morning rush-hour blast was so […]

Deadly Cyclone Mora hits Bangladesh with high winds and rain

Deadly Cyclone Mora hits Bangladesh with high winds and rain

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Hundreds of thousands of Bangladeshis have been moved to cyclone shelters At least five people have been killed in Bangladesh after Cyclone Mora hit the country’s south-eastern coast. Most of them were killed by falling trees in the districts of Cox’s Bazar and Rangamati, officials told the BBC. Hundreds […]

Cyclone Mora hits Bangladesh with heavy wind and rain

Cyclone Mora hits Bangladesh with heavy wind and rain

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Hundreds of thousands of Bangladeshis have been moved to cyclone shelters Cyclone Mora has hit Bangladesh, lashing the country’s south-eastern coast with heavy rain and winds. The powerful storm made landfall on Tuesday morning between the fishing port of Cox’s Bazar and the city of Chittagong, with winds of […]

Mother jailed for murdering children by driving into Australian lake

Mother jailed for murdering children by driving into Australian lake

Image copyright EPA Image caption Guode (L) after the funeral in April 2015 of the children who died A mother who killed three of her children by deliberately driving them into a lake in Australia has been jailed for at least 20 years. Akon Guode, 37, killed one-year-old Bol and four-year-old twins Hanger and Madit […]

Philippine army ‘makes gains’ in Marawi Islamist battle

Philippine army ‘makes gains’ in Marawi Islamist battle

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Philippine Marines are among troops battling the Islamist militants in Marawi The Philippine military says it has made gains retaking Marawi city from Islamist militants amid clashes that have left about 100 people dead. According to the military, militants now control only small pockets within the southern Philippine city. But […]

Anthony Foster: Tireless fighter against Catholic sex abuse

Anthony Foster: Tireless fighter against Catholic sex abuse

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Anthony Foster’s advocacy helped launch an inquiry into institutionalised sexual abuse Clutching a photo of two smiling girls, Anthony Foster last year delivered a powerful statement about what had become his life’s mission. “These are my girls,” he said before television cameras in Rome. “A Catholic priest was raping […]

Philippine clashes: Death toll mounts in Marawi violence

Philippine clashes: Death toll mounts in Marawi violence

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Philippine Marines are among troops battling the Islamist militants in Marawi Dozens of people have been killed in the Philippine city of Marawi as clashes continue between Islamist militants and the army. Nearly 100 people have been killed including at least 19 civilians, local media reports say. Thousands of residents […]

The women accused of killing Kim Jong-nam

The women accused of killing Kim Jong-nam

Image copyright AFP Image caption Doan Thi Huong (in yellow T-shirt) and Siti Aisyah (right) have said they thought they were taking part in a TV prank The murder of Kim Jong-nam, the half brother of North Korea’s leader, is likely to go down as one of the most notorious in history. Two women are […]

Schapelle Corby: ‘Ganja Queen’ trafficker deported from Bali

Schapelle Corby: ‘Ganja Queen’ trafficker deported from Bali

Media captionSchapelle Corby faced a media scrum on her last day in Bali before leaving for Australia. Convicted Australian drug trafficker Schapelle Corby has returned to Brisbane after nine years in prison and three years on parole in Indonesia. The former beauty therapist was arrested in 2004 at Bali airport with 4.2kg of marijuana hidden […]

Philippines’ Duterte under fire for second rape joke

Philippines’ Duterte under fire for second rape joke

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The president was speaking to soldiers at a military camp The president of the Philippines has come under fire for joking about rape in a speech to soldiers. While speaking at a military camp after imposing martial law across the south of the country, he said they were allowed to […]