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Armenia unrest: Police detain protest leader Nikol Pashinyan

Armenia unrest: Police detain protest leader Nikol Pashinyan

Image copyright AFP Image caption Nikol Pashinyan has called on supporters to launch a “velvet revolution” Police in Armenia have detained an opposition MP who has been leading anti-government protests. Nikol Pashinyan was picked up after Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan cut short a televised meeting between the two. During their three-minute confrontation Mr Pashinyan insisted […]

Syria ‘chemical’ attack: Experts finally visit Douma site

Syria ‘chemical’ attack: Experts finally visit Douma site

Media captionHow the Western attacks on Syria’s suspected chemical weapons sites unfolded International chemical weapons experts have finally inspected the site of a suspected attack near Damascus which caused an international crisis. The team from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) travelled to the town of Douma and collected samples and other […]

Avicii’s music ‘will live forever’: Tributes paid to the Swedish DJ

Avicii’s music ‘will live forever’: Tributes paid to the Swedish DJ

Media captionThousands gathered in Stockholm to remember Swedish DJ Avicii Artists have been paying tribute to Avicii, who has died suddenly in Oman. It’s not yet known how the Swedish DJ died, but two years ago he announced his retirement after suffering from health problems. Rita Ora, who he recently collaborated with on the track […]

Talks between Armenian leaders break down amid protests

Talks between Armenian leaders break down amid protests

Image copyright AFP Image caption Opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan has called for a “velvet revolution” Talks between Armenia’s PM and an opposition leader aimed at ending anti-government protests have broken down. Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan walked out of a televised meeting with Nikol Pashinyan in the capital, denouncing the opposition’s “blackmail”. There are reports that […]

Syria ‘chemical’ attack: Experts finally visit Douma site

Syria ‘chemical’ attack: Experts finally visit Douma site

Media captionA short guide to the Syrian civil war International chemical weapons experts have finally inspected the site of a suspected attack near Damascus which caused an international crisis. The team from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) travelled to the town of Douma and collected samples and other items. Last week […]

Avicii’s music ‘will live forever’: Tributes paid to the Swedish DJ

Avicii’s music ‘will live forever’: Tributes paid to the Swedish DJ

Image copyright Reuters Artists have been paying tribute to Avicii, who has died suddenly in Oman. It’s not yet known how the Swedish DJ died, but two years ago he announced his retirement after suffering from health problems. Rita Ora, who he recently collaborated with on the track Lonely Together, tweeted that she had “no […]

Avicii, top electronic dance music artist, found dead at 28

Avicii, top electronic dance music artist, found dead at 28

Image copyright Reuters Image caption DJ Avicii – real name Tim Bergling – died on Friday, his representative announced Swedish DJ Avicii, one of the world’s biggest dance music stars, has died in Oman at the age of 28. Avicii’s club anthems include Wake Me Up, Levels, and recently, Lonely Together with Rita Ora. His […]

Berlin police defuse WW2 bomb after mass evacuation

Berlin police defuse WW2 bomb after mass evacuation

Media captionThe bomb was found by workers on a construction site in Heidestrasse German police have defused a World War Two bomb in central Berlin, after some 10,000 people were evacuated. “A short bang – there was a controlled explosion of the detonator away from the bomb,” the police said. The British bomb has been […]

Bitcoin heist: Iceland fugitive says he wants to go home

Bitcoin heist: Iceland fugitive says he wants to go home

Image copyright Iceland police Image caption Sindri Thor Stefansson was arrested in February A man who escaped custody in Iceland and got on a passenger plane that was carrying the country’s prime minister says he “will be back soon”. Sindri Thor Stefansson is suspected of masterminding the theft of 600 computers to mine virtual currencies. […]

Algerian woman denied French citizenship over handshake

Algerian woman denied French citizenship over handshake

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption President Emmanuel Macron during a citizenship ceremony in Orleans in 2017 A French appeals court has upheld a ruling denying an Algerian woman citizenship after she refused to shake the hand of a senior official. The woman, who has not been named, said her “religious beliefs” prevented her from shaking […]

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