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Russia admits dozens of Russian casualties in Syria battle

Russia admits dozens of Russian casualties in Syria battle

Image copyright AFP Image caption Russia gave no details about Russian volunteers fighting in Syria Russia’s foreign ministry has confirmed that “several dozen” Russian citizens – not regular soldiers – were killed or wounded in a recent battle in Syria. The statement did not give the date. Previously the Russian government said “probably five” Russians […]

Post-Brexit UK won’t be like Mad Max, says David Davis

Post-Brexit UK won’t be like Mad Max, says David Davis

Media captionWill ministers be locked in a room ‘all night’? Britain will not be “plunged into a Mad Max-style world borrowed from dystopian fiction” after it leaves the EU, the Brexit secretary has said. David Davis said the UK wanted to lead a “global race to the top” in rights and standards not, as some […]

Latvian central bank boss released on bail

Latvian central bank boss released on bail

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Rimsevics has been in charge of the Bank of Latvia since 2001 The head of Latvia’s central bank has been released from police custody on bail as investigators seek to determine whether or not he solicited a bribe. The country’s anti-corruption agency says Ilmars Rimsevics sought a payment of […]

Syria ‘to help Kurds’ in Turkey offensive

Syria ‘to help Kurds’ in Turkey offensive

Media captionWhy is Turkey attacking Syria? Mark Lowen explains Syrian pro-government forces will help Syrian Kurds fighting against a Turkish offensive in north-west Syria, Syria’s state news agency reports. It comes after Syrian Kurdish officials said the government in Damascus had agreed to send troops. Turkey regards the Kurdish fighters, just across its border in […]

Iceland’s mooted circumcision ban sparks religious outrage

Iceland’s mooted circumcision ban sparks religious outrage

Image copyright Getty Images Religious groups have condemned a bill in Iceland’s parliament that would ban circumcision for non-medical reasons. The draft law would impose a six-year prison term on anyone guilty of “removing part or all of the [child’s] sexual organs”, arguing the practice violates the child’s rights. Jewish and Muslim leaders however have […]

Russia Dagestan shooting: Five women killed in attack on churchgoers

Russia Dagestan shooting: Five women killed in attack on churchgoers

Image copyright EPA Image caption Doctors examine wounded patients in a hospital in Kizlyar Five women have been killed in a shooting at a Christian church in Russia’s volatile republic of Dagestan. Five others, including a police officer and a national guardsman, were injured, Russian officials said. A man fired at people leaving an evening […]

Dagestan church shooting leaves five dead in Kizlyar

Dagestan church shooting leaves five dead in Kizlyar

Five people have been killed in a shooting at a Christian church in the Russian republic of Dagestan. Five others were also injured in the shooting, Russia’s interior ministry said. A local man fired at people leaving an evening service in the city of Kizlyar, Russia’s Tass news agency said. The attacker was shot and […]

Winter Olympics: Russian athlete suspected of failing doping test

Winter Olympics: Russian athlete suspected of failing doping test

A Russian athlete is suspected of failing a doping test at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, according to Russian news agency Tass. More than 160 competitors are taking part as neutral Olympic Athletes from Russia (OAR) as their country was banned from the Games over “systemic” doping at Sochi 2014, which they hosted. Several […]

Israel rebukes Poland PM for ‘Jewish perpetrators’ remark

Israel rebukes Poland PM for ‘Jewish perpetrators’ remark

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Polish prime minister has not responded publicly to Israeli criticism Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has sharply rebuked his Polish counterpart for saying that Jews were among the perpetrators of the Holocaust. He said the remarks by Mateusz Morawiecki at the Munich Security Conference were “outrageous”. Mr Netanyahu said […]

‘I fix umbrellas to save the world’

Thierry Millet is possibly Europe‚Äôs last remaining artisanal umbrella repair man, working out of a small shop in central Paris. When BBC News visited his workshop, he said that by rescuing broken brollies he was doing his bit for the environment. ‘I fix umbrellas to save the world’

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