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Einstein’s travel diaries reveal racist stereotypes

Einstein’s travel diaries reveal racist stereotypes

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Albert Einstein wrote the travel diaries on a trip to Asia and the Middle East in the 1920s Newly published private travel diaries have revealed Albert Einstein’s racist and xenophobic views. Written between October 1922 and March 1923, the diaries track his experiences in Asia and the Middle East. In […]

Yemen war: Saudi-backed forces begin assault on Hudaydah port

Yemen war: Saudi-backed forces begin assault on Hudaydah port

Image copyright EPA Image caption Sudanese forces fighting along the Saudi-led coalition had been gathering outside the port city Saudi-backed government forces have begun an assault on the key Yemeni port of Hudaydah, which is held by rebels. The port is the main point of entry for aid for people in rebel-held areas and agencies […]

Syria war: UN seeks inquiry into ‘Russian’ Idlib air strikes

Syria war: UN seeks inquiry into ‘Russian’ Idlib air strikes

Image copyright AFP Image caption The attack on Zardana was one of the deadliest in rebel-held Idlib province this year The UN’s secretary general has called for an investigation into deadly air strikes in Syria last week that were allegedly conducted by Russian jets. António Guterres expressed deep concern about Thursday’s attack on the rebel-held […]

Iraq election: Fire at Baghdad ballot paper depot

Iraq election: Fire at Baghdad ballot paper depot

Media captionIt is not clear if voting papers have been destroyed A fire has been brought under control at Iraq’s biggest ballot paper storage depot after calls for an election recount. Votes for the eastern district of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, were being held in the depot. Officials say some ballot boxes could have been […]

Iraq election: Fire hits Baghdad recount warehouse

Iraq election: Fire hits Baghdad recount warehouse

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The storage site housed ballot boxes from the al-Rusafa district in the east of Baghdad A fire has hit Iraq’s biggest ballot paper warehouse that was being used to store votes ahead of a recount. Votes for the eastern district of the Iraqi capital Baghdad were being held in the […]

Israel blames Iran for Gaza border violence

Israel blames Iran for Gaza border violence

Image copyright EPA Image caption The weekly protests along the Gaza-Israel border fence have been taking place since March Israel has accused Iran of fuelling recent violence on the Gaza border that has seen more than 100 Palestinians killed amid protests against Israel. Israeli military aircraft dropped leaflets on Gaza on Thursday, warning Palestinians not […]

Iraq arms cache explosions destroy Baghdad mosque

Iraq arms cache explosions destroy Baghdad mosque

Image copyright AFP Image caption The mosque destroyed by the blasts was used by supporters of the Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr At least 17 people have been killed and 80 wounded by explosions that destroyed a mosque in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, medical sources say. The government said the blasts on Wednesday night were the […]

Scores of Ethiopian migrants drown off Yemen’s coast

Scores of Ethiopian migrants drown off Yemen’s coast

Image copyright IOM Image caption Survivors say at least 100 people were on the boat At least 46 migrants trying to cross from Somalia to Yemen have drowned when their boat capsized, UN officials say. Another 16 people are missing after the vessel overturned in rough seas off Yemen’s coast, the International Organization for Migration […]

Argentina cancels Israel World Cup friendly after Gaza violence

Argentina cancels Israel World Cup friendly after Gaza violence

Image copyright AFP Image caption Lionel Messi on a poster in the West Bank protesting against the planned fixture Argentina has cancelled a World Cup warm-up match with Israel, apparently under political pressure over Israel’s treatment of Palestinians in Gaza. Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuain told the ESPN sports channel on Tuesday the game had been […]

Tainted pomegranate kills woman in Australia

Tainted pomegranate kills woman in Australia

Image copyright EPA Image caption Australian authorities have linked 24 hepatitis A cases to a frozen pomegranate product An Australian woman has died after contracting hepatitis A from a packet of frozen pomegranate. The 64-year-old died in South Australia last week in a “rare and tragic” case, state health authorities said. Local officials issued a […]