Kerala floods: Rescue efforts step up as rains begin to ease

Media captionSoldiers winch small children to safety in Kerala’s floods (Footage credit: Indian Air Force) Rescue efforts are being stepped up in the flood-hit Indian state of Kerala, where monsoon rains have eased for now. The India Meteorological Department has removed a red weather alert from all districts, though some areas are still under water. […]

EgyptAir hijack: Cyprus extradites suspect Seif al-Din Mustafa

Image copyright EPA Image caption Mr Mustafa fought extradition to his home country for more than two years An Egyptian man who hijacked a plane and diverted it to Cyprus has been deported to his home country after a two-year extradition battle. Seif al-Din Mustafa is accused of using a fake suicide belt on an […]

New Zealand politician cycles to hospital to give birth

Image copyright Julie Genter/Instagram Image caption Ms Genter and her partner cycled to hospital where she would have their first child New Zealand’s minister for women has cycled to hospital to give birth to her first child at 42 weeks. The Green Party’s Julie Genter said she went by bicycle to be induced because “there […]

Australia drought: New South Wales town ‘mobbed’ by thirsty emus

Image copyright Reuters Image caption At least five emus have been hit by cars in the town of Broken Hill Large numbers of emus have been flocking to an outback mining town in New South Wales as Australia continues to struggle with extreme drought. The flightless birds are desperately searching for food and water in […]

Grief and anger at Italian bridge collapse

Image copyright EPA Image caption Work is still going on to try to find survivors Grief in Italy for the 39 victims of a collapsed motorway bridge in Genoa has been mixed with anger that such a vital structure could have simply given way. Rescuers have little hope of finding more survivors underneath the Morandi […]

Kabul suicide bomber kills 48 in tuition centre attack

Image copyright EPA Image caption Teaching was under way when the bomb went off Forty-eight people have been killed and 67 injured in a bomb explosion at an education centre in Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul, the country’s health ministry says. Police say a suicide bomber walked into the centre while teaching was under way and detonated […]

Australian outcry at ‘final solution’ speech

Image copyright EPA Image caption Senator Fraser Anning says he will not apologise for his speech An Australian senator has been widely condemned for a speech that invoked the term “final solution” in a call for immigration restrictions based on race. Fraser Anning, from the conservative Katter’s Australian Party, called for migration bans on Muslims […]

Taner Kilic: Amnesty Turkish chair to be released from prison

Image copyright Amnesty International Image caption Taner Kilic has spent more than a year in jail on charges Amnesty say are baseless Turkey has decided to release the national head of Amnesty International after more than a year in prison. Taner Kilic was arrested in June 2017 on terrorism charges. He is expected to be […]

Italy bridge: Genoa motorway collapse kills at least 22

Media captionParts of the bridge can be seen collapsing A motorway bridge has collapsed in the northwest Italian city of Genoa, sending vehicles plummeting up to 90m (295ft) to the ground and killing at least 22 people, officials say. Video footage appears to show one of the towers holding up the suspension bridge collapsing in […]

Vienna ranked as most liveable city in the world

Image copyright Getty Images The Austrian capital, Vienna, has beaten Australia’s Melbourne to be named the world’s most liveable city. It’s the first time a European city has topped the rankings of the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) annual survey. The worldwide league table ranks 140 cities on a range of factors, including political and social […]

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