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MH370 search: New debris in Madagascar includes ‘burnt parts’

MH370 search: New debris in Madagascar includes ‘burnt parts’

Image copyright Blaine Gibson Image caption Mr Gibson says it is unclear if alleged burn marks were caused by fire before or after the crash Five new pieces of debris that could belong to the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 have been found in Madagascar. Two fragments appear to show burn marks, which if confirmed […]

MH370 search: New debris in Madagascar includes ‘burnt parts’

MH370 search: New debris in Madagascar includes ‘burnt parts’

Image copyright Blaine Gibson Image caption Mr Gibson says it is unclear if alleged burn marks were caused by fire before or after the crash Five new pieces of debris that could belong to the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 have been found in Madagascar. Two fragments appear to show burn marks, which if confirmed […]

India Muslim women ‘raped’ in fatal attack ‘over beef’

India Muslim women ‘raped’ in fatal attack ‘over beef’

Image copyright Tapas Mallick Image caption The women were raped in their house in Mewat district An Indian woman has said that she and her 14-year-old cousin were gang raped and two relatives murdered, after being accused of being Muslims who ate beef. The woman, 20, told the BBC that four men carried out the […]

Rio Paralympics: Nobody knows our struggle, says Singaporean medallist

Rio Paralympics: Nobody knows our struggle, says Singaporean medallist

Image copyright Yip Pin Xiu Image caption Yip Pin Xiu hugs Theresa Goh Singapore’s first-ever double gold Paralympian has shared an emotional photo of herself celebrating with a veteran team mate who had just won her first medal after four Paralympics. “The world doesn’t need to see my ugly crying face… But the world needs […]

North Korea nuclear test: South would reduce Pyongyang ‘to ashes’

North Korea nuclear test: South would reduce Pyongyang ‘to ashes’

Image copyright AP Image caption Tensions are high between South and North Korea South Korea has a plan to annihilate the North Korean capital if it shows any signs of mounting a nuclear attack, according to reports from Seoul. A military source told the Yonhap news agency every part of Pyongyang “will be completely destroyed […]

North Korea nuclear test: South would reduce Pyongyang ‘to ashes’

North Korea nuclear test: South would reduce Pyongyang ‘to ashes’

Image copyright AP Image caption Tensions are high between South and North Korea South Korea has a plan to annihilate the North Korean capital if it shows any signs of mounting a nuclear attack, according to reports from Seoul. A military source told the Yonhap news agency every part of Pyongyang “will be completely destroyed […]

Bangladesh factory fire: At least 23 killed in Tongi

Media captionPolice estimate 100 people were working in the four-storey building at the time At least 23 people have been killed in a huge fire that broke out at a packaging factory in Bangladesh. A further 70 people are reported to have been injured in the blaze at an industrial complex in Tongi, north of […]

‘Suicidal driver’ cause of deadly Taiwan bus crash

‘Suicidal driver’ cause of deadly Taiwan bus crash

Image copyright AP Image caption Bus was carrying 24 Chinese tourists and a tour guide A suicidal driver was the cause of a bus crash in Taiwan that killed 26 people in July, investigators say. Officials had previously believed the crash, in which an entire Chinese tour group died, was caused by mechanical failure. But […]

Samia Shahid: Bail denied in ‘honour killing’ case

Samia Shahid: Bail denied in ‘honour killing’ case

Image copyright Family photo Image caption Samia Shahid, from Bradford, died while visiting relatives in Pandori in northern Punjab A judge in Pakistan has dismissed an application for bail from the father of Samia Shahid, who was allegedly killed in a so-called “honour killing”. Her former husband, Chaudhry Muhammad Shakeel, is accused of murder and […]

North Korea’s ‘biggest’ nuclear test sparks sanctions push

Media captionA North Korean TV presenter reads out the news The UN Security Council has agreed to begin drawing up new sanctions against North Korea over its fifth and reportedly biggest nuclear test. The decision was taken at an urgent meeting of the 15-member council. South Korea earlier accused the North’s leader Kim Jong-un of […]