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Strasbourg shootings: Armed police mount operation in Neudorf district

Strasbourg shootings: Armed police mount operation in Neudorf district

Image copyright EPA Image caption Parts of the southern Strasbourg suburb of Neudorf were closed off by police on Thursday afternoon Police in the French city of Strasbourg have carried out a security operation in the district of Neudorf as they continue their hunt for the gunman who killed three people on Tuesday. Cherif Chekatt, […]

NZ bus drivers seethe at shorts ban

NZ bus drivers seethe at shorts ban

Image copyright Marty Melville/AFP/Getty Images Image caption Wellington buses can get hot at this time of year A row has broken out in New Zealand over a ban on bus drivers wearing shorts to work, right in the middle of the country’s summer. Two drivers in the capital Wellington were told not to come to […]

Two Israelis killed amid spate of West Bank attacks

Two Israelis killed amid spate of West Bank attacks

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Palestinian attacker shot at people at a bus stop near a West Bank settlement, the Israeli military says Two Israeli soldiers have been shot dead by a Palestinian in the occupied West Bank, the Israeli military says, amid an upsurge of attacks in the area. Two people were also […]

Yemen war: Truce for lifeline port city of Hudaydah

Yemen war: Truce for lifeline port city of Hudaydah

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAround two thirds of Yemen’s population is reliant on food aid Warring parties in Yemen have agreed to a ceasefire for the port city of Hudaydah, principal lifeline for two-thirds of the country. They reached agreement at the end of talks in Sweden brokered by the UN, […]

Sri Lanka parliament sacking 'illegal'

Sri Lanka parliament sacking 'illegal'

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Supreme Court was packed with MPs, lawyers and journalists awaiting the judgment Sri Lanka’s top court has ruled that the president’s dissolution of parliament last month was unconstitutional, as a political crisis continues to grip the nation. President Maithripala Sirisena dismissed his prime minister and replaced him with former […]

DR Congo poll: Blaze hits electoral depot as tense vote nears

DR Congo poll: Blaze hits electoral depot as tense vote nears

Image copyright AFP Image caption The scale of the damage from the blaze is unclear Fire has gutted an electoral commission depot in Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, in the violent run-up to a presidential vote. Election officials said voting machines had been destroyed in the blaze, which broke out overnight. The […]

Climate change: Failure to tackle warming 'suicidal'

Climate change: Failure to tackle warming 'suicidal'

Image copyright SOPA Images Image caption Some observers believe that the return of Mr Guterres to these talks is a sign that significant progress is not being made The UN secretary-general has warned negotiators at a major meeting that failing to increase efforts on climate change would be “not only immoral but suicidal” for the […]

'If the factory closes what could I afford to eat?'

'If the factory closes what could I afford to eat?'

Image copyright Nicolas Axelrod Image caption Cambodia’s clothing shipments to the EU accounted for 45% of all the country’s exports last year Sao Run is worried that if the clothing factory where she works closes down she won’t be able to feed herself and her son. A 34-year-old widow, she has spent almost 13 years […]

Leopard kills Indian Buddhist monk meditating in forest

Leopard kills Indian Buddhist monk meditating in forest

Image copyright Abhishek Bhatpalliwar  A monk meditating in a forest in the Indian state of Maharashtra has died in a leopard attack, officials say. Rahul Walke had been “meditating under a tree” in the Tadoba forest, which is a protected tiger reserve, officials told PTI news agency. Walke had been attached to a Buddhist temple […]

Australia seizes squirrels 'smuggled on plane from Bali'

Australia seizes squirrels 'smuggled on plane from Bali'

Image copyright Australian government Image caption One of the squirrels seized at Brisbane Airport on 4 December A man was intercepted at an Australian airport after flying from Indonesia with two live squirrels smuggled in his luggage, authorities say. The Australian resident may face criminal charges after the animals were detected at Brisbane Airport last […]