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Mogadishu car bomb attack claimed by al-Shabab

Mogadishu car bomb attack claimed by al-Shabab

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Somali capital was hit by two separate car bombs Militants have launched their first major attack in the Somali capital Mogadishu since the start of Ramadan almost two months ago. Journalists say al-Shabab fighters stormed the ministry of the interior and national security after detonating two car bombs. The […]

North Korea nuclear deal: Pompeo sees 'progress' after talks

North Korea nuclear deal: Pompeo sees 'progress' after talks

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mike Pompeo and Kim Yong-chol say goodbye as the US envoy departs for Japan US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says progress has been made after holding talks in North Korea on the country’s plans for nuclear disarmament. He spoke after meeting Kim Yong-chol, widely seen as North Korean leader […]

Sado Opera: The queer Russian party band with no borders

Sado Opera: The queer Russian party band with no borders

Image copyright Jamie Macmillan Image caption Katya and The Colonel performing at the Bau Wow club in Brighton “Hello, I’m Colonel,” comes the heavily accented voice from a diminutive, slender man extending a well-manicured hand with long bejewelled fingers. With a face caked in white and with red painted lips, long black (fake) hair, a […]

Images from the 1995 Tokyo Sarin attack

Images from the 1995 Tokyo Sarin attack

Japan has executed seven members of the Aum Shinrikyo doomsday cult over the deadly Sarin chemical attack on the Tokyo underground in 1995. Here we look back at images of the attack and the events that followed. WARNING: Some readers may find some of the images below distressing. Image copyright Getty Images The Aum Shinrikyo […]

Japan floods: Hiroshima hit by deadly deluges and landslides

Japan floods: Hiroshima hit by deadly deluges and landslides

Image copyright PA Image caption More rain is expected in the next few days in western Japan Flooding and landslides have killed at least 27 people and left dozens missing in western areas of Japan. Most of the deaths have occurred in Hiroshima prefecture, which has been hit by torrential rain since Thursday. Hundreds of […]

Lorry driver charged in fatal Humboldt Broncos ice hockey crash

Lorry driver charged in fatal Humboldt Broncos ice hockey crash

Image copyright Humboldt Broncos Image caption A photo posted to the team’s Twitter feed on 24 March after a playoff win Canadian police have charged a lorry driver involved in a crash with a bus carrying a junior hockey team that killed 16 people. Jaskirat Sidhu, 29, was arrested on 16 counts of dangerous operation […]

Up to 54 deaths linked to southern Quebec heat wave

Up to 54 deaths linked to southern Quebec heat wave

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Quebec has had a deadly week-long heat wave A heat wave in the southern part of the Canadian province of Quebec has been linked to 54 deaths, officials say. The sweltering weather began last Friday with temperatures hitting 35C (95F), high humidity and, on the last day, a smog […]

For refugees in Bosnia, a bombed ruin is the only refuge

For refugees in Bosnia, a bombed ruin is the only refuge

Their distinctive, bright blue bibs make workers from the UN’s refugee agency a magnet for frustration, as they try to make their way through a bombed-out student dormitory in the city of Bihac, in Bosnia-Herzegovina. An Afghan family want to talk to them about their chances of making it to Western Europe. A young man […]

Week in pictures: 30 June – 6 July 2018

Week in pictures: 30 June – 6 July 2018

Our selection of some of the most striking news photographs taken around the world this week. Image copyright Alba Vigaray/EPA Image caption People enjoy the Independence Day celebrations in New York, USA. The annual holiday marks the day in 1776 when the United States declared independence as a sovereign nation. Image copyright Erik De Castro/Reuters […]

Thailand cave rescue: Boys tell parents 'don't worry' in letters

Thailand cave rescue: Boys tell parents 'don't worry' in letters

Image copyright Facebook/ekatol Image caption A Facebook photo shows the coach with some of the missing children The Thai boys trapped in a cave for two weeks have written letters to their parents, saying “don’t worry… we are all strong”. The handwritten notes include requests for food, including fried chicken. “Teacher, don’t give us lots […]