Home » Archives by category » WORLD (Page 3)

Deadly high-speed train crash in Ankara Turkey

Deadly high-speed train crash in Ankara Turkey

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The crash happened early in the morning A crash involving a high-speed train at a station in the Turkish capital Ankara has killed at least four people and injured more than 40, local media say. Images from the scene showed emergency services working to rescue people from badly damaged […]

North and South Korea soldiers cross DMZ in peace

North and South Korea soldiers cross DMZ in peace

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The historic moment was caught on camera by both sides North and South Korean soldiers have made several friendly crossings into each other’s territory for the first time since the countries were divided. The men were checking the dismantling of guard posts in the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) along the […]

Michael Spavor: Second Canadian 'missing' in China

Michael Spavor: Second Canadian 'missing' in China

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said Canada was urgently seeking information on the two Canadians Canada’s foreign ministry says it is trying to make contact with a second Canadian who is believed to have been detained in China. Michael Spavor, a businessman based in Dandong near the North Korean border, had […]

Vahid Sayadi Nasiri: Jailed Iran activist dies on hunger strike

Vahid Sayadi Nasiri: Jailed Iran activist dies on hunger strike

Image copyright Iran Human Rights Monitor Image caption The activist was protesting against his conditions in prison An Iranian political activist jailed for his messages on social media has died after spending 60 days on hunger strike, his family says. Vahid Sayadi Nasiri had been accused of insulting Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and other […]

In pictures: Ethiopians drum for unity

In pictures: Ethiopians drum for unity

Drummers came out in force in Ethiopia to celebrate the diversity of the country’s more than 100 million people. The celebration, officially called the Nations and Nationalities Day, is supposed to highlight Ethiopia’s more than 80 nationalities and ethnic groups. Troupes from across the country came to the main stadium in the capital, Addis Ababa, […]

Underwater museum brings hope to Lake Titicaca

Underwater museum brings hope to Lake Titicaca

Image copyright Bolivian Ministry of Culture Image caption Specialised divers have located 10,000 items so far Ever since Reddy Guaygua was a boy, he dreamt of discovering hidden ruins. Born in Mapiri, 130km (80 miles) north of La Paz in Bolivia, he was the only person from his small town to study archaeology. “My goal […]

California man freed after two days trapped in restaurant grease vent

California man freed after two days trapped in restaurant grease vent

Image copyright Alameda County Sheriff Image caption The 29-year-old man was said to have been physically exhausted when he was rescued A man has been rescued after spending two days trapped in a grease vent at a vacant Chinese restaurant in California, police say. Emergency crews responded to reports of “a faint voice calling for […]

Canada is seeking consular access to ex-diplomat detained in China

Canada is seeking consular access to ex-diplomat detained in China

Image copyright International Crisis Group Image caption The International Crisis Group says it is working for Mr Kovrig’s release Canada says it is seeking consular access as soon as possible to a former Canadian diplomat who has been detained in China. Michael Kovrig was held on Monday by the Beijing National Security Bureau. His current […]

Spain's minimum wage to jump 22% in new year

Spain's minimum wage to jump 22% in new year

Image copyright EPA Image caption PM Pedro Sánchez: “A rich country cannot have poor workers” Spain’s minimum wage will jump by 22% in 2019 – the largest annual increase in more than 40 years. It means millions of low-paid workers could see a pay rise from €736 ($835; £665) to €900, effective from January. Prime […]

Maduro accuses US of plotting to kill him

Maduro accuses US of plotting to kill him

Image copyright EPA Image caption Mr Maduro said that Venezuela had the resources and the determination to fight back Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro has accused the US of plotting to kill him and topple his government. He told reporters that US National Security Adviser John Bolton was personally involved in the plot, but did not […]