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Hungary election: Viktor Orban's Fidesz party hopes for third straight term

Hungary election: Viktor Orban's Fidesz party hopes for third straight term

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Viktor Orban and his wife Aniko Levai voting Voting is under way in Hungary, with opinion polls pointing to a third consecutive term for Prime Minister Viktor Orban. Mr Orban and his right-wing Fidesz party are 20 points or more ahead of the far-right Jobbik party and the centre-left Socialists. […]

Canada hockey team crash: 'Entire country in shock' at tragedy

Canada hockey team crash: 'Entire country in shock' at tragedy

Image copyright Humboldt Broncos Image caption A photo posted to the team’s Twitter feed on 24 March after a play-off win Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says “an entire country is in shock and mourning” in the wake of a deadly bus crash in the province of Saskatchewan. There was an outpouring of grief across […]

'I paid $90,000 to free my family from IS'

'I paid $90,000 to free my family from IS'

Image copyright Leila Molana-Allen Image caption Khalid Taalo Khudhur al-Ali with nephews and nieces who also made it to safety in August 2014 Khalid Taalo Khudhur al-Ali fled with his wife and children as Islamic State militants attacked their town in Iraq in 2014, but 19 other members of his family were captured. Over the […]

Inside the White House Bible Study group

Inside the White House Bible Study group

Image copyright Getty Images For the first time in at least 100 years, the US Cabinet has a bible study group. What do they learn? What does Donald Trump make of it? And why aren’t women allowed to teach? Every Wednesday, some of the world’s most powerful people meet in a conference room in Washington […]

Obituary: Keith Murdoch, the disgraced All Black who disappeared

Obituary: Keith Murdoch, the disgraced All Black who disappeared

Image copyright Alamy The most significant moment of Keith Murdoch’s international rugby career was the last. It was 2 December 1972 in Cardiff, the day he made his 27th appearance for New Zealand’s All Blacks against one of the all-time great Wales teams. All Blacks half-back Sid Going chipped the ball forward close to the […]

Japanese father arrested for allegedly caging son for over 20 years

Japanese father arrested for allegedly caging son for over 20 years

Image copyright Reuters Japanese police have arrested a 73-year-old man suspected of keeping his son in a wooden cage for over 20 years. Yoshitane Yamasaki said he locked up his son, now 42, because he suffered mental problems and was sometimes violent, according to officials quoted by public broadcaster NHK. The cage, 1m in height […]

How 'condom snorting' turned into a pro-gun argument

How 'condom snorting' turned into a pro-gun argument

Image copyright Getty Images “Condom snorting” – a dangerous activity that involves stuffing a condom up your nose until it comes out of your mouth – has been the subject of a number of recent viral news reports. It’s a years-old trend that wasn’t very popular even when it first surfaced – and now, in […]

How the crisis in the Gulf could spread to East Africa

How the crisis in the Gulf could spread to East Africa

Image copyright Mary Harper A crisis in the Gulf has had an unexpected consequence – a rush to build ports all down the Somali coast. But, as Mary Harper writes, some fear it could tear the Horn of Africa apart. Somaliland’s port town of Berbera is sleepy and somewhat scruffy. Paintings of fish, crabs and […]

Syria war: Scores dead in Syria gas attack, rescuers and medics say

Syria war: Scores dead in Syria gas attack, rescuers and medics say

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Douma is the last opposition holdout in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta, and is being heavily bombarded by government forces Rescuers in Syria say at least 150 people have died after toxic gas was dropped on Douma, the last rebel-held town in Eastern Ghouta. Volunteer rescue force The White Helmets tweeted […]

Lula: Former Brazilian president surrenders to police

Lula: Former Brazilian president surrenders to police

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Lula has left the steelworkers ‘union in Sao Bernardo do Campo to give himself up to police Brazil’s former president Luiz InĂ¡cio Lula da Silva has surrendered to police to begin serving a 12-year sentence for corruption. It follows a two-day stand-off that saw him take refuge in a steelworkers’ […]