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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 […]

If Roe v Wade is overturned, will abortion become illegal in the US?

If Roe v Wade is overturned, will abortion become illegal in the US?

Could abortion in the US become illegal? That’s the question being typed into search engines across the world, as people wait to see who President Donald Trump announces as his nomination for the US Supreme Court. He’s previously promised to appoint a “pro-life” judge. Since Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement, questions have been raised […]

Steve Ditko: Spider-Man co-creator found dead at 90

Steve Ditko: Spider-Man co-creator found dead at 90

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Steve Ditko created Spider-Man with Stan Lee in 1963 Spider-Man co-creator Steve Ditko has died aged 90 in New York, police say. He was found unresponsive at his flat in Manhattan on 29 June and was declared dead by paramedics who attended the scene. Fans, including author Neil Gaiman, […]

Mexico key 'El Chapo' Guzman henchman extradited

Mexico key 'El Chapo' Guzman henchman extradited

Image copyright EPA Image caption TV images showed armed police leading Damaso Lopez onto a plane at an airport in Ciudad Juarez Mexico has extradited to the US a senior member of the Sinaloa drug gang formerly headed by Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. Damaso Lopez is alleged to have been responsible for organising Guzman’s escape […]

Libya holds the key to solving Europe migration crisis

Libya holds the key to solving Europe migration crisis

Image copyright AFP The European Union wants to set up migrant “reception centres” in North Africa to process the thousands of Africans trying to reach Europe. This has been rejected by Libya, where people-smuggling networks once controlled by former strongman Muammar Gaddafi, are now able to operate freely, writes the BBC’s Farouk Chothia. As he […]

Woman behind Trudeau groping allegations stands by account

Woman behind Trudeau groping allegations stands by account

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Trudeau says he remembers the event, but does not recall any “negative interactions” The woman who accused Canadian PM Justin Trudeau 18 years ago of groping her says she stands by her account. She released a statement on Friday to CBC News, her first public comment on the allegations […]

EgyptAir flight MS804: French investigators says fire likely cause

EgyptAir flight MS804: French investigators says fire likely cause

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Sixty-six people were killed in the crash The crash of EgyptAir flight MS804 in 2016 was probably caused by a fire in the cockpit, French investigators say. They said onboard recorders suggested that the blaze had spread rapidly through the plane. The findings contradict Egypt’s earlier statements that explosives […]