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9/11 anniversary: Services held 15 years on

9/11 anniversary: Services held 15 years on

Image copyright EPA Image caption US Marines held a memorial service on Sunday in Jerusalem Services are being held across the United States and the world to mark 15 years since the 11 September attacks. Six moments of silence are being held in New York City, to mark the times four hijacked planes crashed and […]

Saudi Arabia Hajj: Millions at Mount Arafat for ceremonies

Saudi Arabia Hajj: Millions at Mount Arafat for ceremonies

Image copyright AFP Image caption Pilgrims gathered from dawn on Sunday in advance of the most significant part of their pilgrimage The annual Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia has reached its climax with 1.5 million Muslims gathering at Mount Arafat to offer day-long prayers and recitations from the Koran. The pilgrims congregated from sunrise at […]

Kenya kills three women attackers of Mombasa police station

Kenya kills three women attackers of Mombasa police station

Three women have been killed after trying to stage an attack at the main police station in the Kenyan port city of Mombasa, officials say. The women, wearing hijabs, entered the station saying they wanted to report a crime, police say. One of the women pulled a knife and another threw a petrol bomb, starting […]

Woman in famous VJ Day 'Kiss' photo dies aged 92

Woman in famous VJ Day 'Kiss' photo dies aged 92

Image copyright AP Image caption Some have noted darker connotations to the photo in recent years The woman kissed by a sailor in an iconic photograph marking the end of World War Two has died aged 92. Greta Zimmer Friedman died of pneumonia at a hospital in Richmond, Virginia, her son Joshua Friedman said. Ms […]

North Korea nuclear test: South would reduce Pyongyang 'to ashes'

North Korea nuclear test: South would reduce Pyongyang 'to ashes'

Image copyright AP Image caption Tensions are high between South and North Korea South Korea has a plan to annihilate the North Korean capital if it shows any signs of mounting a nuclear attack, according to reports from Seoul. A military source told the Yonhap news agency every part of Pyongyang “will be completely destroyed […]

Croatia votes amid political and economic uncertainty

Croatia votes amid political and economic uncertainty

Image copyright AP Image caption The vote is taking place amid growing antipathy towards the independent media and minorities, especially ethnic Serbs Voters in Croatia are going to the polls to choose a government for the second time in less than a year, with the outcome expected to be close and the end-result another shaky […]

Venice film festival: Philippines drama wins top prize

Venice film festival: Philippines drama wins top prize

Image copyright AP Image caption Lav Diaz dedicated film to “Filipino people and their struggle” Philippines film The Woman Who Left, a black and white drama by director Lav Diaz, has won the Golden Lion for best film at the Venice Film Festival. It tells the story of a schoolteacher’s thirst for revenge and her […]

'IS-inspired' Australian man charged with terrorism

'IS-inspired' Australian man charged with terrorism

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Police Deputy Commissioner Catherine Burn says police are facing new challenges Police in Australia have charged a 22-year-old man with committing a terrorist act and attempted murder in southwest Sydney. They say he was inspired by the Islamic State (IS) group. Officers say the attacker repeatedly stabbed a 59-year-old man […]

First win in four decades for Seychelles opposition LDS

First win in four decades for Seychelles opposition LDS

Image copyright AFP Image caption The vote in the archipelago nation of 115 islands and 90,000 people took place over three days The opposition in the Seychelles has won parliamentary elections for the first time in four decades. Official results give the opposition coalition, the LDS, fifteen seats in the new National Assembly, five more […]

The real love island

The real love island

Every year, 3,000 couples fly from the Middle East to Cyprus to get married. It’s the easiest place to go if they want a civil ceremony rather than a religious one. A cheesy love song blares out from tinny speakers as a young couple nervously walk hand-in-hand past rows of empty seats in the Larnaca […]