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Wave of Israeli Gaza strikes amid surge in rocket attacks

Wave of Israeli Gaza strikes amid surge in rocket attacks

Image copyright AFP Image caption Palestinian witnesses says an empty building was struck in Gaza City – Israel says it hit militant training sites Israel says it has struck dozens of Hamas military targets in northern Gaza in retaliation for assaults including more than 90 rocket attacks. Palestinian health officials said two people were killed […]

France restricts access to Mont Blanc amid safety fears

France restricts access to Mont Blanc amid safety fears

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mont Blanc, with 11 peaks above 4,000m, is western Europe’s highest mountain range France has issued a decree restricting access to the summit of the country’s highest mountain, Mont Blanc. As a result of overcrowding and safety risks, climbers will not be allowed on the peak’s popular “Royal Route” […]

Saudi Arabia woman 'arrested for hugging' singer Majid al-Mohandis

Saudi Arabia woman 'arrested for hugging' singer Majid al-Mohandis

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Majid al-Mohandis performing in Jeddah last year A woman in Saudi Arabia has been arrested after running on stage to hug a male singer during a concert, according to reports. Majid al-Mohandis was performing at a festival in the western city of Taif when the woman darted on to […]

Dozens hurt as Ryanair flight loses cabin pressure

Dozens hurt as Ryanair flight loses cabin pressure

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Ryanair plane descended 8,000m in seven minutes, observers say More than 30 Ryanair passengers, some bleeding from their ears, have received hospital treatment in Germany after their plane to Croatia lost cabin pressure, German police say. Flight FR7312 from Dublin to Zadar made an emergency landing in Frankfurt. The […]

Trump's UK visit: Nine key moments

Trump's UK visit: Nine key moments

Image copyright AFP It has been just days since the whirlwind that is Donald Trump landed in the UK for his first official visit since becoming US president – and what a couple of days it has turned out to be. A floating effigy, a bombshell interview and a meeting with the Queen – all […]

Eritrea's Isaias Afwerki in historic Ethiopia visit

Eritrea's Isaias Afwerki in historic Ethiopia visit

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The 72-year-old’s visit is seen a remarkable turnaround Eritrea’s President Isaias Afwerki is expected to arrive in Ethiopia shortly for the first time since the start of the two countries’ border war in 1998. The gesture of the visit is intended to cement the recent reconciliation between the long-time enemies. […]

Wittenoom: Tourists urged to stay away from asbestos town

Wittenoom: Tourists urged to stay away from asbestos town

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionHundreds, possibly thousands, of Wittenoom residents have died from exposure to asbestos It is the ghost town in Western Australia that was built on an asbestos mine. Now authorities are concerned that curious tourists and thrill-seekers are returning to the outback town of Wittenoom, which was shut […]

British POWs sank with the Lisbon Maru – should it be raised?

British POWs sank with the Lisbon Maru – should it be raised?

A Chinese film-maker wants to raise a Japanese ship that was sunk in 1942 with hundreds of British prisoners of war on board. Some of the victims’ families back the idea, but one of the survivors says it’s a war grave, and should be left where it lies. “We knew we’d been hit by a […]

White House: Trump-Putin summit 'is on' after hacking indictment

White House: Trump-Putin summit 'is on' after hacking indictment

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The leaders will reportedly discuss US-Russia relations and national security issues on Monday A summit between US President Donald Trump and Russian leader Vladimir Putin will go ahead as planned despite tension over Moscow’s alleged election meddling, the White House says. The pair will meet for talks in the Finnish […]

Papa John's logo to change after founder uses N-word

Papa John's logo to change after founder uses N-word

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Schnatter will no longer appear on Papa John’s pizza boxes and other marketing material Papa John’s founder John Schnatter will be removed from the pizza chain’s branding after his use of the N-word forced his exit from the company. Mr Schnatter, the company’s former chairman, had used the […]