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access_time9 hours ago
Three people reported killed and several others injured after gun-attack in Dutch city. Police say it appears to be a terrorist attack, and are looking for a 37-year-old Turkish man named as Gokmen Tanis.

Also, Turkey's President Erdogan criticised for showing some of New Zealand mosque gunman's video during election-rallies, and why Berlin is allowing women to pay less than men to use public transport - for one day only.
access_time1 day ago
Ministers are expected to consider a ban on the kind of semi-automatic weapons used by the gunman in the Christchurch mosque attacks. Also: Ethiopia sees 'similarities' between last week's Boeing crash and last year's disaster off Indonesia, and what kind of music makes cheese even tastier?
access_time2 days ago
It's now known that fifty people were killed in Friday's attack on two mosques in Christchurch. Also: yellow vest violence returns to Paris, and Australian town holds funeral for crocodile.
access_time3 days ago
A twenty-eight year old man is charged with murder in connection with the Christchurch mosque shootings. The New Zealand Prime Minister, says gun laws will be overhauled. We look into the spread of white supremacist ideology. Also: An international agreement has been reached to cut single-use plastics over the coming decade.
access_time3 days ago
The New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern condemned the "terrorist attack" in Christchurch, which was live-streamed by a gunman. The authorities advised all mosques in the city to shut down until further notice.
access_time4 days ago
If European Union member states agree to the delay, the UK may now not leave the bloc on March 29th. Prime Minister Theresa May says Brexit could be delayed by three months, but only if MPs back her twice-defeated deal. Also, the US Senate has voted to overturn President Trump's emergency order aimed at funding his border wall, and the jet pack Iron Man suit that could enable us to fly.
access_time4 days ago
Theresa May has made it clear she will make a third attempt to get her EU withdrawal deal through Parliament in the next week. It's already been defeated twice. A British soldier is to be prosecuted in connection with the Bloody Sunday killings in Northern Ireland forty-seven years ago. And new research that could be used to predict whether breast cancer is likely to come back after treatment.
access_time5 days ago
Chaos and confusion at Westminster over Brexit. Also, the latest on the school shooting in Brazil and have scientists in Russia discovered the secret of time travel?
access_time5 days ago
British PM says UK could still leave EU with a 'good deal' despite MPs rejecting her plan. We look at the challenges she faces - and the view from the European Union.

Also, rescue-operation in Lagos after collapse of building containing a school, and how some South Africans are demanding tougher action against pastors who abuse and exploit their followers.
access_time6 days ago
PM's EU deal defeated by 149 votes in what's being called a 'political disaster'.

Also: An appeal court in Sudan has quashed flogging sentences imposed on women demonstrators, and dozens arrested in the United States for alleged involvement in a scam to help wealthy Americans cheat their way into elite universities.
access_time6 days ago
Theresa May makes final bid to save her Brexit deal ahead of a crucial vote in Commons. She's urged MPs to back her 'improved' agreement or risk 'no Brexit at all'.

Also, United Nations says mass-killings in the Congo may be a crime against humanity, a warning from the inventor of the worldwide web as it turns 30, and why an Italian city is furious at how the world has misrepresented its cuisine.
access_time7 days ago
Abdelaziz Bouteflika has bowed to public and judicial pressure after his candidacy sparked mass protests. But he has also delayed the elections, without setting a new date. Also, President Trump's new budget proposes more than $8 billion for a Mexico border wall, and researchers believe eye tests could help detect early signs of Alzheimer's disease.
access_time7 days ago
The Boeing 737 Max 8's cockpit voice recorder and digital flight recorder could be crucial in determining what caused the crash that killed all 157 people on board. Several airlines have grounded the Boeing model following the disaster. And Venezuela's government has ordered schools and businesses to remain closed on Monday as a power cut drags into a fifth day.
access_time8 days ago
Also: Western-backed fighters launch new attack on the last Islamic State enclave in Syria, and the picturesque street in Paris being ruined by Instagram
access_time9 days ago
The rival protests follow power cuts across much of Venezuela since Thursday. They took place in response to calls by opposition leader Juan Guaidó and President Maduro, also, anger, after a man at an American hospital is told he was certain to die - via a screen on a robot, Shamima Begum's father apologises to the UK for daughter 'doing wrong.' George Michael's private art collection on display in London ahead of auction.
access_time10 days ago
Riot police fired tear gas in the capital Algiers, but the rallies were mostly peaceful. Also a 24 hour power cut in Venezuela is the longest in living memory, and Gabriel Garcia Marquez's novel - One Hundred Years of Solitude -- is finally being adapted for the screen.
access_time10 days ago
The US's new commercial astronaut capsule splashes down in the Atlantic Ocean. Also: Trump's former campaign chairman gets four years in prison,
Iran accuses the UK of breaking international law by extending its diplomatic protection to a British-Iranian woman in jail in Tehran, and are chimps who live in captivity losing their cultural traditions?
access_time11 days ago
Global warming may be causing more winter rainfall which melts the ice leading to raised sea levels; Saudi Arabia's human rights record is criticised by a UN body, and the seven year old girl who wants to be a world boxing champion.
access_time11 days ago
Barbarin was found guilty of failing to report allegations of assaults by a priest in the 1980s and 1990s. He denied the charges and he will appeal against the verdict. And are new drugs giving hope to those affected by an outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo?
access_time12 days ago
An ongoing protest by French customs officials has been causing major disruption at the port of Calais. Also: The Brazilian president has provoked national controversy, and Islamic State militants in Syria have been captured trying to escape their last enclave.
access_time12 days ago
Carlos Ghosn, who ran the world largest alliance of car makers and faces three counts of financial misconduct, says he'll defend himself against "meritless and unsubstantiated accusations". Also: Human Rights Watch says children who fled the group calling itself Islamic State are being tortured in Iraq and the US investment bank, Goldman Sachs, tells staff it's ready to shed the suits.
access_time13 days ago
The United Nations human rights office in Burundi has been forced to close at the insistence of the government. Also: Britain's Government faces a dire warning over a surge in knife crime, and Canada's bitcoin mystery deepens.
access_time13 days ago
A British man has been declared HIV-free after a bone-marrow transplant. The case has raised hopes that scientists will eventually be able to defeat the AIDS virus.

Also, Trump targets India and Turkey in trade crackdown, China's premier warns of tough times ahead for its economy, and how science has proved that heartbreak can be deadly.
access_time14 days ago
Opposition leader Juan Guido tells crowds they must fight to achieve regime change; Fears the death toll from two twisters - or tornados - in Alabama will rise; and Saudi Arabia rejects accusations it has detained and tortured a number of women's rights activists.
access_time14 days ago
Critics of Pius the Twelfth say he failed to do enough to help Jews during the Holocaust. The Vatican hopes that opening its archives will help establish the truth about Pius's role during World War Two.

Also, China accuses two detained Canadians of spying, rescue-teams in Alabama search for survivors after devastating tornadoes, and why an actress is doing a solo comedy show about her disabled sister.
access_time15 days ago
Abdelaziz Bouteflika defies protesters but promises not to serve a full term also: Venezuelan opposition leader Guaidó to return and the mobile bistro in central France
access_time16 days ago
US President Donald Trump attacks special counsel Robert Mueller. Also: The new President of the DRC calls for political prisoners to be pardoned, and a new capsule for sending astronauts to the International Space Station has successfully launched.
access_time17 days ago
Also: Police clash with demonstrators in Algeria over anti-government protests and how craft beer is taking over the world
access_time17 days ago
Crowds of Indians gathered near a border crossing with Pakistan ahead of the release of an Indian fighter pilot captured by Pakistan. Prime Minister Imran Khan said the pilot would be released as on Friday - but as darkness fell there was still no sign of him. Venezuela has announced it is moving the European headquarters of its state oil company from Portugal to Russia. And new advice for women who've suffered a stillbirth and want to try again for a baby.
access_time18 days ago
Also: North Korea refute President Trump’s claims over failed summit and the Michael Jackson sex abuse allegations about to land in full
access_time18 days ago
The "peace gesture" to return the airman from a downed jet comes amid tensions over disputed Kashmir. Also: UN says Gaza protest deaths may be war crimes and semi-identical twins "identified for only the second time".
access_time19 days ago
The President's former lawyer Michael Cohen paints a damning portrait of his boss in testimony to Congress; a second Ebola centre attacked in DR Congo; and the myth of the scary Momo doll.
access_time19 days ago
Both countries claim they have shot down each other's aircraft. Islamabad said it carried out retaliatory air strikes on its neighbour's territory, shot down Indian fighter aircraft, and captured an Indian pilot. India says it lost only one plane and has downed a Pakistani jet. Also: we will preview the testimony of President Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen in Congress, and parlez-vous une autre langue? Foreign language learning is at an 18 year low in the UK.
access_time20 days ago
Sergei Mikhailov was arrested while working for Russia's security agency, the FSB, and Ruslan Stoyanov, was an employee of the anti-virus firm Kaspersky Lab. Also: British prime minister offers MPs a Brexit delay vote and what is the future of subscription boxes?
access_time20 days ago
The Vatican described the conviction of Cardinal George Pell as "painful news". Also: Pakistan condemns an Indian airstrike on its territory and says it will respond, The British PM says MPs will get to vote on whether to delay Brexit if there's no agreement on how to leave the EU, and the campaign to save a British café in New York - dubbed a "shrine to Britishness".
access_time21 days ago
Mohammed Javad Zarif announced his resignation in an Instagram post, apologising for "shortcomings". Also: Britain's opposition Labour party move to back new Brexit referendum and is there a relationship between champion boxers and left-handedness?
access_time21 days ago
The Afghan president Ashraf Ghani has called for a nationwide tribal council. Also: we look at the diversity of the winners of the Oscars, and why girls and women are abused for playing football in India.
access_time22 days ago
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says Maduro's "days are numbered" following deadly clashes over humanitarian aid. Also: Pope Francis has compared child sexual abuse to human sacrifice, and could Cuba be on the brink of a new era?
access_time23 days ago
Also: Millions of Nigerians have been voting in the biggest election in African history and elephants in Botswana may be turned into dog food
access_time24 days ago
Omar al Bashir also declares a national emergency after weeks of protests, also: rival concerts at the Venezuelan-Colombian border and the lost parrot of Dublin airport
access_time24 days ago
The joint business will enable customers to book shared cars, hail rides from taxis as well as find and pay for parking spots and electric charging points. Also: US to leave 200 troops after Syria pull-out, and Japan probe touches down on asteroid.
access_time25 days ago
Venezuela closes border with Brazil, as tension mounts over opposition plans to deliver foreign aid; The actor Jussie Smollet appears in court, accused of filing a false report over a racist and homophobic attack; and a Japanese space probe is due to land on an asteroid, where it will collect rocks and return them to Earth.
access_time25 days ago
Details of sexual abuse by priests have emerged across the world and the Catholic church has been accused of covering up crimes. Also: scores killed in a fire in a residential building in Dhaka and breakdancing proposed as new Olympic sport for Paris 2024.
access_time26 days ago
Also: Bangladesh says there is "no question" of IS bride Shamima Begum being allowed into the country and British Prime Minister Theresa May is back in Brussels as three MPs leave her party over Brexit.
access_time26 days ago
Heidi Allen, Anna Soubry and Sarah Wollaston criticised the British government's "disastrous handling of Brexit". Also: Catholic cardinals urge end of "homosexual agenda" and saving Hollywood's "selfie paradise" in Thailand.
access_time27 days ago
Shamima Begum was 15 when she left the UK for Syria to marry an Islamic State fighter. She now has a newborn son and wants to come back to the UK, but her citizenship has been revoked. Also: Thousands in France protest against the rise in anti-Semitism, and a Kenyan man who tried to smuggle his baby out of hospital avoids prison because of the kindness of strangers.
access_time27 days ago
Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan makes first comments after Thursday's attack in Kashmir, also: Bernie Sanders will run again and Karl lagerfeld has died
access_time28 days ago
The US president has appealed directly to the Venezuelan military to abandon their support for president Nicolas Maduro. Also: Huawei boss Ren Zhengfei tells the BBC that the company will survive despite security concerns and George Mendonsa - the sailor from the WWII 'kiss' photo dies at 95.
access_time28 days ago
It's been called an 'extraordinary moment' for British politics, as the MPs announce they will sit as a group of independents. Also deadly clashes in Kashmir as India and Pakistan withdraw their ambassadors. And Shamima Begum - the schoolgirl who fled London to join ISIS - has said she never wanted to be the group's "poster girl".
access_time29 days ago
The pledge comes after a former acting FBI chief recalls discussions on removing the US president. Also: Pakistan rolls out the red carpet for Saudi prince, and tributes are paid to Ken Nordine - the 'word jazz' creator who has died at the age of 98.

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