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Justin Trudeau in India: Is the Canadian PM being cold-shouldered?

Justin Trudeau in India: Is the Canadian PM being cold-shouldered?

Image copyright EPA Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s first official visit to India has not been the headline-grabbing love fest he must be accustomed to on his overseas trips. Despite plenty of photo opportunities, including at the Taj Mahal, Mr Trudeau and his family’s tour has been largely ignored by senior members of the Indian […]

Rio de Janeiro violence: Hostages freed as prison riot ends

Rio de Janeiro violence: Hostages freed as prison riot ends

Image copyright Other Image caption Eight prison wardens were among those taken hostage Brazil’s riot police have released 18 hostages held by armed inmates at a Rio de Janeiro jail, officials say. The unrest in the overcrowded prison in Japeri, which is effectively run by a criminal gang, began on Sunday. Three inmates who took […]

Australia rugby star Karmichael Hunt avoids drug conviction

Australia rugby star Karmichael Hunt avoids drug conviction

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Karmichael Hunt made his Wallabies debut last June Australian rugby union player Karmichael Hunt has avoided a conviction after a cocaine possession charge against him was dropped. Hunt was arrested in Brisbane in December on the cocaine charge and a second count of possessing the prescription drug Xanax. On […]

Iran plane crash: Agonising wait continues for relatives

Iran plane crash: Agonising wait continues for relatives

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Passengers’ relatives have been gathering as they await news of relatives Relatives of 66 people who were on board a plane that crashed in Iran are desperately waiting for any news, as a search operation is set to resume. The Aseman Airlines passenger plane came down in the Zagros mountains […]

Oxfam Haiti scandal: Suspects 'physically threatened' witnesses

Oxfam Haiti scandal: Suspects 'physically threatened' witnesses

Image copyright Reuters Oxfam has revealed that three of the men accused of sexual misconduct in Haiti physically threatened witnesses during a 2011 investigation. The charity has published its internal report on alleged abuse by some of its staff following public pressure. In the 2011 report, Oxfam said “more needed” to be done to prevent […]

The lesbian pioneers who fooled Spain's Catholic Church

The lesbian pioneers who fooled Spain's Catholic Church

Image copyright José Sellier Image caption Marcela Gracia Ibeas and Elisa Sánchez Loriga pictured at their wedding There was something unusual about the fresh-faced groom that day. The priest at the San Jorge church in A Coruña, north-western Spain, didn’t see anything special, and the smattering of relatives in attendance weren’t saying anything. But both […]

Israel-Poland spat: Swastikas drawn on Polish embassy in Tel Aviv

Israel-Poland spat: Swastikas drawn on Polish embassy in Tel Aviv

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Israeli police are now investigation the incident Swastikas have been drawn on the gates of Poland’s embassy in Israel, a day after the country’s PM said Jews were among perpetrators of the Holocaust. Police in Tel Aviv launched an inquiry after profanities and the word “murderer” were also discovered. Polish […]

Afrin: Kurdish fighters 'strike deal' with Syrian army

Afrin: Kurdish fighters 'strike deal' with Syrian army

Image copyright AFP Image caption Turkey is trying to oust Syrian Kurdish forces from Afrin Kurdish fighters in northern Syria say they have struck a deal with the Syrian government under which it will send troops to help repel a Turkish offensive. The Syrian government in Damascus has offered no confirmation. Turkey regards the Kurdish […]

Warning after Swiss avalanche hits skiers

Warning after Swiss avalanche hits skiers

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Valais, including the Zermatt resort, was hit by heavy avalanches in January Two people have been hurt in an avalanche in Switzerland, according to local police in the Valais canton. A spokesperson said it was initially thought eight others had been in the path of the snowfall too, but […]

In Florida aftermath, US students say 'Never Again'

In Florida aftermath, US students say 'Never Again'

Image copyright AFP/Getty/SUPPLIED The students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School were well practiced on how to respond in an active shooter situation – the school has lockdown drills, security systems and restricted entrances. But a sole gunman on Valentine’s Day was still able to kill 17. From the school’s survivors, and other students across […]

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