Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Afghanistan: Bomb kills 63 at wedding in Kabul

A bomb has exploded in a wedding hall in the Afghan capital, Kabul, killing 63 people and wounding more than 180. Witnesses told the BBC a suicide bomber detonated explosives during a wedding ceremony. The explosion...

North Korea snubs peace talks with South Korea over war drills

North Korea has rejected any further talks with South Korea, calling its decision "completely the fault of South Korea's actions". It issued a statement in response to a speech by South Korea President Moon Jae-in...

Kashmir cross-border fire ‘kills 3 Pakistani, 5 Indian soldiers’

Pakistan's army has said at least three Pakistani and five Indian soldiers have been killed after a cross-border exchange of fire in the disputed region of Kashmir, prompting a denial by New Delhi that there were fatalities...

Israel bars Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib from visiting

Israel is blocking two US Democratic lawmakers and prominent critics of Israel from visiting. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib were due to visit the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem next week. Both have supported the...

Ebola drugs show ‘90% survival rate’ in breakthrough trial

Ebola may soon be a "preventable and treatable" disease after a trial of two drugs showed significantly improved survival rates, scientists have said. Four drugs were trialled on patients in the Democratic Republic of Congo,...

China on red alert as Typhoon Lekima bears down on east coast

Chinese authorities have declared a red alert as a powerful typhoon heads towards the eastern coast. Typhoon Lekima is currently battering Taiwan with winds of more than 190km/h (120mph) and is due to make landfall...
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US mass shootings: Trump visits Dayton and El Paso

US President Donald Trump has visited emergency workers and survivors of a mass shooting in El Paso, Texas - one of two cities shaken by gun attacks that took 31 lives. Hispanic people were targeted...

Brazil prisoner who dressed up as daughter to escape found dead

Prison authorities in Brazil have found convicted drug dealer Clauvino da Silva dead in his cell, three days after an elaborate escape was foiled. Prison officials said it appeared that Silva had hanged himself. Guards on...

Obama urges Americans to reject leaders who stoke hatred

Former US President Barack Obama has called on Americans to reject language from any of their leaders that feeds hatred or normalises racism. Mr Obama did not name anyone but his rare comments came after...

US mass shootings: Trump condemns deadly attacks amid criticism

President Donald Trump has said "hate has no place" in the US after 29 people were killed in two mass shootings over the weekend, amid accusations that he bears some responsibility. An attack on a...