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UN Chief warns of Aleppo ‘atrocities’

By BBC UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has voiced alarm "over reports of atrocities against a large number of civilians" in Aleppo. Mr Ban urged all the sides, particularly Syria's government and its allies, to protect civilians. UN...
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At least 17 die in Pakistan train crash

By BBC/Evelyne Wareh At least 17 people have died and another 40 have been injured in a train crash in Pakistan, local media said. Two trains collided early on Thursday morning near Landhi railway station in...

Saudi Arabia driving ban on women to be lifted

Saudi Arabia's King Salman has issued a decree allowing women to drive for the first time, to the joy of activists. The Gulf kingdom is the only country in the world that bans women from...

EU in crisis talks over migrants limits

By BBC Ministers from EU and Balkan nations are meeting in Brussels to try to heal divisions over a migrant crisis that could threaten the bloc's survival. Austria, Serbia and Macedonia have taken steps to restrict...

Trump defiant after healthcare failure

By BBC US President Donald Trump has blamed Democrats for the failure of his healthcare bill. Both houses of Congress are controlled by Mr Trump's Republican party but the bill was withdrawn on Friday because it...

Australia to ban climbing on Uluru from 2019

Climbing on Australia's iconic Uluru landmark will be banned from October 2019, local authorities have confirmed. The board of the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park voted unanimously to end the climb because of indigenous sensitivities. The giant...

Ethiopia frees abducted Briton on death row

British citizen Andargachew "Andy" Tsege, who was being held on death row in Ethiopia, has been freed. He has been greeted by jubilant relatives and supporters at his family home in the capital, Addis Ababa. The...

Canada refugees name baby Justin Trudeau

By BBC When Muhammad and Afraa Bilan arrived in Canada in February last year, they were starting a new life in a completely new country. Originally from Damascus in Syria, they, daughter Naya and son Nael...

US synagogue shooting: One person dead in Poway, California

A gunman opened fire at a synagogue in California on Saturday, killing one woman and wounding three other people, police said. A 19-year-old man named as John Earnest was arrested after the attack, in Poway,...

US to tighten sanctions on North Korea

By BBC The US is to tighten sanctions on North Korea and step up diplomatic moves aimed at pressuring the country to end its nuclear and missile programmes. President Donald Trump's strategy was announced after a...
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