Israel- Gaza ‘ceasefire under way’

A ceasefire between Israel and militants in Gaza has come into effect after two days of the most intense fighting for months. Egyptian and Palestinian sources said the truce began at 05:30 (03:30 GMT). Israel...

Herbal pills for cancer ‘do more harm than good’

Cancer patients should tell their doctors if they are taking herbal products because some of the ingredients could stop their treatment working, a cancer conference has heard. Garlic, ginger and ginkgo pills, for example, can...

Clashes rock Bolivia after senator becomes leader

Clashes have again broken out in Bolivia as supporters of former President Evo Morales oppose the rule of the new interim leader. Opposition senator Jeanine Áñez assumed the presidency amid a power vacuum and has...

Israel- Gaza fighting continues for second day

Cross-border violence between Israel and militants in Gaza is continuing after an Israeli air strike killed a Palestinian Islamic Jihad commander. After an overnight lull, rocket fire towards Israel resumed and Israeli aircraft conducted retaliatory...

‘I’m not going to stop,’ says pregnant firefighter

A 23-year-old pregnant volunteer firefighter has fiercely defended her decision to fight dangerous bushfires that have swept across Australia. Kat Robinson-Williams, who is 14 weeks pregnant, said she received many appeals from worried friends to...

Clinton ‘under enormous pressure’ to run in 2020

Hillary Clinton has said she is "under enormous pressure" to challenge US President Donald Trump in next year's White House election. The former Democratic presidential nominee refused to rule it out, telling the BBC: "Never...

Bolivian leader accepts political asylum in Mexico

Evo Morales has accepted an offer of political asylum in Mexico a day after resigning as president of Bolivia amid election fraud protests. In a tweet, he said it hurt to be leaving Bolivia but...

Hong Kong Schools close amid safety fears

Some schools and universities in Hong Kong remain closed on Tuesday over safety fears as protesters called for a day of traffic disruptions. Many of the territory's train lines are suspended or delayed as police...

Airlines accused of ‘putting profit before planet’

A British Airways whistleblower has revealed an industry-wide practice that deliberately adds weight to flights, increasing greenhouse gas emissions. "Fuel tankering" sees planes filled with extra fuel, usually to avoid paying higher prices for refuelling...

State of emergency declared in fire-hit Australia

Two Australian states have declared a state of emergency as bushfires bring a "catastrophic" threat to heavily populated areas of the nation's east. At least three people are dead and thousands have been displaced by...
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