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IS conflict: Iraqi force 'retakes ancient city of Hatra'

IS conflict: Iraqi force 'retakes ancient city of Hatra'

Image copyright @teamsmediawar Image caption The Popular Mobilisation said this photograph showed the devastation at Hatra An Iraqi paramilitary force says it has recaptured the ancient city of Hatra, which is believed to have been destroyed by Islamic State militants. The Popular Mobilisation announced that its fighters had “liberated” the Unesco World Heritage-listed site “after […]

Turkey suspends more than 9,000 police officers over 'Gulen links'

Turkey suspends more than 9,000 police officers over 'Gulen links'

Image copyright EPA Image caption Members of the Turkish police escort alleged Gulen supporters Turkey’s police force has suspended more than 9,000 officers over alleged links to the US-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gulen. It said the action had been taken on the grounds of national security. President Tayyip Erdogan accuses Mr Gulen of instigating a […]

US to tighten sanctions on North Korea

US to tighten sanctions on North Korea

Image copyright AFP Image caption North Korea has been releasing photos of mass live-fire exercises 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 special briefing for US senators. Earlier, […]

Paris police revive woman declared dead for an hour by paramedics

Paris police revive woman declared dead for an hour by paramedics

Image copyright AFP/GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT Image caption Two shocked officers found themselves dealing with a “corpse” who still had a pulse (file picture) A French mother has been brought back to life by police officers, who performed CPR an hour after paramedics declared her dead. The unnamed woman, a long-time anorexia sufferer, was found […]

North Korea tensions: US ready to 'bring Kim Jong-un to his senses'

North Korea tensions: US ready to 'bring Kim Jong-un to his senses'

Image copyright KCNA Image caption Kim Jong-un watched a military drill that marked the 85th anniversary of the establishment of the Korean People’s Army The US military’s top commander in the Pacific has said an advanced missile defence system in South Korea aims to bring North Korean leader Kim Jong-un “to his senses, not to […]

Hungary education law: EU to take legal action amid university row

Hungary education law: EU to take legal action amid university row

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Rallies have been staged across the world in solidarity with the Central European University The EU is taking legal action against Hungary over an education law that could close a prestigious university founded by billionaire George Soros. EU Commission Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis said the law was not compatible with academic […]

Toronto firefighters rescue woman stranded on crane

Toronto firefighters rescue woman stranded on crane

Image copyright Courtesy Piper Killen Image caption The woman was stranded for about five hours Toronto police have arrested a woman for mischief after she climbed a construction crane and became stranded. Authorities say they received a call alerting them to a person climbing the crane in downtown Toronto shortly after 03:00 local time (08:00 […]

Jonathan Demme, director of The Silence of the Lambs, dies at 73

Jonathan Demme, director of The Silence of the Lambs, dies at 73

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Demme won the best director Oscar in 1992 for The Silence of the Lambs Jonathan Demme, the Oscar-winning director of The Silence of the Lambs, has died in New York at the age of 73. His publicist confirmed he died from complications from oesophageal cancer. Born in 1944, Demme’s […]

Tajik leader's 'full title' rule comes into force

Tajik leader's 'full title' rule comes into force

Tajik leader’s ‘full title’ rule comes into force By News from Elsewhere… …as found by BBC Monitoring Image copyright Tajik TV Image caption It takes a full 15 seconds for the president’s title to scroll across the screen A new rule came into force in the Central Asian country of Tajikistan last week which forces […]

France election: Macron heckled by pro-Le Pen workers

France election: Macron heckled by pro-Le Pen workers

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Macron (left) was whistled and booed by workers as he arrived French presidential hopeful Emmanuel Macron has been heckled by factory workers in Amiens after a visit by his far-right rival, Marine Le Pen. Ms Le Pen upstaged her centrist rival earlier by turning up to speak to the […]