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Poland march: Thousands protest against 'curbs on democracy'

Poland march: Thousands protest against 'curbs on democracy'

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Demonstrators called it a “freedom march” and sang the national anthem Thousands of Polish opposition supporters have been marching in Warsaw to protest against what they see as curbs on democracy imposed by the governing party. The opposition Civic Platform (PO) has accused the Law and Justice Party (PiS) of […]

Tanzania school bus crash kills dozens

Tanzania school bus crash kills dozens

More than 30 people – almost all of them schoolchildren – have been killed in a bus crash in northern Tanzania, officials say. They say the bus plunged off the road in a steep ravine near the town of Karatu. A number of people were injured. Officials are now trying to remove dead bodies from […]

French election: Macron hack details 'must not be spread'

French election: Macron hack details 'must not be spread'

Image copyright AFP Image caption Strict election rules are now in place ahead of Sunday’s vote The French media and public have been warned not to spread details about a hacking attack on presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron. Strict election rules are now in place and breaching them could bring criminal charges, the election commission said. […]

Mount Everest: Min Bahadur Sherchan dies attempting record

Mount Everest: Min Bahadur Sherchan dies attempting record

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Sherchan had a long rivalry with a Japanese climber An 85-year-old Nepali man who was attempting to become the oldest person to climb Mount Everest has died at base camp, reports say. Min Bahadur Sherchan, a former British Gurkha soldier, was trying to reclaim the record from Japan’s Yuichiro […]

Denmark gets its first wolf pack in 200 years

Denmark gets its first wolf pack in 200 years

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Before 2012, wolves hadn’t been seen in Denmark since the 19th Century Scientists in Denmark say that the country now has its first pack of wolves in over 200 years. Wolves hadn’t been seen in the country in two centuries until one was spotted in Jutland five years ago. […]

Shenzhen landslide: Officials jailed for negligence

Shenzhen landslide: Officials jailed for negligence

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption The landslide blanketed an area the equivalent of 50 football fields Forty-five people have been sentenced for their part in a landslide in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen that killed 73 people in 2015. Piles of waste soil and construction materials suddenly collapsed, engulfing a nearby district. The […]

Delhi gas leak: 200 schoolgirls in hospital

Delhi gas leak: 200 schoolgirls in hospital

Image copyright EPA Image caption The schoolgirls were admitted to four hospitals after the gas leak, which hit during classes At least 200 schoolgirls have been hospitalised in the Indian capital Delhi after a gas leak from a container depot, police have said. The pupils had complained of irritation to their eyes and throats. The […]

Venezuela protests: Young man killed in Valencia

Venezuela protests: Young man killed in Valencia

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAn armoured vehicle was captured on camera driving over protesters. A young man has been killed in violence in the Venezuelan city of Valencia, amid protests against the rule of President Nicolas Maduro. Hecder Lugo, in his early 20s, died from a head wound. Officials said he […]

50,000 face evacuation in Hannover over World War Two bombs

50,000 face evacuation in Hannover over World War Two bombs

Image copyright AFP Image caption Bombs from World War Two are still being found in Hannover 70 years on Around 50,000 people in Hannover will be evacuated from their homes on Sunday while experts defuse five World War Two bombs. The operation is the second largest of its kind carried out in Germany, and will […]

Air duct-crawling Kentucky students caught trying to steal exam

Air duct-crawling Kentucky students caught trying to steal exam

Image copyright PA A University of Kentucky student in the US has been charged with burglary after crawling through air ducts to steal an exam paper from the tutor’s office. Henry Lynch II’s luck ran out when his tutor, who had been working extremely late, surprised him – and an accomplice – when he came […]