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Russian restaurant closes over dead warlord insult

Russian restaurant closes over dead warlord insult

Image copyright VASILY MAXIMOV/AFP/Getty Images Image caption Rebel commander “Motorola”, pictured in February 2015, was killed by a bomb blast in the lift of his apartment block A Russian restaurant has been forced to close after a social media post insulting a controversial warlord killed in eastern Ukraine sparked an outcry. Arsen Pavlov, better known by his nom de guerre […]

Rakhine: Myanmar urged to allow aid into restive state

Rakhine: Myanmar urged to allow aid into restive state

Image copyright AFP Image caption Myanmar security forces have sealed off an area of Rakhine state since attacks left nine police officers dead Human rights groups have called on the government in Myanmar to ensure aid can reach the northern part of restive Rakhine state. The area, near the border with Bangladesh, has been sealed […]

South Africa 'to withdraw from war crimes court'

South Africa 'to withdraw from war crimes court'

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir was in South Africa for a meeting of African Union leaders in 2015 South Africa has formally begun the process of withdrawing from the International Criminal Court (ICC), accusing it of bias against Africans. It has sent an “Instrument of Withdrawal” document to the UN, […]

Man-eating tigress shot dead in India after six-week search

Man-eating tigress shot dead in India after six-week search

Image caption The animal largely frequented agricultural fields, causing panic among farmers who were too afraid to harvest their crops Indian wildlife officials say they have killed a man-eating tigress after an extensive operation carried out over six weeks. The tigress is believed to have killed two people and injured another five in northern Uttarakhand […]

Russian warships to pass through English Channel

Russian warships to pass through English Channel

Image copyright MOD Image caption The Russian naval flotilla as seen from HMS Richmond in the Norwegian Sea A flotilla of Russian warships is expected to enter the English Channel on Friday morning en route to Syria. Two British naval ships are shadowing the vessels. The Ministry of Defence said they would be “man-marked every […]

Militants attack Iraq city of Kirkuk

Militants attack Iraq city of Kirkuk

Armed militants have raided government buildings in the Iraqi city of Kirkuk. Iraqi media said suicide bombers had attacked police stations and a power plant, but that security forces repelled fighters. The so-called Islamic State group said it was behind the attack, with its fighters breaking into the town hall and taking control of a […]

Snow leopards: Numbers decline due to 'retaliation'

Snow leopards: Numbers decline due to 'retaliation'

Image copyright David Lawson Image caption Human wildlife conflict has been responsible for the greater number of snow leopards poached in recent years Hundreds of snow leopards are being killed by poachers every year across the high mountain ranges of Asia, according to a new report. It’s estimated there are just 4,000 of these elegant […]

Venezuela's Maduro recall referendum drive suspended

Venezuela's Maduro recall referendum drive suspended

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption President Maduro has vowed there will be no referendum this year Venezuela’s electoral council has suspended an opposition drive for a recall referendum against President Nicolas Maduro. The council said it acted after courts in several states annulled the results of a preliminary petition, saying it had been plagued […]

US election: Clinton and Trump trade barbs at Al Smith dinner

US election: Clinton and Trump trade barbs at Al Smith dinner

Image copyright AFP Image caption They called a truce although some of the jokes were close to the bone White House rivals Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have poked fun at each other at a charity dinner, a day after their bitter duel on the debate stage. She laughed as Mr Trump joked about her […]

Mexico finds dehydrated migrants in US-bound lorry

Mexico finds dehydrated migrants in US-bound lorry

The Mexican authorities say they have stopped a lorry carrying 121 Central American migrants, who were trying to reach the US illegally. They were found after police at a checkpoint in the southern state of Tabasco heard calls for help coming from the vehicle and the sound of crying children. Many of the migrants, who […]