Iraqi police fire tear gas to disperse fresh Baghdad protests

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Iraqi security forces blocked protesters as they tried to reach government buildings Security forces in the Iraqi capital Baghdad have fired tear gas to disperse demonstrators trying to march on government buildings. Reports said two people had died after being hit by tear gas canisters and scores were injured. Marchers […]

Russian soldier shoots dead eight fellow servicemen

A Russian serviceman has shot dead eight fellow soldiers and injured at least two more on a military base in the country’s Far East, officials say. They say the soldier – who has been detained – might have been suffering from mental health problems. The shooting happened in the village of Gorny, not far from […]

Greta Thunberg: New beetle named after climate activist

Image copyright Michael Darby Image caption N. gretae doesn’t bear much resemblance to climate activist Greta Thunberg A newly-discovered species of beetle has been named after young climate activist Greta Thunberg. Nelloptodes gretae bears little resemblance to its namesake – it is less than 1mm long, and has no wings or eyes. The insect does, […]

Boeing 737 Max Lion Air crash caused by series of failures

Image copyright Getty Images A series of failures led to the crash of a Lion Air flight, which killed 189 people and led to the grounding of the Boeing 737 Max, a report has found. Investigators said faults by Boeing, Lion Air and pilots caused the crash. Five months after the disaster in October last […]

Iran cuts off man’s fingers for theft

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The amputation took place at a prison in northern Iran Amnesty International has condemned Iranian authorities for cutting off the fingers of a man convicted of theft. The rights group said the amputation, carried out at a prison in the northern province of Mazandaran, was “an abhorrent form of […]

Canada election: Trudeau’s Liberals win but lose majority

Media caption“Canadians voted in favour of a progressive agenda” – Justin Trudeau’s victory speech Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party has retained power in a narrow Canadian election win but he will now be prime minister of a minority government. The Liberals are projected to win 157 seats, 13 short of a majority, and will find it […]

Trump calls impeachment inquiry ‘a lynching’

Image copyright Getty Images US President Donald Trump has called the congressional impeachment investigation that may seek to remove him from office “a lynching”. In a tweet Mr Trump condemned the inquiry as “without due process or fairness or any legal rights”. Democrats may seek to impeach the Republican president by Christmas. A racially loaded […]

Trump calls impeachment inquiry ‘a lynching’

Image copyright Getty Images US President Donald Trump has called the congressional impeachment investigation that may seek to remove him from office “a lynching”. In a tweet Mr Trump condemned the inquiry as “without due process or fairness or any legal rights”. Democrats may seek to impeach the Republican president by Christmas. A racially loaded […]

Canada election: Trudeau’s Liberals win but lose majority

Media caption“Canadians voted in favour of a progressive agenda” – Justin Trudeau’s victory speech Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party has retained power in a narrow Canadian election win but he will now be prime minister of a minority government. The Liberals are projected to win 157 seats, 13 short of a majority, and will find it […]

Trump calls impeachment inquiry ‘a lynching’

Image copyright Getty Images US President Donald Trump has called the congressional impeachment investigation that may seek to remove him from office “a lynching”. In a tweet Mr Trump condemned the inquiry as “without due process or fairness or any legal rights”. Democrats may seek to impeach the Republican president by Christmas. A racially loaded […]

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