Belarus protests: Opposition icon, 73, among hundreds detained in Minsk

Belarus protests: Opposition icon, 73, among hundreds detained in Minsk

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Publishedduration52 minutes agoimage copyrightTUT.BY/AFP via Getty Imagesimage captionNina Bahinskaya was detained at the women's march in MinskBelarus police have detained hundreds of women in the capital Minsk who had joined a march demanding that longtime President Alexander Lukashenko resign.Men in green uniforms and black balaclavas encircled female protesters who shouted "Only cowards beat women!"Among the…
Ex-UK diplomat in China information sharing probe

Ex-UK diplomat in China information sharing probe

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Image copyright Reuters A former British diplomat is under investigation for allegedly selling information to undercover Chinese spies, a Whitehall official says.Fraser Cameron, who runs the EU-Asia Centre think tank, is suspected of passing sensitive information about the EU to two spies allegedly posing as Brussels-based journalists.He is alleged to have exchanged the information for…
Cyclone Ianos: Two dead as ‘medicane’ sweeps across Greece

Cyclone Ianos: Two dead as ‘medicane’ sweeps across Greece

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Publishedduration25 minutes agoimage copyrightReutersimage captionFarms in central Greece were inundated as rivers burst their banksTwo people have been confirmed dead and another is missing after a hurricane-like storm swept across Greece.Hundreds of people were trapped in flooded buildings as Cyclone Ianos, known as a "medicane" (Mediterranean hurricane), battered areas north of Athens.Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis…
‘Inspiring, revolutionary, a fighter’

‘Inspiring, revolutionary, a fighter’

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Hundreds of people visited the US Supreme Court to pay their respects to Ruth Bader Ginsburg who has died, aged 87.Mourners reflected on her legacy and described their fears for the future of the court.Ginsburg died on Friday of metastatic pancreatic cancer at her home in Washington, DC, surrounded by her family, the court has…
Two shot dead and 14 hurt in Rochester, New York

Two shot dead and 14 hurt in Rochester, New York

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Image copyright Reuters Image caption Police say the shooting happened at an illegal house party (file photo) Two people have been killed and 14 others wounded after a shooting at a house party in the state of New York.Police in the city of Rochester said they arrived to find around 100 people running down the…
Thais gather for mass anti-government rally

Thais gather for mass anti-government rally

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Image copyright EPA Image caption The country has witnessed almost daily protests since July Protesters have begun gathering in the Thai capital Bangkok, in what organisers hope will be the largest anti-government demonstration so far.The city has seen weeks of almost-daily rallies calling for the prime minister's resignation.Some are also urging reforms to the monarchy,…
Syria war: US deploys extra troops to Syria after Russia clashes

Syria war: US deploys extra troops to Syria after Russia clashes

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Publishedduration1 hour agoimage copyrightGetty Imagesimage captionA few hundred US troops remain in Syria's north-eastThe US has ramped up its military presence in Syria after a number of skirmishes with Russian forces intensified tensions in the country.US officials said six Bradley Fighting Vehicles and about 100 troops were part of the deployment to north-east Syria.Incidents between…
Animals ‘dying of hunger and thirst’ in Pantanal fires

Animals ‘dying of hunger and thirst’ in Pantanal fires

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Brazil's Pantanal fires: Animals 'dying of hunger and thirst'More than 15,000 fires in Brazil's Pantanal wetlands have been causing widespread devastation this year.The basin's wildlife has paid a heavy price, suffering death and injury, hunger and thirst.Publishedduration7 hours agoSectionBBC NewsSubsectionLatin America & Caribbean
Ruth Bader Ginsburg remembered

Ruth Bader Ginsburg remembered

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The Supreme Court justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, has died at the age of 87 after undergoing treatment for pancreatic cancer.A trailblazer for women's rights, she became only the second woman to sit on the country's highest court.As a young mother, Ginsburg was unable to get a job in a law firm after graduating from Harvard…
Obituary: Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Obituary: Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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Image copyright The Washington Post/Getty Images US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the history-making jurist, feminist icon and national treasure, has died, aged 87.Ginsburg became only the second woman ever to serve as a justice on the nation's highest court.She struggled against blatant sexism throughout her career as she climbed to the pinnacle of…