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Pakistan protest: Patients die as lawyers ransack Lahore hospital

Media playback is unsupported on your device Three patients died when hundreds of lawyers attacked a hospital in Lahore during a furious dispute with doctors. Video showed the lawyers ransacking wards at the cardiac hospital, beating up staff and smashing equipment. As panic spread, doctors and paramedics hid, leaving patients unattended, including those in a […]

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White Island volcano: NZ police to recover bodies despite danger

New Zealand police have said they plan to recover bodies from White Island – where a volcanic eruption killed at least eight people – on Friday morning. The recovery mission will go ahead despite the risk of another eruption, police said. “Today is less safe than yesterday, and the day before that,” volcanologist Dr Graham […]

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The view of the volcano from above

Days after a sudden eruption that has killed several visitors, the White Island volcano in New Zealand continues to spew gas and ash. The volcanic activity has hindered search and recovery efforts, with bodies thought to still be on the island. The BBC’s Shaimaa Khalil took a helicopter ride to see the island, also known […]

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White Island volcano: New volcanic activity hampers recovery

New Zealand’s White Island volcano is showing increased seismic activity, putting recovery efforts on hold. Authorities had hoped they would be able to retrieve the bodies of those left behind on the island, all of whom are presumed dead, on Wednesday. The exact death toll is unclear. Police say at least six people died, two […]

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Myanmar Rohingya: Suu Kyi rejects genocide claims at UN court

Media playback is unsupported on your device Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi has defended her country against allegations of genocide at the UN International Court of Justice (ICJ). The Nobel Peace Prize laureate responded to widespread claims that Myanmar (formerly Burma) committed atrocities against Muslim Rohingya. In her opening remarks, she called the case […]

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Myanmar Rohingya: The supporters of Aung San Suu Kyi

Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi will defend her country against genocide accusations at an international court hearing in The Hague. The Nobel Peace Prize laureate has heard allegations Myanmar committed atrocities against Muslim Rohingya. People at a rally in Yangon have been defending the leader. But Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh hope they will soon […]

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New Zealand volcano: ‘No sign of life’ after White Island eruption

Media playback is unsupported on your device Reconnaissance flights over New Zealand’s White Island volcano have not identified any survivors there after Monday’s eruption, police say. Almost 50 people were believed to be on the island. Five people are known to have died and 23 were rescued. Early on Tuesday, police said they believed that […]

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Russia banned from global sports for four years

Russia has been handed a four-year ban from all major sporting events by the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada). It means the Russia flag and anthem will not be allowed at events such as the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and football’s 2022 World Cup in Qatar. But athletes who can prove they are untainted by the doping […]

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French far-left leader Mélenchon sentenced for intimidation

A French court has given far-left leader Jean-Luc Mélenchon a three-month suspended prison term and an €8,000 (£6,700) fine for intimidating officials investigating his funding. In October 2018 prosecutors launched searches of his party offices and home. Mr Mélenchon was filmed shouting “I am the Republic!” at a police officer and shoving him. With colleagues […]

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Pensacola attack: Gunman ‘played mass-shooting videos at dinner’

The Saudi gunman who attacked a Florida navy base on Friday played videos of mass shootings at a dinner beforehand, US media reports say. Mohammed Alshamrani – who was training at the Pensacola base – killed three sailors before being shot dead. The US Navy said the sailors “showed exceptional heroism and bravery in the […]