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Khaled Sharrouf: Australia cannot confirm IS militant’s death

Khaled Sharrouf: Australia cannot confirm IS militant’s death

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Fighting involving Islamic State group militants and Syrian forces in Raqqa this week The Australian government says it is unable to confirm reports that one of its most notorious militants, Khaled Sharrouf, has been killed in Syria. According to Australian media, the so-called Islamic State fighter and two of his […]

Iran could restart nuclear programme within hours – Rouhani

Iran could restart nuclear programme within hours – Rouhani

Image copyright AFP Image caption Hassan Rouhani said that under Donald Trump the US was not a “reliable negotiator” Iran’s president has warned that it could restart its nuclear programme “within hours” if the United States imposes any more new sanctions. Hassan Rouhani also said the programme would be more advanced than in 2015, when […]

Egypt trains collide in Alexandria killing dozens

Egypt trains collide in Alexandria killing dozens

Image copyright EPA Image caption The crash is the deadliest train accident in the North African country since November 2013 Two passenger trains have collided in northern Egypt, killing at least 41 people and injuring more than 120 others, health officials say. A number of carriage were derailed by the accident in the coastal city […]

World’s oldest man, Auschwitz survivor Yisrael Kristal dies

World’s oldest man, Auschwitz survivor Yisrael Kristal dies

Image copyright AFP Image caption Yisrael Kristal, the world’s oldest man, has died at the age of 113 The world’s oldest man – the only member of his immediate family to survive the Holocaust – has died at the age of 113. Polish-born Yisrael Kristal died on Friday, a month before he was due to […]

Yemen migrants killed in ‘second deliberate drowning’

Yemen migrants killed in ‘second deliberate drowning’

Image copyright IOM Image caption Survivors from Wednesday’s incident found on a beach by IOM staff in Shabwa, Yemen At least 19 migrants have died after being deliberately drowned, the UN’s migration agency says. Many of the drowned were thought to be teenagers originating from Somalia and Ethiopia. Hundreds of migrants were forced from a […]

Egypt trains collide in Alexandria, killing many

Egypt trains collide in Alexandria, killing many

Two passenger trains have collided in northern Egypt, killing at least 21 people and injuring dozens, health officials say. One train was travelling from Cairo and the other from Port Said when they hit head-on in the northern coastal city of Alexandria, local media report. Emergency teams are at the scene. It is not yet […]

Yemen migrants killed in ‘second deliberate drowning’

Yemen migrants killed in ‘second deliberate drowning’

Image copyright IOM Image caption Survivors from Wednesday’s incident found on a beach by IOM staff in Shabwa, Yemen At least 19 migrants have died after being deliberately drowned, the UN’s migration agency says. Many of the drowned were thought to be teenagers originating from Somalia and Ethiopia. Hundreds of migrants were forced from a […]

Saudi singer arrested for dabbing

Saudi singer arrested for dabbing

Image copyright NCNC A popular singer has been arrested for “dabbing” during a concert in south-west Saudi Arabia. Abdallah Al Shahani, a TV host, actor, and Saudi national, was performing the dance move, which involves a person tucking their head into the crook of their arm, at a music festival in the city of Taif […]

Yemen migrants killed in ‘second deliberate drowning’

Yemen migrants killed in ‘second deliberate drowning’

Image copyright IOM Image caption Survivors from Wednesday’s incident found on a beach by IOM staff in Shabwa, Yemen At least 19 migrants have died after being deliberately drowned, the UN’s migration agency says. Many of the drowned were thought to be teenagers originating from Somalia and Ethiopia. Hundreds of migrants were forced from a […]

Yemen migrants killed in ‘second deliberate drowning’

Yemen migrants killed in ‘second deliberate drowning’

Image copyright IOM Image caption Survivors from Wednesday’s incident found on a beach by IOM staff in Shabwa, Yemen At least 19 migrants have died after being deliberately drowned, the UN’s migration agency says. Many of the drowned were thought to be teenagers originating from Somalia and Ethiopia. Hundreds of migrants were forced from a […]