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Israel to speed up Gaza tunnel barrier

Israel to speed up Gaza tunnel barrier

Image caption Israel says the barrier aims to end the threat from militants tunnelling from Gaza Israel is to accelerate the building of a huge barrier along its boundary with Gaza aimed at preventing militants from tunnelling under the border. The 64km (40-mile) long construction will reach a depth of 40m (131ft) below and 6m […]

Nepal criminalises banishing menstruating women to huts

Nepal criminalises banishing menstruating women to huts

Image copyright AFP Image caption In some parts of Nepal, women sleep in huts like these during their periods Lawmakers in Nepal have passed a law criminalising a practice that forces women from their homes during menstruation. Under the law anyone who makes a woman observe the custom faces a three-month jail sentence and a […]

North Korea ‘considering missile strike on US Guam base’

North Korea ‘considering missile strike on US Guam base’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Pacific island of Guam is home to the US Air Force’s Andersen air base North Korea has said it is considering carrying out missile strikes on the US Pacific territory of Guam. The North’s official news agency said on Tuesday the plan involved firing medium-to-long-range rockets at Guam, where […]

Paris attack: Car rams French soldiers, wounding six

Paris attack: Car rams French soldiers, wounding six

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The alleged attacker is said to have been waiting in his BMW car outside the military barracks A car has struck a group of soldiers in a Paris suburb, injuring six, two seriously, police say. Police sources say a man has been shot and arrested after they intercepted the car […]

Extreme weather ‘could kill up to 152,000 a year’ in Europe by 2100

Extreme weather ‘could kill up to 152,000 a year’ in Europe by 2100

Image copyright AFP Image caption Heat waves will cause most weather-related deaths if measures are not taken, the study says Extreme weather could kill up to 152,000 people yearly in Europe by 2100 if nothing is done to curb the effects of climate change, scientists say. The number is 50 times more deaths than reported […]

Flynn and Russia envoy Kislyak discussed ‘simple things’

Flynn and Russia envoy Kislyak discussed ‘simple things’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Senior Trump administration officials have found themselves in the spotlight over meetings with Mr Kislyak Moscow’s former US ambassador has said that he and ex-US national security adviser Michael Flynn discussed “the most simple things” in conversations during the presidential transition. Sergei Kislyak said on Russian TV that there were […]

Australia terror suspect ‘planted plane bomb on brother’

Australia terror suspect ‘planted plane bomb on brother’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Australian police have stepped up their presence at the nation’s airports A terror suspect in Australia tried to smuggle a bomb on to a plane by planting it on his unsuspecting brother, say Australian police. The plan was one of two alleged terror plots recently uncovered by authorities, who […]

US sanctions are ‘trade war’ on Russia, says PM Medvedev

US sanctions are ‘trade war’ on Russia, says PM Medvedev

Media captionAll you need to know about the Trump-Russia investigation Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has said new sanctions imposed by the US are tantamount to declaring a “full-scale trade war” against Moscow. He said the measures, signed by Donald Trump, demonstrated the complete impotence of the US president, who he said had been humiliated […]

Venezuela chief prosecutor to probe election fraud claim

Venezuela chief prosecutor to probe election fraud claim

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Luisa Ortega was once seen as a government ally but is now a fierce critic Venezuela’s chief prosecutor, Luisa Ortega, has opened an investigation into claims of fraud during Sunday’s controversial election for a new assembly to rewrite the constitution. Ms Ortega, a fierce critic of President Nicol├ís Maduro, called […]

Turkey coup trial: Almost 500 in court amid protests

Turkey coup trial: Almost 500 in court amid protests

Image copyright EPA Image caption The defendants were individually escorted into court by police and armed guards Almost 500 people arrested after last year’s failed coup in Turkey have appeared in court accused of taking part in the plot. Some of the handcuffed defendants were jeered as they were individually escorted into court by police […]