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Brazil police charge Ryan Lochte over false claims

Brazilian police have charged US swimmer Ryan Lochte with making a false statement after he claimed to have been robbed at gunpoint during the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Lochte apologised last week for saying he and three of his swimming … Continue reading

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Truck bomb hits police building in southeast Turkey

At least eight police officers have been killed and 45 wounded in a truck bomb attack at a police headquarters in Cizre in southeastern Turkey, according to Turkish media. The attack on Friday was followed by an armed battle between … Continue reading

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Bus plunges into Nepal river killing at least 21

A packed passenger bus plunged into a river early on Friday in central Nepal, killing 21 people, a senior local official said. Rescuers struggled to recover bodies and help the injured to safety after the bus plunged into the swelling … Continue reading

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Bolivian minister Rodolfo Illanes 'killed by miners'

Bolivia’s Deputy Interior Minister, Rodolfo Illanes, has been killed after being kidnapped by protesting miners, a senior government official has said. “At this present time, all the indications are that our deputy minister Rodolfo Illanes has been brutally and cowardly assassinated,” … Continue reading

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Inside Fukushima's Time Bomb

Bubbling streams, lush forests, cherry blossoms in full bloom – Japan’s north is stunningly picturesque. But nature’s beauty hides a lethal secret – dangerous levels of radiation contaminate this area, fall-out from the Fukushima nuclear disaster. Five years after the … Continue reading

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Syrian army and rebels agree to end Daraya siege

Hundreds of rebel fighters and thousands of civilians are to evacuate the besieged Damascus suburb of Daraya after rebels and the Syrian army agreed to a deal, a rebel leader and a state news agency have said. Thursday’s development ended one … Continue reading

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Why is India banning commercial surrogacy?

The Indian government says it wants to stop the exploitation of poor women. There has been controversy over the government’s decision to propose legislation restricting commercial surrogacy. It says it considers it a “rent-a-womb” industry that exploits impoverished young women. … Continue reading

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Somalia: Al Shabab gunmen attack beach restaurant

Al Shabab fighters have attacked a beach restaurant in the capital Mogadishu with a car bomb before entering into a gunfight with security forces, according to police and the group. “A car bomb exploded at Banadir beach restaurant at Lido … Continue reading

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Philippines: Who's liable for the mounting death toll?

On August 23, five-year old Danica May was having lunch with her family in Dagupan City, north of the Philippine capital Manila, when a gunman came to their house looking for her grandfather, Maximo Garcia. Three days earlier, Garcia was … Continue reading

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Philippines: Death toll in Duterte's war on drugs

Halfway through President Rodrigo Duterte’s first 100 days in office, his top police commander said that 1,900 drug-related killings have been recorded, drawing sharp criticism from human rights groups who denounced the Philippine leader for “steamrolling the rule of law”. … Continue reading

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