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More than 30 killed in mass stampede at Iraqi Shia shrine

At least 31 pilgrims were killed on Tuesday in a stampede at a major shrine in the Iraqi city of Karbala as they were marking the holy day of...

Dozens survive deadly plane crash in Kazakhstan

Dozens of passengers were hospitalised after their plane crashed just minutes after take-off in Kazakhstan on Friday. At least 12 people were killed, Kazakh officials said. The Bek Air aircraft lost...

Sri Lanka vows ‘maximum force’ against anti-Muslim rioters

Sri Lanka has partially lifted an overnight curfew imposed nationwide after an upsurge in anti-Muslim violence, three weeks after the deadly Easter Sunday bombings. Police say the curfew in the...

Newlyweds die in helicopter crash while leaving their wedding

A young couple from Texas were killed when a helicopter carrying them away from their own wedding crashed late on Saturday night, according to officials. Will Byler and Bailee Ackerman...

Two Saudi oil tankers ‘sabotaged’ in the Gulf

Two Saudi oil tankers were the targets of a "sabotage attack" off the coast of the United Arab Emirates on Sunday, Saudi Arabia's energy minister says. The incident near Fujairah...

Sri Lanka Catholic Church cancels all Sunday Masses

The Catholic Church in Sri Lanka has cancelled all Sunday Masses until further notice following the Easter Sunday bombings. Archbishop of Colombo Malcolm Ranjith said he had seen a leaked...

Trial of Vietnamese woman accused of killing Kim Jong Nam to continue

A Vietnamese woman will continue her trial for the murder of Kim Jong Nam, the half-brother of North Korea's leader, after Malaysian prosecutors rejected a request from Vietnam to...

Theresa May ‘will be there’ to welcome Trump on 3 June: Jeremy Hunt

UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said that he expects Prime Minister Theresa May to still be Prime Minister during US President Trump's visit in June. When asked whether he...

Trump condemns attacks on media after BBC incident

President Donald Trump has condemned attacks on the media after an incident involving a BBC cameraman at a rally in Texas. A White House statement did not refer to the...

Turkey local elections: Setback for Erdogan as his party loses capital

Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan has suffered a blow in local elections, with his party losing control of the capital Ankara and an opposition party also claiming victory in Istanbul. He...

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Africa

Mali violence: At least 30 killed in spate of violence

At least 30 people, including nine soldiers, have been killed in three separate incidents in Mali. Twenty-one were killed when gunmen attacked a village in...

Only 34% of Nigerians use condoms during sex

Only 34% of adult Nigerians surveyed in a national poll use condoms during sex. According to the survey carried out by NOIPolls the results show that...

World

Coronavirus: First death confirmed in Europe

A Chinese tourist has died in France after contracting the new coronavirus - the first fatality from the disease outside Asia. The victim was an...

One dead, four injured in shooting outside Berlin music venue

One person has been killed and four others injured following a shooting late on Friday evening outside a Berlin music venue, German authorities said...