United States dilutes UN rape-in-war resolution

United States dilutes UN rape-in-war resolution

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Jonathan Cohen, acting US ambassador to the United Nations, at the Security Council meeting The Trump administration’s opposition to abortion has led to the watering-down of a UN resolution on ending sexual violence in war. The US removed all references to sexual and reproductive health. The Security Council resolution, […]

Nasa lander ‘detects first Marsquake’

Nasa lander ‘detects first Marsquake’

Image copyright NASA/JPL Image caption The sensors were developed in France and the UK The American space agency’s InSight lander appears to have detected its first seismic event on Mars. The faint rumble was picked up by the probe’s sensors on 6 April – the 128th Martian day, or sol, of the mission. It is […]

Myanmar landslide buries at least 54 jade miners

Myanmar landslide buries at least 54 jade miners

Image copyright AFP Image caption Locals walk past the “mud lake” which buried vehicles and machinery At least 54 jade miners are feared to have died after they were buried in mud while sleeping in northern Myanmar. Police said the landslide in Kachin state was so great it created a “mud lake” that engulfed the […]

Sri Lanka attacks: Country under curfew after bomb attacks kill 200

Sri Lanka attacks: Country under curfew after bomb attacks kill 200

Media captionDeadly explosions strike across Sri Lanka Sri Lanka has been placed under a nationwide curfew, as the government responds to a string of deadly bomb attacks on Sunday. More than 200 people were killed and hundreds more injured in eight blasts that targeted busy luxury hotels and Easter services at churches. The government has […]

Ukraine election: Comedian Zelensky wins presidency by landslide

Ukraine election: Comedian Zelensky wins presidency by landslide

Media captionVolodymyr Zelensky and his supporters celebrate winning Ukraine’s presidential election Ukrainian comedian Volodymyr Zelensky has won a landslide victory in the country’s presidential election, exit polls suggest. The polls give the political newcomer, who dominated the first round of voting three weeks ago, more than 70% support. Mr Zelensky, 41, challenged incumbent president Petro […]

Morocco protests: Thousands demand release of activists

Morocco protests: Thousands demand release of activists

Image copyright EPA Image caption Earlier this month, jail sentences were upheld for political activists Thousands of people have protested in Morocco’s capital Rabat, demanding the release of 42 activists who had rallied against corruption and unemployment. Sunday’s “march of the Moroccan people” was organised by political and civil rights groups, as well as the […]

Colombia landslide: At least 14 killed and five injured

Colombia landslide: At least 14 killed and five injured

Image copyright AFP At least 14 people have been killed by a landslide on Sunday in south-western Colombia, officials say. Five others were injured and several houses destroyed in the town of Rosas in the Cauca region. The landslide happened after days of torrential rains hit the region and authorities are continuing to search the […]

Agent Orange: US to clean up toxic Vietnam War air base

Agent Orange: US to clean up toxic Vietnam War air base

Media captionThe toxic legacy of the Vietnam War The US has launched a multi-million dollar clean-up operation at an air base in Vietnam it used to store the notorious chemical Agent Orange. The ten-year programme, unveiled more than four decades after the end of the Vietnam War, will cost $183m (£141m). The site at Bien […]

Libya crisis: Clashes erupt south of capital Tripoli

Libya crisis: Clashes erupt south of capital Tripoli

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Libya’s UN-backed government says it has launched a counter-offensive against Gen Khalifa Haftar’s forces. Heavy fighting has erupted south of Tripoli after Libya’s UN-backed government announced a counter-offensive against insurgent forces. It comes after days of limited advances by either side, in clashes which have killed 220 people. Soldiers […]

Ku Klux Klan killing: Wife admits murder of Missouri leader

Ku Klux Klan killing: Wife admits murder of Missouri leader

Image copyright St Francois County Sheriff Image caption Malissa Ancona was sentenced to life after admitting second-degree murder The wife of a Ku Klux Klan leader in the US state of Missouri has admitted shooting him dead two years ago. Malissa Ancona, 47, was sentenced to life after pleading guilty to second-degree murder and other […]

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