Cyprus: Man confesses to killing seven women and girls

Cyprus: Man confesses to killing seven women and girls

Image copyright EPA Image caption Police and rescue vehicles have been investigating the area where one of the bodies was found, near the village of Orounta in Cyprus A man in Cyprus has confessed to murdering seven women and girls in what local media have called the island’s “first serial killings”. Two bodies were found […]

Kim Jong-un to meet Vladimir Putin for Vladivostok summit

Kim Jong-un to meet Vladimir Putin for Vladivostok summit

Media captionNorth Korean leader Kim Jong-un arrives in Vladivostok ahead of Putin summit North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and Russia’s President Vladimir Putin are set for a summit meeting. They are due to meet on Russky island near the city of Vladivostok in Russia’s far east on Thursday morning. Russia says they will discuss the […]

Charity ‘Sunshine’ Tillemann-Dick: Opera singer with transplanted lungs dies

Charity ‘Sunshine’ Tillemann-Dick: Opera singer with transplanted lungs dies

Image copyright Facebook, courtesy of Charity Tillemann-Dick Image caption Charity Tilleman-Dick performed on stages across the world Charity “Sunshine” Tillemann-Dick, a venerated American opera singer who survived two double lung transplants, has died at age 35. Tillemann-Dick was diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension in 2004, forcing her to undergo two emergency lung transplants needed to save […]

Millions of children miss measles jab

Millions of children miss measles jab

Image copyright LOWELL GEORGIA/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY More than half a million children in the UK were not given a crucial measles jab between 2010 and 2017, an analysis by children’s charity Unicef reveals. It comes as NHS chief, Simon Stevens, warned measles cases had almost quadrupled in England in just one year and urged families […]

Facebook sets aside $3bn for privacy probe

Facebook sets aside $3bn for privacy probe

Image copyright Reuters Facebook has said it will set aside $3bn (£2.3bn) to cover the potential costs of an investigation by US authorities into its privacy practices. While it has provided for a heavy toll from the investigation by the US Federal Trade Commission, the final cost could be $5bn, it said. The social media […]

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 […]

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