Syria war: Dozens of civilians killed in Eastern Ghouta strikes

Syria war: Dozens of civilians killed in Eastern Ghouta strikes

Media captionChildren were among those rescued after Monday’s air strikes in Eastern Ghouta Bombardments by Syrian government forces have killed dozens of civilians in the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta area outside Damascus, activists say. At least 77 civilians, including 20 children, were killed in air strikes and rocket fire on Monday, the Syrian Observatory for Human […]

Peru’s ex-President Fujimori ordered to stand trial again

Peru’s ex-President Fujimori ordered to stand trial again

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Ex-President Alberto Fujimori was pardoned last Christmas and freed in January Peru’s ex-President Alberto Fujimori has been ordered to stand trial for the 1992 killings of six farmers. It comes just over a month after he was released from prison, where he was serving 25 years for human rights abuses […]

Mexico investigates disappearance of three Italians

Mexico investigates disappearance of three Italians

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Mexican authorities say they are collaborating in their investigation with Italian diplomats Mexican authorities are investigating the disappearance of three Italian men in the western state of Jalisco. Vicenzo Cimmino, Raffaele Russo and Antonio Russo – all from Naples – were last seen on New Year’s Eve in the […]

Nigeria Boko Haram: Schoolgirls escape militant attack

Nigeria Boko Haram: Schoolgirls escape militant attack

Image copyright AFP Image caption Boko Haram militants want to establish an Islamic state in northern Nigeria Schoolgirls and teachers in north-eastern Nigeria have escaped an attack on a boarding school by Boko Haram jihadists, witnesses say. They say the militants in pick-up trucks arrived in the town of Dapchi, Yobe state, on Monday evening, […]

Oxfam Haiti scandal: Suspects ‘physically threatened’ witnesses

Oxfam Haiti scandal: Suspects ‘physically threatened’ witnesses

Image copyright Reuters Oxfam has revealed that three men at the centre of sexual misconduct claims in Haiti physically threatened witnesses during a 2011 investigation. The charity has published its internal report on alleged abuse by some of its staff following public pressure. In the 2011 report, Oxfam said “more needed” to be done to […]

Israel PM Netanyahu faces corruption charges

Israel PM Netanyahu faces corruption charges

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Mr Netanyahu is reported to have met investigators several times Israeli police say that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should be charged over alleged bribery cases. A police statement said there is enough evidence to indict Mr Netanyahu for bribery, fraud and breach of trust in two separate cases. Speaking […]

Russia Saratov crash: Ice on sensors ‘may be cause’

Russia Saratov crash: Ice on sensors ‘may be cause’

Media captionHundreds of people are involved in the search operation. Speed sensors that were iced over may have caused a passenger jet to crash near Moscow, killing all 71 people on board, investigators say. The faulty instruments could have given the pilots wrong speed data, Russia’s Interstate Aviation Committee said. The Saratov Airlines jet went […]

Gabon: Baby freed after hospital bill paid

Gabon: Baby freed after hospital bill paid

Image caption Baby Angel spent the first five months of her life in a private clinic A mother has spoken of her relief after a private clinic in Gabon finally released her baby, who was held for months over an unpaid medical bill. Baby Angel’s mother told the BBC her milk had run dry after […]

Russians ‘killed in US Syria air strikes’

Russians ‘killed in US Syria air strikes’

Image copyright AFP At least two Russian fighters were killed in US air strikes in north-eastern Syria last week, their associates have told the BBC. They said they could have been hired by private military companies supporting Syrian government-backed troops. Russia has not confirmed the deaths that were first reported by US media, saying one […]

Israel warns Iran after launching major raids in Syria

Israel warns Iran after launching major raids in Syria

Media captionThe story of the jet, why it was in Syria, and how it was shot down Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu says his country will defend itself “against any attack” after it carried out what have been called its largest strikes against sites in Syria in decades. Israel launched raids against Iranian targets after saying […]

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