Mali jihadist faces war crimes charges at International Criminal Court

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The International Criminal Court prosecutes people accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity The International Criminal Court in the Hague has taken into custody a man wanted for war crimes in Mali after the authorities there handed him over. Al Hassan Ag Abdoul Aziz Ag Mohamed Ag Mahmoud headed […]

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French fairground ride hurls man to death

Image copyright Prefet de region Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes A spinning carousel has crashed to the ground at a fairground in south-eastern France killing a man, and injuring 12 other people. The 40-year-old man was riding in one of several pods on the attraction in Neuville-sur-Saone, north of Lyon. Deputy mayor Laurent Buffard blamed a technical fault for […]

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Mount Everest: Sherpa to attempt record 22nd climb

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Kami Rita Sherpa is hoping to make history by climbing Mount Everest 22 times For most people, preparing to climb the world’s highest mountain would be a daunting experience fraught with unknowns. But not for 48-year-old Nepali climber Kami Rita Sherpa. He will set off on Sunday aiming to break […]

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Rhino census in India’s Kaziranga park counts 12 more

Image copyright EPA Image caption Census takers used elephants and sports vehicles to conduct the survey A census in India’s Kaziranga National Park has counted 2,413 one-horned rhinos – up 12 from 2015. The Unesco World Heritage Site, in Assam state, is home to two-thirds of the world’s population of the species. The census is […]

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Spy poisoning: UK plays down Russia complaint at plane search

Image copyright Ennio Varani Image caption The plane was inspected on Friday at Heathrow The UK has rejected a complaint from Russia over a search of one of its aircraft at London’s Heathrow Airport, as a row over the poisoning of a former Russian spy deepens. The British government described the search of the Aeroflot […]

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Yemen war: Fire damages World Food Programme warehouses

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The warehouses contained food, fuel and aid including mattresses A fire has broken out in warehouses containing humanitarian aid in the Yemeni Red Sea port of Hudaydah. The blaze, which is believed to have been caused by an electrical fault, has destroyed food supplies and fuel, the UN’s World Food […]

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French armed officers spark Italy migrant centre row

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Migrants from Guinea don winter clothes donated by a charity in Bardonecchia Armed French customs officers have provoked widespread anger by entering a migrant centre over the border in Italy. Five officers forced one individual to undergo a urine test at the facility west of the city of Turin […]

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