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Dallas police shooting: Five officers killed, six hurt by gunmen (Video)
Five Dallas police officers have been killed and six wounded by gunmen during protests against the shooting of black men by police, authorities say. Three people are in custody and one man who was in a stand-off with police shot himself dead, US media have reported. Gunfire broke out at around 20:45 local time on Thursday (01:45 GMT Friday) as demonstrators marched through the city. The protests were sparked by the deaths of Philando Castile in Minnesota and Alton Sterling in Louisiana. Dall...
Judith Kerr wins lifetime achievement award (Video)
Judith Kerr, creator of The Tiger Who Came to Tea and the Mog series, is to receive a lifetime achievement award from literary charity BookTrust. The 93-year-old will be presented with the accolade at London Zoo later. Kerr is the second recipient of the prize, set up last year to celebrate an author or illustrator's outstanding contribution to children's books. Award judge Shami Chakrabarti said she represented "the enduring power of storytelling and the written word". Kerr, she said, symbo...
Istanbul Ataturk airport attack: 36 dead and more than 140 hurt (Video)
A gun and bomb attack on Istanbul's Ataturk international airport has killed 36 people and injured more than 140 others, officials say. Three attackers began shooting outside and inside the terminal late on Tuesday and blew themselves up after police fired at them, officials say. Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said early signs suggested the so-called Islamic State was behind the attack. Recent bombings have been linked to either IS or Kurdish separatists.
I am coming to the enigmatic heights of Armenia as a fellow brother in pursuit o...
Pope Francis has made a statement on his upcoming visit to Armenia. The statement runs as following:Dear Brothers and Sisters:In a few days I will have the joy of being with you, in Armenia.Starting from this moment I invite you to pray for this apostolic journey.With the help of God, I am coming to you to undertake what the motto of my journey says -  the “visit to the first Christian nation”. And I am coming as a pilgrim in this Jubilee year to embrace the ancient wisdom ...
Video shows staff at China bank being spanked(Video)
A video has surfaced online showing staff at a Chinese bank being publicly spanked for poor performance, sparking outrage. The video, first posted by the People's Daily, shows a man asking eight employees why they did not "exceed themselves" at training. They give answers including "failing to make a personal breakthrough". He then says "get your butts ready" and proceeds to spank them with what appears to be a thick wooden slab. The incident took place at a Rural Commercial Bank i...
Paris floodwaters set to peak as more rain forecast (Video)
Floodwaters in Paris are forecast to peak on Friday with the River Seine due to reach 6m (19ft) above its normal level. The world-famous Louvre and Orsay museums have been shut so staff can move priceless artworks to safety. Flooding across France and Germany has left at least 11 people dead and forced thousands from their homes. More downpours are forecast through the weekend across a band of central Europe from France to Ukraine As much as 50mm (2in) of rain is expected to fall in some reg...
World's longest and deepest rail tunnel to open in Switzerland (Video)
The world's longest and deepest rail tunnel is to be officially opened in Switzerland, after almost two decades of construction work. The 57km (35-mile) twin-bore Gotthard base tunnel will provide a high-speed rail link under the Swiss Alps between northern and southern Europe. Switzerland says it will revolutionise European freight transport. Goods currently carried on the route by a million lorries a year will go by train instead. The tunnel will overtake Japan's 53.9 km Seikan rail tunnel...
Cincinnati zoo gorilla shot dead as boy falls into enclosure (Video)
Zoo officials have shot dead a gorilla after a four-year-old boy fell into its enclosure in the US city of Cincinnati. The boy climbed though a barrier and fell into a moat, where he was grabbed and dragged by the gorilla. The zoo said it took action to shoot the 400lb (180kg) gorilla as the situation was "life-threatening". The boy is expected to recover. Last week two lions were shot dead in a zoo in Chile after a man entered their pen in an apparent suicide attempt. Cincinnati z...
Canada wildfire forces mass evacuation in Fort McMurray (video)
A huge wildfire has forced the evacuation of about 60,000 people from Fort McMurray - the entire population of the Canadian city. The blaze has destroyed a number of homes, dropping ash on the streets of the city in the province of Alberta. Fleeing residents have caused gridlock on the main road leading from the city, 380km (235 miles) north of Edmonton. The evacuation from Fort McMurray - which lies in an oil sands region - is the biggest in Alberta's history. "If you just walk outside, you...
Mexico explosion: Three dead in Veracruz oil plant (Video)
A large explosion at an oil facility in the south-east Mexican state of Veracruz has killed at least three people and injured 136 more. The blast hit a facility owned by Mexico's state oil company, Pemex, in the port city of Coatzacoalcos. Hundreds of people have been evacuated and schools closed. Footage showed a large fire and vast plumes of smoke. The cause of the blast is unclear. Several explosions have been reported at Pemex facilities in recent years. The latest incident occurred at a...
Japan earthquake: Rescue under way after 7.3 tremor (video)
Rescue efforts are under way in south-western Japan to help victims of a powerful earthquake that hit the region a day after an earlier deadly tremor. Some 20,000 troops are being deployed in the operation in Kyushu region after the magnitude-7.3 quake at 01:25 on Saturday (15:25 GMT Friday). At least 19 people have been killed and hundreds injured, media reports say. Dozens of people are feared trapped in the rubble of collapsed buildings. The quake on Thursday killed nine people. Roads hav...
China hotel 'assault video' sparks anger and debate (video)
Footage that appears to show a woman being assaulted in a Beijing hotel has sparked a massive debate in China. CCTV footage shows a woman being grabbed and dragged across a hotel corridor, in full view of bystanders. Although the incident is still being investigated, it has prompted millions of posts on social media, which have been viewed over two billion times. China has seen several incidents in recent years where bystanders have refused to help those in need. Beijing police say they are ...
India Kolkata flyover collapse: At least 18 dead (Video)
A flyover under construction in the eastern Indian city of Kolkata (Calcutta) has collapsed, killing at least 18 people and injuring others. Many people are feared trapped under the concrete and steel bridge, which fell on a busy road. Images show residents using their bare hands to help the rescue effort. Safety issues such as lack of inspections and the use of substandard materials have plagued construction projects in the country. The accident took place in an area near Girish Park, one o...
Ajman fire: Huge blaze hits UAE residential towers (video)
A large fire has hit at least two residential towers in the United Arab Emirates, in the third such incident in a little more than a year. The fire struck one tower in Ajman emirate, north of Dubai, before spreading to an adjacent block. Residents were evacuated, but several have reportedly been treated for breathing problems and minor injuries. On New Year's Eve, a large fire engulfed the luxury 63-storey Address Hotel in central Dubai. The latest fire began late on Monday in the Ajman One ...
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