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Hong Kong protests: More than 100,000 march peacefully

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionHong Kong demonstrators on why they’re still protesting More than 100,000 people are holding another day of pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, amid increasingly severe warnings from the Beijing authorities. Activists and police have clashed over the past 10 weeks, but this weekend’s rallies have so far […]

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Afghanistan: Bomb kills 63 at wedding in Kabul

Image copyright AFPImage caption The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the attack Burials are taking place in the Afghan capital, Kabul after a bomb exploded at a wedding hall killing 63 people and wounding more than 180. The Islamic State (IS) group said it was behind for the attack. The blast happened on […]

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Football derby leads to deadly rioting

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPhone footage captures tensions outside the stadium and armed police on the pitch Three people have been killed and about 10 injured in rioting between fans of rival football clubs in the Honduran capital, Tegucigalpa. The violence broke out ahead of a planned game between the Motagua […]

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Iceland says goodbye to 700-year-old glacier

Image copyright Rice University/Dominic Boyer/Cymene HoweImage caption The plaque commemorates Okjokull, which once sat atop Ok volcano – “jokull” is Icelandic for glacier Mourners are gathering in Iceland to commemorate the loss of Okjokull, which has died at the age of about 700. The glacier was officially declared dead in 2014 when it was no […]

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Kashmir’s communications partially restored, says India

Image copyright AFPImage caption A Kashmiri Muslim talks on a landline phone in Srinagar on Saturday Landline telephone services are being restored to parts of Indian-administered Kashmir, India says. Seventeen out of 100 phone exchanges in the Kashmir Valley are operational, officials say. Internet and mobile phone services remain suspended. Most of the area has […]

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Sudan conflict: Army and civilians seal power-sharing deal

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionHemeti, the dominant figure in the military council, tells the BBC he will abide by the deal Sudan’s ruling military council and civilian opposition alliance have signed a landmark power-sharing deal. The agreement ushers in a new governing council, including both civilians and generals, to pave the […]

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Famous dugong dies after eating plastic

Image copyright AFPImage caption Mariam the dugong died from an infection caused by bit of plastic in her stomach An orphaned dugong, made famous after it was rescued earlier this year in Thailand, has died. The animal named Mariam died on Saturday from an infection that was exacerbated by bits of plastic lining her stomach, […]

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Zimbabwe protests: Opposition MDC backs down after police ban

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPolice moved in, violently dispersing the protesters Zimbabwe’s main opposition group has called off anti-government protests in the capital Harare at the last minute, after failing to overturn a police ban. However, protesters who had already gathered in the city were violently dispersed by police. Several were […]