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India train crash: More than 200 dead after Odisha incident (1 hour 29 minutes old)

The collision involving two passenger services in Odisha state has left about 900 people injured.

Twitch streamer Puppers, who lived with MND, dies aged 32 (4 hours old)

The gamer, known for playing Dead by Daylight, dies after being diagnosed with motor neurone disease.

No criminal charges for Mike Pence in documents case (2 hours old)

The announcement comes just days before Mike Pence is expected to announce his 2024 presidential bid.

Rome: One dead as huge fire sweeps through high-rise building (7 hours old)

Nine people are injured in the Italian capital, amid fears there may be more victims in the building.

Jose Mourinho: Roma boss charged for using abusive language towards official at Europa League final (7 hours old)

Roma coach Jose Mourinho is charged by Uefa for using insulting or abusive language against a match official at Wednesday's Europa League final.

Do Russians really hate the West? (7 hours old)

The BBC's Steve Rosenberg visits Yaroslavl to find out if people there carry the Kremlin's message.

Belgorod: Shelling in Russian border region kills two, governor says (8 hours old)

Officials say two women died in Ukrainian shelling, as anti-Putin fighters claim another cross-border raid.

Kaija Saariaho: Feted Finnish composer dies at 70 (4 hours old)

Saariaho, who was suffering from brain cancer, was seen as a leading light of contemporary classical music.

Iran frees more Europeans after prisoner swap (7 hours old)

Two Austrians and a Danish citizen are released a week after Belgium freed a jailed Iranian diplomat.

German row over jail term for woman who attacked neo-Nazis (10 hours old)

Lina E's conviction has angered Germany's far left, but the right is furious she is free pending appeal.

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Police release e-fit of man found dead in wheel bay of Gatwick-bound plane (7 hours old)

Detectives hope to identify man, whose body was found on a Tui flight from the Gambia on 7 DecemberPolice have released a digitised image of a man who was found dead in the undercarriage of a plane, as they work to identify him.The man’s body was found on a Tui flight from the Gambia to the UK. His body was discovered at Gatwick airport at about 4am on 7 December, Sussex police said at the time. Continue reading...

Author Ama Ata Aidoo, ‘an inspiration to feminists everywhere’, dies aged 81 (10 hours old)

The Ghanaian playwright and novelist, who also served as her country’s education minister, focused on the modern African womanThe Ghanaian writer and academic Ama Ata Aidoo, whose work focused on the modern African woman, has died aged 81.Ata Aidoo, whose fans included Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, rejected the idea of what she described as a “western perception that the African female is a downtrodden wretch”, said the BBC. Continue reading...

Home Office could forcibly separate non-cohabiting couple before their wedding (10 hours old)

Youssef Mikhaiel is at risk of forced removal to Egypt before he marries Sarah BradleyA couple planning to marry soon could be forcibly separated by the Home Office because they are not cohabiting before their wedding.Sarah Bradley, 29, a British digital marketing teacher, and Youssef Mikhaiel, 28, an Egyptian man who graduated from the University of Glasgow with a degree in aeronautical engineering, met in February 2022 through a Christian dating app. Continue reading...

Sudan: 27 reported killed in shelling of market in poor area south of Khartoum (1 day old)

Tanks believed to have attacked area residents say is not close to any military targetTwenty-seven people have been killed and 106 injured after a market in a poor area south of Khartoum was shelled, according to local residents.Six tank shells were fired from al-Shajara, one of the few areas the army controls in the Sudanese capital, towards the neighbourhood of Mayo, residents said. Continue reading...

Burkina Faso is the world’s ‘most neglected crisis’ as focus remains on Ukraine (1 day old)

Chronic emergencies in Africa are being ignored while Ukraine dominates headlines and receives more funding, says NGOThe displacement of 2 million people in Burkina Faso has been named the world’s most neglected crisis, while the world’s attention and aid has been focused on Ukraine, according to the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC).Burkina Faso has endured five years of conflict with militias – who have attacked water sources and forced school closures – now controlling up to 40% of the country’s territory. Continue reading...

Zimbabwe outlaws criticism of government before August elections (1 day old)

New law that criminalises ‘wilfully damaging’ country’s national interest raises fears of crackdown on dissentZimbabwe’s parliament has outlawed criticism of the government before presidential and parliamentary elections in August, with violations of a new law punishable by up to 20 years in jail.The criminal law code amendment bill, widely known as the “patriotic bill”, contains a clause that criminalises “wilfully damaging the sovereignty and national interest of Zimbabwe”. Continue reading...

US air quality as far south as Virginia affected by Nova Scotia wildfires (2 hours old)

National Weather Service issues air quality alert for Richmond while Maryland, Pennsylvania and other states affectedThe historically intense wildfires that battered the Nova Scotia province on the eastern coast of Canada have had a severe effect on air quality as far south as Virginia and Maryland, the US National Weather Service alerted.Four wildfires have destroyed hundreds of buildings and homes and displaced tens of thousands of people, hitting the Halifax municipality hardest. But the blazes have also sent smoke billowing over New York City, and have prompted officials from New Jersey, P[...]

Texas woman dies of infection linked to cosmetic surgery in Mexico (3 hours old)

Family says Lauren Brooke Robinson, who reportedly contracted fungal meningitis, began to feel ill months after February surgeryA Texas woman has died after contracting fungal meningitis in an outbreak that has been linked to a cosmetic procedure performed in Mexico.Lauren Brooke Robinson, 29, died on Wednesday from a fungal meningitis infection after receiving cosmetic surgery in Mexico, the local TV news station KBMT reported. Continue reading...

Snow fly in US and Canada can detach its legs to survive, research shows (6 hours old)

Flies chilled to sub-zero temperatures amputate one or more of their six limbs to protect their internal organsFlightless snow flies in the US and Canada can amputate their legs to survive as they begin to freeze, researchers have discovered.Lab experiments in which the flies were chilled gradually to sub-zero temperatures revealed they can detach one or more of their six legs, an apparent “last-ditch tactic” to protect their internal organs from the advancing cold. Continue reading...

Mastermind of assassination of Haiti president sentenced to life by US court (6 hours old)

Rodolphe Jaar, a Haitian-Chilean businessman, conspired with Colombian mercenaries, to kill Jovenel Moïse in 2021A mastermind of the assassination of Haiti’s President Jovenel Moïse two years ago has been sentenced to life imprisonment by a federal court judge in Florida.Rodolphe Jaar, a Haitian-Chilean businessman, conspired with a group of Colombian mercenaries to murder Moïse at his home in Port-au-Prince on 7 July 2021. Prosecutors at his sentencing hearing in Miami said Jaar obtained the weapons used in the “commando-style” attack that killed Moïse, 53, and seriously injured his wife. Con[...]

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