1 dead, 3 missing after migrant boat capsizes at US-Mexico border

1 dead, 3 missing after migrant boat capsizes at US-Mexico border

The body of a 10-month-old baby was recovered and three other migrants were feared drowned after their raft capsized near Rio Grande, Texas, as they tried to cross the US-Mexico border. The rubber raft flipped over on Wednesday night and all nine of its occupants were swept away in the cold, fast-flowing water, according to the…
India races to evacuate coast before Cyclone Fani hits

India races to evacuate coast before Cyclone Fani hits

Indian and Bangladesh authorities raced to complete the evacuation of more than one million people out of the path of an extreme cyclone heading towards the Bay of Bengal coast with winds of up to 200 kilometres per hour. Major airports were closed in India's eastern states of Odisha and West Bengal and the railway…

Did new athletics rules unfairly target Caster Semenya?

Caster Semenya is an inspiration to many women around the world. However, the South African Olympic and world champion athlete is accused of having an unfair advantage, because her body naturally produces more male sex hormones than most females. To stay in the race, she's going to have to change her life. She lost a…
US Senate fails to override Trump veto on Yemen war

US Senate fails to override Trump veto on Yemen war

The US Senate failed on Thursday to overturn President Donald Trump's veto of legislation that would have ended US military assistance for the Saudi-UAE war in Yemen. The vote handed a victory to the White House for its policy of continuing to back Saudi Arabia. The vote was 53 to 45, falling short of the two-thirds…
Huge crowds join protest against Sudan’s military leaders

Huge crowds join protest against Sudan’s military leaders

Hundreds of thousands of protesters have joined a sit-in outside Sudan's defence ministry to press the ruling military council to hand over power to a civilian administration. The huge crowd was answering a call by an alliance of activists and opposition groups to join a protest march through Khartoum on Thursday. The Declaration of Freedom…
Venezuela in crisis: All the latest updates

Venezuela in crisis: All the latest updates

Venezuela has plunged into a major political crisis amid a growing row over President Nicolas Maduro's future as the country's leader.  Maduro started a second term on January 10, following a widely boycotted election last year that many foreign governments refused to recognise. On January 23, Juan Guaido, leader of the opposition-controlled National Assembly, declared himself…
India ramps up pressure against Pakistan after UN blacklisting

India ramps up pressure against Pakistan after UN blacklisting

A day after the United Nations added Masood Azhar, the leader of a Pakistan-based armed group, to its list of "global terrorists", India said it will seek the downgrading of Pakistan on the global "terrorism financing" list. India's finance minister, Arun Jaitley, on Thursday said that New Delhi would formally submit a request before the Financial Action…
Cyclone Fani: Nearly 800,000 evacuated in India ahead of storm

Cyclone Fani: Nearly 800,000 evacuated in India ahead of storm

Nearly 800,000 people in India's eastern coastal districts have been evacuated in the face of a major cyclone packing winds of up to 200 kilometres an hour, officials said on Thursday. Tropical Cyclone Fani, brewing in the Bay of Bengal some 450km offshore and moving westwards, is expected to make landfall on Friday afternoon near…
North Korea: Chemistry, a killing, and then karaoke

North Korea: Chemistry, a killing, and then karaoke

It is a touching scene, a husband beside his wife leading a tribute to "the fragrant flower of the family". Friends sing along and wave their arms to the classic North Korean tune, You Should Love. The singer in this karaoke video is no ordinary man - he is suspected of concocting a nerve agent…
16-year-old migrant boy dies in US government custody in Texas

16-year-old migrant boy dies in US government custody in Texas

A 16-year-old unaccompanied migrant boy from Guatemala who fell ill has died while in the custody of the United States government. Officials said on Wednesday the boy was transferred to an Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) shelter in Texas on April 20.  "Upon arrival to the shelter the minor did not note any health concerns," Evelyn…

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