Honolulu high-rise fire kills three, including mother and son
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Flames ripped through three floors of a Honolulu tower block, killing three people including a mother and her adult son on Friday.
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The novel Efuru established Nigerian author Flora Nwapa as the first African woman to publish a book in English. Her work set the stage for the emergence of female writers in Nigeria and other African countries.
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Last year, record-breaking fires in Brazil's Amazon rainforest sparked international outrage. But the fallout from this year's fire season, which lasts until October, could be even worse. This time around, the Pantanal region, in the west of the country, is being engulfed by flames – the majority of them caused by humans. The vast region is rapidly turning into a desert of dust and smoke, with its rich biodiversity more threatened than ever before. Our correspondents report.
'Without air pollution, my daughter would still be here' says London mother whose child died from respiratory failure
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The mother of a nine-year-old girl who died from acute respiratory failure in London after repeated asthma attacks says that without air pollution her daughter would "still be here" and that she hopes a coroner's inquest will conclude that it played a role in her death.
9 Dec 2020
18-year-old single mother dies in boyfriend's room in Bayelsa
15 Jan 2021
Irish papers react to a much-awaited report on systemic abuse in the country's Catholic homes for unwed mothers. The Irish Examiner's front page lists the names and birthdays of some of the 9,000 children who died in the institutions between 1922 and 1998. We also look at reactions in India to the Supreme Court's suspension of controversial farming laws. Plus: "Sex and the City" fans struggle to imagine a reboot without Samantha and a woman in France struggles to convince authorities she's still alive!
11 Feb 2021
The famous German coach will not be able to attend his mother's funeral because of pandemic restrictions.
15 May 2021
Making IVF fertility treatment available to single women and lesbian couples was one of French President Emmanuel Macron's campaign promises, but it's yet to become a reality. The legislation was initially approved by the lower house of parliament but rejected by the Senate, where the right-wing opposition has a majority. Every year, around 3,000 women in France who wish to undergo IVF, but are not in a relationship with a man, travel to other European countries where the procedure is available. But this option comes at a significant financial cost. FRANCE 24's Claire Paccalin and Eléonore Vanel went to meet two of these single mothers.
16 Jun 2021
The 28-year-old, who could face life in prison, refused to speak as her trial began. Defense attorneys rejected the court's psychiatric assessment as "fundamentally flawed" and demanded a new one.
5 Jul 2021
National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, have arrested a Nigerian woman based in Brazil, Mrs. Anita Ugochinyere Ogbonna, at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, with 100 pellets of cocaine concealed in her private part and handbag.
6 Jul 2021
Emergency services fight flames after an explosion sparked a fire at a plastics factory on the outskirts of Bangkok, killing at least one firefighter and wounding 29 people, according to officials.
18 Jul 2021
Her friends and family tell her to pack up and flee Afghanistan without waiting for the possible return of the Taliban, but sitting on a terrace, smoking a cigarette, Laila Haidari - founder of a rehabilitation centre for drug addicts - is determined to stay.
23 Jul 2021
A firefighter drives through flames and sparks from the Tamarack Fire in Markleeville, California, as he races to protect a housing development from the blaze. Wildfires continue to ravage the western US and Canada amid oppressively hot, dry weather.
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