Victims of cyclone Idai mourn as death toll rises
24 March 2019 | 11:43 am
Victims of cyclone Idai mourn as death toll rises.
Iran has been shaken by violent mass protests after a young woman dies while in police custody, having been detained for not properly wearing a headscarf. Annette Young talks to Sussan Tahmasebi, a women's rights activist and Iranian specialist.
Police are searching for missing after an overcrowded ferry carrying pilgrims flipped over in the Karotoa River. Hundreds die every year in Bangladesh in similar river accidents.
Moroccan prisoner of war, Brahim Saadoun, returned home on Saturday after Russia agreed to release 10 foreigners captured in Ukraine following a prisoner exchange brokered by Saudi Arabia.
The papers are analysing how Saturday’s bombing of a bridge in Crimea is both a strategic and symbolic “slap in the face” for Russia’s President Vladimir Putin.
Death penalty 'main instrument for creating fear,' says head of Iran Human Rights NGO
Hundreds of mothers and their children are destitute as a severe drought continues to threaten death on a scale not seen in half a century, a spokesperson for UNICEF said on Tuesday.
The death toll is likely to rise further as the national disaster agency in the Philippines recorded 63 people still missing and several injured in the landslides.
Refugees who fled the brutal regime in the North often have to disguise their roots to gain employment and accommodation, as well as to avoid everyday discrimination.
Demonstrators in the northwestern city of Marivan are angered by the reported killing of 35-year-old Nasrin Ghaderi. Iranian lawmakers, meanwhile, urged severe punishment for "rioters."
Greek border police say the numbers of migrants and refugees trying to leave Turkey is on the rise. Many are Syrians who feel increasingly unsafe in Turkey. They travel in small groups, and are risking ever more dangerous routes.
Tehran handed a death sentence to an anti-government protester for participating in "riots." Another five people received jail terms for "conspiring" to disturb public order.
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