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Srebrenica massacre: Dutch troops ‘10% liable’ for Srebrenica massacre

Srebrenica massacre: Dutch troops ‘10% liable’ for Srebrenica massacre

The Dutch supreme court has upheld a ruling that the Netherlands was partially responsible for 350 deaths in Bosnia’s Srebrenica massacre. The court said the state had 10% liability, as this was the probability that its soldiers could have prevented the killings. Bosnian Serb forces killed a total of 8,000 Muslim men in the town […]

Brazil dam: How German firm approved Brazil dam before it burst

Brazil dam: How German firm approved Brazil dam before it burst

Six months after a deadly dam collapse in Brazil, new evidence has emerged that suggests the disaster could have been prevented. Investigators believe there’s evidence the German company that certified the structure as safe knew it was vulnerable to collapse. Nearly 300 people died when the collapse triggered a mudslide near the south-eastern town of […]

Kyoto Animation fire: One dead after suspected arson attack

Kyoto Animation fire: One dead after suspected arson attack

At least one person has been killed and more than 30 injured in a suspected arson attack at an animation studio in Kyoto, Japan. Local media quoted police as saying a man broke into the Kyoto Animation Co studio on Thursday and threw an unidentified liquid, starting a fire. The suspect, who has not been […]

Nato chief calls on Russia to save INF nuclear missile treaty

Nato chief calls on Russia to save INF nuclear missile treaty

Time is running out to save a key nuclear missile treaty with Russia, Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has told the BBC. Mr Stoltenberg pledged a “measured, defensive” response if Russia did not come back into compliance with the deal by the 2 August deadline. “We have to be prepared for a world… with more […]

What Americans make of Trump ‘go back’ tweets

What Americans make of Trump ‘go back’ tweets

President Donald Trump telling four congresswomen to “go back” to the countries where they came from has caused a storm in Washington’s political circles. But what do people beyond the nation’s capital think? The president’s tweets have pushed people even further into two camps – those who love him, and those who hate him. In […]

Johnny Clegg, South African musician and activist, dies aged 66

Johnny Clegg, South African musician and activist, dies aged 66

One of South Africa’s most celebrated musicians, Johnny Clegg, has died at the age of 66, after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Known as the “white Zulu”, he was a vocal critic of the apartheid government which ruled until 1994. The British-born musician, who uniquely blended western and Zulu music, was diagnosed with cancer […]

Jamal Khashoggi killing: Saudi crown prince ‘should face investigation’

There is credible evidence that Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and other high-level officials are individually liable for the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, a UN expert says. A report by special rapporteur Agnes Callamard says the evidence merits further investigation by an independent and impartial international inquiry. Saudi agents killed the journalist inside […]

Hong Kong extradition: Police fire rubber bullets at protesters

Hong Kong extradition: Police fire rubber bullets at protesters

Police have fired rubber bullets and tear gas in Hong Kong at demonstrators amid anger at a new bill to allow extradition to mainland China. Protesters blocked key roads around government buildings and threw bricks and projectiles at police. They are concerned the new laws could target political opponents of Beijing and fear alleged human […]

Sudan crisis: Dozens of bodies pulled from Nile, opposition says

Sudan crisis: Dozens of bodies pulled from Nile, opposition says

Forty bodies have been pulled from the River Nile in the Sudanese capital Khartoum following a violent crackdown on pro-democracy protests, opposition activists said on Wednesday. Doctors linked to the opposition said the bodies were among 100 people believed killed since security forces attacked a protest camp on Monday. Reports said a feared paramilitary group […]

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