Scramble to find survivors after Turkey and Syria earthquakes
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Turkey declares a state of emergency as efforts to rescue people continue in the wake of Monday's devastating earthquakes. The UN warns that the flow of aid into north-west Syria has been disrupted because of damage to roads. Also: Russia's foreign minister is in Mali, and the biggest collection of Vermeer paintings is going on show ..read more
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Rescuers work through the night after earthquakes hit Turkey and Syria
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16h ago
Rescue teams are racing to save people trapped beneath rubble after thousands of buildings collapsed in both countries. Also: China accused of indoctrinating a million Tibetan children, and the novelist Salman Rushdie gives first interview since 2022 stabbing ..read more
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More than 2,000 dead after major earthquakes in Turkey and Syria
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1d ago
Rescuers are racing to save people trapped beneath the rubble and calling for international support. Also: Beijing confirms another high altitude observation balloon was also from China and the hidden history of the 'real' French revolution, being brought into the open ..read more
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Turkey earthquake edition
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Two devastating earthquakes rip through south-eastern Turkey and northern Syria. Thousands have died and many more are injured. There have been appeals for international rescue support and aid ..read more
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Some anti-government protesters pardoned in Iran
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2d ago
The Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei issued them in response to a proposal by the head of the judiciary. Also: Pakistan's former president and military ruler, General Pervez Musharraf, has died in exile at the age of seventy-nine, and a prominent British family has paid reparations and apologised to Grenada for their historic links with the slave trade ..read more
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US shoots down Chinese balloon over Atlantic
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3d ago
Beijing denies Washington's claims it was being used to spy on the US. Also: Thousands of Israelis protest in Tel Aviv against the plans by the Netanyahu government to give itself more powers over appointing judges, and the English National Opera prepares to stage a newly translated version of Wagner's The Rhinegold ..read more
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Chinese balloon flight violated US sovereignty and international law -- Blinken
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4d ago
US Secretary of State accuses Beijing of acting irresponsibly and postpones an upcoming trip to China. Also: The US will provide Ukraine with longer range guided rockets to help Kyiv take back Russian-occupied territory, and remembering the Spanish designer Paco Rabanne who has died aged 88 ..read more
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Ukraine's President pushes for early entry on EU membership at Kyiv summit
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EU says Ukraine has made "considerable efforts" towards membership. Also: Pope Francis is visiting South Sudan together with other Christian leaders, and meet Bobi, the world's oldest dog ..read more
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Israeli Attorney General scathing of planned legal reforms
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5d ago
Gali Baharav-Miara said the proposals would gravely damage the country's system of checks and balances and give the government unlimited power. Also: The Republican held House Of Representatives votes to oust the high profile Democratic representative Ilhan Omar from the foreign affairs committee, and the discovery of Yiddish songs not heard since World War II ..read more
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US secures deal to boost military presence in Philippines
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5d ago
The agreement gives the Americans access to four new bases not far from Taiwan, where there are growing fears of a Chinese invasion. Also, a senior former Russian army officer says he witnessed soldiers torturing Ukrainian prisoners, and scientists in the UK say they've found evidence of the bird flu virus infecting some mammals ..read more
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