Finland’s new pandas enjoy snow

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Zimbabwe opposition leader: Morgan Tsvangirai mourned in Harare

Zimbabwe opposition leader: Morgan Tsvangirai mourned in Harare

Image copyright Reuters Image caption A memorial service for Morgan Tsvangirai has been held in Harare Zimbabwe’s president has called on all citizens to unite to mourn opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai, who died of colon cancer last week. A memorial service for Tsvangirai was held in a packed church in the capital Harare, while outside […]

Israel’s Netanyahu attacks ‘dangerous Iranian tiger’

Israel’s Netanyahu attacks ‘dangerous Iranian tiger’

Media captionMr Netanyahu said Iran was falsely denying that it sent a drone into Israeli territory last week Israel’s prime minister has launched a stinging attack on Iran, telling a security conference in Munich it is the “greatest threat to our world”. Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel would “not allow Iran’s regime to put a noose […]

Iran plane crash: All 66 people on board feared dead

Iran plane crash: All 66 people on board feared dead

Image copyright Mehrad Watson Image caption Aseman operates the ATR 72-500 Sixty-six people are feared to have been killed in a passenger plane crash in the Zagros mountains in Iran. The Aseman Airlines plane, en route from Tehran to the south-western city of Yasuj, came down near the city of Semirom in Isfahan province. The […]

Israel rebukes Poland PM for ‘Jewish perpetrators’ remark

Israel rebukes Poland PM for ‘Jewish perpetrators’ remark

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Polish prime minister has not responded publicly to Israeli criticism Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has sharply rebuked his Polish counterpart for saying that Jews were among the perpetrators of the Holocaust. He said the remarks by Mateusz Morawiecki at the Munich Security Conference were “outrageous”. Mr Netanyahu said […]

Israel Gaza: Air strikes follow bomb blast on Gaza border

Israel Gaza: Air strikes follow bomb blast on Gaza border

Image copyright AFP Image caption Palestinians at the site of one Israeli air strike near Gaza City The Israeli military has carried out a number of strikes against Palestinian positions overnight in the Gaza Strip. They came in response to a bomb attack on Saturday which wounded four Israeli soldiers. Two Palestinians were killed by […]

Sacred Tibetan monastery in Lhasa hit by fire

Sacred Tibetan monastery in Lhasa hit by fire

Image copyright Twitter Image caption Footage posted online showed flames billowing from the ancient compound A fire has hit the most important shrine in Tibetan Buddhism – the Jokhang Monastery in Lhasa. Footage posted online showed flames billowing from the roof and what appeared to be at least one gutted pagoda. No casualties were reported. […]

Australia MP George Christensen criticised over gun photo

Australia MP George Christensen criticised over gun photo

Image copyright FACEBOOK Image caption Government MP George Christensen posted this image with a caption: “Do you feel lucky, greenie punks?” An Australian MP has drawn criticism for posting a photo online that showed him aiming a gun and asking: “Do you feel lucky, greenie punks?” George Christensen, a government MP, put the photo on […]

Malaysia wishes wrong New Year with a barking rooster

Malaysia wishes wrong New Year with a barking rooster

Image copyright AFP Image caption The barking rooster appeared in Chinese-language newspapers The Malaysian government is facing ridicule after it took out a full-page advert to celebrate the Lunar New Year – featuring a barking rooster. The Year of the Rooster – based on the Chinese zodiac – has just ended, giving way to the […]

Kiwis consider foreign house buyer ban

Kiwis consider foreign house buyer ban

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The dream of home ownership is fading for many New Zealanders In one of the world’s most liveable cities, and arguably its windiest, there are tough choices for prospective first-time property buyers in Wellington, where real estate prices soared by more than 18% in the year to June 2017. […]

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