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Ten hikers killed in flash flooding in southern Italy

[ad_1] Image copyright EPA Image caption A search and rescue operation was launched after the flash flood At least 10 hikers have been killed and others are missing after flash flooding in southern Italy.The four men and four women were walking in a gorge in a national park in the Calabria region when they were hit by a torrent swollen by heavy rain.Eighteen others were rescued, including a 10-year-old boy,
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Malcolm Turnbull: Australian PM survives leadership challenge

[ad_1] Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has survived a challenge to his leadership by a senior government colleague.Mr Turnbull defeated Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton in a party room ballot in Canberra on Tuesday.The prime minister won the vote 48-35, the party's chief whip told reporters.Mr Turnbull had brought on the vote himself in a bid to resolve speculation that his leadership was under threat. [ad_2] Source link
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Why the Kerala floods proved so deadly

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionHundreds of troops have been rescuing trapped residents in Kerala Floods in the southern Indian state of Kerala have killed more than 350 people since June. The BBC's Navin Singh Khadka explains why the floods were so deadly this time.The devastating floods in Kerala peaked last week. The monsoon rains have since begun to ease and rescue teams have been deployed,
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My friend Mohamed, the dry cleaner of Mogadishu

[ad_1] Mogadishu, Somalia's capital, has been described as the most dangerous city in the world. But some people there are trying to bring life back to the place. During her regular visits, BBC Africa editor Mary Harper came to know one of them - an entrepreneur named Mohamed Mahamoud Sheikh. Then she received some bad news.The last time I saw Mohamed, he gave me flowers. He chose one of the
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Soviet 1968 invasion: Czechs still feel Cold War shivers

[ad_1] Image caption Ivana Dolezalova in 1968 and today The young woman in the photo has her hands clasped behind her neck, as if in surrender. Her forehead is furrowed, her eyes ringed with exhaustion."Sorry, it's all I could find," said Ivana Dolezalova, smoothing out the large black-and-white print on the cafe table.The photo of 19-year-old Ivana is appropriate for 1968, when Soviet tanks roared into Prague overnight, I thought.
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Trump vows ‘no concessions’ with Turkey over US pastor

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption US President Donald Trump has called Pastor Andrew Brunson "an innocent man of faith" US President Donald Trump has insisted he will not back down in a standoff with Turkey over a detained US pastor."I think it's very sad what Turkey is doing," he said. "I think they're making a terrible mistake. There will be no concessions."He said he had thought Turkey would release
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Colorado dad charged with killing pregnant wife and girls

[ad_1] Image copyright Shanann Watts / Instagram Image caption Chris Watts is suspected of killing his pregnant wife and two daughters A Colorado man has been charged with the deaths of his pregnant wife and their two young daughters who went missing a week ago.Chris Watts, 33, is accused of three counts of murder, three counts of tampering with a deceased body and one of unlawful termination of pregnancy. He
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Pope Francis condemns child sex abuse and Church cover-ups

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Pope's letter addressed the "heart-wrenching pain" of abuse victims in Pennsylvania after the report was released Pope Francis has condemned the "atrocities" of child sex abuse and clerical cover-ups in a letter to the world's 1.2bn Roman Catholics.The letter to "the People of God" calls for an end to the "culture of death" in the Church, addresses failures to deal with abuse and