Pakistan blast: Taliban bike bomb kills 26 in Lahore

Pakistan blast: Taliban bike bomb kills 26 in Lahore

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Police collected evidence from the scene after the blast At least 26 people have been killed in a car bombing in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore, officials say. More than 50 others were injured in the explosion on the busy Ferozepur Road close to a vegetable market in the […]

Activists ‘held for Liu Xiaobo memorial’

Activists ‘held for Liu Xiaobo memorial’

Image copyright Freedom for Liu Xiaobo Action Group Image caption The activists held a seaside memorial for the late dissident last week At least four men have been detained by Chinese police after publicly commemorating the death of Nobel peace laureate Liu Xiaobo, an activist says. The seaside memorial, which took place on 19 July, […]

Heinz in court over ‘healthy’ toddlers’ snack Shredz

Heinz in court over ‘healthy’ toddlers’ snack Shredz

Image copyright ACCC Image caption The Shredz packaging said the bars were “99% fruit and veg” – but a nutritionist said they were loaded with natural sugars Heinz has been taken to court in Australia after a watchdog said it falsely marketed a children’s food as healthy. The lawsuit concerns Shredz, a snack made from […]

Kabul suicide car bomb: 30 killed in Afghan capital

Kabul suicide car bomb: 30 killed in Afghan capital

Media captionThe blast is one of many to have struck Kabul this year. Video: Ahmad Shuja A suicide car bomb has exploded in the Afghan capital, Kabul, killing at least 30 people, officials have told the BBC. At least 42 people were injured in the blast and there are fears the number of casualties could […]

South China Sea: Vietnam halts drilling after ‘China threats’

South China Sea: Vietnam halts drilling after ‘China threats’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Vietnam and other neighbours contest China’s territorial claims in the area Vietnam has reportedly terminated a gas-drilling expedition in a disputed area of the South China Sea, following strong threats from China. A source in the south-east Asian oil industry has told the BBC that the company behind the drilling, […]

Bernard Tomic amazed at career, despite lack of effort at times

Bernard Tomic amazed at career, despite lack of effort at times

Tomic reached a career-high ranking of 17 in January 2016 Bernard Tomic says he has never “really tried” throughout his tennis career, adding that he has probably been operating at “around 50%”. The Australian claimed he was bored during his straight-set defeat by Mischa Zverev at Wimbledon on 4 July. A series of lacklustre displays […]

Afghanistan: Taliban ‘kidnapped dozens’ of villagers

Afghanistan: Taliban ‘kidnapped dozens’ of villagers

Image copyright EPA Image caption Police conduct a vehicle search in Kandahar after the reported kidnapping At least seven villagers have been killed after being kidnapped by suspected Taliban militants, a senior Afghan police official says. He said about dozens of villagers were abducted in Kandahar province earlier in the week. About 30 have been […]

Fukushima disaster: Robot finds possible melted nuclear fuel

Fukushima disaster: Robot finds possible melted nuclear fuel

Image copyright AFP Image caption Lava-like rocks were spotted underneath one of the damaged reactors An underwater robot has captured what is believed to be the first images of melted nuclear fuel deposits inside Japan’s stricken Fukushima nuclear plant, its operator Tepco says. Large amounts of solidified lava-like rocks and lumps in layers were seen […]

Afghanistan: Taliban ‘kidnapped dozens’ of villagers

Afghanistan: Taliban ‘kidnapped dozens’ of villagers

Image copyright EPA Image caption Police conduct a vehicle search in Kandahar after the reported kidnapping At least seven villagers have been killed after being kidnapped by suspected Taliban militants, a senior Afghan police official says. He said about dozens of villagers were abducted in Kandahar province earlier in the week. About 30 have been […]

Afghanistan: Taliban ‘kidnapped dozens’ of villagers

Afghanistan: Taliban ‘kidnapped dozens’ of villagers

Image copyright EPA Image caption Police conduct a vehicle search in Kandahar after the reported kidnapping At least seven villagers have been killed after being kidnapped by suspected Taliban militants, a senior Afghan police official says. He said about dozens of villagers were abducted in Kandahar province earlier in the week. About 30 have been […]

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