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Liu Xiaobo: China frees jailed dissident after cancer diagnosis

Liu Xiaobo: China frees jailed dissident after cancer diagnosis

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Liu Xiaobo is a poet and human rights campaigner Chinese Nobel peace laureate Liu Xiaobo has been released from prison on compassionate grounds after being diagnosed with terminal liver cancer. Mr Liu, a human rights campaigner, was jailed in 2009 on subversion charges for calling for greater democracy. His lawyer […]

Pakistan fuel tanker inferno kills at least 150

Pakistan fuel tanker inferno kills at least 150

Media captionPeople smoking at the scene may have sparked the fire A lorry carrying fuel has burst into flames near the Pakistani city of Ahmedpur East, killing at least 150 people, local officials say. Villagers had gathered, reportedly to collect fuel leaking from the crashed tanker, when it caught fire. Dozens are being treated in […]

Kashmir cable car accident: At least seven people killed

Kashmir cable car accident: At least seven people killed

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The cable cars at Gulmarg offer spectacular views of the Himalayas At least seven people have been killed in Indian-administered Kashmir when the wire supporting a cable car snapped in the high-altitude tourist resort of Gulmarg, officials say. The cable car was sent crashing to the ground, killing everyone […]

AirAsia X flight lands after ‘shaking like washing machine’

AirAsia X flight lands after ‘shaking like washing machine’

Media captionWatch: Passenger films on board the flight An AirAsia X flight bound for Kuala Lumpur was forced to turn back to Australia after an engine problem left it “shaking like a washing machine”. The pilot said the decision to return to Perth 90 minutes after leaving was made because of “technical issues” with the […]

Pakistan oil tanker inferno kills at least 140

Pakistan oil tanker inferno kills at least 140

Media captionPeople smoking at the scene may have sparked the fire At least 140 people were killed when a lorry transporting oil burst into flames near the Pakistani city of Ahmedpur East, local officials say. A crowd had gathered, reportedly to collect fuel leaking from the overturned vehicle when it caught fire. Dozens are being […]

Pakistan oil tanker inferno kills at least 123

Pakistan oil tanker inferno kills at least 123

Media captionPeople smoking at the scene may have sparked the fire At least 123 people were killed when a lorry transporting oil burst into flames near the Pakistani city of Ahmedpur East, local officials say. A crowd had gathered reportedly to collect fuel leaking from the overturned vehicle when it caught fire. Dozens are being […]

China landslide: 15 dead, over 100 missing in Sichuan

China landslide: 15 dead, over 100 missing in Sichuan

Media captionThe rescue team has been searching for missing people The bodies of 15 people have been found after a landslide in Sichuan province in south-western China left more than 120 people missing, state media say. About 40 homes were destroyed in Xinmo village in Maoxian county, after the side of a mountain collapsed at […]

Muslims on India train assaulted ‘because they ate beef’

Muslims on India train assaulted ‘because they ate beef’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Trains in Haryana – like the rest of India – can be notoriously overcrowded A man arrested in India for being part of a mob that attacked a group of four Muslim teenagers on a train has said on TV that he was goaded into it by others because […]

China landslide leaves 120 missing in Sichuan

China landslide leaves 120 missing in Sichuan

Media captionThe rescue team has been searching for missing people More than 120 people are missing after a landslide in Sichuan province in south-western China, state media say. About 40 homes were destroyed in Xinmo village in Maoxian county, after the side of a mountain collapsed at about 06:00 local time (22:00 GMT Friday). Rescue […]

Muslims on India train assaulted ‘because they ate beef’

Muslims on India train assaulted ‘because they ate beef’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Trains in Haryana – like the rest of India – can be notoriously overcrowded A man arrested in India for being part of a mob that attacked a group of four Muslim teenagers on a train has said on TV that he was goaded into it by others because […]