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Amritsar train crash: India searches for blame after crowd mowed down

Amritsar train crash: India searches for blame after crowd mowed down

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The tragedy has prompted outrage and grieving relatives are demanding answers India is still reeling after 58 people, including children, were killed after an express train ploughed into a crowd of festival-goers last Friday. The crowd had gathered on railway tracks near the city of Amritsar in northern Punjab […]

Australia sexual abuse: National apology delivered to victims

Australia sexual abuse: National apology delivered to victims

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Scott Morrison delivers the national apology in parliament on Monday Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has given a national apology to victims of child sexual abuse. Hundreds of people gathered in Canberra on Monday to hear Mr Morrison deliver the emotional address in parliament. It follows a five-year inquiry which […]

Taiwan train derailment in Yilan County kills at least 18

Taiwan train derailment in Yilan County kills at least 18

Image copyright TAIWAN RAILWAY ADMINISTRATION / HANDOUT Image caption Rescue operations are continuing into the night At least 18 people have been killed and 170 injured in a passenger train derailment in north-east Taiwan. Railway authorities say they are investigating the accident, which happened in Yilan County at about 16:50 local time (08:50 GMT) on […]

Taiwan train derailment in Yilan County kills at least 22

Taiwan train derailment in Yilan County kills at least 22

Image copyright TAIWAN RAILWAY ADMINISTRATION / HANDOUT Image caption Rescue operations are continuing into the night At least 22 people have been killed and 170 injured in a passenger train derailment in north-east Taiwan. Railway authorities say they are investigating the accident, which happened in Yilan County at about 16:50 local time (08:50 GMT) on […]

Afghanistan election: Voters defy violence to cast ballots

Afghanistan election: Voters defy violence to cast ballots

Media captionAfghan “war on terror” generation votes Voters in Afghanistan have defied deadly attacks to cast ballots in large numbers in the nation’s long-awaited parliamentary elections. Several explosions targeted polling stations, with dozens of people killed or injured in scores of incidents across the country. Voting will be extended amid delays, with some constituencies remaining […]

Amritsar: At least 59 dead as India train mows down crowd

Amritsar: At least 59 dead as India train mows down crowd

Media captionCrowds celebrate Hindu festival near Amritsar At least 59 people have been killed and dozens more injured by a train running into a crowd near Amritsar in India’s northern Punjab state. The victims were standing on the railway tracks watching celebrations for Dusshera, a Hindu festival, when a train hit them at high speed […]

Australia government suffers Wentworth by-election defeat

Australia government suffers Wentworth by-election defeat

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Independent candidate Dr Kerryn Phelps pictured after her poll victory in Sydney Australia’s governing coalition has lost its one-seat parliamentary majority after a by-election in Sydney. Kerryn Phelps, a local doctor and popular independent candidate, comfortably won the Wentworth seat. “This win tonight should signal a return of decency, […]

Amritsar: India train mows down crowd killing scores

Amritsar: India train mows down crowd killing scores

Media captionCrowds celebrate Hindu festival near Amritsar More than 60 people have been killed and 100 hurt after a train ran into a crowd near Amritsar in India’s northern Punjab state, police told the BBC. The victims were standing on the railway tracks watching celebrations for Dusshera, a Hindu festival marking the triumph of good […]

Afghanistan election: Voters cast ballots amid heavy security

Afghanistan election: Voters cast ballots amid heavy security

Media captionAfghan “war on terror” generation votes Voters in Afghanistan are due to cast their ballots in the long delayed parliamentary elections, amid heavy security and threats from the Taliban. More than 2,500 candidates – including many women – are vying for 250 seats. But more than 30% of polling stations are shut because of […]

Why some sexual abuse survivors will shun Australia’s apology

Why some sexual abuse survivors will shun Australia’s apology

Image copyright AFP Image caption Paul Auchettl has campaigned to raise awareness about sexual abuse On Monday, thousands of child sexual abuse survivors are expected to gather in Australia’s capital to hear a national apology. The apology, to be given by Prime Minister Scott Morrison, follows a harrowing five-year inquiry which found tens of thousands […]

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