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Kabul's air pollution may be deadlier than war

Yousuf fled with his family from his home in eastern Afghanistan eight years ago to escape the war, but he couldn’t escape tragedy. In the capital, Kabul, five of his...

  Asia / South Asia

Kabul's air pollution may be deadlier than war

Yousuf fled with his family from his home in eastern Afghanistan eight years ago to escape the war, but he couldn’t escape tragedy. In the capital, Kabul, five of his children died, not from violence or bombings, but from air pollution, worsened by bitter cold and poverty. At the camp for displaced people they live in, they and other families...

Netizens urge Japan to handle 41 cracks in grounds of Fukushima nuclear plant

Chinese and Korean netizens are calling on Japan to deal with dozens of cracks discovered in facilities containing radiation at the Fukushima nuclear plant as soon as possible. According to a report on Sunday by Japanese media outlet Yomiuri Shimbun, 41 cracks were found in the plant's concrete floor. However, "Tokyo Electric Power Company appears to have neglected the facilities,...

  Americas

Bolivian senator declares herself interim president

Bolivian opposition senator Jeanine Áñez has declared herself interim president of the South American country following Evo Morales' resignation. Lawmakers from Mr Morales' party boycotted the session, meaning there was no quorum for the appointment. But Ms Áñez said she was next in line under the constitution and vowed to hold elections soon. Mr Morales...

  Europe

  Europe

  Africa

  Africa

Gambia takes Myanmar to top UN court over Rohingya campaign

Gambia filed a case Monday at the United Nations’ highest court accusing Myanmar of genocide in its campaign against its Rohingya Muslim minority and asking the International Court of Justice to urgently order measures “to stop Myanmar’s genocidal conduct immediately.” Gambia filed the case on behalf of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation. Gambia’s justice minister and attorney general, Abubacarr Marie...

Islamic state claims responsibility for Mali attack

Islamic state has claimed responsibility for an attack in northeastern Mali that killed at least 53 soldiers, the group’s Amaq news agency reported on Saturday without citing evidence. Mali government said that the soldiers and one civilian had been killed in an attack on an army post in northern Mali, in one of the deadliest strikes against the West African...