California fires: death toll rises to 71, over 1,000 missing

Rescue workers said on Friday they were searching for more than 1,000 people reported missing in a northern California town reduced to ashes by the deadliest wildfire in the state’s...

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Australia man, who tried to stop knife-attacker, faces charges

A homeless man who used his shopping trolley to try to ram a knife-wielding attacker in Melbourne has been charged with offences including burglary and theft. Michael Rogers, dubbed "Trolley Man" online, was filmed on 9 November trying to prevent Hassan Khalif Shire Ali from stabbing two police officers. The suspect had already killed a cafe owner and injured two...

Khmer Rouge leaders found guilty of Cambodia genocide

For the first time, two leaders of the brutal Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia have been found guilty of genocide. Nuon Chea, 92, was the deputy of regime leader Pol Pot, and Khieu Samphan, 87, was head of state. They were on trial at the UN-backed tribunal on charges of exterminating Cham Muslims and ethnic Vietnamese. The guilty verdict is...

  Americas

California fires: death toll rises to 71, over 1,000 missing

Rescue workers said on Friday they were searching for more than 1,000 people reported missing in a northern California town reduced to ashes by the deadliest wildfire in the state’s history, as the death toll increased to 71. The sheriff’s “unaccounted for” list from the Camp fire leapt by hundreds of people for a second...

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  Africa

Mortar bombs fired at UN peacekeeping base in Congo

Mortar bombs were fired at a UN peacekeeping base and gunfire could be heard in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s eastern city of Beni, an area which has seen a surge in fighting with rebel groups, two sources said on Friday. The attack follows the death of twelve Congolese soldiers and seven UN peacekeepers in clashes with militias earlier this...

Dozens of migrants refuse to leave container ship in Libya

Dozens of migrants have barricaded themselves in a container ship in the Libyan port city of Misrata for the past five days, after being picked up at sea, and refuse to disembark, saying Libya is too dangerous for them. Loaded with cars, the ship Nivin was already bound for Misrata when it picked up 93 migrants in a foundering raft...