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About 250,000 people have been forced to flee to avoid three major wildfires in California

California wildfires: 'I saw cars become metal and bones'

Six extraordinary Indian stories from World War One World War One: Six extraordinary Indian stories

Of all the Indian troops who fought between 1914 and 1918 - there were four times as many as those from Australian, New Zealand, Canada, South Africa


‘Modern-day Shah Jahan’ dies
‘Modern-day Shah Jahan’ dies

The love story that inspired it is no less tragic than the one behind the original mausoleum


Millennial congresswoman 'can't afford rent' Millennial congresswoman 'can't afford rent'

After telling the New York Times she's waiting for her first pay cheque before renting an apartment in Washington DC


Finland: Where second-hand comes first Finland: Where second-hand comes first

Across the road looms a Swedish furniture giant, but Kati is scouring a huge municipal re-use centre instead


First Muslim women elected to US Congress First Muslim women elected to US Congress

Both women — Ilhan Omar, 37, and Rashida Tlaib, 42 — are Democrats from the Midwest and outspoken advocates of minority communities


Why Australia is worried about upsetting Indonesia Why Australia is worried about upsetting Indonesia

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison's recent announcement that he is considering recognising Jerusalem as Israel's capital took many by surprise


US midterm elections 2018: Why Tuesday's congressional elections matter Why Tuesday's US congressional elections matter

The midterms is the name given to the combination of elections for the US Congress, governorships that take place every two years


The Indian princess who became a South Korean queen The Indian princess who became a South Korean queen

This belief comes from several historical Korean stories which tells the story of an Indian princess - Suriratna - who married a South Korean king


Amnesty activists rename London street for Khashoggi London street renamed for Khashoggi

They staged the Friday lunchtime stunt to coincide with the time that he was last seen alive entering the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul on October 2


UN finds 486 million in Asia still hungry, progress stalled

UN finds 486 million in Asia still hungry, progress stalled

In Bangkok, more than a third of children were not receiving an adequate diet as of 2017, the report says


US mid-terms: What are the claims of voter suppression? Are people being barred from voting in US?

There have been allegations of voter suppression in previous elections but the claims now are more severe, experts say


650 widows beat poverty in Lalmonirhat 650 widows beat poverty in Lalmonirhat

With the help of the Department of Livestock Services, they also participated in several training programs including the one on cow rearing


Is the Amazon facing new dangers?

Is the Amazon facing new dangers?

Brazilians are waiting to see how the new administration might affect the Amazon rainforest



Stacey Abrams: The Deep South woman vying to make history The Deep South woman vying to make history

Born into poverty in rural Mississippi, Ms Abrams arrived in Georgia during high school with her parents


How could a brand new plane crash? How could a brand new plane crash?

A lot of attention has focused on the fact the plane, a Boeing 737 MAX 8, was brand new. This is the first major incident involving that kind of plane


China's secret in the desert China's secret in the desert

The first reports that China was operating a system of internment camps for Muslims in Xinjiang began to emerge last year


Some of the world's worst serial killers Some of the world's worst serial killers

German nurse Niels Hoegel is on trial for at least 99 murders


US mail bomb suspect: Who is Cesar Sayoc? Who is mail bomb suspect Cesar Sayoc?

Authorities say 56-year-old Cesar Sayoc - who was arrested in Florida on Friday - is the prime suspect in the case of a mail-bombing campaign


Asma Jahangir wins 2018 UN Human Rights Prize Asma Jahangir wins 2018 UN Human Rights Prize

The announcement is made through the official Twitter account of President of the UN General Assembly Maria Fernanda Espinosa Garces


Who am I? Hunt for heritage drives Chinese to DNA tests Who am I? Hunt for heritage drives Chinese to DNA tests

But with a growing middle-class, an increasing number are now keen on tracing their roots, and DNA testing companies are cashing in


Trapped in the middle of the US-China 'Cold War' Trapped in the middle of the US-China 'Cold War'

Panama is one of many countries where the rivalry between the US and China is playing out in real time


Pollution, grabbling put three Khulna rivers in peril Pollution, grabbling put three Khulna rivers in peril

Three rivers -- the Mayur, the Bhairab and the Rupsa— running beside the city are now under rampant human assaults


Delhi’s 'deadly smog' came from India's farming revolution Delhi’s 'deadly smog' came from farming revolution

Delhi's marathon, ironically, marked the beginning of the city's smog season


Major nuclear treaties between Moscow, Washington Major nuclear treaties between Moscow, Washington

In August 1963, the US, the Soviet Union, and Britain signed the Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty in Moscow, banning nuclear weapons tests in the atmosphere


Why speaking out in Nicaragua is getting tough Why speaking out in Nicaragua is getting tough

The simple task of talking to those affected by the country's deep-seated political crisis is increasingly complicated


Fake moon: Could China really light up the night sky? Could China really launch a 'fake moon'?

The straight-out-of-sci-fi news has sparked fascination, scepticism from scientists, lots of questions and outright mockery


Why some sexual abuse survivors will shun Australia's apology Why some sexual abuse survivors will shun Australia's apology

The apology, to be given by PM Scott Morrison, follows a harrowing five-year inquiry which found tens of thousands of children had been abused


How chemical weapons have helped bring Assad close to victory How chemical weapons helped Assad

At least 106 chemical attacks have taken place in Syria since September 2013, when the president signed the international Chemical Weapons Convention


Cannabis in Canada: How it went down on Legalisation Day How legal pot went down in Canada

The end of prohibition on Wednesday was marked by parties, park hangouts and non-stop media coverage


Norway apologises to its World War Two 'German girls' Norway apologises to WW2 'German girls'

Norway, a neutral country, was invaded by Nazi forces in April 1940


China disappearances show Beijing sets its own rules Where film stars and police chiefs can simply vanish

First to vanish was A-list actress Fan Bingbing, who appeared in the X-Men and Iron Man film franchises


Would you eat slaughter-free meat?

Would you eat slaughter-free meat?

This meat is not to be confused with the vegetarian plant-based burgers and other meat-substitute products which are gaining popularity in supermarket


Murdered Archbishop Óscar Romero canonised Murdered Archbishop Romero becomes saint

Óscar Romero was killed by soldiers while giving Mass in 1980. His killers have never been brought to justice


Buffer zone brings fragile calm to Syria's rebel-held Idlib Buffer zone brings fragile calm to Syria's rebel-held Idlib

The deal has for now averted a government offensive on the last major opposition stronghold in Syria


Brazil elections: Hate crimes reported include a murder and a swastika attack Hate crimes reported ahead of Brazil vote

Mr Bolsonaro is running on a tough-on-crime platform, but his critics say his language - and reputation - incite violence


DU admission, a tough battle for students DU admission, a tough battle for students

According to the DU central admissions office this year, some 38 admission seekers vied for each seat,


Donald Trump and a world of disorder Donald Trump and a world of disorder

The forced disappearance of the Interpol chief, Meng Hongwei, who it turns out is being held by the Chinese authorities


Skripal attack: GRU suspect Mishkin traced to Russian village Novichok suspect traced to tiny village

On Monday the Bellingcat online investigations team announced they had discovered Mr Petrov was actually Dr Alexander Mishkin, born in Loyga


India could be hit by terrible heat wave similar to 2015: Climate change report India could be hit by terrible heat wave: Report

The IPCC report, however, shows that global warming impacts have come sooner and hit harder than predicted

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