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Spanish flu: 'We didn't know who we'd lose next' By BBC | Last Updated: 22nd September, 2018, 10:00

An extraordinary archive of letters written by survivors of the Spanish flu pandemic, which paints a vivid picture of a nation gripped by fear

Spanish flu: 'We didn't know who we'd lose next'

Canada declares Myanmar treatment of Rohingya to be genocide Canada declares Myanmar treatment of Rohingya to be genocide

Human rights observers called the declaration as a significant milestone


Martin Sellner: The new face of the far right in Europe

The new face of the far right in Europe

Martin Sellner grew up in an affluent suburb outside of Vienna


UNHCR distributes more family kits in Cox’s Bazar UNHCR distributes more family kits in Cox’s Bazar

The kit distributions have been carried out in Moheshkali (3500 kits), Kutubdia (1,500 kits), and Chakaria (5,115 kits)


4300 acres hills, forests destroyed to shelter Rohingyas: UNDP report 4300 acres hills, forests destroyed to shelter Rohingyas: UNDP

The report said from a total forests of 1502 hectares, about 793 hectares of natural forest land has been encroached


Brexit: All you need to know about the UK leaving the EU All you need to know about the UK leaving the EU

It is a word that is used as a shorthand way of saying the UK leaving the EU - merging the words Britain and exit to get Brexit


Pope Francis to Sicily's mafia: You cannot believe in God and be Mafiosi Pope to mafia: You cannot be believers

The priest was renowned for working with young people to keep them away from drugs and the mafia


Philippines checking typhoon's damage, casualties amid rains Philippines checking typhoon's casualties amid rains

Storm warnings remained hoisted in 10 northern provinces, including Cagayan, which could still be lashed by devastating winds, says forecasters


2013 typhoon kills thousands in Philippines

2013 typhoon kills thousands in Philippines

Five years ago, Typhoon Haiyan left more than 7,300 people dead or missing, flattened entire villages, swept ships inland in central Philippines


Gandhi wanted women to 'resist' sex for pleasure Gandhi wanted women to 'resist' sex for pleasure

In South Africa, women joined his political and social movements


Brazil's da Silva names successor, but will voters follow? Brazil's da Silva names successor, but will voters follow?

Before running for mayor in 2012, Haddad served as education minister under da Silva and his predecessor


No sign of the missing from Sri Lanka's war

No sign of the missing from Sri Lanka's war

The conflict is estimated to have killed more than 100,000 people


UK and France fail to agree scallop fishing deal UK and France fail to agree scallop deal

The two sides had agreed on the principles of a deal earlier this week, but were unable to finalise it during negotiations on Friday


Indian police seek last Nizam's stolen gold lunchbox Indian police seek last Nizam's stolen gold lunchbox

The thieves also stole a ruby and gold teacup, saucer and teaspoon


Duterte calls Hitler 'insane' at Israeli Holocaust memorial Duterte calls Hitler 'insane' at Israeli Holocaust memorial

The comments marked a dramatic turnaround for Duterte, who just two years ago had compared his anti-drug campaign to the Holocaust


Will Washington's $300 mn aid cut to Pakistan work? Will Washington's $300 mn aid cut to Pakistan work?

It says the insurgents have safe havens in Pakistan's border areas and links to its shadowy military establishment


China's 'Silk Road' project runs into debt jam China's 'Silk Road' project runs into debt jam

Xi says China's trade with Belt and Road countries had exceeded $5 trillion


Movie madness: Why Chinese cinemas are empty but full Why Chinese cinemas are empty but full

Some blame this on censorship, others on a lack of creativity but there are also those who see a more sinister force at work


In South Asia, BIMSTEC doesn’t show an alternative to SAARC

In South Asia, BIMSTEC doesn’t show an alternative to SAARC

Thailand & India took the lead in establishing the BIMSTEC with their own strategic, geopolitical, & economic necessities in the Bay of Bengal region


Solution of Rohingya crisis lies in PM’s five points-BD ambassador to UN Solution of Rohingya crisis lies in PM’s five points-BD ambassador to UN

The Bangladesh representative urges the world community to come forward with humanitarian assistance openly for Rohingyas


‘Please, let us not fail Rohingyas again', pleads Blanchett ‘Please, let us not fail Rohingyas again', pleads Blanchett

She says together, they need to change the future of Laila of Yousuf, of Gul Zahar and of all the Rohingya living in Myanmar, in Bangladesh and beyond


Efforts on to help flourish Bimstec in Kathmandu Summit Efforts on to help flourish Bimstec in Kathmandu Summit

Nepal has assumed the Chairmanship of Bimstec after its third Summit held in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar in March 2014


Google is TOTALLY biased against Trump Google is TOTALLY biased against Trump

A search engine company making it so all stories and news “is BAD” would be like a journalist pointing out a president’s inability


After stinging defeats, IS revamps to survive After stinging defeats, IS revamps to survive

The administrative reshuffle marks a clear switch from 2014, when IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi boasted of having erased the "imperialist" design


After driving ban ends, Saudi women taste thrill of speed After driving ban ends, Saudi women taste thrill of speed

Now newly mobile Saudi women are embracing what was previously deemed a male entitlement — speed


Myanmar Rohingya: What will happen next after damning UN report? What next for Myanmar after damning report?

The report is unusually strong; the authors do not mince their words, describing the Myanmar military in the most damning terms


Kofi Annan’s wise words fell on deaf ears Kofi Annan’s wise words fell on deaf ears

Annan rightly pointed out that Rakhine is not only a development crisis. Diplomatic actors have focused on resolving the humanitarian crisis


Can Imran Khan bring Pakistan in from the diplomatic cold? Can Imran Khan bring Pakistan in from the diplomatic cold?

"We have a very big foreign policy challenge right now. If there is one country that needs peace and stability right now, it's Pakistan," Imran says


Tackling cyber security threats Tackling cyber security threats

In today’s world information system and network security has become a rights issue


Saudi Arabia tests Japan-inspired ‘nap pods’ for hajj Saudi tests Japan-inspired ‘nap pods’ for hajj

The kingdom has plans to introduce capsule rooms in the western city of Mina in the coming days


Unclear over Malaysian foreign workers hiring system Unclear over Malaysian foreign workers hiring system

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad announced that the Government will create a single system to hire foreign workers without differentiating


Pilgrims descend on Mecca for ‘smart hajj’ Pilgrims descend on Mecca for ‘smart hajj’

This year the hajj comes with the ultra-conservative kingdom witnessing an unprecedented pace of change


Pope says on side of victims of US 'predator' priests: Vatican Pope condemns sex abuse by Pennsylvania priests

"There are two words that can express the feelings faced with these horrible crimes: shame and sorrow," Pope Francis says in a statement


Myanmar Rohingya: Facebook 'still hosts hate speech' Genocide hate speech 'persists on Facebook'

The network is still being used to encourage violence against the Muslim group in Myanmar despite the tech firm promising to tackle the issue


Viewpoint: Chinese mosque standoff risks peace in model Muslim province Mosque demolition stokes unease in Muslim China

The government has now promised not to demolish the mosque entirely, but maintains the need for alterations to its Arabesque features


UN report: Up to 30,000 Islamic State members in Iraq, Syria Up to 30,000 Islamic State members in Iraq, Syria: UN

The estimate of between 20,000 and 30,000 members includes "a significant component of the many thousands of active foreign terrorist fighters


Growing vulnerabilities of tigers: 50 beaten dead in 18 years 50 tigers beaten dead in 18 years

Over 332 people killed by the big cats during the same period as they entered localities in search of food


Colombia recognizes Palestine as a sovereign state Colombia recognizes Palestine as a sovereign state

Colombia is the last country in South American to recognize Palestinian statehood


UN for ensuring indigenous peoples’ opportunity to prosper in healthy planet Ensure indigenous peoples’ opportunity to prosper: UN

The UN chief makes the call in a message on the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples that falls on August 9


On the backfoot, IS uses old tactics to gain new strength
IS uses old tactics to gain new strength

IS uses similar tactics in Iraq and in Syria's northeast

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