Deadly quake hits Indonesia tourist spot

Deadly quake hits Indonesia tourist spot

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Officials say the earthquake has damaged many buildings A powerful earthquake has struck a popular tourist destination in Indonesia, killing at least 10 people. The 6.4 magnitude quake hit the central Indonesian island of Lombok just before 07:00 local time (00:00 GMT) on Sunday. The island attracts tourists from around […]

Milosevic lawyer shot dead in Belgrade

Milosevic lawyer shot dead in Belgrade

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Dragoslav Ognjanovic served on the legal team for Mr Milosevic during his trial at The Hague A prominent lawyer who helped defend the former Serbian leader Slobodan Milosevic at his war crimes trial has been shot dead. Dragoslav Ognjanovic, 57, was killed on Saturday evening outside his apartment building in […]

Israel MP quits over ‘nation state’ law

Israel MP quits over ‘nation state’ law

Image copyright AFP Image caption Zouheir Bahloul branded Israel’s parliament as racist and destructive An Israeli Arab politician has resigned in opposition to a controversial new law which declares Israel to be the nation state of the Jewish people. Zouheir Bahloul, 67, branded parliament “racist” and “destructive” for passing the law, which also revokes the […]

Lebanon sinks tanks to make new reef

Lebanon sinks tanks to make new reef

Image copyright AFP Image caption The tanks were once used by the Lebanese army Environmentalists dumping 10 old army tanks off the coast of a city trying to deal with a massive rubbish problem may seem counterintuitive. However, that is exactly what one group in the Lebanese city of Sidon have done in the hope […]

Children die in California wildfire

Children die in California wildfire

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionExperts say this has been the worst start to the fire season in 10 years Two children and their great-grandmother are among five people to have died in a raging wildfire in northern California, reports say. Two firefighters died on Thursday, 17 people are missing and tens […]

First woman wins world yacht race

First woman wins world yacht race

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWendy Tuck: “It’s a great day for sailing” Australian Wendy Tuck has become the first female skipper to win the Clipper round-the-world yacht race. Thousands watched her team return to Liverpool, nearly a year after 12 yachts set out from the city. The 53-year-old told the Australian […]

Weather-ravaged Japan braces for typhoon

Weather-ravaged Japan braces for typhoon

Image copyright EPA Image caption Officials say heavy rain could trigger flooding and landslides A powerful storm has hit Japan, bringing torrential rain and winds of up to 180km/h (110mph). Typhoon Jongdari (or “skylark” in Korean) made landfall on the country’s main island, Honshu, at 01:00 (16:00 GMT) on Sunday. Weather officials have since downgraded […]