Germany overturns ban on professionally assisted suicide

BBC A five-year-old law banning professionally assisted suicide has been rejected as unconstitutional by Germany’s top court. The court backed complaints by a group of terminally ill patients and doctors who challenged the law that made “commercial promotion of assisted suicide” a criminal offence. Assisted dying had been legal. But the law change prompted terminally […]

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In pictures: Haiti capital's streets blocked as protests spread

BBC Anti-government protesters barricaded key streets in the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince, on Monday. The blockades came a day after police demanding better working conditions attacked the army headquarters in the city. The government of President Jovenel Moïse called the attack “a coup attempt” and the armed forces spoke of a “war situation”. At least two […]

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Inside Delhi's night of horror

BBC Several people have died and dozens injured after fresh protests over a controversial new citizenship law turned violent in the Indian capital, Delhi. Vehicles and buildings were also targeted in the clashes in three Muslim-majority neighbourhoods in the north-east of the city. The violence in the area has seen protesters firmly split along religious […]

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Chile anti-government protests mar music festival's opening night

BBC Violent clashes between police and anti-government protesters have overshadowed the opening night of Latin America’s biggest festival in the Chilean resort of Viña del Mar. Masked demonstrators attacked shops and the O’Higgins Hotel, where many of the artists are staying. The local governor denounced their actions as “vandalism”. The clashes are the latest show […]

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Canary Islands sandstorm: Flights disrupted as dust cloud strands tourists

BBC A vast sandstorm from the Sahara has shrouded Spain’s Canary Islands, disrupting travel plans for tourists flying in and out. Spain’s airport operator Aena cancelled, suspended or diverted all flights to and from the islands on Sunday, citing low visibility. But on Sunday night, Aena said operations had resumed at all airports, except Tenerife […]

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