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White Island volcano: NZ to recover bodies despite danger

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The volcano erupted on Monday when dozens of tourists were on the island New Zealand police say army troops will recover bodies from White Island – where a volcanic eruption killed at least eight people – on Friday morning. The recovery mission would go …

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The view of the volcano from above

Days after a sudden eruption that has killed several visitors, the White Island volcano in New Zealand continues to spew gas and ash. The volcanic activity has hindered search and recovery efforts, with bodies thought to still be on the island. The BBC’s Shaimaa Khalil took a helicopter ride to …

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Trump impeachment: US House judiciary panel to vote

Image copyright Reuters A US House of Representatives panel is expected to approve impeachment charges against President Donald Trump later in a marathon session of rancorous debate. The judiciary committee is debating two articles of impeachment alleging abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. A full vote by the Democratic-run …

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Algeria election: Thousands march to protest in Algiers

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The protesters ignored a heavy police presence on the streets of Algiers Thousands of people have taken to the streets of the Algerian capital, Algiers to protest against Thursday’s presidential election. An attempt by police to disperse the crowd failed. In the Kabylie region, protesters …

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Niger army base attack leaves at least 71 soldiers dead

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Niger’s army is struggling to contain the spread of armed groups Militants have killed at least 71 soldiers in an attack on a military base in western Niger – the deadliest in several years. Twelve soldiers were also injured in the attack in Inates, …

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Algeria election: The vote which few people want

Image copyright AFP Image caption Weekly protests began in February, calling for the president to go and a new kind of politics Algerians are going to the polls to vote for a new president, eight months after protests forced long-time leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika to resign. But massive anti-government demonstrations are …

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