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  • UK: Dozens of London towers fail safety tests

    Since the Grenfell Tower fire in London, hundreds of similar tower blocks are now being inspected and dozens found to be unsafe. And as far away as Australia, there were warnings raised more than two years ago.

    UK: Dozens of London towers fail safety tests
    UK: Dozens of London towers fail safety tests

    Since the Grenfell Tower fire in London, hundreds of similar tower blocks are now being inspected and dozens found to be unsafe. And as far away as Australia, there were warnings raised more than two years ago.

    02:22Jun 25, 2017

  • Colombia: Paramilitary groups take over abandoned FARC territory

    Colombia's largest rebel group, the FARC, is due to finish disarming this week as part of a historic peace deal with the government. But many communities are still threatened by armed groups.

    Colombia: Paramilitary groups take over abandoned FARC territory
  • Ex-communists pocket cash benefits in Thai amnesty deal

    The government of Thailand has distributed cash benefits to former members of the now defunct Communist party in the final stage of an amnesty deal.

    Ex-communists pocket cash benefits in Thai amnesty deal
  • Papua New Guinea: Corruption allegations highlighted in general elections

    Prime Minister Peter O’Neil says he believes he will be re-elected, but allegations of corruption, vote buying and poor handling of the economy have dogged him during the campaign.

    Papua New Guinea: Corruption allegations highlighted in general elections
  • Venezuela crisis: Anti-Maduro protests overshadow Armed Forces Day

    Saturday was Armed Forces Day in Venezuela, commemorating those who played a crucial role in former leader Hugo Chavez's socialist revolution.

    Venezuela crisis: Anti-Maduro protests overshadow Armed Forces Day
  • Qatar slams Saudi-led demands

    Qatar has dismissed a list of demands submitted by four Arab countries, which have imposed a transport and economic embargo against their neighbour, as neither reasonable or actionable.

    Qatar slams Saudi-led demands
    Qatar slams Saudi-led demands

    02:21Jun 25, 2017

  • UK tests safety of hundreds of tower blocks after Grenfell disaster

    At least 34 high-rise buildings in the UK have failed fire safety tests. And the government is still carrying out inspections on hundreds of other residential blocks.

    UK tests safety of hundreds of tower blocks after Grenfell disaster
    UK tests safety of hundreds of tower blocks after Grenfell disaster

    At least 34 high-rise buildings in the UK have failed fire safety tests. And the government is still carrying out inspections on hundreds of other residential blocks.

    02:25Jun 25, 2017

  • Albanians prepare to vote in crucial test of EU hopes

    Albanians vote in a hotly fought parliamentary election on Sunday with the ruling Socialists and rival Democrats both having their sights on an outright majority to push through judicial reforms vital for future EU membership.

    Albanians prepare to vote in crucial test of EU hopes
  • Is the UN tackling sex abuse by peacekeepers in CAR?

    Despite a touted zero tolerance policy, allegations of sex abuse by peacekeepers continue to rise in the Central African Republic.

    Is the UN tackling sex abuse by peacekeepers in CAR?
  • Brexit : UK’s May meets EU leaders

    European leaders have gathered in Brussels for a second day of talks. The key issue is the status of European citizens living in the UK after Brexit, and so far the proposal from the British government has garnered a mix response.

    Brexit : UK’s May meets EU leaders
  • Serbian president hosts foreign leaders

    Serbia's newly-elected, president has been hosting foreign leaders in Belgrade for a ceremony to mark his inauguration.

    Serbian president hosts foreign leaders
  • Kremlin seeks to connect with web-savvy young citizens

    Russia's government has long relied on state-controlled TV to get its message across to citizens. But it is finding that connecting with young Russians in today's internet-dominated world is increasingly difficult.

    Kremlin seeks to connect with web-savvy young citizens