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Iran plane crash: All 66 people on board feared dead

Image copyright Konstantin von Wedelstaedt Image caption Aseman operates the ATR 72-500 Sixty-six people are feared to have been killed in a passenger plane crash in the Zargos mountains in Iran. The Aseman Airlines plane, en route from Tehran to the south-western city of Yasuj, came down near the city ...

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Murdered MP’s widower Brendan Cox quits charities

The husband of murdered MP Jo Cox, Brendan Cox, has quit two charities he set up in her memory after allegations of sexual assault were made public. Mr Cox denied assaulting a woman in her 30s at Harvard University in 2015 – but admitted to “inappropriate” behaviour while working for ...

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Pope renews Vatican’s anti-sexual abuse panel

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Cardinal Sean O’Malley was re-appointed to lead the child protection panel Pope Francis has announced the renewal of the Church’s panel tasked with combating sexual abuse of children, in the wake of a fresh controversy. The Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors is ...

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Attacks are out of proportion, says Oxfam’s Mark Goldring

Image copyright European Photopress Agency Image caption The Oxfam Charity”s CEO Mark Goldring (l) and Chair Caroline Thomson (r) leave the Department for International Development Oxfam’s chief executive, Mark Goldring, has said the scale and intensity of the criticism against his organisation in the wake of claims its workers used ...

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Helicopter crashes after 7.2-magnitude earthquake rocks Mexico

Hours after a powerful 7.2-magnitude earthquake rocked south and central Mexico on Friday, two government officials were involved in a deadly helicopter crash while surveying the damage. At least two people were killed when the helicopter carrying Interior Minister Alfonso Navarrete and Oaxaca Governor Alejandro Murat came ...

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