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Investigation ordered into Thai mass nursery killings
At least thirty-eight people died, most of them young children - the government says the whole nation is in grief. Also; Joe Biden pardons all Americans convicted of marijuana possession under federal laws, and, what does Scotland have to do with Pterodactyls?
Mass shooting at children's nursery in Thailand
Police say more than 30 people were killed in the attack in the north-east of the country. Also: record-breaking rains hit Australia's largest city, new research finds that air pollution particles can reach babies in the womb, and the Nobel Prize for literature is announced.
Biden frustrated as OPEC cuts oil production
The US President said it was short-sighted and showed the oil cartel was aligned with Russia. Also; President Putin signs a decree taking ownership of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in Ukraine, and, the WHO issues an alert for medicines potentially linked to the death of dozens of children in the Gambia.
Indonesia football crush: President visits victims of stadium tragedy
Joko Widodo orders an audit of all the country's football stadiums. Also: Somalia is in the grip of the worst drought in 40 years; and is Russia's illegal annexation of eastern Ukraine creating a new Iron Curtain?
Ukraine recaptures southern villages from Russians
President Zelensky said Ukrainian forces had made "fast powerful movements" in the south. Also: clashes between police and protestors in the Iranian city of Zahedan have in recent days claimed scores of lives, and the country music singer Loretta Lynn has died aged ninety.
North Korea fires a ballistic missile over Japan
Sirens and text alerts woke people in the north of the country urging them to seek shelter. Also, the UN appeals for aid to control water-borne diseases in Pakistan, and Ukraine makes a breakthrough against Russia in south.
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Taliban always referred to as ‘islamists’ on BBC
Why does the BBC constantly use the the word ‘Islamist’ to describe terrorism or extreme ideologies? Then why not call far-right killers ‘Christianist? Please stop misrepresenting an entire religion for the extreme actions of a few!