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Japan to pay Fukushima worker cancer compensation

Japan’s government has acknowledged that a worker involved in clean-up work at the Fukushima nuclear plant may have developed cancer as a result. Officials say the man will be entitled to compensation for work-related illness, in the first cancer case linked to the Fukushima plant meltdown. The man, in his 40s, is suffering from leukaemia. The nuclear plant was badly ...

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France: Marine Le Pen goes on trial over Muslim remarks

French National Front leader Marine Le Pen has arrived at a court in Lyon, to answer charges of inciting racial hatred, for comparing Muslims praying in the street to the Nazi occupation. She made the comments at a rally in the city in 2010 when she was fighting for the leadership of the party. Ms Le Pen’s anti-immigration and anti-EU ...

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Syria conflict: Shells hit Russian embassy compound

Two shells have struck the Russian embassy compound in the Syrian capital Damascus as hundreds of pro-government supporters rallied outside in support of Russian air strikes. No-one was killed but a BBC Arabic correspondent in Damascus says some people were injured. The explosions triggered widespread panic and smoke was seen coming from the embassy compound. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov ...

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Iran’s parliament backs nuclear deal

Iran’s parliament has approved a deal on its nuclear programme agreed with six world powers, state media say. The deal was passed with 161 votes in favour, 59 against and 13 abstentions, the official IRNA news agency said. However, parliament insisted that international inspectors would have only limited access to military sites. The agreement, struck in July, authorises the lifting ...

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Three Israelis killed in Jerusalem attacks

Three Israelis have been killed and more than 20 injured in shooting and stabbing attacks in Jerusalem and central Israel, Israeli police say. Two were killed when two assailants, who were identified as Arabs, shot and stabbed passengers on a bus in Jerusalem before being shot by police. Another Israeli died after being run down and stabbed elsewhere in the ...

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Paris attacks: Coulibaly ‘given orders by email’

Amedy Coulibaly, the Paris gunman who murdered five people in two attacks in January, was sent instructions on the day of his first shooting, reports say. An email was found on his computer ordering him to “work alone” and “start again several times”, says BFMTV. Coulibaly shot dead a policewoman and then murdered four Jewish customers at a kosher supermarket ...

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Migrant crisis: Germany considers ‘transit zones’ on borders

Germany is considering setting up “transit zones” on its borders, where migrants would be kept while their asylum claims are assessed. But Chancellor Angela Merkel said the proposal would only work in certain cases, and would “not help for thousands and thousands of refugees”. Her Social Democrat (SPD) coalition partners oppose the idea. Thousands of protesters in the anti-immigration Pegida ...

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Myanmar vote could be delayed, say officials and parties

Next month’s historic general election in Myanmar could be delayed, electoral officials and political parties say. A spokesman for the National League for Democracy told the BBC that parties met officials on Tuesday to discuss postponing the 8 November poll. The head of the election commission confirmed voting might be delayed because of “landslides and flooding”, but gave no further ...

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MH17 Ukraine disaster: Relatives briefed on Dutch report

Relatives of some of the 298 people who died on Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine in 2014 have been briefed on a report by the Dutch Safety Board. The report finds the plane was hit by a Russian-made Buk missile, relatives told the BBC. Victims would have lost consciousness almost immediately, they report. The West and Ukraine say Russian-backed ...

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Iran tests new long-range missile

Iran announced Sunday it had successfully tested a new domestically produced long-range missile, which it said was the first that could be guided all the way to targets. The defence ministry posted pictures of the launch of the missile, named Imad, on its website but no details were given about its maximum range or other capabilities. “This is Iran’s first ...

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