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US Senate passes first gun control bill in decades

Image source, ReutersImage caption, The proposals fall far short of what many Democrats and activists have called forThe US Senate has passed a gun control bill - the most significant firearms legislation in nearly 30 years. Fifteen Republicans joined Democrats in the upper chamber of Congress to approve the measure by 65 votes to 33.It…
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Bodies of Dom Phillips and Bruno Pereira returned to families

By George WrightBBC NewsImage source, AFPImage caption, Dom Phillips was writing a book on the AmazonThe bodies of UK journalist Dom Phillips and indigenous expert Bruno Pereira have been handed over to their families in Brazil, according to local media.They were killed in the Amazon earlier this month while returning from an expedition in the…
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Afghanistan quake: Taliban appeal for international aid

By Malu CursinoBBC NewsMedia caption, WATCH: Body removed from rubble after deadly earthquake hits AfghanistanThe Taliban in Afghanistan have appealed for international support, as the country deals with the aftermath of a devastating 6.1 magnitude earthquake. More than 1,000 people have been killed and at least 1,500 injured. Unknown numbers are buried in the rubble…
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Bodies of murdered priests and tour guide found in Mexico

By George WrightBBC NewsImage source, ReutersImage caption, Jesuit priests Javier Campos (L) and JoaquĆ­n Mora (R) were murdered alongside tour guide Pedro PalmaThe bodies of two Catholic priests and a tour guide have been found days after they were shot dead inside a church in northern Mexico, officials say.The three were killed on Monday after…
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Uvalde school shooting: Embattled police chief is put on leave

Image source, ReutersA police chief accused of botching the response to the fatal shooting of 19 school children and two teachers in Uvalde, Texas, has been put on leave.Pedro "Pete" Arredondo, head of the school district police force, has been blamed for law enforcement delays in confronting the gunman.Defending his actions, the 50-year-old has said…
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Maradona: Medical staff to be tried for football legend's death

By George WrightBBC NewsImage source, Getty ImagesImage caption, Maradona died of a heart attack at his Buenos Aires home, aged 60Eight medical personnel are to stand trial accused of criminal negligence in the death of legendary Argentinian footballer Diego Maradona.A judge has ordered a culpable homicide trial after a medical panel found Maradona's treatment was…