Czech election: Billionaire Andrej Babis poised to win

Czechs are voting in a two-day general election in which the favourite is a populist billionaire who has campaigned on an anti-establishment platform.

Andrej Babis, 63, is estimated to be worth $4 billion (£3bn) making him the country’s second richest man. 237 mots de plus


Rohingya crisis: UN special advisers call for stopping 'atrocities' in Rakhine

​The United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng and the Special Adviser of the Responsibility to Protect, Ivan Simonovic, called on Myanmar government to take immediate action to stop and address the commission of atrocity crimes that are reportedly taking place in northern Rakhine state. 222 mots de plus


Spacewalking astronaut copes with frayed tether, bad jetpack

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A spacewalking astronaut successfully replaced a blurry camera outside the International Space Station on Friday, but had to contend with a balky jetpack and a frayed safety tether. 611 mots de plus


Bangladesh: Rohingya children in dire conditions, says UNICEF report

A report by the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) has drawn attention to the desperate living conditions and waterborne diseases that are threatening more than 320,000 Rohingya refugee children who have fled to southern Bangladesh since late August, including some 10,000 who crossed from Myanmar over the past few days. 315 mots de plus


Afghanistan: 30 killed, 45 wounded in suicide blast at Shiite mosque in Kabul

At least 30 people have been killed and 45 others injured in a suicide blast at a Shiite mosque in western Kabul, an Afghan official at the Interior Ministry said.Major General Alimast Momand says the attacker was on foot and walked into to the Imam Zaman Mosque on Friday in the city’s Dashti Barch area where he detonated his explosives.The head of the area’s Isteqlal Hospital, Mohammad Sabir Nassib, says it has received thebodies of two people slain in the attack as well as those of two wounded.No group has immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.


Mogadishu truck bombing death toll jumps to 358

The death toll from last Saturday’s huge truck bombing in the Somali capital Mogadishu has risen to 358, the information minister says.

Some 56 people are also still missing, Abdirahman Osman says. 171 mots de plus



Released in 1966 Wings, a story of a Russian female heroic fighter pilot long after she’s been able to fly sounded like an intriguing film. 191 mots de plus