Bodies of Ukrainians killed in Iran plane crash repatriated

Honour guards carry the coffin of one of 11 victims at Borispil international airport outside Kyiv (Ukrainian Presidential Press Office via AP) Bodies of Ukrainians killed in Iran plane crash repatriated Independent.ie The bodies of the 11 Ukrainians who died when an Iranian missile shot down a passenger plane have been repatriated ahead of a memorial...

More US voters than ever care about climate – but will they go to the polls? | Environment

A growing share of voters list climate and the environment as their top priority, according to a new poll from the Environmental Voter Project. Of the registered voters surveyed, 14% named “addressing climate change and protecting the environment” their No 1 priority over all other issues, compared with 2% to 6% before the 2016 presidential election. Climate and environment voters are also...

Outrage after Colombia riot police force young woman into unmarked car | World news

Outrage has erupted in Colombia after a young woman participating in anti-government protests was grabbed by riot police in body armour, forced into an unmarked vehicle and driven away. Video of the incident showed the woman sobbing and screaming “Help! The police have kidnapped me!” through the window of the black Chevrolet sedan as it drove away from the demonstration near the National...

Gunman shoots dead six in Czech hospital then kills himself | World news

A gunman has killed six people in a hospital waiting room in the eastern Czech city of Ostrava before fleeing and fatally shooting himself. It was the worst shooting in the Czech Republic, where gun crime is relatively rare, since a man shot eight people dead and then killed himself at a restaurant in Uherský Brod in 2015. It was unclear what motivated the shooting, which happened in the early...

Worst drought in a century shrinks Victoria Falls to a trickle – video | World news

Victoria Falls, on the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia, has slowed down to a trickle after an unprecedented decline in water levels, officials have said. Data from the Zambezi River authority showed water flow at its lowest since 1995, and well under the long-term average.  The Zambian president, Edgar Lungu, said it was a stark reminder of what climate change is doing to our environment, yet...

Indian police shoot dead four men suspected of Hyderabad rape | World news

Indian police have shot dead the four men accused of the brutal gang rape of a young vet in Hyderabad. The four had become high-profile objects of hatred within the country, following their alleged premeditated attack on a 27-year-old veterinary doctor last Wednesday. They were accused of deflating her scooter tyres and lying in wait for her at an isolated spot by a motorway tollway. Her...