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A man sits amid the ruins of his house in Kathmandu
27/04/2015 - NEPAL - FRANCE

Two French reported dead in Nepal earthquake

Two French nationals are reported to have died in Saturday's earthquake that killed some 3,700 people in Nepal and more are feared dead.
A child injured during ythe Nepal earthquake outside a shelter along with his family on open ground to keep safe in Kathmandu on Sunday 26 April
27/04/2015 - NEPAL - FRANCE

France seeks 670 nationals after Nepal earthquake

France was trying to locate some 670 of its nationals in Nepal after Saturday's earthquake, which killed more than 3,200 people.
In Bashantapur Durbar, rescuers are looking for survivors after the earthquake on 25 April.
26/04/2015 - Nepal

Nepal in urgent need of medecine, food and water, says aid worker

The death toll in Nepal surpassed 2,500 just a day after a 7.9-magnitude earthquake ripped through parts of the country.

People carry the coffin of Sabeen Mahmud, a human rights activist killed by gunmen, during her funeral in Karachi, Pakistan, 25 April 2015
26/04/2015 - Pakistan

Rights activist killed after Baluchistan forum raises fears of impunity

Pakistan’s government ordered an investigation on Saturday into the murder of a rights activist who was shot dead after hosting a forum on the country’s troubled Baluchistan province.

Serge Atlaoui has been granted a temporary reprieve from execution in Indonesia
25/04/2015 - Indonesia - France

Indonesia notifies convicts of execution, Frenchman granted temporary reprieve

A Frenchman on death row in Indonesia has been granted a temporary reprieve as eight other foreign drug convicts have been transferred to a high-security prison island to be executed by firing ...
Serge Atlaoui faces the death penalty in Indonesia over drug charges.
24/04/2015 - Indonesia - France

Indonesia moves forward with imminent executions against global condemnation

Indonesia has signalled that the execution of 10 inmates on death row over drug charges is quickly approaching, sparking outrage from political leaders and activists as spread out as Paris and ...
Serge Atlaoui at a hearing near Jakarta, 1 April 2015
23/04/2015 - Indonesia - France

Death sentence in Indonesia reveals 'serious dysfunctions': French foreign minister

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has condemned the sentencing to death of a Frenchman in Indonesia, calling the trial hasty and filled with errors.

Serge Atlaoui leaving court at an earlier stage of the legal process
21/04/2015 - INDONESIa - France

Indonesian court rejects French man's appeal against death sentence

A Frenchman on death row in Indonesia has lost his final appeal.
One of the Rafale jet fighters on the Charles-de-Gaulle.
20/04/2015 - France - India

France's Charles de Gaulle aircraft-carrier quits Gulf for India

The French aircraft-carrier Charles de Gaulle has left the Persian Gulf, ending its mission fighting the Islamic State (Isis) armed group to go to India, which has just bought 26 French Rafale jet ...
Families of Rana Plaza make the first anniversary of the tragedy
19/04/2015 - Bangladesh

Benetton's €1m for Bangladesh's Rana Plaza victims fails to satisfy campaigners

The Italian clothing company Benetton has paid one million euros into a fund for victims of the 2013 Rana Plaza disaster in Bangladesh.
Serge  Atlaoui's wife, Sabine, appealed to Indonesian President Joko Widodo to spare her husband
17/04/2015 - Indonesia - FRANCE

France warns Indonesia of bilateral breach if national executed in drug case

France's ambassador to Jakarta on Friday worned Indonesia that the execution of a French citizen for drug-related offences would affect bilateral relations.
John Kerry, US Secretary of State, after talks in Madrid on 14 April 2015 on nuclear deal with Iran
15/04/2015 - IRAN - US

High stakes as US domestic politics hit Iran nuclear talks

There are more benefits to the deal with Tehran on its use of nuclear energy than meet the eye. As the pace of negotiations accelerates, it is worth considering why.

Mourners laid floral tributes beneath a statue of Richie Benaud at Sydney Cricket Ground
10/04/2015 - Australia - Cricket

Tributes flow in for cricket legend Richie Benaud

Former Australia cricket captain Richie Benaud died on Thursday night, aged 84. After leading his country's Test team for five years, Benaud turned his hand to journalism and broadcasting.
Attack on the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Mumbai on 26 November 26 2008
10/04/2015 - INDia - PAKISTAN

India raps Pakistan court's release of Mumbai attack alleged mastermind on bail

A Pakistani court has released the alleged mastermind of the deadly 2008 Mumbai attacks on bail, drawing swift condemnation from India.
A Saudi border guard near the Yemen border
10/04/2015 - Pakistan

Pakistan parliament's no to military involvement in Yemen no surprise, analyst

Pakistan's parliament on Friday voted to stay out of the conflict in Yemen, rejecting Saudi demands for Islamabad to join its military coalition against Zaydi Shia Houthi rebels.
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