Mournes wildfire: Over 50 firefighters battle blaze

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionOver 50 firefighters battle Mournes blaze More than 50 firefighters are battling to bring a blaze under control on the Mourne Mountains in County Down. The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service received a report that a fire had broken out in Donard Forest at 20:30 BST […]

Top climbers die in Canadian avalanche

Image copyright AFP Image caption The group had been missing since last Wednesday whilst on an expedition in Banff National Park. Three professional mountaineers have been found dead after an avalanche at Canada’s Banff National Park. Austrian climbers David Lama, 28, and Hansjörg Auer, 35, and US citizen Jess Roskelley, 36, had been attempting to […]

Morocco protests: Thousands demand release of activists

Image copyright EPA Image caption Earlier this month, jail sentences were upheld for political activists Thousands of people have protested in Morocco’s capital Rabat, demanding the release of 42 activists who had rallied against corruption and unemployment. Sunday’s “march of the Moroccan people” was organised by political and civil rights groups, as well as the […]