Thousands swim across Bosphorus

Thousands swim across Bosphorus

About 2,400 people have competed in an annual swimming race between Istanbul’s Asian and European shores. Participants in the Bosphorus Cross Continental Swim completed a 6.5km (four mile) course – considered one of the world’s best open water swimming races and the only intercontinental swimming contest. The number of swimmers has grown each year since…

Thousands attend funeral for Gaza medic

Thousands attend funeral for Gaza medic

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMourners gathered for the procession of Razan al-Najar through GazaThousands of Palestinians have attended the funeral in Gaza of a volunteer medic who was killed by Israeli fire during protests on the border. Razan al-Najar, 21, was shot dead as she ran towards the border fence on…

Thousands join Hungary anti-Orban rally

Thousands join Hungary anti-Orban rally

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Some 100,000 people are said to have attended Saturday’s protests in Budapest Tens of thousands of people have demonstrated in Budapest against the re-elected right-wing government of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban. Opponents of Mr Orban flooded the capital on Saturday to protest at what they say is an unfair…

Aid plea for thousands after PNG quake

Aid plea for thousands after PNG quake

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Landslides have cut off some of the worst-affected areas Tens of thousands of people in Papua New Guinea are in urgent need of supplies after last Monday’s powerful earthquake, aid agencies say. Landslides and damaged roads have made it impossible to reach the worst-affected communities in isolated areas. Many people…