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No quick return to normal for scarred Bucha

In one of the doorways a blackened kettle boils on an open fire, blowing clouds of steam into the bitter air. This place should be buzzing with life and sound, with the chatter of children playing and clambering over the climbing frame that dominates the square.

But since the Russians came, everything has changed here. Most people fled, and they're yet to return. There's just one small, hardy group who are trying to pave the way for others to come back.

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26,000 Afghan children killed or maimed since 2005

Data from the UN showed at least 26,025 children were killed or maimed from 2005 to 2019, said Save the Children.

The charity has urged donor nations to protect the future of children ahead of a key meeting in Geneva on Monday.

Violence has been rising in Afghanistan amid stalled peace talks and US troop withdrawals.

Afghanistan is among the 11 most dangerous nations in the world for children, according to Save the Children.

China fears N Korea-US conflict 'any moment'

Tensions are rising amid reports Pyongyang may be preparing another nuclear or missile test.

Its Foreign Minister Han Song-ryol said the US and its President Donald Trump are making trouble in the region by moving an aircraft carrier strike group into Korean waters and participating in joint military exercises with South Korea.

He also said the country will continue developing its nuclear program and conduct its next nuclear test whenever its leaders see fit.

Syrian girl, 7, sent Harry Potter books by JK Rowling disappears from Twitter

Bana Alabed and her family had attracted worldwide attention for their tweets from war torn Aleppo.

But now the account appears to no longer exist.

Although it's no longer possible to see any of her messages, reports suggest her last post read: "We are sure the army is capturing us now. We will see each other another day dear world."

The tweet was signed by Bana's mother Fatemah.

Could India and Pakistan go to war?

After all, both countries have long been nuclear powers -- a deterrent that encompasses the lives of a combined 1.4 billion people. Both nations have also seen some years of relative peace along their border, a break from the wars that pockmarked the 20th Century.

And yet, hours after 18 were killed in an attack on an army base in Indian-administered Kashmir, the director-general of military operations for the Indian Army announced that the terrorists carried gear which had "Pakistani markings."

The allegation unleashed a torrent of fury on social media.