Zimbabwe opposition leader: Morgan Tsvangirai mourned in Harare

Zimbabwe opposition leader: Morgan Tsvangirai mourned in Harare

Image copyright Reuters Image caption A memorial service for Morgan Tsvangirai has been held in Harare Zimbabwe’s president has called on all citizens to unite to mourn opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai, who died of colon cancer last week. A memorial service for Tsvangirai was held in a packed church in the capital Harare, while outside […]

Oxfam Haiti scandal: Suspects ‘physically threatened’ witnesses

Oxfam Haiti scandal: Suspects ‘physically threatened’ witnesses

Image copyright Reuters Oxfam has revealed that three of the men accused of sexual misconduct in Haiti physically threatened witnesses during a 2011 investigation. The charity has published its internal report on alleged abuse by some of its staff following public pressure. In the 2011 report, Oxfam said “more needed” to be done to prevent […]

Israel-Poland spat: Swastikas drawn on Polish embassy in Tel Aviv

Israel-Poland spat: Swastikas drawn on Polish embassy in Tel Aviv

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Israeli police are now investigation the incident Swastikas have been drawn on the gates of Poland’s embassy in Israel, a day after the country’s PM said Jews were among perpetrators of the Holocaust. Police in Tel Aviv launched an inquiry after profanities and the word “murderer” were also discovered. Polish […]

Afrin: Kurdish fighters ‘strike deal’ with Syrian army

Afrin: Kurdish fighters ‘strike deal’ with Syrian army

Image copyright AFP Image caption Turkey is trying to oust Syrian Kurdish forces from Afrin Kurdish fighters in north-western Syria say they have struck a deal with the Syrian government under which it will send troops to help repel a Turkish offensive. The Syrian government in Damascus has offered no confirmation. Turkey regards the Kurdish […]

Florida school shooting: Students demand tighter gun controls

Florida school shooting: Students demand tighter gun controls

Media captionStudent to lawmakers: “Shame on you.” Young survivors of Wednesday’s school shooting in Florida have taken part in an emotionally charged rally demanding tighter gun controls. Protesters in Fort Lauderdale chanted “shame on you”, referring to US lawmakers and President Donald Trump. He said last year he would “never” infringe on the right to […]

Israel Gaza: Four Israeli soldiers injured in border blast

Israel Gaza: Four Israeli soldiers injured in border blast

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The blast occurred near a security fence in the southern Gaza Strip Four Israeli soldiers have been hurt, two of them seriously, in an explosion near the Israeli-Gaza border. The army said a Palestinian flag was flying in the area, and when the troops approached they were hit by the […]

Rare cello returned after knifepoint theft in Paris

Rare cello returned after knifepoint theft in Paris

Image copyright AFP/getty Image caption Ophélie Gaillard, who is an award-winning cellist, had the valuable instrument on loan An 18th-Century cello has been returned to a French musician after an appeal following her knifepoint robbery. Ophélie Gaillard was robbed of the instrument and her mobile phone outside her home in Paris on Thursday. After putting […]

Nigeria bomb blasts cause deaths at fish market

Nigeria bomb blasts cause deaths at fish market

Image copyright AFP Image caption The continuing attacks are being blamed on Boko Haram – casting doubt on official claims the group has been defeated Three suicide bombers have hit the town of Konduga in north-east Nigeria, killing at least 18 people. Two attacked a fish market and a third struck nearby, security sources said. […]

Black Panther quiz: Which character are you?

GB’s Yarnold wins skeleton gold Great Britain’s Lizzy Yarnold defends her Winter Olympic title with gold in the skeleton, as team-mate Laura Deas takes bronze. Black Panther quiz: Which character are you?

President Cyril Ramaphosa pledges ‘new dawn’ for South Africa

President Cyril Ramaphosa pledges ‘new dawn’ for South Africa

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Cyril Ramaphosa, 65, is one of South Africa’s wealthiest politicians New South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has spoken of a “new dawn” in his first State of the Nation address. Mr Ramaphosa, who was sworn in on Thursday, promised to “turn the tide of corruption”. He also spoke of accelerating […]

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