‘Yellow vest’ protesters defy government to gather in Paris

‘Yellow vest’ protesters defy government to gather in Paris

Image copyright AFP Image caption The French capital is experiencing its fifth Saturday of tear gas and clashes “Yellow vest” protesters have gathered in Paris and other cities for a fifth consecutive Saturday of demonstrations. About 69,000 police have been mobilised across France to prevent a repeat of the violence of previous weeks. The movement, […]

Katowice: UN climate talks stand-off continues

Katowice: UN climate talks stand-off continues

Image copyright EPA Climate talks in Poland have gone into an extra day as negotiators try to agree the next steps forward for the Paris climate agreement. Some delegates believe that poor handling of the conference by the Polish government is behind the delays. Ministers from around 100 countries are gathered in Katowice for the […]

US returns looted Balangiga church bells to Philippines

US returns looted Balangiga church bells to Philippines

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Jubilant crowds turned out to greet the return of the Balangiga bells Three bells looted by US troops more than a century ago have been returned to their church in the Philippines. President Rodrigo Duterte praised his countrymen and the US at a ceremony in Balangiga, where the treasures were […]

Ryan Zinke: US interior secretary to leave administration

Ryan Zinke: US interior secretary to leave administration

Image copyright Getty Images US Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is leaving his post at the end of the year, President Donald Trump says, in the latest high profile departure from his administration. In a tweet, President Trump thanked Mr Zinke for his service, saying he had “achieved much during his tenure”. He said he would […]

Rajapaksa: Sri Lanka’s disputed PM resigns amid crisis

Rajapaksa: Sri Lanka’s disputed PM resigns amid crisis

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mahinda Rajapaksa attended a religious ceremony after resigning on Saturday Mahinda Rajapaksa has resigned as Sri Lanka’s prime minister, seven weeks after he was appointed in a surprise move that sparked a political crisis. Mr Rajapaksa, Sri Lanka’s former president, signed his resignation letter in a ceremony at his house. […]

‘Miracle’ six-day-old baby survives Ebola

‘Miracle’ six-day-old baby survives Ebola

Image copyright Ministere de la Sante RDC Image caption Baby Benedicte’s mother, who had Ebola, died during childbirth A baby girl who was diagnosed with Ebola when she was only six days old has survived, health officials in the Democratic Republic of the Congo have confirmed. Baby Benedicte’s mother was infected with Ebola and died […]

Rafale judgment: Govt moves SC seeking correction in para which makes reference to CAG report, PAC – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Centre on Saturday moved the Supreme Court seeking correction in the Rafale jet + judgment where a reference has been made about the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report and Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC), saying “misinterpretation” of its note has “resulted in a controversy in the public domain”. In the application, […]

‘How Long Will We Shoulder Coffins of Youngsters’: Centre’s ‘Rambo Mindset’ in Kashmir Slammed – News18

Srinagar: Mainstream political parties in Kashmir condemned the killing of civilians allegedly in security forces’ action during an encounter in Pulwama district Saturday, saying Governor Satya Pal Malik-led administration has “failed” to secure lives of the people. Seven civilians died in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district when security forces allegedly opened fire at an unruly […]

How Nigeria inspired Black Lives Matter

In the second episode of Diaspora Diaries, we speak to the co-founder of Black Lives Matter, Opal Tometi. Opal was born in Phoenix, Arizona, in the US to Nigerian parents. She grew up hearing Yoruba and Esan spoken at home – and says her first trip to Nigeria as a teenager, changed her life. BBC […]

Juncker explains ‘nebulous’ remark

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