Ozil steps down from German team

Ozil steps down from German team

Ilkay Gundogan and Mesut Ozil, along with Everton’s Cenk Tosun, pose with the Turkish president Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil says he no longer wants to play international football for Germany. In a lengthy statement, the 29-year-old said treatment he had received from the German Football Association (DFB) had made him “no longer want to wear […]

In pictures: Fighting the Swedish wildfires

In pictures: Fighting the Swedish wildfires

Image copyright AFP Image caption The fires have affected thousands of hectares in Sweden Fires continue to rage in Sweden as the country tries to deal with the combined effects of a drought and record-breaking temperatures. There were still 53 individual fires burning on Sunday afternoon from the extreme north down to Malmo in the […]

French woman in Montmartre tightrope walk

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Thousands race in Bosphorus cross-continental swim

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 […]

Afghan airport blast: VP Gen Dostum unhurt as Kabul bomb kills 11

Afghan airport blast: VP Gen Dostum unhurt as Kabul bomb kills 11

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Gen Dostum was greeted by supporters and high-ranking officials at Kabul airport A suicide bomb blast has rocked Kabul airport shortly after Afghan Vice-President Abdul Rashid Dostum returned from self-imposed exile. The interior ministry said 11 people were killed in a square that Gen Dostum had just passed through. He […]

Carter Page denies FBI claims he was Russian agent

Carter Page denies FBI claims he was Russian agent

Image copyright EPA Image caption Carter Page was put under surveillance in October 2016 One of Donald Trump’s ex-foreign policy aides says allegations that he worked with the Russian government during the 2016 US election are “misleading”. The FBI believed Carter Page was “collaborating and conspiring with the Russian government” at that time. Mr Page’s […]

Florida gunman who killed man in parking dispute free to go, police say

Florida gunman who killed man in parking dispute free to go, police say

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The shooting happened outside a convenience store in the city of Clearwater, Florida A man who shot and killed another man during an argument over a parking space will not be arrested or charged, police in the US state of Florida say. Michael Drejka, 47, was shoved over by […]

Supergirl to feature TV’s first transgender superhero

Supergirl to feature TV’s first transgender superhero

Image copyright Getty Images Supergirl is to become the first live-action TV series to feature a transgender superhero. Activist and actor Nicole Maines, who is transgender herself, will play the role of Nia Nal, who becomes known as Dreamer. “It seems only fitting that we have a trans superhero for trans kids to look up […]

South Africa shooting: Eleven taxi drivers killed in ambush

South Africa shooting: Eleven taxi drivers killed in ambush

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Minibus taxis are the most popular form of transport in South Africa Gunmen in South Africa have killed 11 taxi drivers in an ambush, police say. The men from Gauteng province were travelling to Johannesburg on Saturday night when their minibus was fired on. The victims, and four others critically […]

Syria conflict: White Helmets evacuated by Israel

Syria conflict: White Helmets evacuated by Israel

Media captionMembers of Syria’s civil defence group, the White Helmets, have been evacuated by Israel Israel says it has carried out an evacuation of members of Syria’s White Helmets civil defence group from a war zone in south-western Syria. Some 422 volunteers and family members were taken to Jordan via the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights overnight. […]