Stan Lee: Marvel Comics legend dies aged 95

Stan Lee: Marvel Comics legend dies aged 95

Media captionStan Lee on how he created Spider-Man American writer and former president of Marvel Comics Stan Lee has died at the age of 95. In 1961, Lee created The Fantastic Four for Marvel Comics, and went on to create titles including Spider-Man and The Incredible Hulk. The legendary comic book author died at Cedars […]

Uganda school fire: ‘Arson attack’ leaves 10 dead

Uganda school fire: ‘Arson attack’ leaves 10 dead

An alleged arson attack on a boys’ boarding school dormitory in southern Uganda has left at least 10 people dead and dozens more injured. Reports suggest the fire began early on Monday morning at a block that housed dozens of students from St Bernard Secondary School in Rakai. Officials have said the dormitory’s doors were […]

Tanzania’s Magufuli deploys military amid cashew nut crisis

Tanzania’s Magufuli deploys military amid cashew nut crisis

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Cashew nut factory workers at a production line in Mtwara, Tanzania Tanzanian authorities have deployed the military to buy cashew nuts from farmers to solve a row over prices. President John Magufuli had given traders a Monday deadline to buy the crops at government-approved rates. Farmers had halted sales […]

Briton dies from rabies after Morocco cat bite

Briton dies from rabies after Morocco cat bite

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A cat in Morocco (file picture) A Briton has died after contracting rabies while on holiday in Morocco, health officials have said. Public Health England said the victim became infected after being bitten by a cat. PHE issued a reminder to travellers to avoid coming into contact with animals […]

Israel-Gaza violence erupts after covert op killings

Israel-Gaza violence erupts after covert op killings

Image copyright AFP Image caption An empty bus in a kibbutz was set ablaze after being hit and an Israeli seriously wounded Violence has flared between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza, a day after seven militants and an Israeli soldier were killed during an undercover Israeli operation in Gaza. Militants fired 200 rockets and […]

Jamal Khashoggi murder: Canadian intelligence ‘has heard tape’

Jamal Khashoggi murder: Canadian intelligence ‘has heard tape’

Media captionJamal Khashoggi: What we know about the journalist’s disappearance and death Canadian intelligence has heard an audio recording of the killing of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has confirmed. “Canada has been fully briefed up on what Turkey had to share,” he said. Mr Trudeau is the first Western leader […]

Spain Catalonia: Separatists ordered to repay ballot costs

Spain Catalonia: Separatists ordered to repay ballot costs

Media captionEstel Oleart is a Catalan independence activist. A Spanish court has ordered former Catalan leader Artur Mas to repay the costs of organising an illegal vote on independence four years ago. Mr Mas and nine other former officials have to repay €4.9m (£4.3m; $5.6m) of public funds. The independence consultation of 9 November 2014 […]

Xiaomi criticised for UK smartphone £1 flash sale

Xiaomi criticised for UK smartphone £1 flash sale

Image copyright Xiaomi Image caption Only three Mi 8 Lite phones could be bought in the first flash sale “Flash sales” publicising a Chinese smartphone company’s UK launch have sparked a backlash on social media. Xiaomi advertised two of its new handsets for £1 each last week as part of a “crazy deals” promotion. But […]

Aung San Suu Kyi: Amnesty strips Myanmar leader of top prize

Aung San Suu Kyi: Amnesty strips Myanmar leader of top prize

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Aung San Suu Kyi, seen here at a business summit in Singapore on Monday Amnesty International is stripping Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi of its highest honour, the Ambassador of Conscience Award. The politician and Nobel peace prize winner received the honour in 2009, when she […]

Asia Bibi: Canada in talks with Pakistan over asylum

Asia Bibi: Canada in talks with Pakistan over asylum

Image copyright Handout Canada is in discussions with Pakistan about granting asylum to a Pakistani Christian woman recently acquitted of blasphemy, according to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Asia Bibi spent eight years on death row before a Pakistani court overturned her sentence and she was freed. Her release sparked violent protests from Islamists in […]