Westgate mall attack survivors reunited in Nairobi

Scores of people died in the mass shooting and subsequent siege at the Westgate Shopping Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, on September 21, 2013. Five years on from the attack, Katherine Walton and Valentine Kadzo reunited to reflect on that day, and those who saved them. Westgate mall attack survivors reunited in Nairobi

Lake Victoria, Tanzania ferry disaster death toll hits 100

Lake Victoria, Tanzania ferry disaster death toll hits 100

Image copyright Stephen Msengi Image caption Volunteers have been helping rescue efforts At least 100 people are known to have died after a ferry carrying hundreds of people capsized on Lake Victoria, Tanzania, officials say. Many more are missing and it is feared that more than 200 people may have drowned. Rescue efforts resumed on […]

The UK’s jihadists who won’t leave Syria

Jihadists from the UK are still fighting in Idlib – some of the last British extremists in Syria – and some are allied to the al-Qaeda linked Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, once know as the Nusra front. It’s accused of torture and random killings, is a terrorist group in the eyes of most governments, and it […]

‘No deal Brexit’ warning for EU

‘No deal Brexit’ warning for EU

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Theresa May’s Chequers plan was rejected by EU leaders at their Salzburg summit The UK government insists Theresa May’s Brexit proposal is a “workable, credible” deal, despite being rejected by EU leaders at a summit in Salzburg. Minister James Brokenshire said “tough words” were to be expected near the end […]

Amazon makes Alexa-controlled microwave

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Chinese anger at US sanctions for Russian weapons purchases

Chinese anger at US sanctions for Russian weapons purchases

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The sanctions relate to China’s purchase of 10 Russian Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets China has told the US to withdraw sanctions on its military over purchases of Russian jets and missiles or “bear the consequences”. The US says China has contravened US sanctions on Moscow introduced over Russian actions in […]

Philippines landslide victims ‘sent texts from underneath rubble’

Philippines landslide victims ‘sent texts from underneath rubble’

Image copyright AFP Image caption The area had seen heavy monsoon rains A landslide in the Philippines has killed at least 21 people and left dozens missing, with some texting for help from under the rubble, say police. The slide on Thursday engulfed two villages in Naga in Cebu province. It comes days after the […]

Australia emu video investigated for ‘horrific cruelty’

Australia emu video investigated for ‘horrific cruelty’

Image copyright RSPCA/FACEBOOK Image caption The video appears to show a man using his car to strike emus Animal welfare authorities in Australia are investigating a video which appears to show a motorist deliberately running over several emus. The footage has drawn widespread anger after being shared online. Authorities are treating the footage as authentic. […]

Hayabusa-2: Japan’s rovers ready for touchdown on asteroid

Hayabusa-2: Japan’s rovers ready for touchdown on asteroid

Image copyright Jaxa Image caption Rovers 1A and 1B (left and centre), alongside Minerva II-2 (right) which will be released at a later date Two robotic explorers are descending to the surface of an asteroid. Japan’s Hayabusa-2 spacecraft despatched a pair of “rovers” to the 1km-wide space rock known as Ryugu. If all goes well, […]

Australian strawberries: Why would someone hide a needle in fruit?

Australian strawberries: Why would someone hide a needle in fruit?

Image copyright QUEENSLAND POLICE Image caption Why are needles being inserted into strawberries? Australia is currently searching for a saboteur (or saboteurs) amid a national scare involving the hiding of sewing needles within strawberries. In one case, a consumer who swallowed a needle had to be treated in hospital. Children and others have reported narrow […]