White House chief of staff John Kelly defends Trump over widow remarks

White House chief of staff John Kelly defends Trump over widow remarks

Media captionKelly defends Trump’s call to widow The White House chief of staff has launched an impassioned attack on a “selfish” congresswoman who said President Trump made a war widow cry. General John Kelly said he was “broken-hearted” by the Democrat’s criticism of the president’s condolence call to Sgt La David Johnson’s wife. Sgt Johnson […]

Anger over Mogadishu bomb attack boils over into streets

Anger over Mogadishu bomb attack boils over into streets

Media captionThe BBC’s Alastair Leithead at the scene of Somalia’s bomb attack A red bandana has become the new symbol of protest in Mogadishu as anger over the city’s most destructive bomb attack is boiling over on to the streets. Men and women in the city, security officers, even government officials – all are wearing […]

SA football boss Danny Jordaan ‘raped singer Jennifer Ferguson’

SA football boss Danny Jordaan ‘raped singer Jennifer Ferguson’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Danny Jordaan is a prominent member of the governing ANC party South African singer and ex-MP Jennifer Ferguson has accused the country’s football boss Danny Jordaan, 66, of raping her nearly 24 years ago. He “overpowered” her and “painfully” raped her in a hotel in Port Elizabeth city, she has […]

Lamine Diack charged with Rio corruption

Lamine Diack charged with Rio corruption

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Carlos Nuzman is accused of organising the payment of a $2m bribe Prosecutors in Brazil have formally charged the former head of the country’s Olympics committee with corruption during the campaign to win last year’s Games for Rio de Janeiro. Carlos Nuzman is accused of running a criminal organisation, money […]

UK banks ‘linked to SA money laundering’

UK banks ‘linked to SA money laundering’

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Many protesters are highly critical of the Gupta family UK financial regulators and the Serious Fraud Office are to review if banks HSBC and Standard Chartered are linked to a South Africa corruption scandal. It comes after Lord Peter Hain said the banks may “inadvertently have been conduits” for […]

Dare Not Linger: Mandela’s book sequel launched in South Africa

Dare Not Linger: Mandela’s book sequel launched in South Africa

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Nelson Mandela (centre) with his wife Winnie following his release from prison in 1990 The new instalment of Nelson Mandela’s autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom, has been released in Johannesburg. Dare Not Linger tackles his five years as South Africa’s president after the collapse of apartheid and gives his […]

California hepatitis A outbreak death toll climbs to 19

California hepatitis A outbreak death toll climbs to 19

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Officials in San Francisco are bracing for the liver disease to spread The death toll from California’s hepatitis A outbreak has reached 19, one week after the state’s governor issued a health state of emergency. More than 500 people in California have contracted the viral disease since November, many […]

Russia socialite Ksenia Sobchak declares presidential bid

Russia socialite Ksenia Sobchak declares presidential bid

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Ms Sobchak said her candidacy was motivated by her desire to be “a mouthpiece for those who cannot be candidates” Russian socialite Ksenia Sobchak is to stand in the country’s presidential election in March, when Vladimir Putin is widely expected to run again. Ms Sobchak conceded she was an unlikely […]

Santiago Maldonado: Body found in search for Argentine activist

Santiago Maldonado: Body found in search for Argentine activist

Image copyright Facebook Image caption Santiago Maldonado has been missing since 1 August Major political parties in Argentina have suspended election campaigning after the discovery of a body thought to be that of a missing activist. Santiago Maldonado, 28, was last seen in August during a confrontation between police and indigenous rights activists at a […]

Gunman on loose after five shot in Maryland office

Gunman on loose after five shot in Maryland office

Image copyright Police handout Image caption Radee Labeeb Prince, 37 US police are hunting for an “armed and dangerous” man suspected of shooting five people in Maryland and one person in Delaware on Wednesday morning. The gunman opened fire at around 08:58 (12:58 GMT) at a countertop business about 25 miles (40km) north of the […]

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