Syria refugees in Canada name their baby Justin Trudeau

Syria refugees in Canada name their baby Justin Trudeau

Image copyright Afraa Bilan Image caption Afraa Bilan and sleepy Justin Trudeau take it easy at home When Muhammad and Afraa Bilan arrived in Canada in February last year, they were starting a new life in a completely new country. Originally from Damascus in Syria, they, daughter Naya and son Nael arrived as refugees in […]

Pope Francis angered by America’s ‘mother of all bombs’ name

Pope Francis angered by America’s ‘mother of all bombs’ name

Media captionThe moment the MOAB bomb struck the IS cave and tunnel system Pope Francis has criticised the naming of the US military’s largest non-nuclear explosive ever used in combat as “the mother of all bombs”. “I was ashamed when I heard the name,” the pontiff told an audience of students at the Vatican. “A […]

Tanzania school bus crash kills dozens

Tanzania school bus crash kills dozens

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Local residents tried to pull survivors out of the vehicle after the crash More than 30 people – almost all of them schoolchildren – have been killed in a bus crash in northern Tanzania, officials say. They say the bus plunged off the road in a steep ravine near the […]

#Breaking2: Eliud Kipchoge goes close to sub-two hour marathon at Nike event

#Breaking2: Eliud Kipchoge goes close to sub-two hour marathon at Nike event

Tadese (left) and Desisa (centre) faded, while Kipchoge was on target pace with five miles remaining Eliud Kipchoge missed out on becoming the first athlete to run under two hours for the marathon by 25 seconds. The Kenyan, 32, clocked 2:00.24 but due to the use of in-out pacemakers, the time will not be recognised […]

Sulley Muntari: Pescara midfielder who protested at racist abuse has ban overturned

Sulley Muntari: Pescara midfielder who protested at racist abuse has ban overturned

Sulley Muntari has had spells with Portsmouth and Sunderland Sulley Muntari has had the one-match ban he received after protesting against racist abuse overturned. The Pescara midfielder left the field after being booked in Sunday’s Serie A game at Cagliari for complaining of being abused. The Italian Football Federation said it had considered the “particular […]

Nigeria’s President Buhari appears in public amid health concerns

Nigeria’s President Buhari appears in public amid health concerns

Media captionPresident Buhari walking through the presidential palace in Abuja on Friday Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has made a rare public appearance amid ongoing questions about the state of his health. Photos and a video posted on Twitter showed Mr Buhari, 74, attending Friday prayers at a mosque in the presidential villa in the capital […]

Somalia conflict: US suffers rare combat loss in al-Shabab clash

Somalia conflict: US suffers rare combat loss in al-Shabab clash

Image copyright AFP Image caption Al-Shabab fighters perform military drills at a village about 25km outside Mogadishu in 2011 A member of the US military has been killed in Somalia, the first confirmed US combat death there since the 1993 disastrous Black Hawk Down incident. This happened on Thursday during operations against al-Shabab militants about […]

Nigerian officials jailed for selling food aid

Nigerian officials jailed for selling food aid

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Millions of displaced people rely on food aid in Nigeria Two Nigerian officials have been jailed for selling food aid meant for people fleeing militant attacks and food shortages in the country’s north-east. The two sold 180 bags of rice donated by an international aid agency, the court in […]

Algeria election: Governing coalition wins parliamentary vote

Algeria election: Governing coalition wins parliamentary vote

Image copyright EPA Image caption Interior Minister Noureddine Bedoui announced the results on national TV Algeria’s governing coalition has retained its majority in parliamentary elections, official results show. The National Liberation Front (FNL) won 164 seats in the 462-seat lower house with its ally, the National Democratic Rally (RND), on 97. Turnout was just over […]

Votes counted in Algeria parliamentary elections

Votes counted in Algeria parliamentary elections

Image copyright EPA Image caption First official results are expected on Friday morning Votes are being counted in parliamentary elections in Algeria. The ruling National Liberation Front (FNL) is expected to retain its majority despite deep economic problems and uncertainty over the health of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika. The 80-year-old leader voted from a wheelchair in […]