Hurricane Irma damage considerable – Macron

Hurricane Irma damage considerable – Macron

Media captionGales and flooded cars in Saint Martin Hurricane Irma has caused considerable damage on French island territories in the Caribbean, and casualties are expected, France’s president says. The impact of Irma on St Martin and St Barts would be “hard and cruel”, Emmanuel Macron added. His overseas affairs minister later confirmed at least two […]

Aeroflot flight attendants win compensation over uniform size

Aeroflot flight attendants win compensation over uniform size

Image copyright AFP Image caption The employees – not pictured – won part of their case on appeal A Russian court has ruled the airliner Aeroflot cannot tell its staff what clothes size to wear. It sided with two female flight attendants who sued the airliner for alleged discrimination, saying they had been shifted to […]

Togo protests against Faure Gnassingbé

Togo protests against Faure Gnassingbé

Image copyright AFP Image caption Protesters are calling for the end of the “Gnassingbé dynasty” Tens of thousands of people have marched through the streets of Togo’s capital, Lomé, protesting against President Faure Gnassingbé. The number of demonstrators is said to be unprecedented. The internet has been severely restricted. A government concession to introduce a […]

Togo shuts down internet amid protests

Togo shuts down internet amid protests

Image copyright Blamé Ekoué Image caption Protesters have gathered in several cities to call for the end of the “Gnassingbé dynasty” Internet access in Togo has been severely restricted as opposition supporters gather to protest against the rule of President Faure Gnassingbé. Some users say internet speeds are slow and access to social media platforms […]

SADC condemns killing of Lesotho army chief Khoantle Motsomotso

SADC condemns killing of Lesotho army chief Khoantle Motsomotso

Image copyright AFP Image caption The army chief was shot dead in a military barracks in the capital Southern Africa’s regional body (Sadc) has condemned Tuesday’s killing of the head of Lesotho’s army, calling it an “inexcusable barbaric and heinous act”. Lt Gen Khoantle Motsomotso, and two officers guarding him, were shot dead at a […]

SA’s Anderson reaches US Open semis

SA’s Anderson reaches US Open semis

Anderson (left) is the first South African in 14 years to reach a Grand Slam semi-final South Africa’s Kevin Anderson ended American hopes in the men’s singles as he beat Sam Querrey to reach the US Open semi-finals. Anderson won 7-6 (7-5) 6-7 (9-11) 6-3 7-6 (9-7) at Flushing Meadows to reach his first major […]

Daca Dreamers: Obama says axing young migrant scheme is wrong

Daca Dreamers: Obama says axing young migrant scheme is wrong

Image copyright AFP Image caption Protesters gathered outside the US embassy in Mexico City Former US President Barack Obama has attacked the Trump administration for scrapping his scheme to protect young undocumented migrants from deportation. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (Daca) programme was rescinded on Tuesday, in a move that could affect some 800,000 […]

Hurricane Irma: Residents prepare for ‘potentially catastrophic’ storm

Hurricane Irma: Residents prepare for ‘potentially catastrophic’ storm

Media captionThe view inside Hurricane Irma People living in the path of Hurricane Irma are preparing for the arrival of the most powerful Atlantic storm in a decade. The category-five hurricane – the highest possible level – has sustained wind speeds reaching 295km/h (185mph). It is expected to hit the Caribbean Sea’s Leeward islands before […]

Kim Wall case: Sub hatch cover caused death – suspect

Kim Wall case: Sub hatch cover caused death – suspect

Media captionKim Wall’s death: What we know so far Swedish journalist Kim Wall died by accident after being hit by a hatch cover on board a submarine, the Danish owner of the vessel has told a court. Peter Madsen said he had been holding the heavy hatch – but then lost his foothold and the […]

Indian journalist Gauri Lankesh shot dead in Bangalore

Indian journalist Gauri Lankesh shot dead in Bangalore

Image copyright AFP Image caption Relatives of the journalist mourned her death A prominent left-wing Indian journalist critical of Hindu nationalist politics has been shot dead in the south-western Karnataka state, police say. Gauri Lankesh, 55, was found lying in a pool of blood outside her home in the city of Bangalore. The motive for […]