Germany extends monitoring of far-right

Germany extends monitoring of far-right

Image copyright EPA Image caption AfD is led by Alice Weidel (L) and Alexander Gauland Germany’s domestic intelligence agency is to step up monitoring of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party for suspected extremism. But the BfV agency is not yet going as far as to use informants or phone taps in its nationwide […]

Spanish city protests against ‘too friendly’ devil sculpture

Spanish city protests against ‘too friendly’ devil sculpture

Image copyright City of Segovia Image caption A mock-up of the sculpture, which has yet to be installed A planned sculpture of Satan in the Spanish city of Segovia has been criticised for being too jolly. The bronze statue was created as a tribute to a local legend, which says that the devil was tricked […]

Nairobi DusitD2 hotel under attack as blasts and gunfire heard

Media captionNairobi Dusit hotel attack: explosions, gunfire and rescue operation A luxury hotel complex is under attack in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi. At least two blasts and gunfire were heard at the compound in the Westland district of the city, which houses the DusitD2 hotel as well as offices. The Somali-based militant group al-Shabab claimed […]

Ivory Coast ex-President Gbagbo acquitted at ICC court in The Hague

Ivory Coast ex-President Gbagbo acquitted at ICC court in The Hague

Image copyright AFP Image caption Laurent Gbagbo had been charged with crimes against humanity The International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague has acquitted Ivory Coast ex-President Laurent Gbagbo. He had been charged with crimes against humanity in connection with violence following a disputed 2010 election that left 3,000 dead and 500,000 displaced. Mr Gbagbo […]

Zimbabwe fuel protests: MDC opposition office torched

Zimbabwe fuel protests: MDC opposition office torched

Image copyright MDC Image caption It’s unclear who was behind the attack on MDC headquarters in the capital, Harare The main office of Zimbabwe’s opposition party, MDC, has been torched following protests sparked by the more than doubling of the fuel price. Photos taken at the scene show security gates torn down, windows smashed and […]

Africa by Toto to play on eternal loop ‘down in Africa’

Africa by Toto to play on eternal loop ‘down in Africa’

Media captionThe sound installation is somewhere in the Namib desert, which is 81,000 sq km The world’s oldest desert is to be blessed with one of the most listened-to songs – Africa by Toto. Namibian artist Max Siedentopf has set up a sound installation in the coastal Namib Desert to play on loop, in tribute […]

Nairobi Dusit hotel attack: explosions, gunfire and rescue operation

A hotel complex is under attack in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi. At least two blasts and gunfire were heard at the compound in the Westland district of the city, which houses the Dusit hotel as well as offices. Police say they are treating it as a terrorist attack. Witnesses saw four armed men entering the […]

Pawel Adamowicz, Gdansk mayor, dies after stabbing at charity event

Pawel Adamowicz, Gdansk mayor, dies after stabbing at charity event

Media caption‘Mum, this man has a knife!’ – witness describes the moment before Gdansk Mayor Pawel Adamowicz is fatally stabbed The mayor of the Polish city of Gdansk has died in hospital, a day after being stabbed at a charity event. Pawel Adamowicz, 53, was attacked on stage in front of hundreds of people on […]

Trump denies he ever worked for Russia

Trump denies he ever worked for Russia

Image copyright Getty Images US President Donald Trump has denied working for Russia, pouring scorn on the latest reports to cast scrutiny on his relationship with Moscow. Addressing reporters at the White House as he left for Louisiana, he said: “I never worked for Russia.” He denied a Washington Post report that he had concealed […]

Iran cargo plane crash ‘leaves 15 dead’ near Tehran

Iran cargo plane crash ‘leaves 15 dead’ near Tehran

Image copyright EPA Image caption The plane crashed into a wall separating the airport from a residential area and then hit a house A cargo plane crash near the Iranian capital, Tehran, has killed 15 people, Iran’s army says. The Boeing 707 came off the runway and hit a residential area while trying to land […]