Iraq declares war with Islamic State is over

Iraq declares war with Islamic State is over

Image copyright AFP Image caption Iraqi pro-government forces as they captured Rawa from IS last month Iraq has announced that its war against so-called Islamic State is over. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi told a conference in Baghdad that Iraqi troops were now in complete control of the Iraqi-Syrian border. The border zone contained the last […]

Jerusalem: West Bank clashes over Trump move

Jerusalem: West Bank clashes over Trump move

Image copyright Reuters Image caption There have been violent confrontations between troops and protesters in Bethlehem Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank have clashed with Palestinians protesting against the US declaration of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Demonstrators in Bethlehem threw stones and troops fired tear gas. There are unconfirmed reports of injuries. Tensions are […]

California wildfires: Nearly 200,000 flee as new blaze spreads

California wildfires: Nearly 200,000 flee as new blaze spreads

Media captionFootage captures the moment a motorist risked his life to rescue a wild animal amid California wildfires Nearly 200,000 residents have been evacuated from their homes in California as firefighters battle several raging wildfires. Governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency in San Diego on Thursday after a new blaze spread from 10 […]

‘Samurai sword’ attack leaves three dead at Tokyo shrine

‘Samurai sword’ attack leaves three dead at Tokyo shrine

Image copyright Kyodo/Reuters Image caption The Tomioka Hachimangu shrine is famous for a summer festival in August An attack believed to have been sparked by a succession feud has left three people dead at a well-known Shinto shrine in Tokyo. The chief priestess was stabbed to death, reportedly by her brother. A bloodied Samurai sword […]

Ramaphosa believes South Africa’s President Zuma rape accuser

Ramaphosa believes South Africa’s President Zuma rape accuser

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Jacob Zuma became South Africa’s president three years after he was acquitted of rape A leading contender to replace President Jacob Zuma as head of South Africa’s governing ANC has said he believes the woman who accused Mr Zuma of rape over a decade ago was telling the truth. […]

Bitcoin’s rollercoaster ride after hitting $17,000

Bitcoin’s rollercoaster ride after hitting $17,000

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Bitcoin’s value has been volatile in recent weeks Bitcoin continued its rollercoaster ride on Friday, briefly crossing the $17,000 (£12,615) mark before plunging more than $2,500. The digital currency breached new highs before falling below $14,500, down 14% on the day according to Coindesk.com. Bitcoin had soared about 70% this […]

US recognition of Jerusalem ‘kiss of death’ for peace process

US recognition of Jerusalem ‘kiss of death’ for peace process

Media captionWhy the city of Jerusalem matters An expected announcement by President Donald Trump that the US will become the first state to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital has prompted global reaction ranging from concern to alarm. Palestinians said it would be a “kiss of death” for the Middle East peace process, but an Israeli […]

Johnny Hallyday: France’s ‘Elvis Presley’ dies at 74

Johnny Hallyday: France’s ‘Elvis Presley’ dies at 74

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Hallyday broke from France’s classic “chanson” tradition in the 1950s, starting singing rock and roll in French France’s biggest rock star Johnny Hallyday has died after a battle with lung cancer. He was 74. The singer sold about 100 million records and starred in a number of films in […]

Argentina stolen baby reunited with relatives 40 years on

Argentina stolen baby reunited with relatives 40 years on

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Adriana (centre) gave an emotional news conference in Buenos Aires A woman taken from her mother as a newborn in Argentina has been reunited with her relatives by campaign group Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo. Adriana, 40, who asked not to have her surname released, was identified after she […]

DR Congo displacement crisis ‘worse than Middle East’

DR Congo displacement crisis ‘worse than Middle East’

Image copyright AFP Image caption More than seven million people are struggling to feed themselves, aid workers say Conflict has forced 1.7 million people to flee their homes in the Democratic Republic of Congo this year, causing “a mega-crisis”, aid agencies say. This means that for the second consecutive year, DR Congo is worst-affected by […]

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