Japan explosion: Dozens injured in Sapporo restaurant blast

Japan explosion: Dozens injured in Sapporo restaurant blast

Image copyright EPA Image caption The cause of the explosion is not yet known A huge explosion and fire has hit a restaurant in the northern Japanese city of Sapporo. Japanese police say 41 people were injured in the explosion, with one of them in a serious condition. The cause of the explosion in the […]

Five key takeaways from climate summit

Five key takeaways from climate summit

Image copyright Kiara Worth/IISD/ENB Delegates to the UN climate conference in Poland have reached agreement on how to implement the 2015 Paris Climate Accord, which comes into force in 2020. What are the key points to come out of the meeting? 1. The rules are key to the game However dull it may be, the […]

Putin wants government to "take charge" of rap music

Putin wants government to "take charge" of rap music

Media captionWhy are Russian rappers getting arrested? Russian President Vladimir Putin has asked the government to “take charge” of rap music after a number of concerts were cancelled across the country. Efforts to ban rap were “impossible” and so the state should play a greater role in controlling it, he said. The Ministry of Culture […]

John of God: Brazil ‘faith healer’ considered fugitive

John of God: Brazil ‘faith healer’ considered fugitive

Image copyright AFP Image caption Self-declared spiritual healer Joao Teixeira de Faria denies abusing women who came to him as patients A Brazilian faith healer accused of sexually abusing more than 300 women is now considered to be a fugitive. Joao Teixeira de Faria – known as “John of God”, failed to comply with a […]

‘Yellow vest’ protesters defy government to gather in Paris

‘Yellow vest’ protesters defy government to gather in Paris

Image copyright AFP Image caption The French capital is experiencing its fifth Saturday of tear gas and clashes “Yellow vest” protesters have gathered in Paris and other cities for a fifth consecutive Saturday of demonstrations. About 69,000 police have been mobilised across France to prevent a repeat of the violence of previous weeks. The movement, […]

Katowice: UN climate talks stand-off continues

Katowice: UN climate talks stand-off continues

Image copyright EPA Climate talks in Poland have gone into an extra day as negotiators try to agree the next steps forward for the Paris climate agreement. Some delegates believe that poor handling of the conference by the Polish government is behind the delays. Ministers from around 100 countries are gathered in Katowice for the […]

US returns looted Balangiga church bells to Philippines

US returns looted Balangiga church bells to Philippines

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Jubilant crowds turned out to greet the return of the Balangiga bells Three bells looted by US troops more than a century ago have been returned to their church in the Philippines. President Rodrigo Duterte praised his countrymen and the US at a ceremony in Balangiga, where the treasures were […]

Ryan Zinke: US interior secretary to leave administration

Ryan Zinke: US interior secretary to leave administration

Image copyright Getty Images US Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is leaving his post at the end of the year, President Donald Trump says, in the latest high profile departure from his administration. In a tweet, President Trump thanked Mr Zinke for his service, saying he had “achieved much during his tenure”. He said he would […]

Cohen says Trump knew hush money payment was wrong

Cohen says Trump knew hush money payment was wrong

Media captionCohen walked free from court – but will have to report to jail in March US President Donald Trump’s former lawyer insists Mr Trump knew making hush money payments during the 2016 presidential campaign was wrong. Speaking after he was sentenced to prison for campaign finance and fraud crimes, Michael Cohen told ABC News: […]

Strasbourg shooting: Gunman shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ as he attacked

Strasbourg shooting: Gunman shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ as he attacked

Media captionPater Fritz describes hearing gunshots and helping a victim of the Strasbourg shooting The Strasbourg gunman yelled “Allahu Akbar” (“God is greatest” in Arabic) as he opened fire on people enjoying an evening out at a Christmas market, the Paris public prosecutor told reporters. Rémy Heitz said two people had been killed and one […]

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