End in sight to Olympic ban on Russia

End in sight to Olympic ban on Russia

The Olympic athletes from Russia team paraded under the Olympic flag at the opening ceremony, and will do so at the closing ceremony at 11:00 GMT Russia’s Olympic ban will be lifted if there are no further doping violations from their athletes at Pyeongchang 2018, the International Olympic Committee has voted unanimously. However, the IOC […]

Trump-Russia: Manafort ‘paid European ex-politicians’

Trump-Russia: Manafort ‘paid European ex-politicians’

Image copyright EPA Image caption Mr Manafort insists he is innocent Ex-Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort secretly paid unnamed former senior European politicians to lobby for Ukraine’s previous pro-Russia government, a new indictment filed by special counsel Robert Mueller says. Mr Manafort paid over €2m ($2.5m; £1.8m) to the ex-politicians, it says. He has maintained […]

Joanna Demafelis: Employer of Filipina maid found dead in freezer arrested

Joanna Demafelis: Employer of Filipina maid found dead in freezer arrested

Image copyright EPA Image caption Ms Demafelis’s sister cried over her casket upon its arrival in Manila last week Police have arrested the employer of a Filipina maid found dead in a freezer in Kuwait after a weeks-long manhunt. Joanna Demafelis, 29, was found frozen in her employers’ apartment more than a year after she […]

Barnaby Joyce: Scandal-hit Australia deputy PM to resign

Barnaby Joyce: Scandal-hit Australia deputy PM to resign

Image copyright EPA Image caption Barnaby Joyce says he will quit as Australia’s deputy leader Barnaby Joyce says he will resign as Australia’s deputy prime minister following a politically damaging saga that began with his affair with a former staffer. Mr Joyce said he would step down on Monday as leader of the Nationals, the […]

Pence and N Korea ‘planned to meet’

Pence and N Korea ‘planned to meet’

Image copyright Pool Image caption Mike Pence was seated directly in front of the North Korean delegation at the opening ceremony US Vice-President Mike Pence was due to meet North Korean officials at the Winter Olympics last week, US officials have said, but the North Koreans pulled out at the last moment. Mr Pence was […]

Spain: Father of migrant boy found in suitcase in Ceuta freed

Spain: Father of migrant boy found in suitcase in Ceuta freed

Image copyright AFP Image caption The boy’s father ended up with a 92 euro ($114; £81) fine for facilitating his son’s illegal entry into Spain An Ivorian man whose eight-year-old son was smuggled into Spain from Morocco in a suitcase has escaped a jail term. Prosecutors had wanted Ali Ouattara to go to prison for […]

Syria war: Dozens of civilians killed in Eastern Ghouta strikes

Syria war: Dozens of civilians killed in Eastern Ghouta strikes

Media captionChildren were among those rescued after Monday’s air strikes in Eastern Ghouta Bombardments by Syrian government forces have killed dozens of civilians in the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta area outside Damascus, activists say. At least 77 civilians, including 20 children, were killed in air strikes and rocket fire on Monday, the Syrian Observatory for Human […]

Peru’s ex-President Fujimori ordered to stand trial again

Peru’s ex-President Fujimori ordered to stand trial again

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Ex-President Alberto Fujimori was pardoned last Christmas and freed in January Peru’s ex-President Alberto Fujimori has been ordered to stand trial for the 1992 killings of six farmers. It comes just over a month after he was released from prison, where he was serving 25 years for human rights abuses […]

Nigeria Boko Haram: Schoolgirls escape militant attack

Nigeria Boko Haram: Schoolgirls escape militant attack

Image copyright AFP Image caption Boko Haram militants want to establish an Islamic state in northern Nigeria Schoolgirls and teachers in north-eastern Nigeria have escaped an attack on a boarding school by Boko Haram jihadists, witnesses say. They say the militants in pick-up trucks arrived in the town of Dapchi, Yobe state, on Monday evening, […]

Florida school shooting: Students demand tighter gun controls

Florida school shooting: Students demand tighter gun controls

Media captionStudent Emma Gonzalez to lawmakers: “Shame on you!” Young survivors of Wednesday’s school shooting in Florida have taken part in an emotionally charged rally demanding tighter gun controls. Protesters in Fort Lauderdale chanted “shame on you”, referring to US lawmakers and President Donald Trump. He said last year he would “never” infringe on the […]

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