Morocco protests: Thousands demand release of activists

Morocco protests: Thousands demand release of activists

Image copyright EPA Image caption Earlier this month, jail sentences were upheld for political activists Thousands of people have protested in Morocco’s capital Rabat, demanding the release of 42 activists who had rallied against corruption and unemployment. Sunday’s “march of the Moroccan people” was organised by political and civil rights groups, as well as the […]

Colombia landslide: At least 14 killed and five injured

Colombia landslide: At least 14 killed and five injured

Image copyright AFP At least 14 people have been killed by a landslide on Sunday in south-western Colombia, officials say. Five others were injured and several houses destroyed in the town of Rosas in the Cauca region. The landslide happened after days of torrential rains hit the region and authorities are continuing to search the […]

Agent Orange: US to clean up toxic Vietnam War air base

Agent Orange: US to clean up toxic Vietnam War air base

Media captionThe toxic legacy of the Vietnam War The US has launched a multi-million dollar clean-up operation at an air base in Vietnam it used to store the notorious chemical Agent Orange. The ten-year programme, unveiled more than four decades after the end of the Vietnam War, will cost $183m (£141m). The site at Bien […]

Libya crisis: Clashes erupt south of capital Tripoli

Libya crisis: Clashes erupt south of capital Tripoli

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Libya’s UN-backed government says it has launched a counter-offensive against Gen Khalifa Haftar’s forces. Heavy fighting has erupted south of Tripoli after Libya’s UN-backed government announced a counter-offensive against insurgent forces. It comes after days of limited advances by either side, in clashes which have killed 220 people. Soldiers […]

Ku Klux Klan killing: Wife admits murder of Missouri leader

Ku Klux Klan killing: Wife admits murder of Missouri leader

Image copyright St Francois County Sheriff Image caption Malissa Ancona was sentenced to life after admitting second-degree murder The wife of a Ku Klux Klan leader in the US state of Missouri has admitted shooting him dead two years ago. Malissa Ancona, 47, was sentenced to life after pleading guilty to second-degree murder and other […]

Sudan crisis: Military council arrests former government members

Sudan crisis: Military council arrests former government members

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Demonstrators in Khartoum have vowed to continue their sit-in until a civilian government is in place Sudan’s transitional military council has arrested members of the former government and promised not to disperse protesters. A spokesman also urged the opposition to pick the next prime minister and vowed to implement their […]

Sudan coup leader Awad Ibn Auf steps down

Sudan coup leader Awad Ibn Auf steps down

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Ibn Auf quit a day after becoming military council chief The head of Sudan’s military council has stood down a day after leading a coup that toppled long-time leader Omar al-Bashir amid a wave of protests. Defence Minister Awad Ibn Auf announced his decision on state TV. He named […]

Algeria protests: Police arrest 108 in Friday clashes

Algeria protests: Police arrest 108 in Friday clashes

Image copyright EPA Image caption Police blamed “infiltrators” for violence in Algeria’s continuing protests Police and protesters have clashed in Algeria as marches against the ruling elite show no sign of ending. Police used water cannon and tear gas in the capital Algiers as demonstrators called for the removal of new interim President Abdelkader Bensalah. […]

Trump considering releasing migrant detainees in sanctuary cities

Trump considering releasing migrant detainees in sanctuary cities

Media captionTrump: ‘We’ll send illegals to sanctuary cities’ President Donald Trump has acknowledged planning to free immigration detainees in Democratic urban strongholds as a political retaliation ploy. The Republican president tweeted that his antagonists should be “very happy” about the idea given their “open borders, open arms policy”. He said he was targeting so-called sanctuary […]

Julian Assange: Sweden considers reviving rape inquiry

Julian Assange: Sweden considers reviving rape inquiry

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Assange was found guilty of a British charge, but he could be extradited to the US to face a separate charge Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange could face a renewed investigation into an allegation of rape in Sweden. Assange, 47, who had been granted asylum in Ecuador’s London embassy for seven […]