Cyprus: Man confesses to killing seven women and girls

Cyprus: Man confesses to killing seven women and girls

Image copyright EPA Image caption Police and rescue vehicles have been investigating the area where one of the bodies was found, near the village of Orounta in Cyprus A man in Cyprus has confessed to murdering seven women and girls in what local media have called the island’s “first serial killings”. Two bodies were found […]

Cyclone Kenneth: Storm-battered Mozambique hit again

Cyclone Kenneth: Storm-battered Mozambique hit again

Media captionNick Miller reports on the impacts expected from Cyclone Kenneth Cyclone Kenneth has made landfall in northern Mozambique, a country still recovering from another huge storm. The cyclone has weakened in the past few hours but is forecast to cause flooding and bring storm surges of up to 5m (16ft). Mozambique’s National Institute of […]

Cyclone Kenneth: East Africa residents brace for deadly storm

Cyclone Kenneth: East Africa residents brace for deadly storm

Media captionNick Miller reports on the impacts expected from Cyclone Kenneth Residents in Tanzania and Mozambique are bracing for the touchdown of Cyclone Kenneth – which is barrelling towards land with winds of 205km/h (125mph) and torrential rain. Communities in the southern Tanzanian region of Mtwara and in northern Mozambique are being warned to seek […]

Sudan crisis: Three top generals agree to quit as protests continue

Sudan crisis: Three top generals agree to quit as protests continue

Image copyright AFP Image caption Protesters are gathering for a “million-strong” march outside the army headquarters in Khartoum Three of the most controversial figures of Sudan’s ruling Transitional Military Council have offered their resignations – one of the key demands of the protest movement. The three generals were seen as staunch Islamists and allies of […]

Top Sudan generals offer to quit as protests continue

Top Sudan generals offer to quit as protests continue

Image copyright Anadolu Agency Image caption Fear of the generals has ended in Sudan Three of the most controversial figures of Sudan’s ruling Transitional Military Council have offered their resignations – one of the key demands of the protest movement. The three were seen as staunch Islamists and allies of the deposed President, Omar al-Bashir. […]

Kim Jong-un to meet Vladimir Putin for Vladivostok summit

Kim Jong-un to meet Vladimir Putin for Vladivostok summit

Media captionNorth Korean leader Kim Jong-un arrives in Vladivostok ahead of Putin summit North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and Russia’s President Vladimir Putin are set for a summit meeting. They are due to meet on Russky island near the city of Vladivostok in Russia’s far east on Thursday morning. Russia says they will discuss the […]

Charity ‘Sunshine’ Tillemann-Dick: Opera singer with transplanted lungs dies

Charity ‘Sunshine’ Tillemann-Dick: Opera singer with transplanted lungs dies

Image copyright Facebook, courtesy of Charity Tillemann-Dick Image caption Charity Tilleman-Dick performed on stages across the world Charity “Sunshine” Tillemann-Dick, a venerated American opera singer who survived two double lung transplants, has died at age 35. Tillemann-Dick was diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension in 2004, forcing her to undergo two emergency lung transplants needed to save […]

Millions of children miss measles jab

Millions of children miss measles jab

Image copyright LOWELL GEORGIA/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY More than half a million children in the UK were not given a crucial measles jab between 2010 and 2017, an analysis by children’s charity Unicef reveals. It comes as NHS chief, Simon Stevens, warned measles cases had almost quadrupled in England in just one year and urged families […]

Facebook sets aside $3bn for privacy probe

Facebook sets aside $3bn for privacy probe

Image copyright Reuters Facebook has said it will set aside $3bn (£2.3bn) to cover the potential costs of an investigation by US authorities into its privacy practices. While it has provided for a heavy toll from the investigation by the US Federal Trade Commission, the final cost could be $5bn, it said. The social media […]

South Africa floods: Death toll after Durban rains rises to 60

South Africa floods: Death toll after Durban rains rises to 60

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The rains have led to landslides destroying property and roads Floods and mudslides in the South African city of Durban and the wider KwaZulu-Natal province have killed at least 60 people, officials say. A six-month-old baby and a young child are among the dead. More than 1,000 people have been […]

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