‘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 […]

Rajapaksa: Sri Lanka’s disputed PM resigns amid crisis

Rajapaksa: Sri Lanka’s disputed PM resigns amid crisis

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mahinda Rajapaksa attended a religious ceremony after resigning on Saturday Mahinda Rajapaksa has resigned as Sri Lanka’s prime minister, seven weeks after he was appointed in a surprise move that sparked a political crisis. Mr Rajapaksa, Sri Lanka’s former president, signed his resignation letter in a ceremony at his house. […]

Mohamed Salah named BBC African Footballer of the Year 2018

Media playback is not supported on this device Mohamed Salah: ‘Now I want to win trophies with Liverpool’ Egypt and Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has been voted BBC African Footballer of the Year for the second time in a row. The 26-year-old beat Medhi Benatia, Kalidou Koulibaly, Sadio Mane and Thomas Partey to the prize. […]

‘Miracle’ six-day-old baby survives Ebola

‘Miracle’ six-day-old baby survives Ebola

Image copyright Ministere de la Sante RDC Image caption Baby Benedicte’s mother, who had Ebola, died during childbirth A baby girl who was diagnosed with Ebola when she was only six days old has survived, health officials in the Democratic Republic of the Congo have confirmed. Baby Benedicte’s mother was infected with Ebola and died […]

Somalia violence: Deadly Baidoa clashes over Robow arrest

Somalia violence: Deadly Baidoa clashes over Robow arrest

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mukhtar Robow defected from al-Shabab last year Several people are reported to have been killed in southern Somalia as violence erupted following the arrest of a former al-Shabab commander set to contest regional elections. At least 11 people, including soldiers and civilians, died in Baidoa during clashes involving supporters of […]

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: […]

Somalia violence: Deadly clashes after arrest of Mukhtar Robow in Baidoa

Somalia violence: Deadly clashes after arrest of Mukhtar Robow in Baidoa

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mukhtar Robow defected from al-Shabab last year Several people are reported to have been killed in southern Somalia as violence erupted following the arrest of a former al-Shabab commander set to contest regional elections. At least 11 people, including soldiers and civilians, died in Baidoa during clashes involving supporters of […]

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