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Ex-Bethnal Green schoolgirl who joined IS ‘wants to come home’

One of three schoolgirls who left east London in 2015 to join the Islamic State group says she has no regrets, but wants to return to the UK. In an interview with the Times, Shamima Begum, now...

Nigeria militants vow to cripple economy if Buhari re-elected

Nigeria militants vow to cripple economy if Buhari re-elected

US and China seek deal to prevent trade-war escalation

The two economic superpowers have already imposed duties on more than $360 billion in two-way trade, which has weighed on their manufacturing sectors

Sudanese opposition unite in calling for Bashir to step down

Security forces have used tear gas, stun grenades and live ammunition to disperse demonstrators.

End of the road for Airbus’s iconic A380 – the ‘world’s largest airliner’

Europe's Airbus has announced plans to scrap production of the A380 superjumbo - with fears over 3,500 jobs.

US-Libya forces raid al Qaeda site in Libyan city of Ubari

Joint U.S.-Libyan forces raided an al Qaeda site in the Libyan city of Ubari on Wednesday, according to a statement by a Libyan official.

Brussels proposes adding Saudi Arabia to EU money-laundering blacklist

The move comes amid heightened tensions between Riyadh and European capitals over the murder last year of the columnist Jamal Khashoggi

Salvation House — where Hindus go to die

Hindus believe that dying in Varanasi in India releases them from the eternal cycle of life and death reincarnation

South Sudan refugees fleeing to DR Congo

KINSHASA, Thousands of people fleeing violence in South Sudan have crossed the border into northeast Democratic Republic of Congo, the UN said on Wednesday. "According to village chiefs, 5,000...

With armoured vehicles and snipers, US seeks to deter Russia

ORZYSZ, With the Russian border little more than an hour away, the desolate grey sky burst open with an explosion of fire and a plume of smoke. If the scene evoked the Cold War, it was...

Planned hippo cull in Zambia sparks fury

LUSAKA, Zambia plans to slaughter 2,000 hippopotamuses to control overpopulation, officials said Wednesday, as conservationists lashed the scheme as a ploy to make money from trophy hunters. An...

In Syria, families flee IS holdout to dust and desperation

Near Baghouz, The cry echoed across the chalk-dry Syrian plain: "Water!" Within seconds, the truck carrying a few dozen bottles was emptied by parched refugees who had spent the night out in the...

Libya rescues 132 illegal immigrants

Libya rescues 132 illegal immigrants. Tripoli, Wednesday Libyan Coast Guards announced the  rescue of 132 illegal immigrants, including women and children, off the coast of the city of...

Drug lord El Chapo found guilty in US

New York, Wednesday The world’s most infamous cartel boss Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, who rose from poverty in rural Mexico to amass billions of dollars, was found guilty in a US.court on...

Hundred children die in DR Congo measles outbreak

KINSHASA  More than a hundred children in Democratic Republic of Congo have died of measles since the start of the year, an outbreak that has added to deadly epidemics of cholera and Ebola, the...

Philippine journalist at odds with President Duterte arrested for libel

The award-winning head of Philippine news website known for its tough scrutiny of President Rodrigo Duterte was arrested on Wednesday on libel charges

Cameroon opposition leader charged with ‘rebellion’

DOUALA Cameroon opposition leader Maurice Kamto, who says he was cheated out of the presidency in elections last year, has been charged with "rebellion" and "insurrection", one of his lawyers...

Meghan ‘vilified’ by press like Diana: Clooney

SYDNEY, Meghan Markle is being 'vilified and chased' by the tabloid press in the same way the late princess Diana was, Hollywood superstar George Clooney has told an Australian magazine. <p...

Philippines arrests journalist Maria Ressa on libel charge

MANILA Veteran Philippine journalist Maria Ressa, who has repeatedly clashed with President Rodrigo Duterte, was arrested in her office on Wednesday on a cyber libel charge that carries 12 years...

Nigeria: The presidency, power and petroleum

Buhari was absent for five months in 2017, being treated in Britain for an unspecified ailment.

Deadly stampede in Nigeria at political rally days ahead of election

The statement, which did not specify the number of people killed, said it occurred after the rally.

Unstable Haiti: the poorest country in the Americas

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, where protesters are demanding the resignation of President Jovenel Moise, is the poorest country in the Americas, crippled by long-term political instability and highly...

Main terms of peace accord in Central African Republic

Libreville, A peace agreement between the government of Central African Republic and 14 armed groups which control most of the country has taken effect after the final signatories inked the...

‘El Chapo’ leaves a void in Badiraguato, his hometown

Badiraguato, The downfall of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman has done little to diminish his drug cartel's power, but locals say it has had a devastating effect in one place: his remote and lawless...

Several dead in Buhari rally stampede in Nigeria

Abuja, Several people were killed Tuesday when a stampede erupted at a campaign rally of Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari days ahead of general elections, his office said. The president "has...

May accused of playing ‘chicken’ with Brexit talks

LONDON, Prime Minister Theresa May asked MPs Tuesday for more time to try and revive her Brexit deal with the EU in what the opposition said was a ploy to "run down the clock". May updated...

Robbers rape bank staff in Kampala raid

Police in Kampala are investigating an alleged robbery at a local bank. Authorities say four unidentified men armed with an AK47 rifle stormed Development Finance Company of Uganda Bank (DFCU)...

US border deal reached to avert new shutdown

Washington, Tuesday Democrats and Republicans have reached an agreement in principle over border security to fund the US government and avert another partial shutdown. The agreement contains only...

I can reach Brexit deal that parliament could back

London, Tuesday Prime Minister Theresa May said Tuesday she believed she could reach a Brexit deal that parliament could support, allowing Britain to leave the European Union on March 29. In a...

Nigerian widow testifies against Shell

Esther Kiobel.   The Hague, Tuesday The widow of a Nigerian activist suing oil giant Shell over the execution of her husband says his death left her “traumatised” and...
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