Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa takes power and vows to serve all citizens

Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa takes power and vows to serve all citizens

Image copyright Reuters Zimbabwe’s new President Emmerson Mnangagwa has addressed a packed stadium, vowing to serve all citizens. He said he felt “deeply humbled” to take the role. And he said he was “not oblivious to the many Zimbabweans from across the political and racial divide who have helped make this day.” He paid tribute […]






Oscar Pistorius jail term for killing Reeva Steenkamp more than doubled

Oscar Pistorius jail term for killing Reeva Steenkamp more than doubled

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Pistorius shot Ms Steenkamp in 2013 A South African court has increased Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius’s jail sentence for killing his girlfriend to 13 years and five months. Prosecutors had argued that the six-year term for murdering Reeva Steenkamp was “shockingly light”. Ms Steenkamp’s parents were “emotional” as they watched […]






Iran’s supreme leader ‘the new Hitler’, says Saudi crown prince

Iran’s supreme leader ‘the new Hitler’, says Saudi crown prince

Media captionWill Saudi Arabia go to war with Iran? Saudi Arabia’s crown prince has called Iran’s supreme leader “the new Hitler of the Middle East”, amid heightened tensions between the two countries. Alluding to Iran’s growing regional power, Mohammed bin Salman said it was important to avoid a repeat “of what happened in Europe in […]






Bomb attack on mosque in Egypt’s Sinai

Bomb attack on mosque in Egypt’s Sinai

Suspected militants have launched a bomb and gun attack on a mosque in Egypt’s North Sinai province, with many casualties feared, reports say. Eyewitnesses told Egyptian media that the attack took place at a mosque in the al-Rawda area near al-Arish during Friday prayers. Bomb attack on mosque in Egypt’s Sinai}






German coalition: SPD ‘open to talks’ to end political deadlock

German coalition: SPD ‘open to talks’ to end political deadlock

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mrs Merkel spent weeks talking to the FDP and Greens – but no coalition deal resulted Germany’s centre-left Social Democrats say they are open to talks with other parties to try to end the stalemate, after Chancellor Angela Merkel failed to form a coalition government. SPD leader Martin Schulz had […]






Five Ukraine troops die in heavy fighting with Luhansk rebels

Five Ukraine troops die in heavy fighting with Luhansk rebels

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Ukrainian army (pictured) faces heavily armed pro-Russian rebels Five Ukrainian troops have been killed by intense rebel shelling in the east of the country, the military says, in a new escalation of fighting. Four of them died during an eight-hour clash near Krymske, a village 50km (31 miles) north-west […]






Irish deputy PM no confidence motion could force election

Irish deputy PM no confidence motion could force election

Image copyright AFP/BBC Image caption Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar and Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin could fight a fresh election in the coming months The Republic of Ireland could face a general election after the country’s second largest party tabled a motion of no confidence against the deputy prime minister. The Fianna Fáil motion […]






Robinho given jail sentence for Italy rape

Robinho given jail sentence for Italy rape

Robinho scored 28 goals in 100 games for Brazil Brazilian footballer Robinho has been sentenced to nine years in prison for taking part in the gang rape of a woman in Milan in 2013. An Italian court ruled the 33-year-old and five other Brazilians assaulted the Albanian woman, who was 22, after plying her with […]






YouTube failed to remove sexualised comments

YouTube failed to remove sexualised comments

Media captionThe Children’s Commissioner for England says the comments are ‘very worrying’ Part of YouTube’s system for reporting sexualised comments left on children’s videos has not been functioning correctly for more than a year, say volunteer moderators. They say there could be up to 100,000 predatory accounts leaving indecent comments on videos. A BBC Trending […]






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