Flea market photo shows ‘Billy the Kid and man who shot him’

Flea market photo shows ‘Billy the Kid and man who shot him’

Image copyright Frank Abrams Image caption Historians believe the photo shows Billy the Kid (second from left) and Pat Garrett (far right) A photo discovered by a US lawyer at a flea market may be a rare image of Wild West outlaw Billy the Kid and could be worth millions, experts have said. Frank Abrams […]






Ratko Mladic removed from war crime court after outburst

Former Bosnian Serb commander Ratko Mladic has been found guilty of genocide for some of the worst atrocities of the 1990s Bosnian war. The 74-year-old shouted at the judges reading his verdict at the UN tribunal, before he was removed from the courtroom. He was sentenced to life in prison. Ratko Mladic removed from war […]






Nigeria suicide bombing kills 50 in Adamawa state

Nigeria suicide bombing kills 50 in Adamawa state

At least 50 people have been killed in a suicide bombing in the eastern Nigerian state of Adamawa, police say. A bomber struck inside a mosque packed with worshippers during morning prayers in the town of Mubi. Witness Abubakar Sule told AFP news agency that it appeared the bomber was part of the congregation. No-one […]






Angola purge ‘hailed by rapper Luaty Beirao’

Angola purge ‘hailed by rapper Luaty Beirao’

Image copyright EPA Image caption Angolan President Joao Lourenco is known by his nickname “JLo” A purge of high-level officials in Angola by new President Joao Lourenco has been hailed as a victory by those campaigning for change in the country. His sacking this week of the police boss and intelligence chief follows the dismissal […]






Egypt singer held for ‘inciting debauchery’ in music video

Egypt singer held for ‘inciting debauchery’ in music video

Image copyright Shyma Image caption Shyma wrote that she had not anticipated the backlash against her video An Egyptian singer has reportedly been detained for a week after she appeared in a music video in her underwear while suggestively eating a banana. Shaimaa Ahmed, a 25-year-old known professionally as Shyma, was arrested by Egyptian police […]






Saad Hariri: Lebanon PM ‘suspends’ resignation

Saad Hariri: Lebanon PM ‘suspends’ resignation

Media captionWhat happened to Lebanese PM Saad Hariri? Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has “suspended” his resignation, which sparked a crisis when he announced it while in Saudi Arabia two weeks ago. Mr Hariri said President Michel Aoun had asked him to “put it on hold ahead of further consultations”. The two men held talks […]






Yemen war: Saudi coalition ‘to let aid reach rebel-held port’

Yemen war: Saudi coalition ‘to let aid reach rebel-held port’

Media captionThe BBC’s Clive Myrie reports from one hospital on the brink of running out of fuel The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen says it will allow aid deliveries to the rebel-held port of Hudaydah and Sanaa airport, after urgent UN appeals. The coalition, which backs Yemen’s government, tightened its blockade of the country two […]






Suicide car bombing at north Iraq market kills 23

Suicide car bombing at north Iraq market kills 23

Image caption A Turkmen MP said Tuz Khurmatu had not seen an attack like Tuesday’s “for years” At least 23 people have been killed and 60 others wounded in a suicide car bomb attack in Iraq, security sources say. The blast ripped through a crowded fruit and vegetable market in the centre Tuz Khurmatu, about […]






Syria: Putin renews call for political deal in Assad visit

Syria: Putin renews call for political deal in Assad visit

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The two leaders met for the first time since October 2015 Russian President Vladimir Putin has renewed his call for a political solution to the war in Syria, during a rare visit by his Syrian counterpart. Mr Putin told Bashar al-Assad the military campaign was “wrapping up”, but there was […]