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ICC prosecutor warns of trials over Guinea clashes

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has urged the government and the opposition in Guinea to resume talks following protests and deadly clashes. The ICC's Chief Prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, warned that people who commit or incite violence are liable to face trial either in Guinea or at the...

Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 9:06 AM

Jimmy Carter, former US president, in hospital

Former US President Jimmy Carter, 95, has been admitted to hospital in Atlanta for a procedure to relieve brain pressure. The pressure comes from bleeding caused by recent falls, the Carter Center said in a statement. The procedure is scheduled to take place at the Emory University...

Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 8:58 AM

Zimbabwe to distribute new currency

Zimbabwe's central bank is due to begin circulating new banknotes on Monday, which it says will help to ease a severe cash shortage as the country suffers a deepening economic crisis. The bank has played down fears that the move will fuel inflation insisting that the two- and five- dollar...

Monday, November 11, 2019, 8:02 AM

Bolivian President Evo Morales resigns amid election protests

Bolivian President Evo Morales has resigned after nearly 14 years in power, amid turmoil following his disputed re-election last month. The head of the army had called on him to go after protests over his election win. Auditors found irregularities with the poll but Mr Morales said he had...

Monday, November 11, 2019, 7:40 AM

Pope Francis 'hopes to visit South Sudan next year'

Pope Francis has urged the leaders of South Sudan to overcome their divisions and to find consensus for the good of the country. Speaking at his weekly blessing in the Vatican, the Pope said he hoped to visit South Sudan next year. South Sudan declared independence from Sudan in 2011 but has...

Sunday, November 10, 2019, 8:16 PM

Ebola: Attackers kill DR Congo journalist shining light on virus

A Congolese journalist who had been raising awareness about the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been killed at his home. The army said unidentified attackers raided Papy Mumbere Mahamba's home in Lwebma, in the north-eastern province of Ituri, killing him, wounding his...

Monday, November 4, 2019, 11:03 AM

Trump impeachment: House to vote on how inquiry should proceed

The US House of Representatives is set to vote on how the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump should proceed. The resolution to be voted on sets out a more public phase of the process and is not a ballot on whether or not to impeach the president. The measure also sets out the...

Thursday, October 31, 2019, 3:25 PM

At least 65 dead in Pakistan train fire

At least 65 passengers died when a train travelling from the Pakistani city of Karachi to Rawalpindi caught fire. Minister for railways, Sheikh Rashid Ahmed, said the fire was caused by the explosion of a gas cylinder being used by passengers cooking breakfast. The blaze is thought to have...

Thursday, October 31, 2019, 11:02 AM

VIDEO: US releases first images of raid on Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi compound

The US military has published the first footage of the raid in northern Syria that resulted in the death of the leader of the Islamic State (IS) group. Grainy video showed troops firing at militants on the ground as they flew towards the compound where Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was hiding before they...

Thursday, October 31, 2019, 10:17 AM

Aid workers killed in South Sudan

The UN's migration agency says three of its aid workers have been killed in fighting in South Sudan, near the borders with Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) volunteers were caught in the crossfire during clashes that broke out on...

Wednesday, October 30, 2019, 5:44 PM

Canada: Trudeau's Liberals win but lose majority

Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party has retained power in a narrow Canadian election win but he will now be prime minister of a minority government. The Liberals are projected to win 157 seats, 13 short of a majority, and will find it harder to pass legislation in Mr Trudeau's second term...

Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 4:16 PM

Texas Police Officer Kills Black Woman in Her Own Home

A black woman was shot dead by police through her own bedroom window in the early hours of Saturday morning, after a request to check on her welfare. UNACCEPTABLE! The acts of yet another “trained” police officer have resulted in the death of #AtatianaJefferson. Gun downed in her...

Monday, October 14, 2019, 10:08 AM

Meghan sues Mail on Sunday over private letter

The Duchess of Sussex has begun legal action against the Mail on Sunday over a claim that it unlawfully published one of her private letters. In a statement, the Duke of Sussex said he and Meghan were forced to take action against "relentless propaganda". Prince Harry said: "I...

Wednesday, October 2, 2019, 10:40 AM

Somalia: Jihadists attack US Baledogle training base

Jihadists have attacked a military base where US soldiers train commandos in Somalia. Local residents reported heavy blasts and gunfire at Baledogle airport in the southern Lower Shabelle region. The al-Shabab militant group said it had carried out the attack, using a car bomb to blast...

Monday, September 30, 2019, 5:20 PM

Jacques Chirac: France pays final respects to former president

Former US President Bill Clinton and Russia's Vladimir Putin are among dozens of past and present world leaders attending a memorial service for France's Jacques Chirac. A choir sang as the late president's former security guards carried his coffin, which was draped in the tricolore...

Monday, September 30, 2019, 5:14 PM

Trump impeachment: Joseph Maguire to be grilled over whistleblower

US lawmakers are preparing to question President Trump's top intelligence official over a whistleblower complaint that sparked an impeachment inquiry. Acting national intelligence director Joseph Maguire initially refused to share the complaint with Congress. It refers to a controversial...

Thursday, September 26, 2019, 3:40 PM

Jacques Chirac: Former French president dies at 86

Jacques Chirac, the former French president whose later years were blighted by corruption scandals, has died aged 86. "President Jacques Chirac died this morning surrounded by his family, peacefully," his son-in-law told AFP. Mr Chirac served two terms as French president and took...

Thursday, September 26, 2019, 1:05 PM

Egypt protests: 'Hundreds held' after rare anti-government unrest

Almost 500 people have been detained in Egypt in the past few days after protests against alleged government corruption, human rights activists say. Demonstrations were reported in Cairo, Alexandria and several other cities on Friday night, and in the port city of Suez on Saturday evening....

Wednesday, September 25, 2019, 11:23 AM

Trump impeachment: Pelosi launches inquiry into Ukraine claims

The US Democratic Party has begun a formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump over allegations that he pressured a foreign power to damage a political rival. Top Democrat Nancy Pelosi said the president "must be held accountable". Mr Trump has denied wrongdoing and...

Wednesday, September 25, 2019, 11:16 AM

Climate change: Impacts 'accelerating' as leaders gather for UN talks

The signs and impacts of global heating are speeding up, the latest science on climate change, published ahead of key UN talks in New York, says. The data, compiled by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), says the five-year period from 2014 to 2019 is the warmest on record. Sea-level...

Monday, September 23, 2019, 8:33 AM

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