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South Africa apologises to Nigeria over xenophobic attacks

South Africa has apologised to Nigeria over a spate of xenophobic attacks which led to a spike in tensions between the two countries. Twelve people were killed earlier this month when mobs attacked foreign-owned businesses, mainly in Johannesburg. A special envoy from South Africa presented...

Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 5:24 PM

Zimbabwe settles row to give Mugabe hero's burial

Zimbabwe's former President Robert Mugabe will be buried in the National Heroes Acre monument in Harare, his family says, following a row with the government over his final resting site. Family spokesman and nephew Leo Mugabe says the date is yet to be determined. Before that there will...

Friday, September 13, 2019, 2:41 PM

Basketball World Cup: Holders USA stunned by France in quarter-finals

Holders the United States suffered a shock 89-79 loss to France in the quarter-finals of the Basketball World Cup in China on Wednesday. The US had won the past two World Cups and not lost in 58 international games, a run stretching back to 2006. France were 51-41 ahead in the third quarter...

Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 6:29 PM

Trump sacks his national security adviser John Bolton

US President Donald Trump has fired his National Security Advisor John Bolton. "I informed John Bolton last night that his services are no longer needed at the White House," he wrote. "I disagreed strongly with many of his suggestions," Mr. Trump wrote, adding that a new...

Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 6:21 PM

Brexit: UK Parliament suspension begins as Johnson's election bid fails

UK Parliament has officially been suspended for five weeks, with MPs not due back until 14 October. Amid unprecedented scenes in the Commons, some MPs protested against the suspension with signs saying "silenced" while shouting: "Shame on you." It comes after PM Boris...

Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 10:24 AM

South Africa: Nigeria to repatriate 600 citizens amid violence

Nigeria says it will repatriate some 600 citizens from South Africa after a wave of xenophobic violence which led to tensions between the two countries. Some will leave on two flights on Wednesday, Nigeria's Consul General in Johannesburg told the BBC. Ten people, including two foreigners...

Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 9:34 AM

Brexit: PM in new battle after Commons vote defeat

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson suffered a major defeat in Parliament on Tuesday night as rebellious lawmakers voted to seize control of the Brexit agenda. The prime minister immediately said he would call for a new general election. According to BBC News, Boris Johnson faces a new battle...

Wednesday, September 4, 2019, 10:19 AM

Dozens arrested in South Africa as looting rocks Johannesburg

Dozens of people have been arrested in the South African city of Johannesburg after rioters looted shops and torched buildings and vehicles. Police fired tear gas, rubber bullets and stun grenades in an attempt to quell the unrest on Monday. Many of the targeted shops are reported to be owned...

Tuesday, September 3, 2019, 10:15 AM

Air Tanzania plane seized in Johannesburg over unpaid farm claim

South African authorities have seized a plane from Tanzania's national carrier, the Tanzanian government said. South Africa’s seizure of an Air Tanzania aircraft last week was linked to a land compensation claim that dates back to the 1980s, according to the East African nation...

Monday, August 26, 2019, 2:20 PM

Trump says US and China to resume trade talks

President Donald Trump has said the US and China will "very shortly" resume trade talks after a weekend of escalating tension with Beijing. "China called last night... said let's get back to the table. So we'll be getting back to the table," he said. On Friday Mr...

Monday, August 26, 2019, 1:59 PM

Amazon fires: 'Our house is burning', Macron warns ahead of G7

French President Emmanuel Macron has said the record number of fires in the Amazon rainforest is an "international crisis" that needs to top the agenda at this weekend's G7 summit. Our house is burning. Literally. The Amazon rain forest - the lungs which produces 20% of our...

Friday, August 23, 2019, 12:21 PM

Trump cancels Denmark visit after Danes say Greenland not for sale

US President Donald Trump has cancelled a state visit to Denmark after the nation's prime minister said Greenland was not for sale to the US. Denmark is a very special country with incredible people, but based on Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen’s comments, that she would have no...

Wednesday, August 21, 2019, 12:23 PM

Record Amazon fires can be seen from space

Brazil's Amazon rainforest has seen a record number of fires this year, according to new data from the country's space research agency. The amazon caught fire 16 days ago and it still hasn’t stopped. If you don’t know how much this is bad yesterday the smoke reached são...

Wednesday, August 21, 2019, 12:07 PM

Former Vatican treasurer loses appeal against sexual abuse convictions

Cardinal George Pell, the most senior Catholic cleric to be convicted of sexual abuse, has failed in a legal bid to quash his convictions in Australia. Former Vatican treasurer Cardinal George Pell loses appeal against sex abuse convictions, returns to prison https://t.co/oHJVNNewvp by @...

Wednesday, August 21, 2019, 11:58 AM

Nigerian 'kidnap kingpin' rearrested after escape

A suspected Nigerian "kidnap kingpin", who escaped in a shootout between the army and police, has been rearrested. POLICE RE-ARREST NOTORIOUS KIDNAP KINGPIN ALHAJI HAMISU BALA WADUME pic.twitter.com/vjEY5GRt7y — Nigeria Police Force (@PoliceNG) August 20, 2019 Police...

Wednesday, August 21, 2019, 11:15 AM

Manchester United stars blast Twitter after Pogba racist abuse from faceless 'pathetic trolls'

Manchester United's Harry Maguire has called on social media companies to "stop these pathetic trolls" after his team-mate Paul Pogba was racially abused online after missing a penalty. Disgusting. Social media need to do something about it... Every account that is opened should...

Tuesday, August 20, 2019, 2:44 PM

Iran tanker row: Detained ship sets sail from Gibraltar

An Iranian ship held by Gibraltar since July on suspicion of transporting oil to Syria has left port. Marine tracking shows the tanker moving east into the Mediterranean and lists Kalamata in Greece as the destination. Gibraltar earlier rejected a request by the US to again seize the ship,...

Monday, August 19, 2019, 9:46 AM

DR Congo measles outbreak 'kills 2,700 children'

The epidemic is more deadly than the current Ebola outbreak Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has told the BBC that very little has been done to combat the measles epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo, despite a national epidemic being declared in June.  Karel Janssen, MSF's head...

Monday, August 19, 2019, 9:35 AM

Hong Kong protests disrupt airport for second day

Flight check-in has been suspended at Hong Kong International Airport for a second consecutive day because of anti-government protests. The airport, which is one of the world's busiest, has been the site of daily protests since Friday. Videos on social media show passengers struggling to...

Tuesday, August 13, 2019, 4:37 PM

Boris Johnson will be next UK Prime Minister

Boris Johnson has been elected new Conservative leader in a ballot of party members and will become the next UK prime minister. He beat Jeremy Hunt comfortably, winning 92,153 votes to his rival's 46,656. The former London mayor takes over from Theresa May on Wednesday. Mr Johnson began his...

Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 10:53 AM

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