Persian shallot ‘could help fight TB antibiotic resistance’

Persian shallot ‘could help fight TB antibiotic resistance’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A type of shallot used in Iranian cooking could help “reverse the tide” of drug-resistant TB, researchers found A type of onion could help the fight against antibiotic resistance in cases of tuberculosis, a study has suggested. Researchers believe the antibacterial properties extracted from the Persian shallot could increase […]

President Macron on Trump, Brexit and Frexit

French President Emmanuel Macron says France would ‘probably’ have voted to leave the EU, if offered the choice in a referendum. He also revealed what he thinks of US President Donald Trump and whether the UK could have access to the single market. He was speaking to the BBC’s Andrew Marr. President Macron on Trump, […]

Germany coalition talks: SPD backs talks with Merkel

Germany coalition talks: SPD backs talks with Merkel

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Mr Schulz (C) had initially ruled out a new “grand coalition” Germany’s centre-left Social Democrats (SDP) have voted for coalition negotiations with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives, their former coalition partners. Earlier this month the two groupings agreed a blueprint for formal talks. Mrs Merkel’s centre-right CDU and its Bavarian CSU […]

Kabul: Gunmen shot Intercontinental Hotel diners – eyewitness

Kabul: Gunmen shot Intercontinental Hotel diners – eyewitness

Media captionGuests tried to escape by using bed sheets to climb down from balconies An eyewitness has told the BBC of the terrifying moment gunmen burst into Kabul’s Intercontinental Hotel restaurant on Saturday. The man, who is not being named for security reasons, said he was spared after saying he was an Afghan. “Where are […]

UKIP leader Henry Bolton hit by ruling body ‘no confidence’ vote

UKIP leader Henry Bolton hit by ruling body ‘no confidence’ vote

UKIP’s ruling national executive committee (NEC) has unanimously backed a vote of no confidence in party leader Henry Bolton. Mr Bolton has faced repeated calls to quit over offensive texts sent by his former girlfriend. But he has said he will defy the committee and continue as leader, as a contest would finish the party. […]

Labour would take hospital cleaning into public hands – Chakrabarti

Labour would take hospital cleaning into public hands – Chakrabarti

Image copyright PA “Life and death” services such as hospital cleaning should be brought back into public hands, Labour’s Baroness Chakrabarti has said. She said ministers must have oversight of “vital utilities” and take responsibility when things go wrong. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has seized on the collapse of Carillion to call for an end […]

Deported from Belgium, tortured in Sudan?

Last autumn Belgian authorities invited Sudanese officials to identify Sudanese migrants living in Brussels and speed up deportation. But as reports emerge of torture on return to their home country, has this approach endangered those seeking refuge? Video produced by Mohamed Madi and Bruno Boelpaep. Deported from Belgium, tortured in Sudan?

Women’s marches across the US

Women’s marches are being staged across the US on the first anniversary of President Donald Trump’s inauguration. The biggest event is planned for Las Vegas on Sunday. It’s one year since the first Women’s March inspired protest movements around the US and beyond. Women’s marches across the US

DR Congo: Several deaths in anti-Kabila protests

DR Congo: Several deaths in anti-Kabila protests

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Tear gas was fired at protesters in the capital, Kinshasa At least five people have been killed in widespread protests in the Democratic Republic of Congo, United Nations sources say. Protesters are demanding that President Joseph Kabila – whose expected term of office expired more than a year ago – […]

Ethiopia Waldiya: Five killed by police at religious festival

Ethiopia Waldiya: Five killed by police at religious festival

At least five people have been killed in northern Ethiopia after security forces fired on a crowd at a religious festival who were reportedly shouting anti-government slogans. Many more were injured in the incident in the town of Waldiya. Angry protesters have blocked roads and businesses are closed. There have been nearly three years of […]

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