Egypt overwhelmed by World Cup hosts

Media playback is not supported on this device Highlights: Russia 3-1 Egypt Russia moved to the brink of qualifying for the last 16 of the World Cup after the host nation beat Mohamed Salah’s Egypt in St Petersburg. Russia, who beat Saudi Arabia 5-0 in their opening game, took the lead thanks to a bizarre […]

Boris Becker ‘CAR diplomatic immunity’ claim descends into confusion

Image copyright AFP Image caption Boris Becker says the legal action being taken against him is “unjustified and unjust” Confusion surrounds a claim by former tennis champion Boris Becker that he holds diplomatic status on behalf of the Central African Republic (CAR). He asserted last week in London that his appointment as a diplomat by […]

Diane Rwigara: Rwandan politician’s assets auctioned

Image copyright AFP Image caption Diane Rwigara was arrested along with her mother last year Rwandan authorities have auctioned off assets from the family business of a jailed critic of President Paul Kagame. Diane Rwigara was barred from running in last year’s election, and was later arrested on accusations of forgery and inciting insurrection. The […]

Former Ghana FA boss Kwesi Nyantakyi denies receiving ‘cash gift’

Media captionAfrican referees filmed taking cash The second-most powerful man in African football has branded video of him apparently taking cash gifts “lies”. Former Ghana Football Association (GFA) head Kwesi Nyantakyi was seen taking $65,000 (£48,000) from an undercover reporter. But Mr Nyantakyi says the footage was doctored, dismissing it as “shoddy work with cut […]

Yemen war: Pro-government forces ‘storm Hudaydah airport’

Image copyright AFP Image caption The UAE said pro-government forces had “destroyed” the Houthis’ defences around the airport Yemeni pro-government forces, backed by the United Arab Emirates, are reported to have stormed the airport serving the rebel-held Red Sea city of Hudaydah. The UAE’s state news agency, Wam, said troops had gained control of large […]

Facebook ordered to explain deleted profile

Image copyright Azra Sabados Facebook has been ordered by a UK high court judge to reveal who told it to delete the profile of a jazz musician and his band, six months after he died. The Times reports that the firm said it had acted on a request but had declined to reveal to the […]

UK ‘can’t keep European Arrest Warrant after Brexit’

Image copyright EPA Image caption Use of the European Arrest Warrant has increased steadily in the past decade The UK will be kicked out of the European Arrest Warrant deal after Brexit, EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier has said. The warrant allows EU members to request the arrest and detention of criminals in other countries […]

Sessions: Child migrant camps ‘not like Nazi concentration camps’

Media captionThe sound of migrant children separated from parents US Attorney General Jeff Sessions has rejected claims US holding centres for child migrants separated from parents are like Nazi concentration camps. America’s top law official told Fox News the “zero tolerance” policy was about enforcing border security. President Donald Trump is meeting Republican lawmakers later […]

Why are people sharing this photo?

Image copyright Justin McClure Image caption Justin and Aminat McClure pose in clothes inspired by West Africa with their twin daughters and son Family portraits often prove popular on social media, but this one has inspired people to click the like button more than most. American couple Aminat and Justin McClure posted it to celebrate […]

Yemen war: Pro-government forces ‘storm Hudaydah airport’

Image copyright AFP Image caption The UAE said pro-government forces had “destroyed” the Houthis’ defences around the airport Yemeni pro-government forces, backed by the United Arab Emirates, are reported to have stormed the airport serving the rebel-held Red Sea city of Hudaydah. The UAE’s state news agency, Wam, said troops had gained control of large […]

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