Kyoto Animation fire: Arson attack at Japan anime studio kills 26

Media captionKyoto Animation offices on fire At least 26 people are dead and dozens injured after a man set fire to an animation studio alight in the Japanese city of Kyoto, officials say. Police said the 41-year-old suspect broke into the Kyoto Animation studio on Thursday morning and sprayed petrol before igniting it. The suspect […]

DR Congo Ebola outbreak declared global health emergency

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Attempts to tackle the disease have included screening of people entering other countries from the DRC The World Health Organization has declared the Ebola crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo a “public health emergency of international concern”. The move may encourage wealthy donor countries to provide more cash. […]

DR Congo Ebola outbreak declared public health emergency

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Attempts to tackle the disease have included screening of people entering other countries from the DRC The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the Ebola crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) a public health emergency of international concern. But it stressed borders should not be closed, adding […]

Sudan military and civilians sign deal to end deadly turmoil

Media captionThe deal was signed after all-night talks between the military and opposition leaders Sudan’s ruling military council and opposition leaders have signed a power-sharing accord after all-night talks. It is a “historic moment” for the country, the deputy head of Sudan’s ruling military council, Mohamed Hamdan “Hemeti” Dagolo, is quoted as saying by AFP […]

Manchester Arena attack: Bomber’s brother extradited to UK

Image copyright Libyan Interior Ministry Image caption Hashem Abedi was arrested in Tripoli by members of the Rada Special Deterrence Force a day after the attack The younger brother of Manchester Arena bomber Salman Abedi is being extradited from Libya to the UK. Hashem Abedi was arrested in the country a day after the May […]

Sudan junta and civilians sign power-sharing deal

Image copyright AFP Image caption A protest leader, left, and a military chief, right, signed the agreement in front of mediators Sudan’s ruling military council and opposition leaders have signed a power-sharing accord after all-night talks. It is a “historic moment” for the country, the deputy head of Sudan’s ruling military council, Mohamed Mohamed Hamdan […]

Johnny Clegg, South African musician and activist, dies aged 66

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Johnny Clegg (L) during his final world tour in 2017 One of South Africa’s most celebrated musicians, Johnny Clegg, has died at the age of 66, after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Known as the “white Zulu”, he was a vocal critic of the apartheid government which ruled […]

Turkish sailors held hostage by armed pirates in Nigeria

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Nigerian navy has increased patrol boats to tackle piracy A group of 10 Turkish sailors has been kidnapped by pirates off the coast of Nigeria, reportedly for ransom. The Paksoy-1 was sailing from Cameroon to Ivory Coast when the pirates boarded the ship in the Gulf of Guinea. […]

Zuma inquiry: South Africa’s ex-leader claims he received death threats

Media captionSouth Africa’s ex-president says he received death threats after his testimony at a judge-led inquiry South African former President Jacob Zuma says he and his family received death threats after his testimony at an inquiry into corruption under his rule. He told the judge-led inquiry on Tuesday that the threats had followed his testimony […]

Ex-football star killed in South Africa

Marc Batchelor played for Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns in South Africa South African former footballer Marc Batchelor has been shot dead near his home in Johannesburg. Batchelor played for Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns in South Africa. “He was attacked by two men who were driving a motorbike,” a police […]

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