Nigeria’s Boko Haram conflict: Huge rise in child ‘human bombs’

Nigeria’s Boko Haram conflict: Huge rise in child ‘human bombs’

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Boko Haram insurgency has devastated many lives across north-eastern Nigeria There has been a significant increase in the number of children used as human bombs by Boko Haram militants in north-east Nigeria, the United Nations says. Unicef reports there have been 83 cases so far this year – four […]

Nigerian president to ‘work from home’ after rat infestation

Nigerian president to ‘work from home’ after rat infestation

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Nigeria after two prolonged spells of medical leave this year Nigeria’s president will spend three months working from home after his office was damaged by rats. Muhammadu Buhari has just returned from three months in the UK, amid widespread concerns over his health. But government […]

Barcelona attack: Suspects ‘planned to hit key monuments’

Barcelona attack: Suspects ‘planned to hit key monuments’

Media captionThe four suspects were transferred to a Madrid jail on Monday night The cell behind the Barcelona van attack had planned to use explosives against monuments including the city’s Sagrada Familia cathedral, a suspect has told a Madrid court. Mohamed Houli Chemlal is one of four surviving suspects giving evidence. The group’s plans were […]

US Navy collision: Remains found in hunt for missing sailors

US Navy collision: Remains found in hunt for missing sailors

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The collision was reported at 05:24 local time on Monday east of the Strait of Singapore Human remains have been found in the hunt for 10 US sailors missing after their destroyer collided with a tanker near Singapore, the navy says. The discovery came when divers were sent down to […]

Afghanistan hails Trump support in ‘joint struggle’

Afghanistan hails Trump support in ‘joint struggle’

Media caption“We are not nation building again. We are killing terrorists,” President Trump said The Afghan president has hailed Donald Trump’s decision to commit US troops to the country to fight against the resurgent Taliban. Ashraf Ghani thanked the US for supporting “the joint struggle against the threat of terrorism”. Donald Trump has committed the […]

Nigeria’s Boko Haram conflict: Huge rise in child ‘human bombs’

Nigeria’s Boko Haram conflict: Huge rise in child ‘human bombs’

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Boko Haram insurgency has devastated many lives across north-eastern Nigeria There has been a significant increase in the number of children used as human bombs by Boko Haram militants in north-east Nigeria, the United Nations says. Unicef reports there have been 83 cases so far this year – four […]

Nigerian president to ‘work from home’ after rat infestation

Nigerian president to ‘work from home’ after rat infestation

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Nigeria after two prolonged spells of medical leave this year Nigeria’s president will spend three months working from home after his office was damaged by rats. Muhammadu Buhari has just returned from three months in the UK, amid widespread concerns over his health. But government […]

Uganda police: Arrests over ritual serial killings

Uganda police: Arrests over ritual serial killings

Image copyright Uganda police Uganda police say they have arrested a number of suspects over a recent spate of killings of women near the capital, Kampala. The Inspector General of Police, Kale Kayihura, said that a suspect had confessed to killing eight women on the orders of businessmen. The murders were for ritual sacrifices, Gen […]

Barcelona attack: Suspected van driver shot down

Barcelona attack: Suspected van driver shot down

Image copyright AFP Image caption A roadblock near the scene of the shooting Spanish police have confirmed the man shot in an operation outside Barcelona is Younes Abouyaaqoub – the chief suspect in the van attack in the city last Thursday. Wearing a fake explosive belt, he was shot in the Subirats area, close to […]

US Navy orders ‘operational pause’ after collision

US Navy orders ‘operational pause’ after collision

Media captionThe timing of this incident is awkward for the United States The US Navy has ordered a worldwide “operational pause” of its fleet after a destroyer collided with a tanker near Singapore, leaving 10 sailors missing. Five other sailors were injured in the crash involving the guided missile destroyer USS John S McCain. The […]

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