Catalan referendum: Spain region ‘not seeking traumatic split’

Catalan referendum: Spain region ‘not seeking traumatic split’

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Carles Puigdemont appealed for international mediation to help solve the growing crisis Catalan President Carles Puigdemont has said he is not planning a “traumatic” split with Spain, after a disputed independence referendum on Sunday. He said he wanted a new understanding with the central government in Madrid. Catalan officials […]

South African chair-throwing politicians ‘shameful’

South African chair-throwing politicians ‘shameful’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Cyril Ramaphosa wants to become the ANC’s leader and the country’s next president South Africa’s Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has hit out at brawling, chair-throwing ANC politicians, describing their behaviour as shameful. He made the remarks at the close of an African National Congress meeting in Eastern Cape province that […]

Cameroon independence protests result in deaths

Cameroon independence protests result in deaths

Image copyright AFP Image caption Police in riot gear patrolled the streets of Buea Soldiers in Cameroon shot dead at least eight people during independence protests in the English-speaking parts of the country. Rallies were held on the 56th anniversary of the incorporation of the regions into Cameroon. The mayor of town of Kumbo told […]

Marseille: Fatal knife attack at train station

Marseille: Fatal knife attack at train station

Image copyright Reuters Two people have been killed in a knife attack at Marseille’s Saint Charles train station. The assailant has been shot dead by security forces in the southern French city. The incident is being treated as an act of terrorism, officials say. “Two victims have been stabbed to death,” regional police chief Olivier […]

US pulls staff from Cuba over ‘specific attacks’

US pulls staff from Cuba over ‘specific attacks’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption At least 21 employees at the US embassy in Havana fell ill The US is withdrawing more than half of its staff at its embassy in Cuba in response to mysterious attacks which left its diplomats unwell. Washington is also warning Americans not to visit the country because some attacks […]

Catalonia referendum: Tractors roll into Barcelona to support vote

Catalonia referendum: Tractors roll into Barcelona to support vote

Media captionTractors have gathered in Barcelona to show support for the referendum Columns of tractors waving the lone-star flag of Catalan independence are converging on the region’s towns in support of Sunday’s banned referendum. Supporters cheered as a column of vehicles, dubbed a Tractorada, rolled into the capital, Barcelona, streaming past the famous Sagrada Familia […]

Yemen war: UN agrees to send war crime experts

Yemen war: UN agrees to send war crime experts

Media captionWatch: What happened to Saleem? The UN has agreed to send war crimes investigators to Yemen to examine alleged violations committed by all parties to country’s civil war. The UN Human Rights Council adopted a resolution to set up a group of “eminent” experts. It was a compromise between Western powers and a group […]

Elon Musk: Rockets will fly people from city to city in minutes

Elon Musk: Rockets will fly people from city to city in minutes

Image copyright SPACEX Image caption Artwork: The BFR would assume the roles performed by current SpaceX vehicles People will soon be able to fly from city to city within minutes, rocket and car entrepreneur Elon Musk says. Mr Musk made the promise at the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Adelaide, Australia. A promotional video says […]

Ryan Zinke: US interior secretary ‘spent $12,000 on flight’

Ryan Zinke: US interior secretary ‘spent $12,000 on flight’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ryan Zinke is a devoted horse rider A row over Trump administration officials’ use of charter flights for business trips has deepened amid reports of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s use of the costly option. Mr Zinke flew from Las Vegas to Montana last June on a private jet that […]

Cameroon bans pro-independence rallies in Anglophone area

Cameroon bans pro-independence rallies in Anglophone area

Image copyright AFP Image caption Activists accuse the government of using excessive force to end protests Cameroon has banned public meetings and travel in a mainly English-speaking region ahead of a protest to demand independence for the area. The South-West region’s border with Nigeria has also been shut to block “infiltration” by people threatening Cameroon’s […]