Donald Trump takes on Dick Durbin over ‘racial slur’

Donald Trump takes on Dick Durbin over ‘racial slur’

Media captionTrump voters grade president’s first year President Donald Trump has said he was “totally misrepresented” by those saying he used the term “shithole” to describe African nations last week. Mr Trump also said the allegation was hurting efforts to strike a deal to protect so-called Dreamer immigrants. The president was responding to a claim […]

Antwerp: Belgium building collapses in explosion

Antwerp: Belgium building collapses in explosion

Image copyright @LislotS Image caption Belgian police said that 10 to 20 people were hurt A blast has brought down a residential building in the Belgian city of Antwerp, injuring several people. The origin of the explosion on the central street of Paardenmarkt is not clear. But police said they did not believe it was […]

Biles ‘abused by gymnastics doctor’

Biles ‘abused by gymnastics doctor’

Biles won four gold medals at the Rio Olympics in 2016 Four-time Olympic champion Simone Biles says she was sexually abused by former Team USA gymnastics sports doctor Larry Nassar. In an emotional statement, Biles, a star of the Rio Games, said she would not let Nassar “steal my love and joy”. Nassar was jailed […]

Romania loses second PM in seven months

Romania loses second PM in seven months

Image copyright EPA Image caption Mr Tudose has served for less than seven months in the post Romania has lost its second prime minister in seven months after Mihai Tudose’s own political party withdrew its backing. The Social Democrat (PSD) prime minister said he was resigning “with his head high”. The party has been riven […]

Zimbabwe aide: I feared Robert Mugabe lynching

Zimbabwe aide: I feared Robert Mugabe lynching

Image copyright AFP Image caption Robert Mugabe wanted “to go on his own terms”, his former spokesman has said. An aide to Zimbabwe’s former president, Robert Mugabe, has said he feared civilians could “drag out and lynch” the leader in a “Libyan scenario”. During Mr Mugabe’s last week in office, he was under house arrest […]

Donald Trump denies being a racist after reported crude remark

Donald Trump denies being a racist after reported crude remark

Media captionThe president made the comments to White House reporters at his Florida golf resort on Sunday President Donald Trump has denied that he is racist, after a row broke out over his alleged use of the word “shithole” to describe African nations. Mr Trump reportedly used the term last week during a bipartisan Oval […]

Tunisia protests: Government announces reforms after unrest

Tunisia protests: Government announces reforms after unrest

Image copyright AFP/getty Image caption Demonstrations have broken out across the country in recent days The Tunisian government has announced a wave of social reforms, following days of demonstrations by anti-austerity protesters. Protests broke out ahead of Sunday’s seventh anniversary of the ousting of President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali. Emergency government meetings were held in […]

Hawaii alert: False missile alarm sparks panic

Hawaii alert: False missile alarm sparks panic

Image copyright Twitter Image caption The message Hawaiians saw on their phones An incoming missile alert plunged residents of Hawaii into panic on Saturday morning before it was declared to be false. Mobile phone users received a message saying: “Ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii. Seek immediate shelter. This is not a drill.” State Governor […]

South Africa’s ANC leader Ramaphosa urges unity as Zuma booed

South Africa’s ANC leader Ramaphosa urges unity as Zuma booed

Image copyright EPA Image caption Mr Ramaphosa’s speech in East London targeted corruption and the economy Cyril Ramaphosa, the new leader of South Africa’s ruling ANC, has said the party must address the “dysfunction” in its ranks and unite at all levels. Mr Ramaphosa told a large rally in the south-eastern city East London that […]

Ethiopia court jails members of outlawed group Ginbot 7

Ethiopia court jails members of outlawed group Ginbot 7

Image copyright AFP Image caption Thousands have been detained since anti-government protests broke out A court in Ethiopia has sentenced more than 30 people to long prison terms for belonging to an outlawed group. All the accused belong to Ginbot 7, a group committed to overthrowing the government. The Ethiopian government designated it a terrorist […]