EU migrant crisis: France plans asylum ‘hotspots’ in Libya

EU migrant crisis: France plans asylum ‘hotspots’ in Libya

Image copyright AFP Image caption Often migrants are found packed on to dangerously unstable dinghies off Libya France says it plans to set up “hotspots” in Libya to process asylum seekers, in a bid to stem the flow of migrants to Europe. President Emmanuel Macron said the move would stop people not eligible for asylum […]

Missing Florida woman found after she bottled her scent

Missing Florida woman found after she bottled her scent

Image copyright PA A woman with dementia who went missing in Florida was found by a police dog in a matter of minutes, having bottled her scent in advance. Citrus County Sheriff’s Office said the anonymous woman had used a specialist scent preservation kit. It can hold a person’s scent for up to seven years. […]

Scaramucci challenges Priebus over leaks to the press

Scaramucci challenges Priebus over leaks to the press

Media captionEmily Maitlis talks Trump, Russia… and chicken with Anthony Scaramucci The newly-hired communications director for US President Donald Trump says he has a “very good idea” who the “senior leakers” are at the White House. In a quickly-deleted tweet, and in interviews on Thursday, Anthony Scaramucci appeared to point the finger at Chief of […]

Madonna and Malawi twins accept damages

Madonna and Malawi twins accept damages

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The article appeared before the adoption process was completed Madonna and her adopted twin daughters have accepted undisclosed damages from Associated Newspapers over a “serious invasion of privacy”. The singer adopted four-year-old twins Stella and Estere in February. At the time she asked the media to “respect our privacy […]

What do Somali women learn at marriage school?

In Somali culture, conversations around love and marriage can often be taboo. But a marriage school in the self-declared republic of Somaliland is working to change that. In a conservative society, the unique school is encouraging women to open up emotionally, as well as teaching them cooking and other skills. Video journalist: Christian Parkinson What […]

Makhosi Khoza: Zuma critic on party discipline charges

Makhosi Khoza: Zuma critic on party discipline charges

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Last week Ms Khoza called President Zuma a disgrace An outspoken member of South Africa’s African National Congress (ANC) party has been charged with ill-discipline for speaking out against President Jacob Zuma. MP Makhosi Khoza has repeatedly called for Mr Zuma to resign. Last week, she said he was a […]

Nigeria’s Buhari: Dog owner cleared after court saga over name

Nigeria’s Buhari: Dog owner cleared after court saga over name

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The case of the dog named after the president sparked a furore at the time Charges have been dropped against a 41-year-old Nigerian man who named his dog after President Muhammadu Buhari. Joachim Iroko, a market trader also known as Joe Fortemose Chinakwe, was arrested in 2016 accused of conduct […]

UK government relaxes travel advice for Tunisia

UK government relaxes travel advice for Tunisia

Image copyright Getty Images The government has revised its travel advice for Tunisia where 31 Britons were killed in a terror attack at a resort in Sousse in 2015. For two years, travellers were told to stay away from the country for all but essential travel. The Foreign Office has now lifted the advice for […]

Russia sanctions: EU vows to retaliate over US measures

Russia sanctions: EU vows to retaliate over US measures

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The bill would mean US sanctions for European firms involved in Nord Stream 2 – a Baltic gas pipeline The European Union has expressed concern about US plans to impose fresh sanctions on Russia, amid concern they could hurt energy companies. The EU Commission sounded the alarm after the […]

Trump: Transgender people ‘can’t serve’ in US military

Trump: Transgender people ‘can’t serve’ in US military

Image copyright EPA US President Donald Trump says transgender people cannot serve in “any capacity” in the military. He tweeted that he had consulted with military experts and cited “tremendous medical costs and disruption”. The Obama administration decided last year to allow transgender people to serve openly in the military. But in June, Defence Secretary […]