South Africa borders on ‘red alert’ for Grace Mugabe

South Africa borders on ‘red alert’ for Grace Mugabe

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Grace Mugabe is the second wife of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe South African police have issued a “red alert” at the country’s borders for Zimbabwe’s First Lady Grace Mugabe, the police minister has said. She is accused of hitting a 20-year-old woman over the head with an extension cord in […]

Sierra Leone mudslide kills hundreds as houses are buried

Sierra Leone mudslide kills hundreds as houses are buried

Image caption People may have been asleep when the mudslide occurred At least 179 people have been killed in a mudslide near Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown, the Red Cross says. A hillside in the Regent area collapsed early on Monday following heavy rains, leaving many houses covered in mud. A BBC reporter at the scene […]

Charlottesville car-ram suspect James Alex Fields denied bail

Charlottesville car-ram suspect James Alex Fields denied bail

Media captionThe events in Charlottesville were the culmination of months of protests by white supremacists A 20-year-old man accused of ramming his car into a crowd of protesters at a white nationalist rally in Virginia has appeared in court via video from jail. James Alex Fields was denied bail as he was arraigned for second-degree […]

North Korea not imminent threat, says Rex Tillerson

North Korea not imminent threat, says Rex Tillerson

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Despite reported threat to Guam, Americans can “sleep soundly”, says Rex Tillerson US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says there is no imminent threat from North Korea, despite Pyongyang saying it was considering strikes on the US Pacific territory of Guam. Flying into Guam, Mr Tillerson also defended President Donald […]

Paul Manafort: FBI ‘raided home of former Trump chairman’

Paul Manafort: FBI ‘raided home of former Trump chairman’

Image copyright Reuters The FBI has conducted a pre-dawn raid on the Virginia home of Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, US media have reported. Federal agents are said to have seized files and other material on 26 July, a day after Mr Manafort voluntarily met the Senate Intelligence Committee. Mr Manafort left the […]

South Africa’s President Zuma awaits result of no-confidence vote

South Africa’s President Zuma awaits result of no-confidence vote

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Anti-Zuma protesters have been marching ahead of the vote South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma is waiting to find out if a motion of no-confidence has passed following a secret vote in parliament. The governing African National Congress (ANC) and opposition parties traded barbs in two hours of heated debate on […]

Venezuela arrests over ‘uprising attempt’

Venezuela arrests over ‘uprising attempt’

Image copyright Twitter Image caption “This is not a coup but a military and civil action,” the group’s leader said Arrests have been made in Venezuela after soldiers tried to launch an uprising against President Maduro, officials say. The ruling Socialist Party’s deputy leader, Diosdado Cabello, called it a “terrorist attack” on Twitter. It happened […]

North Korea: China urges neighbour to stop missile tests

North Korea: China urges neighbour to stop missile tests

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Wang Yi said his talks with North Korea’s foreign minister were “very thorough” China’s foreign minister has told his North Korean counterpart that Pyongyang should stop carrying out nuclear and missile tests, hours after fresh sanctions were agreed by the United Nations Security Council. Wang Yi said he urged Ri […]

Iran MPs under fire for ’embarrassing’ selfies with Mogherini

Iran MPs under fire for ’embarrassing’ selfies with Mogherini

Image copyright Reuters Image caption One social media user said the MPs had “embarrassed the nation” Members of the Iranian parliament have found themselves under fire for “strange” behaviour involving the EU’s top diplomat, Federica Mogherini. She was in Iran for President Hassan Rouhani’s inauguration on Saturday when she found herself the centre of attention […]

Israel to close Al Jazeera offices, take network off-air

Israel to close Al Jazeera offices, take network off-air

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Al Jazeera has come under attack from several regional governments Israel wants to close broadcaster Al Jazeera’s local offices and revoke its journalists’ press credentials, the communications minister has said. Ayoub Kara alleged that the channel supported “terrorism”, and said both its Arabic and English-language channels would be taken off […]

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