Jakarta governor weeps blasphemy trail

By BBC There were emotional scenes in court on the first day of the blasphemy trial of Jakarta's governor, a Christian of Chinese descent. Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, known as Ahok, cried as he denied allegations he...

Boko Haram splits over leadership

By BBC  The disputed leader of Boko Haram has said he is still in charge of Nigeria's militant Islamist group despite a statement by so-called Islamic State that he had been replaced. Abubakar Shekau denounced the...

Hundreds flee Israel forest fires

By BBC News Hundreds of people have been evacuated in Israel and West Bank settlements as firefighters battle a three-day outbreak of forest fires. Hot, dry wind is fanning the flames, which have reached the city...

South Sudan dismisses U.S. group corruption allegations, says threatens peace

By Reuters. South Sudan's government said it was deeply concerned by the release of a report by U.S. group Sentry alleging corruption among top officials, saying such allegations would damage peace efforts in a...

Pressure builds on Venezuela’s Maduro

By BBC Venezuela's national election council has announced its approval of the first step in an opposition campaign to recall President Nicolas Maduro. It said the opposition had succeeded in gathering 1% of voter signatures in...

Chinese glass bridge closes two weeks in

By BBC A glass-bottomed bridge in China that was heralded as a record-breaker when it opened just 13 days ago has closed. Officials said the government was planning urgent maintenance work in the area and the...

Ghana leader tells U.N. to dance to tune of Michael Jackson

By Reuters. Ghana's President John Mahama told global leaders on Wednesday they should learn a thing or two from the King of Pop Michael Jackson and finally turn his song "Heal the World" into reality. Mahama,...

Obama bans oil drilling in Arctic

By BBC Outgoing US President Barack Obama has permanently banned offshore oil and gas drilling in the "vast majority" of US-owned northern waters. Mr Obama designated areas in the Arctic and Atlantic oceans as "indefinitely off...
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N Korea fires third missile in three weeks

By BBC North Korea has fired a short-range ballistic missile, the third apparently successful test in as many weeks. The Scud flew about 450km (280 miles) before landing in Japanese waters, prompting Japan to lodge a...

Nigerian city of Lagos shuts ‘noisy’ churches and mosques

By BBC. Authorities in Nigeria's Lagos State have shut 70 churches and 20 mosques in an attempt to reduce high noise levels. About 10 hotels, pubs and club houses were also closed, officials said. Some estimates put...
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