Donald Trump calls for ‘extreme vetting’ of immigrants to US

By BBC. US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has said that he would enact "extreme vetting" of immigrants. In a speech in Ohio, the candidate outlined his plans to combat Islamic extremism, including a new screening...

DR Congo elections: Opposition strike cripples Kinshasa

By BBC. A strike called by the opposition to force the Democratic Republic of Congo's President Joseph Kabila to step down at the end of his term has crippled businesses in the capital. Shops in Kinshasa...

Trump to focus on Pyongyang In S Korea visit

US President Donald Trump has landed in South Korea, with the North's nuclear ambitions high on his agenda. He flew in from Tokyo, after saying on Monday that Japan could shoot down Pyongyang's missiles with...

Russia bombing suspect ‘from Kyrgyzstan’

By BBC The man suspected of killing 11 people by bombing a St Petersburg train is a native of Kyrgyzstan who obtained Russian citizenship, the Central Asian country's security service says. Forty-nine people were injured in...

Japan’s Emperor Akihito to abdicate in April 2019

Japan's ageing Emperor Akihito will step down in April 2019, marking the end of an imperial era for Japan. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced the abdication date shortly after a government and royal panel met...

Somalia’s Shabaab seize third town this month after peacekeepers withdraw

By Reuters Islamist militant group al Shabaab on Sunday seized control of yet another town in central Somalia after it was abandoned by African Union peacekeepers, a militant spokesman and a local official said, the...

US blames N Korea for global cyber-attack

The US administration has said North Korea was "directly responsible" for the WannaCry malware attack affecting hospitals, businesses and banks across the world earlier this year. The attack is said to have hit more than...

UK minister admits sex worker relationship

By BBC Culture Secretary John Whittingdale has denied that a relationship with a woman who turned out to be an escort has affected decisions in his current post. Four newspapers learned about the relationship, which took...

South Africa’s opposition files complaint against Zuma over corruption

By BBC. South Africa's main opposition party filed a criminal complaint on Tuesday accusing President Jacob Zuma of corruption, after an anti-graft agency released a report listing allegations of influence peddling in his government. The report,...

Race to reach Mexico quake survivors

Rescuers are racing against the clock to reach survivors trapped under the rubble of a school in Mexico City which collapsed during Tuesday's earthquake. One of them, a 13-year-old girl, is believed to be sheltering...
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