Ethiopian Airlines to resume flights to Eritrea

Ethiopian Airlines said on Tuesday it would resume flights to Eritrea’s capital Asmara on July 17 for the first time in 20 years, a day after the neighbours and longtime foes declared their “state...

UN chief to meet Ethiopia’s PM after peace breakthrough with Eritrea

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres will meet Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Monday evening in Addis Ababa, UN sources in the Ethiopian capital said, the day after Ethiopia and Eritrea heralded an end...

Ethiopia-Eritrea summit aims to end feud

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has begun a visit to Eritrea, days after the two countries agreed to end a two decade-old border dispute. He was welcomed in the Eritrean capital Asmara by President Isaias...

Dozens killed in Japan floods, landslides

Flooding and landslides have killed at least 38 people and left dozens missing in western areas of Japan. Most of the deaths have occurred in Hiroshima prefecture, which has been hit by torrential rain since...

Japan executes Sarin attack cultists

Seven members of the Aum Shinrikyo doomsday cult which carried out a deadly chemical attack on the Tokyo underground in 1995 have been executed, including cult leader Shoko Asahara. The Sarin attack, Japan's worst terror...

S African ‘rhino poachers’ eaten by lions

At least two suspected rhino poachers have been mauled to death and eaten by lions on a South African game reserve, officials say. Rangers discovered the remains of two, possibly three, people in a lion...

MEPs to vote on controversial copyright law

MEPs are due to vote on major changes to copyright law, which has divided experts and proved controversial. Former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney has written to politicians urging them to support the changes. The new law...

Macron warning on Africa migrant centres

French President Emmanuel Macron has told the BBC that EU plans to create migrant processing centres in North Africa will not work unless the process is led by those countries. Speaking during a visit to...

South Sudan government proposes bill to extend president’s term

South Sudan’s government proposed a bill to extend President Salva Kiir’s term for three years, undermining peace talks with opposition forces who condemned the move as illegal. The bill seeks to amend the constitution to...

Archbishop Philip Wilson sentenced for concealing child sex abuse

A Catholic archbishop in Australia has been given a maximum sentence of 12 months in detention for concealing child sexual abuse in the 1970s. Philip Wilson, now archbishop of Adelaide, is the most senior Catholic...
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