Tunisia announces reforms after protests

The Tunisian government has announced a wave of social reforms, following days of demonstrations by anti-austerity protesters. Protests broke out ahead of Sunday's seventh anniversary of the ousting of President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali. Emergency government...

ANC leader urges unity as Zuma booed

Cyril Ramaphosa, the new leader of South Africa's ruling ANC, has said the party must address the "dysfunction" in its ranks and unite at all levels. Mr Ramaphosa told a large rally in the south-eastern...

African countries ask for Trump apology

The organisation representing African countries has demanded that US President Donald Trump apologise after he reportedly called nations on the continent "shitholes". The African Union mission in Washington DC expressed its "shock, dismay and outrage"...

Bodies found in tanker rescue off China

Salvage workers have managed to board a burning oil tanker off China's coast, recovering the bodies of two crewmen before smoke forced them to leave. The Sanchi is still ablaze one week after a collision...

Iran vents anger at Trump sanctions move

Iran says the US has "crossed a red line" by imposing sanctions on the head of its judiciary, Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli-Larijani. The foreign ministry vowed to retaliate, but did not say what form any action...
Germany coalition talks: Merkel welcomes breakthrough

Germany coalition talks: Merkel welcomes breakthrough

German politicians have achieved a breakthrough in talks aimed at forming a new coalition government. A blueprint for formal negotiations was agreed between Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) and their former coalition partners, the...

Donald Trump cancels February visit to UK

Donald Trump has cancelled a planned visit to the UK in February, where he had been expected to open a new $1bn (£738m) US embassy in London. In a tweet, the US president said he...

Mass burial after Nigeria clashes

A mass burial of more than 70 people is under way in Nigeria's central Benue State. Dozens have been killed in conflicts between nomadic herdsmen and farming communities in three states - Benue, Nasarawa and...

Trump in crude outburst about migrants

US President Donald Trump has reportedly lashed out at immigrants in a foul-mouthed Oval Office outburst. "Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?" Mr Trump told lawmakers on Thursday, according...
Yakuza boss arrested in Thailand after tattoos go viral

Yakuza boss arrested after tattoos go viral

Thai police have arrested a Japanese yakuza boss on the run for 15 years after pictures of his tattoos went viral on Facebook. Shigeharu Shirai is accused of murdering a gang rival in 2003. The photographs...
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