Spanish journalists freed in Syria

By BBC Three Spanish journalists who were kidnapped while working in Syria last year have been released and are due to return to Spain, the government says. Antonio Pampliega, Jose Manuel Lopez and Angel Sastre disappeared...

Egypt sentences six to death in espionage case

An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced six people to death, including two Al Jazeera journalists. The six were accused of leaking state secrets to Qatar. The case of jailed former President Mohamed Morsi, who is...

Jeb Bush refuses to back Donald Trump

By BBC Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush has said he will not vote for Republican nominee Donald Trump in November's presidential election. Mr Bush joins several high-profile Republicans who have refused to support the New York...

UN counts ‘more than 50’ IS mass graves

By BBC A UN envoy has said more than 50 mass graves have so far been found in parts of Iraq that were previously controlled by so-called Islamic State (IS). Jan Kubis told the UN Security...

Canada wildfire disrupts rescue convoy

By BBC The only land convoy evacuating people trapped by a huge wildfire in the Canadian state of Alberta has been suspended after 200ft (60m) flames flanked the road, officials say. The convoy was made up...

Nigeria’s president finally signs long-delayed budget

By BBC Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has finally signed into law a budget for 2016 after months of wrangling. He had refused to approve the 6.08tn-naira ($30.6bn; £21bn) budget amid claims of mismanagement and kickbacks among...

Thousands airlifted from Canada fire

By BBC Canadian officials are airlifting some 8,000 people who fled north of Fort McMurray - the city which has been devastated by a massive wildfire. They also hope that the only motorway to the south...

Britain would be better off outside EU, says Trump

By Agencies Donald Trump has waded into the Brexit debate by stating that Britain would be "better off without" the European Union. The Republican presidential candidate, said "migration has been a horrible thing for Europe"...

Burundi police say 450 people killed in political violence

By Reuters More than 450 people have been killed in Burundi in unrest that began a year ago, the police said in a report on the crisis that has raised fears of a return to...

Turkey PM ‘to quit’ in rift with Erdogan

By BBC Turkey's Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu will stand down at an extraordinary congress of his ruling AK party later this month, local media report. Reports that the congress would be held on 22 May came...
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