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Facebook ‘to be fined $5bn over Cambridge Analytica scandal’

US regulators have approved a record $5bn (£4bn) fine on Facebook to settle an investigation into data privacy violations, reports in US media say. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has been investigating allegations that political...

Gunmen storm Somali hotel killing 26 people

At least 26 people, including a prominent journalist and several foreigners, have been killed in an attack on a hotel in southern Somalia. A suicide bomber rammed a car containing explosives into the Asasey hotel...

Trump retreats on citizenship question

President Donald Trump will no longer pursue adding a question on citizenship to the 2020 US census questionnaire. Instead, he said officials would obtain the information through an executive order for government agencies, as court...

Iranian boats ‘tried to intercept British tanker’

Iranian boats tried to impede a British oil tanker near the Gulf - before being driven off by a Royal Navy ship, the Ministry of Defence has said. HMS Montrose, a British frigate shadowing the...

Tanzania foreign minister hints missing journalist may be dead

Tanzania's Foreign Minister Paramagamba Kabudi has appeared to say that a journalist who went missing in 2017 may have died. BBC Focus on Africa's Peter Okwoche asked Mr Kabudi if the state had done enough...

Sudan’s military council, opposition reach power-sharing deal

Sudan’s ruling military council and a coalition of opposition and protest groups have agreed to share power for three years and then hold elections, in a deal that brought thousands of people onto the...
Boeing gives $100m to help 737 Max crash families

Boeing gives $100m to help 737 Max crash families

Boeing is giving $100m (£80m) to help families affected by the two crashes of the company's 737 Max planes in Indonesia and Ethiopia. The payment, stretching over several years, is independent of lawsuits filed in...

Attack kills dozens of migrants in Libya

An attack has killed up to 40 migrants at a detention centre on the outskirts of the Libyan capital Tripoli, government officials say. Some 80 people were injured at the centre, which the UN-backed government...

Clashes as Hong Kong marks handover anniversary

Police in Hong Kong have clashed with protesters marking the anniversary of its handover from UK to Chinese rule. In chaotic scenes on Monday, police used pepper spray and batons to contain protesters outside a...

Trump to Putin: ‘Don’t meddle in elections!’

US President Donald Trump has appeared to make light of Russian election interference during a meeting with the country's leader, Vladimir Putin. A smirking Mr Trump wagged his finger at the Russian president and said:...
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