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Ethiopia army chief shot dead in ‘coup bid’ attacks

The chief of staff of the Ethiopian army, Gen Seare Mekonnen, has been shot dead by his own bodyguard in the capital, Addis Ababa. He and another officer died trying to prevent a coup attempt...

Trump warns Iran of ‘obliteration’ in event of war

President Trump has said he does not want war but warned Iran it would face "obliteration" if conflict broke out. Speaking to NBC on Friday, he said the US was open to talks but would...

Cambodia: Sihanoukville building collapse death toll rises

A seven-storey building has collapsed in Cambodia, killing at least seven people with others reported missing, officials say. At least 21 people have been injured - several critically - as the search for survivors continues...

Trump approved Iran strikes but pulled back

President Donald Trump approved retaliatory military strikes against Iran on Thursday before changing his mind, US media report. The New York Times, citing senior White House officials, says strikes were planned against a "handful" of targets. They...

US confirms drone was shot down by Iranian missile

A US military drone has been shot down by an Iranian surface-to-air missile while in international airspace over the Strait of Hormuz, US officials say. Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) said it shot down...

Researchers call for care in use of popular herbicide

Researchers are warning that a herbicide used in Africa to clear weeds on farmlands before planting maize is carcinogenic. A researcher at the University of California, Dr Tyrone Hayes says, an unnamed popular herbicide banned...

More than 70 million displaced worldwide-UN

The number of people fleeing war, persecution and conflict exceeded 70 million globally last year - the highest number in the UN refugee agency's almost 70 years of operations. The almost 70.8 million people forcibly...

Donald Trump formally launches 2020 re-election bid

US President Donald Trump has formally launched his re-election campaign, urging supporters to "keep this team in place" for four more years. The Republican president made his case before thousands of supporters at a rally...

Egypt’s ousted president Mohammed Morsi dies in court

Egypt's former president Mohammed Morsi, who was ousted by the army in 2013, has died in court, state TV says. He reportedly fainted after a court session where he was facing espionage charges and subsequently...

Freed student activist calls on HK leader to resign

Hong Kong's most prominent student activist Joshua Wong has called for the resignation of leader Carrie Lam, after walking free from prison. Wong, 22, became the face of the 2014 pro-democracy protests which called for...
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