Hillary Clinton diagnosed with pneumonia

By BBC US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has been treated for pneumonia, her doctor says, after she was taken ill at a 9/11 ceremony. Dr Lisa Bardack said she was diagnosed with pneumonia on Friday...

Senate confirms Trump attorney general pick Jeff Sessions

The US Senate has confirmed President Donald Trump's nomination for attorney general, Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions, by a vote of 52 to 47. The confirmation follows a series of divisive hearings during which Democrats attacked...

New Mauritius MH370 debris to be examined

By BBC Australia says a piece of debris found on a Mauritian island will be examined to see if it is part of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. A hotel owner on the island who saw...

Millions vote in Iran elections

By BBC Iranians are voting in elections for their country's parliament and the Assembly of Experts, a clerical body that appoints the supreme leader. The poll is the first since Iran and world powers agreed a...
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Record 50.8 million internally displaced, IDMC report says

A record 50.8 million people worldwide are internally displaced due to conflict or disaster, with coronavirus posing a new threat, a report warns. In its annual report, the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) says Covid-19...

Nigeria’s Buhari admits to plagiarizing line from Obama speech

By Reuters. Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari plagiarized quotes from U.S. President Barack Obama in a speech promising change in the West African country, his office said on Friday. Last week, Buhari gave a speech to launch...

Hollande to meet Paris attack relatives

By BBC French President Francois Hollande is to meet relatives of those killed in November's jihadist attacks in Paris, in the wake of the capture of alleged organiser Salah Abdeslam. Support groups for victims say they...

Woman smuggles child in hand luggage

By BBC A woman flew from Istanbul to Paris with a four-year-old girl hidden inside her hand luggage, Air France has said. The airline said the child, travelling without a ticket, was discovered on board the...
Turkish ground troops enter Syria enclave

Turkish ground troops enter Syria enclave

Turkish ground troops have crossed into northern Syria as part of a major offensive to push out Kurdish militia, which Turkey regards as terrorists. The Kurdish group targeted, known as the YPG, is active in...

Chocolate cake hits German MP Sahra Wagenknecht

By BBC A German opposition leader Sahra Wagnknecht had a chocolate cake shoved in her face in an apparent protest over her stance on migrants. Sahra Wagenknecht is a prominent member of Germany's far-left Linke party,...
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