N Korea declares missile test ‘success’

By BBC  North Korea has confirmed that it "successfully" fired a ballistic missile on Sunday in a test supervised by leader Kim Jong-un. The device was described as a "surface-to-surface medium-to-long-range ballistic missile", the Korean state...

IS senior leader ‘killed in US raid in Syria’

By BBC The US has announced that it has killed a number of leading Islamic State (IS) militants in the past week, including the purported second-in-command. Defence Secretary Ashton Carter said the deaths of Abdul Rahman...

Oxfam suspects ‘threatened’ witnesses

Oxfam has revealed that three of the men accused of sexual misconduct in Haiti physically threatened witnesses during a 2011 investigation. The charity has published its internal report on alleged abuse by some of its...

Yemen migrant boat attack kills at least 42

By BBC News Forty-two people have been killed when a boat carrying Somali refugees off the coast of Yemen was fired at from a helicopter, the International Organisation for Migration says. Women and children were among...

US Republican hopefuls round on Trump

By BBC Republican presidential hopefuls Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio have unleashed a barrage of attacks on front-runner Donald Trump in the last debate before next week's pivotal primaries. The senators sought to blunt Mr Trump's...

Sudan president pardons, frees rights activist – family

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has pardoned and released a prominent human rights activists who had been jailed since last year on spying and other charges, his family said. The release of Mudawi Ibrahim Adam came...

Grace Mugabe faces South Africa arrest warrant

South African prosecutors have issued an arrest warrant for Zimbabwe's ex-first lady, Grace Mugabe, for allegedly assaulting a model in 2017, police say. The move comes after a court annulled her diplomatic immunity in July. South...
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Nigerian President Buhari returns home

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has returned home after three months of medical leave in the UK. Officials refused to disclose what he was being treated for. It was the president's second spell of medical leave this...

Civilians maimed by land mines in Myanmar, Burma

The BBC has spoken to Rohingya Muslims maimed after apparently stepping on landmines as they fled Myanmar (Burma). A boy of 15 being treated in Bangladesh lost both legs while a woman at the same...

Trade deal will continue without Trump

By BBC Asia-Pacific trade ministers have agreed to resuscitate the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal, despite US President Donald Trump abandoning it. Mr Trump signalled in January he would block the passage of the 12-nation...
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