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Thursday, September 21, 2017
A strong earthquake has struck central Mexico, killing at least 226 people and toppling dozens of buildings in the capital, Mexico City. President Enrique Peña Nieto said more than 20 children had died and 30 were missing after a school collapsed. The 7.1 magnitude quake also caused major damage...
US President Donald Trump has told the UN General Assembly that America would destroy North Korea if forced to defend itself or its allies. In his debut speech, he mocked North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, saying: “Rocket man is on a suicide mission.” North Korea has tested nuclear bombs...
The Tanzanian government has banned privately-owned Mwanahalisi newspaper from publication for two years, for “publishing false information that could jeopardize the security of the country”. The government says the newspaper had violated previous warnings about articles concerning President John Magufuli. In a statement, the government points to five stories...
A journalist from north-eastern Nigeria has won the third BBC World News Komla Dumor Award. Amina Yuguda is a news presenter on local network Gotel Television, where she has reported on high-profile news stories, including the Boko Haram insurgency. She will start a three-month placement at the BBC in...
Twenty people have been arrested on Tanzania’s semi-autonomous archipelago of Zanzibar for alleged homosexuality, police say.The 12 women and eight men were picked up in a hotel where they were receiving training about HIV/Aids education programmes.Earlier this year, authorities banned many private health clinics from providing HIV/Aids services,...
A manhunt is under way to find the person behind Friday’s rush hour Tube bombing in south-west London.Police said they were “chasing down suspects” and had hundreds of officers trawling through CCTV following the District Line attack, which injured 29.The UK terror threat has been raised to critical...
The US has insisted it will leave the Paris climate accord, despite reports that it may be softening its stance.Following a meeting of environment ministers on Saturday, the EU climate commissioner, Miguel Arias Canete, said Trump officials had indicated the US would either stay in the 2015 accord...
An audit of the electronic system used to tally votes in Kenya’s cancelled presidential poll showed no manipulation of data, the French biometrics firm that supplied the system told AFP Friday.Opposition leader Raila Odinga has accused the company, OT-Morpho, of being complicit in alleged rigging of the election,...
An “improvised explosive device” was detonated on a Tube train in south-west London during Friday’s rush hour, Scotland Yard has confirmed.Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said hundreds of detectives, working with MI5, are investigating the blast at 08:20 BST at Parsons Green station.Eighteeen people have been taken to hospital...
Tunisia has overturned a law that banned women from marrying non-Muslims.A spokeswoman for President Beji Caid Essebsi made the announcement and congratulated women on gaining “the freedom to choose one’s spouse”.Until now, a non-Muslim man who wished to marry a Tunisian Muslim woman had to convert to Islam...