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Wednesday, May 23, 2018
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump are to meet in person as early as May, it has been announced, an extraordinary overture after months of mutual hostility. News of the meeting was delivered by South Korean officials after talks with Mr Trump at the White...
Tanzanian police have detained a pastor after two worshippers drowned while being baptised in a river near Rombo in the north of the country. The two victims were overwhelmed by the current of the...
A woman was shot in the vagina and left with “life changing injuries” in a sex game gone wrong, a court has heard. The 46-year-old had been...
Somali authorities have arrested seven head teachers who they accuse of meeting al-Shabab militants. They are said to have discussed changing the curriculum at private schools to favour the Islamist group’s ideology. Each of the...
The implementation of the Single Currency for the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) targeted for the year 2020 must be met without fail, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said. Delivering his welcome address at the 5th meeting of the Presidential Task Force on the ECOWAS Single...
At least two Russian fighters were killed in US air strikes in north-eastern Syria last week, their associates have told the BBC. The mercenaries are said to have been hired by private military firms backing Syrian pro-government troops. Russia has not confirmed the deaths that were first reported by...
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray has resigned following allegations of sexual abuse against teenage boys.Mr Murray said he was stepping aside just hours after the Seattle Times reported that his younger cousin, Joseph Dyer, had accused him of abuse.Mr Dyer is the fifth man to accuse Mr Murray of...
The US Department of Justice will investigate whether FBI agents spied on President Donald Trump’s 2016 election campaign for “inappropriate purposes”. In a tweet, Mr Trump said he wanted to know whether his predecessor’s administration ordered such a move. The call comes after US media reports suggesting the FBI had...
The Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (Ican). Berit Reiss-Andersen, the Nobel committee chair, said it was due to the group’s “groundbreaking efforts to achieve a treaty prohibition” on nuclear weapons. “We live in a world where the risk of nuclear...
US President Donald Trump’s latest attempt to bar citizens of eight countries from entering the US has suffered a second federal court defeat. Judges in Hawaii and Maryland issued separate temporary restraining orders on the open-ended travel ban. Both judges cited Mr Trump’s campaign description of it as a...