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'Seventeen dead' in Burkina Faso attack

'Seventeen dead' in Burkina Faso attack

‘Seventeen dead’ in Burkina Faso attack 14 August 2017 From the section Africa Seventeen people have been killed and eight wounded in a “terrorist attack” in the centre of the capital of Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou, the government says. Witnesses...
Donald Trump condemns white supremacists

Donald Trump condemns white supremacists

Donald Trump’s condemnation of violence and hate includes “white supremacists”, the White House has said. The President has been criticised in the wake of deadly violence at a far-right rally for blaming “many sides” for the violence in...
Nepal floods: Elephants deployed in rescue efforts

Nepal floods: Elephants deployed in rescue efforts

Nepal floods: Elephants deployed in rescue efforts 13 August 2017 From the section Asia Image copyright AFP Image caption Thousands of people have been forced from their homes across the country Dozens of elephants and rafts have been deployed to rescue nearly 500...
'We're not done yet', vows Kenya's Odinga

'We're not done yet', vows Kenya's Odinga

Kenya’s opposition leader has urged his supporters to stay away from work on Monday to protest against the presidential election result. Speaking to thousands of cheering supporters in Kibera, Nairobi’s biggest slum, Raila Odinga accused the government of...
Scientists find 91 volcanoes under Antarctic ice

Scientists find 91 volcanoes under Antarctic ice

The largest volcanic region on Earth has been found thousands of meters below the surface of the ice sheet covering Antarctica. A survey of the region of the West Antarctic Rift System has revealed 91 new volcanoes hidden within the ice. The new volcanoes are on top...
Sixty children die at one hospital in India

Sixty children die at one hospital in India

A hospital in India has been accused of failing to provide enough oxygen after 60 children died on its wards in five days. Baba Raghav Das Medical College said 34 babies died at the hospital’s neo-natal intensive care unit, 12 died because of encephalitis, and...

White supremacists fight with anti-Nazis in US

A mass brawl has broken out between white supremacists and anti-Nazi activists in Charlottesville, Virginia. The fighting prompted Charlottesville City Manager Maurice Jones and Interim County Executive Doug Walker to simultaneously issue a Declaration of Local...
Memorial service for woman shot by policeman

Memorial service for woman shot by policeman

A memorial service has been held for an Australian woman shot dead by a police officer responding to her emergency call. Justine Damond’s father John Ruszczyk choked back tears at the service, which was held at the time the family had planned to be on a plane to...
At least 36 dead after China coach crash

At least 36 dead after China coach crash

At least 36 people have died after a packed coach smashed into the wall of a motorway tunnel in northern China. The vehicle’s 13 other passengers were rushed to hospital after being injured in the collision, which happened in Shaanxi province on Thursday night....
Russia jails 'extremist' investigative reporter

Russia jails 'extremist' investigative reporter

A Russian court has jailed an investigative reporter for “extremism” over his work with a group campaigning for laws to make officials accountable. Alexander Sokolov worked at the RBC news group when he was arrested in July 2015 on suspicion of...
US diplomats' hearing loss blamed on covert device

US diplomats' hearing loss blamed on covert device

A group of American diplomats working in Havana were left with severe hearing loss due to a covert sonic device, US officials have claimed. The group of diplomats first began experiencing the unexplained hearing loss last Autumn. The incident caused a diplomatic row...
'Bollywood blocks the Internet Archive'

'Bollywood blocks the Internet Archive'

‘Bollywood blocks the Internet Archive’ By Leo Kelion Technology desk editor 9 August 2017 From the section Technology Image copyright Internet Archive Image caption The Internet Archive began creating a historical record of the web two decades ago Access...
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