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Mugabe's finery hides tyrannical credentials

Mugabe's finery hides tyrannical credentials

It has been another day with another curious twist in the strange coup – that’s not a coup – against Robert Mugabe. The Zimbabwean President attended a university graduation ceremony in the capital Harare. He was a little doddery on his feet but he...
Iraqi forces recapture final IS-controlled town, Rawa

Iraqi forces recapture final IS-controlled town, Rawa

Iraqi forces recapture final IS-controlled town, Rawa 17 November 2017 From the section Middle East Image copyright AFP Image caption Iraqi forces gather in the Rawa area during the offensive Iraqi forces say they have recaptured Rawa, the last town in the country...
Zimbabwe latest: Mugabe makes first public appearance

Zimbabwe latest: Mugabe makes first public appearance

Zimbabwe latest: Mugabe makes first public appearance 17 November 2017 From the section Africa Related Topics Zimbabwe crisis Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Mugabe wore blue and yellow robes and a mortarboard hat Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has...
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: A timeline

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: A timeline

Philip Whiteside, News Reporter Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe is a British-Iranian woman who has been in jail in Iran for nearly 19 months. The Iranian regime claims she was working against the state when she was arrested on a visit to the country to see her parents with...
Japan sends rescued fishermen back to N Korea

Japan sends rescued fishermen back to N Korea

Japan rescued a group of North Korean fishermen – and then sent them straight back to Kim Jong Un’s dictatorship after they apparently pleaded to go home. Officers on a Japanese Coast Guard ship discovered the capsized fishing boat off Ishikawa Prefecture...
Zimbabwe awaits next steps after military takeover

Zimbabwe awaits next steps after military takeover

Zimbabwe awaits next steps after military takeover 16 November 2017 From the section Africa Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionRobert Mugabe: From war hero to president of Zimbabwe Zimbabweans are waiting to see what steps the military will take...

Da Vinci painting sets record at auction

A recently salvaged and restored Leonardo da Vinci painting has sold for a record-breaking sum at auction. Salvator Mundi, the artist’s portrait of Christ, was sold for $ 450.3m (£342m) at Christie’s in New York. The amount includes £38.2m in fees. It was...
'We sped off to escape gun-toting troops'

'We sped off to escape gun-toting troops'

Even flying into the Zimbabwean capital , Harare, it was clear the country was at a tipping point. Two rows in front of us on the plane, the former prime minister and opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai. Several rows further back, two of Robert Mugabe’s...
Italy boss out after World Cup 'apocalypse'

Italy boss out after World Cup 'apocalypse'

Italy coach Gian Piero Ventura has paid the price for the Azzurri’s failure to reach the World Cup for the first time in 60 years. The 69-year-old has left his role following the 1-0 aggregate defeat against Sweden, a result that means the four-time champions...
Trump 'sentenced to death' by North Korea

Trump 'sentenced to death' by North Korea

Donald Trump deserves the death penalty for insulting North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the country’s state media has said. An editorial in the ruling party newspaper, Rodong Sinmun, called the US President a “hideous criminal” for urging the five...
British tourist found dead in Cambodia hostel

British tourist found dead in Cambodia hostel

A British tourist and her Canadian friend have been found dead at a backpackers’ hostel in Cambodia. Natalie Seymour, 22, and Abbey Gail Amisola, 27, have been named in reports as being found in the Monkey Republic Guest House in the southern city of Kampot. Ms...
Macron warns Europe not to rebuff Trump and Putin

Macron warns Europe not to rebuff Trump and Putin

Macron warns Europe not to rebuff Trump and Putin By Lucy Williamson BBC Paris correspondent 14 November 2017 From the section Europe Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMr Macron: ‘It’s very important to me to support those defending...
Australians back gay marriage in non-binding vote

Australians back gay marriage in non-binding vote

14 November 2017 From the section Australia Australians vote 61.6% in favour of legalising same-sex marriage in non-binding poll with 79.5% participation This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for...
'Russia fake Twitter accounts targeted Brexit vote'

'Russia fake Twitter accounts targeted Brexit vote'

Fake Twitter accounts created by a Russian propaganda unit made a determined, co-ordinated attempt to interfere during the EU referendum, Sky News can reveal. A detailed analysis of Twitter accounts identified by the US senate as being linked to the Kremlin shows this...
Military vehicles 'head towards Zimbabwe capital'

Military vehicles 'head towards Zimbabwe capital'

Military vehicles have been seen heading towards the Zimbabwean capital Harare after a military chief warned the army could “step in” amid a political row. On Monday, the head of the armed forces General Constantino Chiwenga demanded an end to a purge in...
Mugabe allies hit out at Zimbabwe army chief

Mugabe allies hit out at Zimbabwe army chief

Mugabe allies hit out at Zimbabwe army chief 14 November 2017 From the section Africa Image copyright AFP Image caption Zimbabwe Army General Constantino Chiwenga warned of a military takeover Allies of Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe have warned the military...
Briton fighting IS died in Raqqa blast

Briton fighting IS died in Raqqa blast

A British man who joined Kurdish forces in Syria died from blast injuries “likely” to have been caused by Islamic State, an inquest has found. Luke Rutter, from Wirral, Merseyside, died in Raqqa on 5 July after joining the Kurdistan People’s...
Why is Rohingya crisis not classed as genocide?

Why is Rohingya crisis not classed as genocide?

The Rohingya crisis “seems a textbook example of ethnic cleansing”, according to the United Nations’ human rights chief. But it is not yet officially genocide. One can only wonder why not, given the definition of the crime in Article II of the...
At least 164 people dead in Iran-Iraq quake

At least 164 people dead in Iran-Iraq quake

At least 164 people have been killed and 1,600 injured in Iran after a magnitude 7.3 earthquake struck near the border between Iran and Iraq. The earthquake was centred about 19 miles outside the eastern Iraqi city of Halabja at about 6.20pm UK time on Sunday. It was...
Shawn Mendes wins big at MTV EMA awards

Shawn Mendes wins big at MTV EMA awards

Canadian singer-songwriter Shawn Mendes was the big winner at the MTV Europe Music Awards, picking up three awards including the best artist prize. The 19-year-old, who launched his career by posting song covers to the internet before getting signed to a record label,...
Geldof to return Freedom of Dublin in protest

Geldof to return Freedom of Dublin in protest

Bob Geldof has announced he’s handing back his Freedom of the city of Dublin in protest at Myanmar’s controversial leader holding the same accolade. Aung San Suu Kui has been criticised for her lack of response to the persecution of the Rohingya Muslim...
Brussels riot after Morocco World Cup qualifier win

Brussels riot after Morocco World Cup qualifier win

Brussels riot after Morocco World Cup qualifier win 12 November 2017 From the section Europe Image copyright Twitter/ @BekahMolony_ Image caption Riot police and a water cannon were deployed More than 20 police officers were injured in Brussels when celebrations over...
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