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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...
Mugabe pictured for first time since 'coup'

Mugabe pictured for first time since 'coup'

Robert Mugabe has been pictured for the first time since he was put under house arrest in an apparent military coup in Zimbabwe. Amid calls for him to resign after 37 years of iron-fist rule, he appeared smiling in images that showed him meeting an army chief as well...
Gucci Grace: Who is Zimbabwe's first lady?

Gucci Grace: Who is Zimbabwe's first lady?

Zimbabwe’s army says President Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace have been taken into custody amid speculation of a “bloodless” coup. As conflicting reports suggest Mrs Mugabe has fled the country, Sky News takes a look at the first lady referred to...

Barbie to release first hijab-wearing doll

Barbie has unveiled its first hijab-wearing doll in the likeness of an Olympic fencer who made history at Rio 2016. Ibtihaj Muhammad was the first US Olympian to compete wearing the traditional Islamic headscarf. She also won gold in in 2014 at the world fencing...

US in first airstrikes against IS in Somalia

America has carried out its first airstrikes against Islamic State fighters in Somalia, according to a US security official. At least six missiles are said to have hit Buqa, a mountainous village in the northern state of Puntland. The attack may have targeted senior...

Facebook ad revenues hit $10bn for first time

Facebook’s shares have jumped in after-hours trading after it reported a 49% jump in quarterly advertising revenue to levels above $ 10bn for the first time. The US-listed social network’s results for the three months to September smashed market forecasts...
'Alien' rock could be first interstellar visitor

'Alien' rock could be first interstellar visitor

A small asteroid or comet is believed to be the first confirmed “interstellar object” to have entered our solar system from somewhere else in the galaxy. Moving between stars and occasionally passing through other solar systems, it is something scientists...

Oil price tops $60 for first time since 2015

The price of a barrel of oil has topped $ 60 for the first time in more than two years on rising expectations of a renewed deal to cut supplies. Brent crude reached its highest level since July 2015 amid signs that oil-producing countries will extend efforts to combat...
Disney Channel has first ever gay storyline

Disney Channel has first ever gay storyline

The Disney Channel has announced it will introduce a central gay storyline for the first time on a children’s TV show. Andi Mack, a show about a teenage girl discovering herself and dealing with the everyday problems of her young life, will have a second season...
Qatar introduces minimum wage for first time

Qatar introduces minimum wage for first time

Qatar introduces minimum wage for first time 25 October 2017 From the section Middle East Image copyright AFP Image caption Migrants working in construction for the World Cup are often reported to face harsh conditions Qatar has committed to a range of labour law...

Sharapova wins first title since drugs ban

Sharapova did not drop a set throughout the tournament in China Former world number one Maria Sharapova has won her first title since May 2015, beating Aryna Sabalenka 7-5 7-6 (10-8) in the Tianjin Open final. The 30-year-old Russian was playing her seventh event...
Trump ex rankles Melania with First Lady claim

Trump ex rankles Melania with First Lady claim

Donald Trump’s first and third wives, Ivana and Melania, have exchanged a very public war of words – Real Housewives style. Mrs Trump has accused her husband’s first wife, Ivana Trump, of making “attention-seeking and self-serving noise”...
First global pledge to end cholera by 2030

First global pledge to end cholera by 2030

First global pledge to end cholera by 2030 By Tulip Mazumdar Global health correspondent 3 October 2017 From the section Health Related Topics Yemen crisis Image copyright EPA Health officials from around the world are meeting in France to commit to preventing 90% of...
Las Vegas shooting: First victims identified

Las Vegas shooting: First victims identified

The first victims of the mass shooting at a country music festival in Las Vegas have been identified. At least 58 people were killed and more than 500 injured after gunman Stephen Paddock, 64, opened fire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Hotel. Image: Sonny Melton...
Elon Musk pencils in 2024 for first Mars mission

Elon Musk pencils in 2024 for first Mars mission

Elon Musk pencils in 2024 for first Mars mission By Jonathan Amos BBC Science Correspondent 29 September 2017 From the section Science & Environment Image copyright SpaceX Image caption Artwork: The BFR would assume the roles performed by current SpaceX vehicles...

US and Russia to build first lunar space station

The US and Russia will work together on a NASA-led project to build the first lunar space station. It is part of a long-term project to send humans to Mars. The US space agency said earlier this year that it was exploring a programme called the Deep Space Gateway, a...
US Marines get first female infantry officer

US Marines get first female infantry officer

US Marines get first female infantry officer 26 September 2017 From the section US & Canada Image copyright AFP/US MARINE CORPS Image caption The lieutenant will lead a platoon of 40 Marines in combat A female US Marine has made history by becoming the first woman...
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