Egypt attack: Gunmen kill 235 in Sinai mosque

Image copyright EPA Image caption The militants targeted a mosque near al-Arish Militants have launched a bomb and gun attack on a mosque in Egypt’s North Sinai province, killing 235 people, state media say. The al-Rawda mosque in the town of Bir al-Abed was targeted during Friday prayers. It is the deadliest attack of its […]

US to stop arming anti-IS Syrian Kurdish YPG militia – Turkey

Image copyright AFP Image caption The YPG played a key role in removing IS from Raqqa and other strongholds The US is to stop supplying arms to the Syrian Kurdish militia the YPG, Turkey has said. Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said President Donald Trump had made the promise in a phone call to his Turkish […]

Hafiz Saeed: US seeks re-arrest of Pakistan $10m bounty cleric

Media captionIn 2014, Hafiz Saeed told the BBC that Washington was unfairly targeting him The US has urged Pakistan to re-arrest and charge cleric Hafiz Saeed, who is accused by the US and India of masterminding the 2008 Mumbai attacks. Mr Saeed, who had been under house arrest since January, was released on Thursday after […]

Trudeau apologises for ‘deep harm’ of residential schools

Media captionCanadian PM Justin Trudeau issues residential school apology Canadian PM Justin Trudeau has issued a formal apology to former residential school students in Newfoundland and Labrador. Some 150,000 indigenous children over more than 100 years were separated from their families and forced to have a state-run education. Survivors of five schools in the Atlantic […]

Three dogs help injured woman survive Canadian wilderness

Image copyright Courtesy Coquitlam RCMP Image caption The search for Annette Poitras and her dogs lasted three days A Canadian dog walker could not have survived over two days in the wilderness without the help of her border collie, a boxer and a puggle. Annette Poitras, 56, was walking the three dogs on Monday in […]

Uma Thurman vents anger at Weinstein

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Thurman has appeared in a number of films produced by Weinstein US actress Uma Thurman has sent out a Thanksgiving message venting anger at movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, who has been accused of sexual harassment and assault by dozens of women. She did not detail any personal issues but added: […]

Zimbabwe President Mnangagwa: Mugabe ‘a father and mentor’

Zimbabwe’s new President Emmerson Mnangagwa has addressed a packed stadium, vowing to serve all citizens. He paid tribute to his predecessor Robert Mugabe – to muted applause – calling him “a father, mentor, comrade-in-arms and my leader”. Zimbabwe President Mnangagwa: Mugabe ‘a father and mentor’

Trudeau apology to aboriginal children

Some 150,000 indigenous children over more than 100 years were separated from their families and forced to have a state-run education. More than 3,000 children died while at the schools and others suffered physical, emotional or sexual abuse. Survivors of five schools in the Atlantic province were left out of a previous 2008 national apology. […]

Zimbabwe’s new president Mnangagwa vows to ‘re-engage’ with world

Media captionPresident Mnangagwa called Robert Mugabe “a father, mentor, comrade-in-arms and my leader” Zimbabwe’s new President Emmerson Mnangagwa has pledged to re-engage the country with the world, following the dramatic departure of Robert Mugabe. In his inauguration speech, Mr Mnangagwa sought to reassure foreign investors to attract badly needed funds to revive Zimbabwe’s failing economy. […]

Egypt attack: More than 230 killed in Sinai mosque

Image copyright EPA Image caption The militants targeted a mosque near al-Arish Militants have launched a bomb and gun attack on a mosque in Egypt’s North Sinai province, killing 235 people, state media say. The al-Rawda mosque in the town of Bir al-Abed was targeted during Friday prayers. It is the deadliest attack of its […]

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