Louvre attacker shooting: ‘We saw death coming for us’

Witnesses react in Paris after police say a French soldier guarding the Louvre shot a man who tried to attack a security patrol with a machete shouting “Allahu Akbar”. The alleged attacker was taken to hospital with serious injuries. One soldier sustained a slight head injur A second person has been arrested. Louvre attacker shooting: […]

Cameroon beat Ghana to reach final

Cameroon beat Ghana to reach final

Slavia Prague’s Michael Ngadeu-Ngadjui was on hand to give Cameroon the lead in the 72nd minute Cameroon will face Egypt in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations final after two second-half strikes saw off Ghana. Both sides had gone close to breaking the deadlock before Michael Ngadeu-Ngadjui took advantage of atrocious defending from a free-kick […]

Syria conflict: Air strikes disrupt Raqqa water supply

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Syria Democratic Forces fighters patrol in northern rural area of Raqqa The Syrian city of Raqqa, a stronghold of the Islamic State (IS) group, is reported to have had its water supply cut off. The main pipeline has been damaged after US air strikes, according to IS and anti-IS activists. […]

Fiji deports Iranian refugee

Fiji deports Iranian refugee

Image copyright FACEBOOK Image caption Loghman Sawari was detained and deported to PNG by Fijian officials Fiji has deported an Iranian refugee back to Papua New Guinea, where he spent years detained under Australia’s controversial immigration policies. Loghman Sawari used fake documents to fly to Fiji to seek asylum, saying he did not feel safe […]

France elections: Fillon setback as wife video resurfaces

Media captionHow is the scandal being viewed in France? The campaign of French presidential hopeful Francois Fillon has suffered a setback with a fresh revelation regarding alleged payments to his wife. In a 2007 interview aired on television news on Thursday evening, Penelope Fillon explains: “I’ve never been actually [Francois’s] assistant or anything like that.” […]

French soldier shoots attacker outside Louvre

Media captionPolice spokeswoman Johanna Primevert: “The man threw himself at the soldier” A French soldier guarding the Louvre in Paris has shot a man who tried to attack a security patrol with a machete shouting “Allahu Akbar”, police say. The man, who tried to gain entry to the Louvre’s shopping centre, was shot in the […]

Migrant crisis: EU summit seeks action plan with Libya

Migrant crisis: EU summit seeks action plan with Libya

Image copyright AP Image caption Many thousands of migrants each year make a perilous journey across the Mediterranean to get to Europe European Union leaders are meeting in Malta to discuss how to stem the influx of migrants from North Africa. Boosting the Libyan coastguard and tackling people smugglers are the main proposals. Hundreds of […]

Snapchat owner worth up to $25bn despite making losses

Media captionPutting Snapchat to the test Snap, owner of the Snapchat messaging app popular with teenagers, is to sell its shares on the US stock market. The California-based tech firm, which allows users to send images and messages that vanish within seconds, is set to be one of the major US share listings of recent […]

LG admits premium display fails near wi-fi

LG admits premium display fails near wi-fi

Image copyright LG Electronics giant LG has admitted its new premium-priced computer displays experience “performance issues” when placed near a wi-fi router. The LG Ultrafine 5K monitor costs almost £900 and is promoted as an external display for Mac devices. But customers noticed the display flickered or switched off when near a wi-fi router and […]