Football president George Weah puts Liberian army to the test

George Weah is due to become Liberia’s new president and commander-in-chief on Monday – but before that, the 51-year-old put his army’s football team through its paces with the help of his former teammates. Football president George Weah puts Liberian army to the test

Syria: Turkish ground troops enter Afrin enclave

Image copyright AFP Image caption Turkish tanks rolled across the border into Syria on Sunday morning Turkish ground troops have crossed into northern Syria as part of Ankara’s campaign to rid the border area of Kurdish fighters, Turkey’s PM says. Binali Yildirim said the aim was to establish a 30km (19-mile) “safe zone” deep inside […]

Germany coalition talks: SPD backs talks with Merkel

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Mr Schulz (C) had initially ruled out a new “grand coalition” Germany’s Social Democrats (SDP) have voted for coalition negotiations with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives, their former coalition partners. Earlier this month the two groupings agreed a blueprint for formal talks. Mrs Merkel’s centre-right CDU and its Bavarian CSU ally […]

Dolores O’Riordan: Hundreds queue in rain to pay respects

Image copyright PA Image caption The singer’s remains are lying in repose in her home city of Limerick Hundreds of people have gathered to pay their respects to the late Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan in her home city of Limerick. Large crowds gathered for the event ahead of her funeral on Tuesday. Hundreds queued outside […]

Europeans among Afghan hotel dead

Media captionGuests tried to escape by using bed sheets to climb down from balconies An eyewitness has told the BBC of the terrifying moment gunmen burst into Kabul’s Intercontinental Hotel restaurant on Saturday. The man, who is not being named for security reasons, said he was spared after saying he was an Afghan. “Where are […]

Kabul: Gunmen shot Intercontinental Hotel diners – eyewitness

Media captionGuests tried to escape by using bed sheets to climb down from balconies An eyewitness has told the BBC of the terrifying moment gunmen burst into Kabul’s Intercontinental Hotel restaurant on Saturday. The man, who is not being named for security reasons, said he was spared after saying he was an Afghan. “Where are […]

North Korea Moranbong girl band leader heads Olympic inspection team

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Hyon Song-wol, pictured centre, was the star attraction during the visit to South Korea A North Korean delegation has arrived in South Korea for a landmark visit to inspect cultural venues for next month’s Winter Olympics. It is headed by Hyon Song-wol, leader of the popular Moranbong girl band […]

India police ‘failed to help injured teenagers’

India police ‘failed to help injured teenagers’

Two teenagers involved in a road crash in India reportedly died after police refused to take them in their patrol car to the nearest hospital. Three police officers in Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh, are accused of failing to transport the young men because they did not want blood stains in their car. They are now under […]

UKIP leader Henry Bolton hits out at national executive committee

Media captionSarah Smith spoke to the UKIP leader Henry Bolton. UKIP leader Henry Bolton has said the party’s national executive committee (NEC) has no right to sit in judgement on his personal life. And he warned that UKIP faced extinction if the NEC voted to get rid of him as leader when it meets later. […]

CBI calls for UK to remain in a customs union with EU

Image copyright Getty Images Time is running out on Brexit, and the UK should remain in a customs union with the EU, the CBI has warned. Carolyn Fairbairn, head of the UK business group, said there was a “lack of clarity” surrounding ongoing talks about the future of UK-EU trade. Speaking on ITV’s Peston on […]