France elections: Macron and Le Pen ‘through to run-off’

France elections: Macron and Le Pen ‘through to run-off’

Image copyright AFP/EPA Image caption The two face a run-off next month, but Mr Macron is seen as favourite The centrist Emmanuel Macron will face far-right leader Marine Le Pen in a run-off for the French presidency on 7 May, multiple projections indicate. An Ipsos/Sopra Steria poll puts Mr Macron on 23.7% in first-round voting […]

North Korea ‘ready to sink’ US aircraft carrier Vinson

North Korea ‘ready to sink’ US aircraft carrier Vinson

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Vinson battle group was conducting exercises with the Japanese navy in the Philippine Sea on Sunday North Korea is “ready to sink” a US aircraft carrier heading for the peninsula, state media have said. A commentary in the Rodong Sinmun newspaper warned that the USS Carl Vinson could be […]

Aurora photographers find new night sky lights and call them Steve

Aurora photographers find new night sky lights and call them Steve

Image copyright ESA A group of aurora enthusiasts have found a new type of light in the night sky and named it Steve. Eric Donovan from the University of Calgary in Canada spotted the feature in photos shared on a Facebook group. He did not recognise it as a catalogued phenomenon and although the group […]

Italy migrant crisis: Charities ‘colluding’ with smugglers

Italy migrant crisis: Charities ‘colluding’ with smugglers

Image copyright AFP Image caption Thousands have made the risky crossing to Italy this year An Italian prosecutor says he has evidence some of the charities saving migrants in the Mediterranean Sea are colluding with people-smugglers. Carmelo Zuccaro told La Stampa (in Italian) phone calls were being made from Libya to rescue vessels. Organisations involved […]

Australian girl, 8, escaped a sinking car but family drowned

Australian girl, 8, escaped a sinking car but family drowned

Image copyright facebook Image caption Chloe (bottom left) survived when the car sank, but her mother, brother and sister did not A girl of eight who survived when the car she was in sank in Australia, killing three family members, has described her desperate struggle to raise the alarm. Chloe Kabealo said she had unbuckled […]

Kuki Gallmann shot and wounded at Kenya conservation park

Kuki Gallmann shot and wounded at Kenya conservation park

Image copyright AFP Image caption A luxury safari lodge owned by Ms Gallmann was burned down last month Renowned Italian-born conservationist Kuki Gallmann has been shot and injured in an ambush at her conservation park in central Kenya. The author of the best-selling memoir I Dreamed of Africa was airlifted to hospital for treatment. Ms […]

Kenya election: Kenyatta blames primaries chaos on turnout

Kenya election: Kenyatta blames primaries chaos on turnout

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption “Let us avoid pointing fingers,” said Mr Kenyatta Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has blamed huge voter turnout for the chaos at his party’s primaries on Friday, which led to them being cancelled. In many areas across the country, there were delays, with some skirmishes also reported as contestants accused their […]

South Africa bus crash ‘kills at least 19 children’

South Africa bus crash ‘kills at least 19 children’

Image copyright Twitter/ER24 Image caption The minibus was carrying children from primary and secondary schools At least 19 children have been killed in a minibus crash near the South African capital, Pretoria, emergency services and officials say. The children died after the vehicle burst into flames following a collision with a truck just north of […]

South Africa bus crash kills 20 children

South Africa bus crash kills 20 children

Image copyright Twitter/ER24 Image caption The minibus was carrying children from primary and secondary schools Twenty children have been killed in a minibus crash near the South African capital Pretoria, emergency services have said. The children died after the vehicle burst into flames following a collision with a truck just north of the capital. There […]

Nigerian Manchester United fans electrocuted watching match

Nigerian Manchester United fans electrocuted watching match

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Manchester United won the game 2-1 At least seven people have died after an electric cable fell on fans watching a Manchester United match on TV in Nigeria, police say. The high-tension cable fell on a crowded shack showing the Europa League quarter-final against Anderlecht in the southern city of […]

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