Nigeria Boko Haram: Some missing girls ‘rescued’ after school attack

Image copyright Yobe State government Image caption The number of missing girls is being disputed by parents Some of the schoolgirls missing after a militant attack on a boarding school in northern Nigeria have been rescued by the military, officials say. About 100 children were believed to be missing after pupils and teachers fled into […]

Nigeria’s Boko Haram crisis: More than 100 missing after school attack

Image copyright Yobe State government Image caption The number of missing girls is being disputed by parents More than 100 Nigerian schoolgirls are missing after an attack on a boarding school by Boko Haram jihadists, Nigerian police say. Militants raided their school on Monday evening, but many of the students and staff had fled before […]

South Africa police station raid: Six killed in Mthatha

Image copyright AFP Image caption The attackers took 10 firearms and a police van from the station Five police officers and a soldier have been shot dead during a raid on their station in South Africa’s Eastern Cape province. In a statement, the South African Government News Agency said three officers were killed instantly. The […]

Nigeria’s Boko Haram crisis: Yobe schoolgirls missing

Image copyright Yobe State government Image caption The number of missing girls is being disputed by parents At least 50 Nigerian schoolgirls are still missing after an attack on a boarding school by Boko Haram jihadists, the local governor says. Militants raided their school on Monday evening, but many of the students and staff had […]

Damming the Nile: Explore with 360 video

A new dam on the Nile could trigger a war over water – unless Ethiopia can agree a deal with Egypt and Sudan. Join the BBC’s Africa correspondent Alastair Leithead and his team, travelling from the Blue Nile’s source to the sea – through Ethiopia and Sudan into Egypt. Flying high above the river and […]

Syria war: ‘250 killed’ in Eastern Ghouta bombardment

Image copyright AFP Image caption A makeshift hospital was set up in Douma – one of the several towns under bombardment The death toll from two days of bombing by Syria’s government of a rebel-held area has risen to 250, reports say. It is the worst violence in the Eastern Ghouta area near Damascus since […]

Trump pushes for ban on gun ‘bump stocks’

Media captionTrump signs an order on gun ‘bump stocks’ US President Donald Trump has signed an order to ban bump-stock devices, which were used by a gunman who killed 58 Las Vegas concert-goers last year. Speaking at the White House, Mr Trump said he had directed the Department of Justice to propose a law to […]

Florida shooting: West Point admits murdered hero

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Peter Wang was one of 17 killed in February’s mass school shooting A reserves trainee who died helping other students escape a Florida school shooting has been posthumously accepted to a prestigious US military school. Peter Wang, 15, who was one of 17 killed in the 14 February attack, […]

Venezuela launches oil cryptocurrency

Image copyright Reuters Venezuela has launched a cryptocurrency in an attempt to bypass tough economic sanctions imposed by the US government. The “Petro” is intended to bolster the country’s crumbling economy, which has been suffering from hyperinflation and devaluation for years. Venezuela claims it is the world’s first sovereign cryptocurrency. Critics say the move is […]

Spain: Father of migrant boy found in suitcase in Ceuta freed

Image copyright AFP Image caption The boy’s father ended up with a 92 euro ($114; £81) fine for facilitating his son’s illegal entry into Spain An Ivorian man whose eight-year-old son was smuggled into Spain from Morocco in a suitcase has escaped a jail term. Prosecutors had wanted Ali Ouattara to go to prison for […]