Dortmund ignored over match change – coach

Dortmund ignored over match change – coach

Some Dortmund fans protested against the rescheduling of their game against Monaco Borussia Dortmund felt “completely ignored” over the rescheduling of their Champions League game against Monaco, says manager Thomas Tuchel. Dortmund lost 3-2 in the first leg of the quarter-final on Wednesday, less than 24 hours after an attack on their bus caused the […]

Borussia Dortmund football team bus hit by explosions

Borussia Dortmund football team bus hit by explosions

Image copyright EPA Image caption Windows were broken and tyres burst in the blasts Three explosions have hit a bus carrying the Borussia Dortmund football team to their home Champions League quarter-final match against Monaco. In a news conference, the head of Dortmund police said it was a targeted attack on the team. Player Marc […]

Nigeria road safety commander cut hair of female employees

Nigeria road safety commander cut hair of female employees

Image copyright FRSC Rivers State/Facebook Image caption An aide to President Buhari said the haircuts were “a humiliation of women” Nigeria’s road safety organisation has disciplined a senior commander after he was filmed punishing female employees by cutting off their long hair. Photos showing the male commander taking a pair of scissors to the women’s […]

United Airlines CEO sorry for ‘horrific’ passenger removal

United Airlines CEO sorry for ‘horrific’ passenger removal

Media captionJohn Klaassen, eyewitness: “They treated him as less than human” The CEO of United Airlines has apologised for the “truly horrific” incident in which a passenger was forcibly dragged, screaming, from an overbooked flight. Oscar Munoz said he “continues to be disturbed” by the incident, captured on a video that went viral on Twitter. […]

France migrants: Hundreds without shelter after Grand-Synthe camp fire

France migrants: Hundreds without shelter after Grand-Synthe camp fire

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Some migrants found shelter in a gym but others have dispersed around the town French authorities have been scrambling to find shelter for 1,500 migrants left homeless after fire destroyed the Grande-Synthe camp near Dunkirk. About 500 people have been accommodated in gymnasiums but the rest, including unaccompanied children as […]

Chechen police ‘kidnap and torture gay men’ – LGBT activists

Chechen police ‘kidnap and torture gay men’ – LGBT activists

Image copyright AFP Image caption Gay rights are restricted in Russia and abuses are worse in Chechnya, LGBT activists say Gay men are fleeing brutal persecution in Chechnya, where police are holding more than 100 people and torturing some of them in an anti-gay crackdown, Russian activists say. Natalia Poplevskaya of the Russian LGBT Network […]

United Airlines: Passenger forcibly removed from flight

United Airlines: Passenger forcibly removed from flight

Media captionPassenger dragged off a United flight. Video: Audra D. Bridges Videos showing a man being violently removed from a United Airlines flight have provoked an outcry on social media. The footage taken inside the airliner shows a man being violently pulled out of his seat and dragged down the aisle as passengers prepared to […]

San Bernardino shooting: Two dead at California primary school

San Bernardino shooting: Two dead at California primary school

Media captionStudents were evacuated from their classrooms Two people have been killed in a shooting in a classroom of a primary school in San Bernardino, California, police have confirmed. The victims, a female teacher and the suspect, were both adults, police Lt Mike Madden said. Two students were also in a critical condition, he added. […]

French Guiana in total shutdown

French Guiana in total shutdown

Image copyright AFP / Getty Images Image caption Members of the 500 Brothers group at a protest in Cayenne, French Guiana, last week Discontent over living standards in French Guiana has led to a large-scale blockade on Monday. The territory has regained control of its space station (more on that later) but anger there is […]

World Cup 2026: USA, Canada & Mexico to make joint bid

World Cup 2026: USA, Canada & Mexico to make joint bid

Germany won the 2014 World Cup in Brazil The United States, Canada and Mexico have announced they will make a joint bid to host the 2026 World Cup. It will be the first tournament after the expansion from 32 teams to 48 and, if successful, would be the first time a World Cup has been […]