Syria war: ‘Dozens killed’ as jihadists clash in Idlib

Syria war: ‘Dozens killed’ as jihadists clash in Idlib

Image copyright AFP Image caption The fighting is seen as a power struggle between jihadist groups Dozens of fighters have been killed in clashes between two jihadist factions in northern Syria, reports say. The battles involved Tahrir al-Sham, formerly an al-Qaeda affiliate, and Jund al-Aqsa, regarded as close to so-called Islamic State (IS). UK-based Syrian […]

Toshiba boss quits over $3.4bn loss

Toshiba boss quits over $3.4bn loss

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Shiga stepped down “to take management responsibility for the loss” Toshiba chairman Shigenori Shiga has resigned, hours after the Japanese conglomerate revealed details of a multi-billion dollar loss. Earlier Toshiba had delayed issuing its results, but it then said it was set to report a net loss of 390bn […]

France avalanche: Four killed at Tignes ski resort

France avalanche: Four killed at Tignes ski resort

Image copyright Tom Finnigan Image caption Rescue workers are continuing to search for anyone who may be missing At least four people have died in an avalanche at the ski resort of Tignes in south-eastern France, rescuers say. The group of snowboarders, including an experienced guide, was buried after the wall of snow swept through […]

Oroville Dam risk: Thousands ordered to evacuate homes

Oroville Dam risk: Thousands ordered to evacuate homes

Image copyright AP Image caption Water crashes through the main spillway at the Oroville Dam More than 180,000 people in northern California have been told to evacuate after two overflow channels at the US’s tallest dam were found to be damaged. The 770ft (230m) high Oroville Dam is not itself at risk of collapsing, but […]

Sweden defends officials wearing headscarves in Iran

Sweden defends officials wearing headscarves in Iran

Image copyright IRNA Image caption Trade Minister Ann Linde led a business delegation last week The Swedish government has defended its decision to have its officials wear headscarves during a trip to Iran, saying that failing to do so would have broken the law. Trade Minister Ann Linde led a business team last week and […]

Taiwan tour bus crash kills dozens

Taiwan tour bus crash kills dozens

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The passengers were elderly tourists on a cherry blossom tour Thirty-two people were killed and 13 injured after their tour bus overturned on a road near Taiwan’s capital, Taipei, emergency officials say. Pictures from the scene showed the tour bus lying on its side. Most of those on board were […]

Hamas hardliner Yehiya Sinwar elected as Gaza leader

Hamas hardliner Yehiya Sinwar elected as Gaza leader

Image copyright AFP Image caption Yehiya Sinwar (right) helped found Hamas’ military wing The Palestinian militant group Hamas has elected a hardline commander of its armed wing as the movement’s overall leader in the Gaza Strip. Yehiya Sinwar replaces Ismail Haniyeh, a former prime minister in the territory’s Hamas-run government. Mr Sinwar was jailed in […]

Trump travel ban faces new legal assault in Virginia court

Media captionThe US state with a deep fear of refugees Donald Trump’s travel ban faces a fresh legal challenge, a day after it suffered an appeals court setback. Lawyers for the state of Virginia are arguing in a federal court there is “overwhelming evidence” the policy “resulted from animus toward Muslims”. On Thursday, an appeals […]

Montpellier arrests: France police avert ‘imminent’ attack

Montpellier arrests: France police avert ‘imminent’ attack

Image copyright AFP Image caption Anti-terror police raided the flat in Montpellier on Friday An “imminent” terror attack on French soil has been averted with the arrest of four suspects in Montpellier, Interior Minister Bruno Le Roux said. Three men and a girl of 16 were found with bomb-making materials by anti-terrorist police in a […]

Tanzanian guide arrested for ‘fake translation’ of tourist’s remark

Tanzanian guide arrested for ‘fake translation’ of tourist’s remark

Image copyright Twitter Image caption Lost in translation: A video of the pair has been widely shared on social media A tour guide at a Tanzanian game park has been arrested after falsely translating a tourist’s comments about the country and its people. In a widely circulated video clip, the guide says in Swahili that […]

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