Al-Qaeda: Kidnapped Swede Johan Gustafsson freed after six years

Al-Qaeda: Kidnapped Swede Johan Gustafsson freed after six years

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Johan Gustafsson is said to be “happy” and “overwhelmed” following his release Hostage Johan Gustafsson, held by al-Qaeda in Mali since 2011, has been freed, the Swedish government says. Mr Gustafsson, 42, is being flown back to Sweden from Africa, Sweden’s Foreign Minister Margot Wallström said in a statement […]

South Africa prisoners entertained by ‘strippers’

South Africa prisoners entertained by ‘strippers’

Image copyright Durban Crime n All Image caption These pictures emerged on social media over the weekend Inmates at a South African prison known as Sun City were treated to “strippers” as part of an official event. Pictures circulating on social media show two scantily-clad women in thigh-high boots pressing themselves up against orange suited […]

Victor Wanyama Street in Tanzania axed after a day

Victor Wanyama Street in Tanzania axed after a day

Image copyright Victor Wanyama/Instagram Image caption Wanyama posted a photo on his Instagram account and thanked Tanzanians Tottenham and Kenyan midfielder Victor Wanyama was honoured in Tanzania on Saturday by having a street named after him in Dar es Salaam. But the gesture looks to have been short-lived as local websites showed a picture of […]

Al-Qaeda frees Swede after six years

Al-Qaeda frees Swede after six years

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Johan Gustafsson is said to be “happy” and “overwhelmed” following his release Hostage Johan Gustafsson, held by al-Qaeda in Mali since 2011, has been freed, the Swedish government says. Mr Gustafsson, 42, is being flown back to Sweden from Africa, Sweden’s Foreign Minister Margot Wallström said in a statement […]

Theresa May sets out post-Brexit offer on EU citizens

Theresa May sets out post-Brexit offer on EU citizens

Media captionTheresa May sets out ‘offer’ on EU citizens’ rights Theresa May has said she wants EU citizens living in the UK to stay after Brexit as she announced plans designed to put their “anxiety to rest”. All EU nationals living in the UK lawfully for at least five years will be granted “settled status” […]

Russia targets Telegram app after St Petersburg bombing

Russia targets Telegram app after St Petersburg bombing

Image copyright EPA Image caption The bomber killed 15 people and wounded dozens more in the 3 April attack Russia’s FSB security agency has said the Telegram mobile messaging app was used by a suicide bomber who killed 15 people in St Petersburg in April. Authorities have already threatened to block the app, founded by […]

Painter Salvador Dali’s body to be exhumed for paternity suit

Painter Salvador Dali’s body to be exhumed for paternity suit

Image copyright AFP Image caption Dalí died in Spain in 1989 and had no children with his wife A judge in Madrid has ordered the exhumation of the body of Spanish artist Salvador Dalí to get samples for a paternity suit. A Spanish woman, born in 1956, said her mother, a maid, had a clandestine […]

Berlusconi hails Italy poll revival as Renzi loses ground

Berlusconi hails Italy poll revival as Renzi loses ground

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Berlusconi has promised a “moderate, liberal coalition” Italy’s centre-right ex-prime minister Silvio Berlusconi is celebrating local election success in an alliance with two right-wing parties. Mr Berlusconi’s Forza Italia won 16 of 22 cities with the anti-immigration Northern League and another party. The results were a setback for Matteo […]

Gmail to end ad-targeting email scans

Gmail to end ad-targeting email scans

Image copyright Microsoft Image caption Microsoft had attacked Google’s email scans claiming they were an invasion of privacy Google’s decision to stop scanning Gmail users’ emails in order to target them with personalised adverts has been given a qualified welcome by privacy campaigners. The tech firm revealed the change in a blog at the end […]

Trump travel ban injunction lifted in part by Supreme Court

Trump travel ban injunction lifted in part by Supreme Court

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The original ban in January provoked mass protests at American airports The US Supreme Court has partially lifted an injunction against President Donald Trump’s travel ban. America’s highest court also granted an emergency request from the White House allowing part of the refugee ban to go into effect. The […]