Trump causes ‘major’ shift in global view of US: Pew

Trump causes ‘major’ shift in global view of US: Pew

Image caption Trump isn’t shy of sharing views on many countries – but what do they think of him? Donald Trump’s presidency has had a “major impact on how the world sees the United States”, a large new study says. The survey, by the Pew Research Center, interviewed more than 40,000 people in 37 countries […]

Senate healthcare bill leaves 22m more without cover, CBO says

Senate healthcare bill leaves 22m more without cover, CBO says

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A number of Republican senators have expressed reservations about the party’s plan Some 22 million Americans could lose their health insurance over the next decade under a Senate bill to replace Obamacare, a congressional report says. However, the bill would reduce the budget deficit, the non-partisan Congressional Budgetary Office […]

Colombia’s Farc has completed disarmament, UN says

Colombia’s Farc has completed disarmament, UN says

Image copyright EPA Image caption The registration by UN monitors of Farc weapons ran over schedule drawing concerns the handover would never be completed. Farc rebels in Colombia have handed over all of their personal weapons, completing the transfer of arms a day ahead of a revised schedule, United Nations monitors in Colombia say. A […]

Niger migrants: 52 die during desert crossing

Niger migrants: 52 die during desert crossing

Image copyright AFP Image caption A journey through the desert can be just as perilous for migrants as a sea crossing Fifty-two migrants have been found dead in the deserts of central Niger, near Séguédine. A group of 75 set out in three vehicles but were abandoned by traffickers, who feared the security forces. A […]

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 […]

South Africa moves ‘coffin’ assault case to high court

South Africa moves ‘coffin’ assault case to high court

Image caption Theo Martins Jackson (L) and Willem Oosthuizen (R) have been in custody since November The trial of two white farmers accused of forcing a black South African into a coffin and threatening to douse him in petrol and burn him alive has been moved to a high court. Willem Oosthuizen and Theo Martins […]

Battle for Mosul: Iraq forces repel IS counter-attack

Battle for Mosul: Iraq forces repel IS counter-attack

Media captionOrla Guerin on the front line in Mosul Fighters of so-called Islamic State (IS) have launched counter-attacks as they come under growing pressure from Iraqi forces in Mosul. IS deployed large numbers of suicide bombers in different parts of the northern Iraqi city but the affected areas were quickly brought under control, Iraqi officials […]

Liu Xiaobo: China frees jailed dissident after cancer diagnosis

Liu Xiaobo: China frees jailed dissident after cancer diagnosis

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Liu Xiaobo is a poet and human rights campaigner Chinese Nobel peace laureate Liu Xiaobo has been released from prison on compassionate grounds after being diagnosed with terminal liver cancer. Mr Liu, a human rights campaigner, was jailed in 2009 on subversion charges for calling for greater democracy. His lawyer […]