Greece rejects Turkey soldiers’ extradition

Greece rejects Turkey soldiers’ extradition

Image copyright AFP Image caption The soldiers say they would not receive a fair trial in Turkey Greece’s Supreme Court has ruled against extraditing eight Turkish soldiers whom the Turkish government accuses of being involved in last July’s attempted coup. The eight men fled in a helicopter to Greece after the coup attempt but say […]

Apocalypse is 30 seconds closer, say Doomsday Clock scientists

Media captionDoomsday Clock: Countdown to catastrophe? Scientists say the world has edged closer to apocalypse in the past year amid a darkening security landscape and comments by Donald Trump. The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (BPA) moved the minute hand of the symbolic Doomsday Clock from three minutes to two-and-a-half minutes to midnight. It is […]

Gambia’s new President Adama Barrow arrives home

Gambia’s new President Adama Barrow arrives home

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption President Barrow, left, was seen off at Dakar airport by President Macky Sall of Senegal Gambia’s President Adama Barrow has returned to the country to assume power – days after his predecessor Yahya Jammeh left to go into exile. President Barrow’s plane touched down at Banjul airport where jubilant […]

Duterte reverses anti-US base stance

Duterte reverses anti-US base stance

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption President Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to scrap joint US-Philippine military exercises The US will upgrade and expand its facilities on Philippine military bases this year, the Philippine defence minister has announced. Delfin Lorenzana said President Rodrigo Duterte would honour plans for the US to build barracks, warehouses and runways […]

Gambia’s new President Adama Barrow to return home

Gambia’s new President Adama Barrow to return home

Image copyright AFP Image caption A new inauguration on home soil is planned for President Barrow Gambia’s new President, Adama Barrow, says he will return to the country on Thursday to assume power – days after his predecessor left. Mr Barrow, who has been staying in neighbouring Senegal, won elections in December. However a handover […]

Buchi Emecheta: Nigerian author who championed girls dies aged 72

Buchi Emecheta: Nigerian author who championed girls dies aged 72

Image copyright Alamy Image caption “I work toward the liberation of women but I’m not feminist. I’m just a woman.” Nigerian author Buchi Emecheta, whose works included The Joys of Motherhood, Second-Class Citizen and The Bride Price, has died at her home in London at the age of 72. Emecheta’s books were on the national […]

Islamists lose Benghazi district to Haftar’s forces

Islamists lose Benghazi district to Haftar’s forces

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption The district has been under siege for months Jihadist fighters in Libya have lost one of their last remaining strongholds in the country’s second city. Forces loyal to the military leader, Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, said they had driven local Islamist militias out of the Ganfouda district of Benghazi. […]

Anis Ben-Hatira: Darmstadt release player over Islamic charity link

Anis Ben-Hatira: Darmstadt release player over Islamic charity link

Ben-Hatira has made 11 appearances and scored once since joining from Eintracht Frankfurt in August Bundesliga club Darmstadt have released Tunisian midfielder Anis Ben-Hatira by mutual consent following criticism of his ties with an Islamic charity. Ansaar International has been criticised in Germany with media reports alleging it was linked to the controversial Islamic Salafist […]

Somali hotel bomb attack ‘kills 28’, say ambulance staff

Media captionCar bomb attack in Somali capital Mogadishu Ambulance workers in the Somali capital Mogadishu have told the BBC they have counted 28 dead bodies at a hotel following a bomb attack by militants. They said 43 others, including seven journalists, were injured after bombs exploded at the Dayah hotel – although there have been […]

Bolt loses gold after team-mate fails test

Bolt loses gold after team-mate fails test

Nesta Carter was told of the adverse finding in May – before the Rio Olympics Usain Bolt will have to hand back one of his nine Olympic gold medals after Jamaican team-mate Nesta Carter tested positive for a banned substance. Carter was part of the Jamaican quartet that won the 4x100m in Beijing in 2008. […]

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