Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo breaks Club World Cup scoring record

Cristiano Ronaldo’s leveler for Real Madrid against Al-Jazira puts him atop the Club World Cup goalscoring charts. Cristiano Ronaldo has added yet another record to his collection by becoming the leading goalscorer in Club World Cup history, thanks to his equalising strike in Wednesday’s 2-1 semifinal victory over Al Jazira. Ronaldo had at least six […]

Militiamen jailed in DR Congo’s Kavumu for raping 40 children

Militiamen jailed in DR Congo’s Kavumu for raping 40 children

Image copyright AFP A group of 11 militiamen in the Democratic Republic of Congo have been jailed for life for raping about 40 children, including at least one baby. The girls they raped between 2013 and 2016 were aged between eight months and 12 years old. The men’s alleged leader was a local MP called […]

Jacob Zuma, South Africa’s president, suffers double court blow

Jacob Zuma, South Africa’s president, suffers double court blow

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Zuma is due to step down as African National Congress leader next week South African President Jacob Zuma has lost two court cases in one day, both linked to corruption allegations. Pretoria’s High Court ordered Mr Zuma to set up a judicial inquiry, calling him “seriously reckless” for challenging […]

Debate over property tax ‘welcome’

Debate over property tax ‘welcome’

Image copyright PA The abolition of stamp duty for many first-time buyers should spark a wider debate over the taxation of property, surveyors say. New buyers purchasing a home of up to £300,000 no longer have to pay stamp duty owing to changes made in last month’s Budget. The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) […]

US Federal Reserve raises interest rates again

US Federal Reserve raises interest rates again

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen has raised interest rates three times this year The US Federal Reserve has raised interest rates by 0.25%, the third rate rise in 2017. The US central bank said the move, which was widely expected, underscores “solid” gains in the US economy. Officials also boosted […]

Brexit bill: May heads to Brussels after EU vote loss

Brexit bill: May heads to Brussels after EU vote loss

Media captionThere were cheers from the opposition benches as the result was announced Theresa May is due at a summit in Brussels, hours after Conservative rebels in the Commons defeated the government in a key Brexit vote. MPs backed an amendment giving them a legal guarantee of a vote on the final Brexit deal struck […]

Swedish ‘laser man’ Ausonius on trial for 1992 German murder

Swedish ‘laser man’ Ausonius on trial for 1992 German murder

Image copyright Reuters Image caption John Ausonius (r) denies the killing but did not oppose extradition to Germany A Swedish right-wing extremist serving life for a spate of racially-motivated attacks in the 1990s has gone on trial in Germany accused of murder. John Ausonius, dubbed “the laser man” because of the laser sight on his […]