Germany election: Merkel wins fourth term, exit polls say

Germany election: Merkel wins fourth term, exit polls say

Media captionMerkel’s conservatives and right-wing nationalists rejoice German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been re-elected for a fourth term while nationalists have made a historic breakthrough in federal elections, exit polls suggest. Her conservative CDU/CSU alliance is set to remain the largest party in the parliament, with 32.5% of the vote. Its outgoing coalition partner, the […]

Trump NFL row: Defiance after US president urges boycott

Trump NFL row: Defiance after US president urges boycott

Media captionWarriors head coach Steve Kerr: Trump comments ‘awful’ Players in the National Football League (NFL) have knelt and locked arms in a wave of protests at US President Donald Trump’s “offensive” and “divisive” comments aimed at their teammates. In a growing row with the sports world, Mr Trump insisted that players who failed to […]

Rohingya crisis: UN reports drop in arrivals in Bangladesh

Rohingya crisis: UN reports drop in arrivals in Bangladesh

Image copyright Reuters Image caption More than 400,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh since late August UN agencies in Bangladesh say there has been a notable drop over the past two days in the number of Rohingya refugees fleeing violence in Myanmar. But a spokeswoman for the International Organization for Migration (IOM) told the BBC […]

Hurricane Maria: Puerto Rico facing crisis

Hurricane Maria: Puerto Rico facing crisis

Media captionHeavy rainfall from Hurricane Maria put stress on the Guajataca Dam Puerto Rico is facing a growing crisis in the wake of Hurricane Maria, which has knocked out water, electricity, and telephone services. The entire population is still without power and engineers say it could take months to be restored. A dam remains in […]

Kenya election: Chief prosecutor orders inquiry into electoral commission

Kenya election: Chief prosecutor orders inquiry into electoral commission

Image copyright Reuters Image caption President Uhuru Kenyatta said the annulling of the election poll was a “judicial coup” Kenya’s chief prosecutor has ordered an investigation into the electoral commission over possible misconduct in last month’s annulled vote. The Supreme Court annulled the result of the 8 August poll after finding irregularities and declaring it […]

Africa’s biggest modern art gallery opens in Cape Town

Africa’s biggest modern art gallery opens in Cape Town

Image copyright EPA Image caption The work of South African artist Athi-Patra Ruga is influenced by his background in fashion design Africa’s largest gallery for contemporary art from the continent and its diaspora has opened in the South African city of Cape Town. The Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz Mocaa) is set inside […]

Altach striker Bernard Tekpetey banned for ‘racism’ reaction

Altach striker Bernard Tekpetey banned for ‘racism’ reaction

The 20-year-old caused controversy after reacting to racist insults from away supports during an Austrian Cup tie against third tier Union Gurten. Ghana’s Bernard Tekpetey has been given a two-match ban after he was sent off for his reaction to alleged racist insults during an Austrian Cup tie. The 20-year-old Altach striker gestured towards Union […]

Migrant crisis: Dozens feared drowned off Libya coast

Migrant crisis: Dozens feared drowned off Libya coast

Image copyright AFP Image caption Lifejackets believed to be from the capsized boat were washed up on the coast At least 50 migrants are feared drowned after their boat ran out of fuel and capsized off the Libyan coast. The dinghy, which had been carrying at least 100 people, had set off from Libya’s western […]

Kenya election: Poll body delays re-run by nine days

Kenya election: Poll body delays re-run by nine days

Image copyright EPA Image caption Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta insists his election victory was valid Kenya’s new presidential election has been delayed to 26 October, after the country’s polls commission sought more time to reform voting processes. The re-run had originally been scheduled for 17 October. The move came as President Uhuru Kenyatta accused the […]

Ancient DNA sheds light on African history

Ancient DNA sheds light on African history

Image copyright Jessica Thompson Image caption Burials at Mount Hora in Malawi yielded DNA used in the study DNA from ancient remains has been used to reconstruct thousands of years of population history in Africa. Researchers sequenced the genomes of 16 individuals who lived between 8,000 and 1,000 years ago. The data shows how the […]

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