Conjoined twins survive gruelling journey to separation

Conjoined twins survive gruelling journey to separation

Image copyright Jacklyn Reierson, MAF Image caption The family lives in a remote village in western Democratic Republic of Congo, in Africa Conjoined twins born in a remote village in the Democratic Republic of Congo have survived a 15-hour journey on the back of a motorbike to be separated. They were then flown to the […]

Sebastian Kurz: Austrian conservative set to become world’s youngest leader

Sebastian Kurz: Austrian conservative set to become world’s youngest leader

Media captionConservative Sebastian Kurz: the frontrunner Austria’s conservative People’s Party, led by 31-year-old Sebastian Kurz, is set to win the country’s general election, projections suggest. The victory would make Mr Kurz the world’s youngest national leader. The People’s Party was set to win more than 31%. It is so far unclear whether the Social Democrats […]

Somalia: At least 230 dead in Mogadishu blasts

Somalia: At least 230 dead in Mogadishu blasts

Media captionThe death toll continues to rise after the deadly blast A massive bomb attack in a busy area of the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday is now known to have killed at least 230 people, police say. Hundreds more were wounded when a lorry packed with explosives detonated near the entrance of a hotel. […]

Somalia: At least 85 dead in Mogadishu blasts

Somalia: At least 85 dead in Mogadishu blasts

Media captionThe aftermath of the explosion in Mogadishu A massive bomb attack in a busy area of the Somali capital Mogadishu has killed at least 85 people, officials say. Dozens more were wounded when a lorry packed with explosives detonated near the entrance of a hotel. Police say two people were killed in a second […]

Somalia: At least 20 dead in Mogadishu blast

Somalia: At least 20 dead in Mogadishu blast

At least 20 people have been killed in a massive blast that tore through one of the busiest junctions in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu. A truck packed with explosives detonated at the entrance of a hotel, security official Mohamed Adan told Reuters news agency. Police captain Mohamed Hussein said more than 15 were injured, AP reports. […]

Ivory Coast crash: Four die when cargo plane plunges into sea

Ivory Coast crash: Four die when cargo plane plunges into sea

Media captionMobile phone footage shows the wreckage of the cargo plane A cargo plane has crashed into the sea off Ivory Coast, close to Abidjan airport, killing four people and injuring six. The wreckage of the turboprop plane, which was carrying ten people, was swept toward a beach where rescuers treated surviving crewmen on the […]

First flight touches down on remote St Helena

First flight touches down on remote St Helena

Image copyright PA Image caption The opening of the airport was delayed by problems with wind The first scheduled commercial airline service to the remote British island of St Helena in the south Atlantic has touched down safely. The virgin flight, an SA Airlink service from South Africa, ends the island’s long-standing reliance on a […]

Kenya boarding school attack leaves six dead

Kenya boarding school attack leaves six dead

At least five students and a security guard have been shot and killed in a dawn attack at a secondary school in northern Kenya. The attack was allegedly led by a former student who had been suspended, the school’s head teacher said. He is accused of returning to dormitories at the school in Lokichogio on […]

Iran nuclear deal: Trump vows not to recertify agreement

Iran nuclear deal: Trump vows not to recertify agreement

Media captionTrump: ‘I can terminate US involvement in deal any time’ US President Donald Trump has condemned Iran as a “fanatical regime” and refused to continue certifying a landmark international nuclear deal. He accused Iran of sponsoring terrorism and said he would deny the regime “all paths to a nuclear weapon”. International observers say Iran […]

SA President Zuma must face corruption charges, court rules

SA President Zuma must face corruption charges, court rules

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Jacob Zuma has always denied the allegations linked to a government arms deal South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma must face charges of corruption, fraud, racketeering and money laundering, the Supreme Court of Appeal has ruled. It agreed with a lower court ruling last year that prosecutors could bring back 783 […]