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Project to rebuild The Gambia after brutal rule

8 hours 53 min ago
A group of musicians, television producers and filmmakers have launched a project to help re-build The Gambia's shattered economy, following 22 years of brutal rule under the country's former dictator.

Muslim cleric held over selfie star's murder

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 22:25
Pakistani police say a Muslim cleric has been arrested over the murder of social media star Qandeel Baloch.

Trudeau's tears: Canada PM mourns Gord Downie

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 21:09
Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has broken down in tears as he paid tribute to the lead singer of rock band Tragically Hip on national television.

Celeb TV host to challenge Putin in election

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 20:43
A celebrity TV host says she plans to run in the next year's Russian presidential election where she is expected to face Vladimir Putin.

Spain threatens to remove Catalan autonomy

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 19:37
The Spanish government has issued a final warning to Catalan leaders - abandon independence or we will take your regional autonomy away.

Trump's travel ban blocked by second judge

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 16:57
A second US judge has blocked Donald Trump's latest travel ban, delivering a setback to the President's third attempt at what has been widely described as a Muslim Ban.

Chechen mothers' agony over IS daughters

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 16:07
We did not expect to meet so many people.

'Mafia' blows doors off Swedish police station

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 15:27
An organised crime group is believed to be behind an explosion that blew the doors off a police station in Sweden.

Four Britons kidnapped as militants hunted

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 14:26
Four British nationals have been kidnapped from a remote village in Nigeria, police and community leaders have said.

Xi proclaims 'new era' of 'Chinese dream'

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 14:13
At the heart of Xi Jinping's almost three-and-a-half hour speech was a single clear message - we are entering a new era.

Images 'prove Rohingya villages were burned'

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 13:35
Satellite images have emerged that allegedly prove Rohingya villages were torched after Myanmar said "clearance operations" had ceased.

Fighters celebrate Raqqa victory in doughnut stunt

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 13:18
US-backed Syrian forces have celebrated taking Raqqa from Islamic State by doing doughnuts in their army tank - the same way the militants had marked gaining control of the city three years ago.

Pair fired after United Airlines passenger removed

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 13:07
Two airport security officers have been sacked for their part in the forcible removal of a passenger from a plane that left him bleeding from a broken nose and two broken teeth.

Trump's wealth 'slumps by $600m in a year'

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 11:51
Donald Trump's wealth has declined by $600m (£455m) in the last year as the value of luxury property in New York falls, it has been reported.

North Korea mountain 'damaged by nuclear tests'

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 11:11
The launch site for several of North Korea's nuclear tests appears to be caving in - a condition known as "Tired Mountain Syndrome".

Scientists race to stop parrot massacre in Tasmania

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 09:08
Australian scientists are racing to save critically endangered swift parrots from being "massacred" by sugar glider predators in Tasmania's ancient forests.

Booker won by US author for second year in row

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 08:51
George Saunders has won the prestigious Man Booker Prize for fiction with his first novel, Lincoln In The Bardo.

Rio Tinto fined record £27m by City watchdog

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 08:41
FTSE 100 mining giant Rio Tinto has been fined a record £27m by the City watchdog over "inaccurate and misleading" financial statements after an African coal investment turned sour.

China's Communist Party congress begins

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 03:58
China's largest political event, the twice-a-decade Communist Party congress, has started in Beijing.

Death toll in Portugal wildfires reaches 41

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 02:18
At least 41 people have died in Portugal, where firefighters are slowly gaining control over the 15 major blazes.


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