Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe resigns, ending 37-year rule

Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe resigns, ending 37-year rule

Media captionMPs cheered and celebrated as the resignation was announced Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has resigned, bringing an end to 37 years of rule and sparking jubilant celebrations in the nation’s streets. A letter from Mr Mugabe read out by the speaker of parliament said the decision was voluntary and he had made it to […]

Brexit: UK ‘ready to pay more to the EU’

Brexit: UK ‘ready to pay more to the EU’

Image copyright EPA Brexit supporters in the cabinet have agreed the UK should offer to pay more money to the EU as it leaves. But no formal offer will be made until the EU agrees to begin talking about a new trade deal with the UK. No new figure has been given – but it […]

Russian boy’s WW2 speech to German MPs stirs web anger

Russian boy’s WW2 speech to German MPs stirs web anger

Image copyright German Bundestag Image caption Nikolai Desyatnichenko (r) told German MPs that the fate of a Wehrmacht soldier “touched him” A Russian schoolboy has received online abuse and death threats after suggesting that many German troops who invaded the USSR in World War Two were themselves victims of the conflict. Teenager Nikolai Desyatnichenko was […]

Stolen John Lennon items recovered in Berlin

Stolen John Lennon items recovered in Berlin

Image copyright AFP Image caption Pairs of John Lennon’s signature round glasses were also found German police have recovered more than 100 items stolen from John Lennon’s estate, including three diaries. The diaries were put on display at Berlin police headquarters with other items including a tape recording of a Beatles concert, two pairs of […]

Giant swastika unearthed under Germany sports field

Giant swastika unearthed under Germany sports field

Image copyright DPA/PA Image caption The structure was too heavy to be lifted by an excavator A large concrete swastika has been unearthed during excavations for new changing rooms in a sports club in the German city of Hamburg. The swastika, measuring four by four metres (13ft by 13ft), was buried 40cm underground in the […]

Russia denies nuclear accident after radioactive traces found

Russia denies nuclear accident after radioactive traces found

Russia says a nuclear accident has not occurred on its territory despite “extremely high” traces of a radioactive isotope being found. Russia’s weather service acknowledged it had measured pollution of ruthenium-106 at 1,000 times normal levels in the Ural mountains. It said there was no health risk. The announcement appeared to confirm a report by […]

Budget 2017: Hammond to ‘seize opportunities’ from Brexit

Budget 2017: Hammond to ‘seize opportunities’ from Brexit

Image copyright AFP Image caption Theresa May made Philip Hammond her chancellor in June 2016 The UK must “seize the opportunities” from Brexit while tackling deep-seated economic challenges “head on”, Philip Hammond is to say in his second Budget. The chancellor will promise investment to make Britain “fit for the future” as an “outward looking, […]

Charlie Rose: CBS sacks talk show host over harassment claims

Charlie Rose: CBS sacks talk show host over harassment claims

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Charlie Rose, 75, is one of America’s most respected broadcasters US TV host Charlie Rose has been fired by CBS News following sexual harassment allegations. An email to staff said the presenter’s employment had been “terminated… effective immediately”. It said the move followed the revelation of “extremely disturbing and intolerable […]

Sgt La David Johnson: ‘Additional remains’ found in Niger

Sgt La David Johnson: ‘Additional remains’ found in Niger

Image copyright AFP Further remains have been recovered of a US soldier killed last month in the West African nation of Niger, the US defence department says. A military investigation team made the discovery on 12 November at the site where Army Sgt La David Johnson’s body was found, US officials said. The Armed Forces […]

‘Beauty shines’ as woman bares alopecia in engagement photos

‘Beauty shines’ as woman bares alopecia in engagement photos

Image copyright Makenzee Meaux Image caption “Probably the most difficult thing I will ever do”: Makenzee Meaux took off her wig for her engagement photographs with fiance Byran Engagement photos are made to last forever – so when Makenzee Meaux prepared for hers, she made a dramatic decision. “I realised it was time to release […]

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