Facebook ordered to explain deleted profile

Facebook ordered to explain deleted profile

Image copyright Azra Sabados Facebook has been ordered by a UK high court judge to reveal who told it to delete the profile of a jazz musician and his band, six months after he died. The Times reports that the firm said it had acted on a request but had declined to reveal to the […]

UK ‘can’t keep European Arrest Warrant after Brexit’

UK ‘can’t keep European Arrest Warrant after Brexit’

Image copyright EPA Image caption Use of the European Arrest Warrant has increased steadily in the past decade The UK will be kicked out of the European Arrest Warrant deal after Brexit, EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier has said. The warrant allows EU members to request the arrest and detention of criminals in other countries […]

Trump defends separating immigrant families amid outcry

Trump defends separating immigrant families amid outcry

Media captionThe sound of migrant children separated from parents US President Donald Trump has defended his policy of splitting up families entering the US illegally, defying a growing chorus of condemnation. Speaking at a business convention, Mr Trump said children had to be taken away if their parents were jailed for illegally crossing the US […]

US quits ‘biased’ UN human rights council

US quits ‘biased’ UN human rights council

Image copyright Reuters Image caption US UN envoy Nikki Haley and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made the announcement together The US has pulled out of the United Nations Human Rights Council. The body is “hypocritical and self-serving” and “makes a mockery of human rights”, said Nikki Haley, the US envoy to the UN. Ms […]

West Point graduate who wore Che Guevara T-shirt discharged

West Point graduate who wore Che Guevara T-shirt discharged

Image copyright Twitter/ @punkproletarian Image caption Mr Rapone had been serving as an open communist in the US army 10th Mountain Division A West Point cadet who wore a Che Guevara T-shirt to his graduation has been drummed out of the US military. Spenser Rapone, 26, quit on Monday with an other-than-honourable discharge over his […]

Mechanic ‘posed as general with helicopter to impress date’

Mechanic ‘posed as general with helicopter to impress date’

Image copyright Raleigh-Wake County CCBI Image caption Christian Gerald Desgroux allegedly posed as an army general on a date A car mechanic has been indicted on charges of posing as a three-star US army general in order to land a helicopter, officials say. Christian Gerald Desgroux, 58, had the chartered helicopter land at an office […]

World Cup 2018: Senegal capitalise on poor defending in 2-1 win over Poland

World Cup 2018: Senegal capitalise on poor defending in 2-1 win over Poland

Media playback is not supported on this device Highlights: Poland 1-2 Senegal Senegal deservedly defeated Poland in a game of few chances to claim the first win by an African team at the World Cup – although there was a hint of controversy about their second goal. M’Baye Niang sprinted back on to the field […]

Boris Becker ‘CAR diplomatic immunity’ claim descends into confusion

Boris Becker ‘CAR diplomatic immunity’ claim descends into confusion

Image copyright AFP Image caption Boris Becker says the legal action being taken against him is “unjustified and unjust” Confusion surrounds a claim by former tennis champion Boris Becker that he holds diplomatic status on behalf of the Central African Republic (CAR). He asserted last week in London that his appointment as a diplomat by […]

Diane Rwigara: Rwandan politician’s assets auctioned

Diane Rwigara: Rwandan politician’s assets auctioned

Image copyright AFP Image caption Diane Rwigara was arrested along with her mother last year Rwandan authorities have auctioned off assets from the family business of a jailed critic of President Paul Kagame. Diane Rwigara was barred from running in last year’s election, and was later arrested on accusations of forgery and inciting insurrection. The […]

Former Ghana FA boss Kwesi Nyantakyi denies receiving ‘cash gift’

Former Ghana FA boss Kwesi Nyantakyi denies receiving ‘cash gift’

Media captionAfrican referees filmed taking cash The second-most powerful man in African football has branded video of him apparently taking cash gifts “lies”. Former Ghana Football Association (GFA) head Kwesi Nyantakyi was seen taking $65,000 (£48,000) from an undercover reporter. But Mr Nyantakyi says the footage was doctored, dismissing it as “shoddy work with cut […]

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