UK wants to censor ‘non-conventional’ sex videos – TechCrunch

In an ongoing effort to prevent pornography from soiling the shores of Britannia, UK lawmakers are working to prevent the spread of ‘non-conventional’ sex videos online. The proposed law blocks sites that host content that would not be “certified for commercial DVD sale by the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC),” an organization similar to […]

UK has highest rates of cocaine use and gonorrhoea in Europe – The Guardian

The UK is a European hotspot for cocaine use and gonorrhoea, a new report suggests. Across Europe, 1.9% of young adults aged 15 to 34 report using cocaine in the last year. But in the UK this figure stands at 4.2%, according to the Health at a Glance: Europe 2016 report from the European Commission […]

Bamenda protests: Mass arrests in Cameroon

Bamenda protests: Mass arrests in Cameroon

Image caption At least one person was shot dead on the first day of the protests At least 100 people have been arrested following days of protests against the use of French in courts and schools in English-speaking parts of Cameroon. Several others are being treated with bullet wounds in hospital in the region’s main […]

Dengue fever kills 20 in Burkina Faso

Dengue fever kills 20 in Burkina Faso

Image copyright CDC Image caption Mosquitoes are spreading agents for the deadly dengue virus Dengue fever has killed at least 20 people in the West African state of Burkina Faso, where about 2,000 cases of the disease have been recorded. Dengue is a mosquito-borne disease which is prevalent in sub-tropical and tropical regions. It is […]

British pilot Maurice Kirk missing in Africa rally ‘found alive’

British pilot Maurice Kirk missing in Africa rally ‘found alive’

Image caption Maurice Kirk was taking part in a vintage air rally flying across Africa when he was reported missing A 72-year-old British pilot who went missing while attempting to fly a 1940s plane the length of Africa has been found alive, his son has said. Maurice Kirk, who lives in Bristol, was part of […]

Mosul battle: Iraq militias ‘cut off IS access to city’

Mosul battle: Iraq militias ‘cut off IS access to city’

Image copyright EPA Image caption The Shia-dominated Popular Mobilisation force is making gains to the west of Mosul An Iraqi paramilitary force says it has seized a key road west of Mosul, effectively encircling the city controlled by so-called Islamic State. The Popular Mobilisation (Hashd al-Shaabi) declared it had taken control of the road between […]

Yemen conflict: Air strike ‘kills 12 civilians’ in Hajja

Yemen conflict: Air strike ‘kills 12 civilians’ in Hajja

Image copyright EPA Image caption Air strikes have caused the majority of the civilian casualties in Yemen since March 2015 Twelve civilians are reported to have been killed in a Saudi-led coalition air strike in north-western Yemen. Residents and an official said the victims were travelling in a pick-up truck that was targeted in the […]

Israel unveils Bronze Age ‘Thinker’ figurine

Israel unveils Bronze Age ‘Thinker’ figurine

Image copyright AFP Image caption The intriguing Bronze Age figure was found by archaeologists in Israel A small figurine, almost 4,000 years old and sitting in a pensive pose, has been unveiled in Israel. The Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) said that the thoughtful, hat-wearing figure was discovered in recent excavations in Yehud, east of Tel […]