Migrant crisis: Mediterranean rescue as 30 drown

Migrant crisis: Mediterranean rescue as 30 drown

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The crossing from Libya to Italy is now one of the busiest used by illicit migrants – and one of the most deadly (file image) At least 30 migrants, some of them young children, have drowned after falling into the sea off the Libyan coast, Italy’s coastguard says. The […]

Nigerian tutoring app Tuteria wins UK engineering award

Nigerian tutoring app Tuteria wins UK engineering award

Image copyright James Oatway Image caption Godwin Benson developed the platform based on the experiences he had as a young tutor. A tutoring app developed by a 27-year-old Nigerian has won an engineering award given by the UK’s Royal Academy of Engineering. Godwin Benson designed Tuteria, a platform that links qualified tutors to students in […]

Trump holds first face-to-face talks with Pope Francis

Trump holds first face-to-face talks with Pope Francis

Media captionDonald Trump was greeted by Pope Francis at the Vatican US President Donald Trump has met Pope Francis for a short private audience on the third leg of his overseas trip. The Vatican said after the meeting that there had been an “exchange of views” on international issues, and spoke of the need to […]

Philippine President Duterte eyes nationwide martial law

Philippine President Duterte eyes nationwide martial law

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Security forces have been patrolling streets on Mindanao after the declaration of martial law President Rodrigo Duterte has said martial law on Mindanao island could be extended across the Philippines, while the army fights Islamist militants. Mr Duterte said insurgents had beheaded a policeman on the southern island. At least […]

Taiwan’s top court rules in favour of same-sex marriage

Taiwan’s top court rules in favour of same-sex marriage

Image copyright AFP Image caption The debate over whether to legalise same-sex marriage has divided Taiwan Taiwan’s top judges have ruled in favour of gay marriage, paving the way for it to become the first place in Asia to legalise same-sex unions. The highest court ruled that current laws preventing members of the same sex […]

Migrant crisis: Mediterranean rescue as 20 drown

Migrant crisis: Mediterranean rescue as 20 drown

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The crossing from Libya to Italy is now one of the busiest used by illicit migrants – and one of the most deadly (file image) At least 20 migrants, some of them young children, have drowned after falling into the sea off the Libyan coast, Italy’s coastguard says. The […]

Moody’s cuts China’s credit rating for first time since 1989

Moody’s cuts China’s credit rating for first time since 1989

Image copyright Getty Images China’s credit rating has been cut over fears that growth in the world’s second-biggest economy will slow in the coming years. Moody’s, one of the world’s big three ratings agencies, cut China by one notch to A1 from Aa3. It was the first time the agency has downgraded the country since […]

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus: Ethiopian wins top WHO job

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus: Ethiopian wins top WHO job

Image copyright AFP/Getty Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus from Ethiopia will be the next director general of the World Health Organization (WHO). He will be the first African to head up the UN agency, after winning the most votes from 186 member states. He replaces Margaret Chan, who will step down from her 10-year post at the […]

Convicted Nigerian fraudster James Ibori wins £1 from UK

Convicted Nigerian fraudster James Ibori wins £1 from UK

Image copyright Metropolitan Police Image caption James Ibori was jailed in 2012 for money-laundering offences Convicted fraudster and former Nigerian state governor James Ibori has been awarded £1 ($1.30) for being unlawfully detained for 42 hours in the UK. Ibori was jailed in the UK for fraud totalling nearly £50m in 2012. He was due […]

Gambian ex-President Yahya Jammeh ‘stole $50m’ from state

Gambian ex-President Yahya Jammeh ‘stole $50m’ from state

Image copyright AFP Image caption Yahya Jammeh left the country in January after being voted out of power The Gambia’s former president stole “at least” $50m (£38.4m) from the state before he left the country in January, the justice minister has said. Yahya Jammeh is accused of withdrawing the money via a state telecoms company. […]

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