Kenya’s Cord MPs storm out over ‘fight’

Kenya’s Cord MPs storm out over ‘fight’

Image copyright The Star Image caption Cord MPs went straight to court after leaving parliament Opposition MPs in Kenya have stormed out of parliament in the capital, Nairobi, saying that they have been assaulted in the house. The chaos came during a debate on changing the electoral laws to allow manual vote-counting for next year’s […]

Kenya’s Cord MPs storm out over ‘fight’

Kenya’s Cord MPs storm out over ‘fight’

Image copyright The Star Image caption Cord MPs went straight to court after leaving parliament Opposition MPs in Kenya have stormed out of parliament in the capital, Nairobi, saying that they have been assaulted in the house. The chaos came during a debate on changing the electoral laws to allow manual vote-counting for next year’s […]

Donald Trump: US must greatly expand nuclear capabilities

Donald Trump: US must greatly expand nuclear capabilities

Image copyright AP Image caption A spokesman later said Mr Trump was referring to the need to combat the threat of nuclear weapons Donald Trump has called for the US to “greatly strengthen and expand” its nuclear capabilities. The president-elect, who takes office next month, said the US must take such action “until such time […]

Aleppo battle: Syrian city ‘back under government control’

Aleppo battle: Syrian city ‘back under government control’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Some people in Aleppo were out celebrating the departure of the last of the rebels The Syrian army says it has retaken full control of Aleppo, following the evacuation of the last group of rebels. In a statement, the army said it had “returned security to Aleppo” and called it […]

Melbourne Christmas Day ‘terror attack’ foiled, say Australia police

Melbourne Christmas Day ‘terror attack’ foiled, say Australia police

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Flinders St Station is arguably Melbourne’s most iconic location Australian police say they have foiled a “multi-mode” terror attack planned for Melbourne on Christmas Day. Five men are in custody after early-morning raids on Friday, Victoria Police chief Graham Ashton said. Mr Ashton said the threat involved “use of […]

Kenya’s Cord MPs storm out over ‘fight’

Kenya’s Cord MPs storm out over ‘fight’

Image copyright The Star Image caption Cord MPs went straight to court after leaving parliament Opposition MPs in Kenya have stormed out of parliament in the capital, Nairobi, saying that they have been assaulted in the house. The chaos came during a debate on changing the electoral laws to allow manual vote-counting for next year’s […]

NBA Africa academy to open in Senegal

NBA Africa academy to open in Senegal

Image copyright AFP Image caption Senegal’s national teams – men and women – have traditionally been among the strongest in Africa The US National Basketball Association (NBA) has announced it will open its first African training academy in Senegal early next year. Amadou Gallo Fall, the NBA’s vice-president for Africa, told the BBC the centre […]

‘Plastic rice’ seized in Nigeria

‘Plastic rice’ seized in Nigeria

Image caption The “plastic rice” looks very realistic Nigeria has confiscated 2.5 tonnes of “plastic rice” smuggled into the country by unscrupulous businessmen, the customs service says. Lagos customs chief Haruna Mamudu said the fake rice was intended to be sold in markets during the festive season. He said the rice was very sticky after […]

Berlin truck attack: Tunisian fugitive ‘had been under surveillance’

Berlin truck attack: Tunisian fugitive ‘had been under surveillance’

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption Archive images of the suspect have been released The Tunisian man wanted for the Berlin lorry attack which killed 12 people and injured 49 had been under surveillance earlier this year, media reports say. Anis Amri, 23, was reportedly monitored on suspicion of planning a robbery in order to pay […]

Mexico fireworks blast: Bodies too charred to identify

Media captionA passerby captured the mass of pyrotechnics exploding into the sky The bodies of some of the 32 people killed in an explosion at a fireworks market outside Mexico City are so badly charred that neither their age nor gender can immediately be determined, the state prosecutor has said. Alejandro Gomez said forensic experts […]