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Ahmed Kathrada funeral: South Africa’s Zuma asked to stay away

Ahmed Kathrada funeral: South Africa’s Zuma asked to stay away

Image copyright AFP Image caption Ahmed Kathrada’s coffin was draped with the governing party’s flag South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma has not attended the funeral of veteran anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada at the request of his family. Mr Kathrada called on Mr Zuma to resign last year after he became mired in a series of […]

‘No turning back’ on Brexit as Article 50 triggered

Media captionTheresa May: “This is an historic moment” Britain’s departure from the EU is “an historic moment from which there can be no turning back”, Theresa May has said. She was speaking after Britain’s EU ambassador formally triggered the two year exit process by handing a letter to EU Council President Donald Tusk. A sombre-looking […]

Storm forces mass school closures

Storm forces mass school closures

Image copyright EPA Image caption Floodwaters rise outside a hospital on Queensland’s Gold Coast All schools in south-east Queensland have been closed amid fears of flash-flooding caused by ex-Cyclone Debbie. The storm has entered the state’s most populous region after pummelling the north-east coast for two days. Although no longer a cyclone, the storm is […]

Indonesian man’s body found inside python – police

Indonesian man’s body found inside python – police

Image copyright West Sulawesi Police Image caption Police said they had cut the snake open and found the man inside A missing Indonesian man was found dead inside the body of a python, according to local police. Akbar went missing on Sunday on the island of Sulawesi, after leaving to harvest palm oil. In the […]

Samsung Galaxy S8 hides home button and gains Bixby AI

Media captionWATCH: Hands-on with the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ Samsung’s latest flagship phones have ditched the physical home button found in their predecessors and introduced a new virtual assistant. The screens of the Galaxy S8 and bigger S8+ are also larger despite the devices being about the same size as last year’s S7 and […]

‘No turning back’ on Brexit as Article 50 triggered

Media captionTheresa May: “This is an historic moment” Britain’s departure from the EU is “an historic moment from which there can be no turning back”, Theresa May has said. She was speaking after Britain’s EU ambassador formally triggered the two year exit process by handing a letter to EU Council President Donald Tusk. A sombre-looking […]

Ex-Cyclone Debbie forces mass closure of Queensland schools

Ex-Cyclone Debbie forces mass closure of Queensland schools

Image copyright Bureau of Meteorology Image caption A satellite image showing the huge storm system at sunrise on Queensland’s east coast All schools in south-east Queensland have been closed amid fears of flash-flooding caused by ex-Cyclone Debbie. The storm has entered the state’s most populous region after pummelling the north-east coast for two days. Although […]

Trump Russia dossier key claim ‘verified’

Trump Russia dossier key claim ‘verified’

Image copyright BBC/Facebook The BBC has learned that US officials “verified” a key claim in a report about Kremlin involvement in Donald Trump’s election – that a Russian diplomat in Washington was in fact a spy. So far, no single piece of evidence has been made public proving that the Trump campaign joined with Russia […]

Twelve dead as truck and church bus collide in Texas

Media captionAerial footage shows the aftermath of the crash outside Garner State Park At least 12 people have been killed in a head-on crash between a church minibus and and a pick-up truck in Texas, officials in the US state say. Another three people were injured in the accident near Garner State Park, about 75 […]

Ivanka Trump to be assistant to US president

Ivanka Trump to be assistant to US president

Image copyright EPA Image caption Ivanka Trump (second right) said she had been “working in good faith” Ivanka Trump is officially joining her father’s administration as an unpaid employee with the title Assistant to the President, the White House says. The US first daughter bowed to pressure following an outcry from ethics experts at her […]