Seven migrants found dead off shore of Lanzarote

Seven migrants found dead off shore of Lanzarote

Image copyright EPA Image caption Five men were found dead in a drifting inflatable boat near a beach resort Seven African migrants have died trying to reach the Spanish island of Lanzarote, Canary Islands police say. Five men were found dead in a drifting inflatable boat near a beach resort. Police said it appeared that […]

Donald Trump denies being a racist after reported crude remark

Donald Trump denies being a racist after reported crude remark

Media captionThe president made the comments to White House reporters at his Florida golf resort on Sunday President Donald Trump has denied that he is racist, after a row broke out over his alleged use of the word “shithole” to describe African nations. Mr Trump reportedly used the term last week during a bipartisan Oval […]

Police use tear gas on protesters in Tunisia, reports say

Police use tear gas on protesters in Tunisia, reports say

Media captionThe government is seeking to calm days of unrest Police in Tunisia are reported to have fired tear gas to disperse a crowd of youths protesting against new austerity measures. A Reuters witness said young people aged around 20 were throwing stones at police vehicles and setting fire to tyres. The clash happened in […]

Salmonella baby milk ‘affects African countries’

Salmonella baby milk ‘affects African countries’

Image copyright AFP Image caption The recall was issued in December and French retailers have been threatened with legal action if they sell it More than 12 million boxes of powdered baby milk have now been recalled in 83 countries in a salmonella scandal involving French company Lactalis. The dairy firm’s CEO, Emmanuel Besnier, confirmed […]

Ethiopia court jails members of outlawed group Ginbot 7

Ethiopia court jails members of outlawed group Ginbot 7

Image copyright AFP Image caption Thousands have been detained since anti-government protests broke out A court in Ethiopia has sentenced more than 30 people to long prison terms for belonging to an outlawed group. All the accused belong to Ginbot 7, a group committed to overthrowing the government. The Ethiopian government designated it a terrorist […]

Trump migrant comments: Success stories from maligned countries

Trump migrant comments: Success stories from maligned countries

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Republican Congresswoman Mia Love is of Haitian descent US President Donald Trump has caused widespread anger by reportedly describing immigrants as coming from “shithole countries” during a White House meeting. He was apparently referring to Haiti, El Salvador and African countries. Mr Trump later tweeted that “this was not […]

Nigerian army: Ian Squire kidnapper killed

Nigerian army: Ian Squire kidnapper killed

Image copyright Courtesy of the Squire family Image caption Ian Squire was kidnapped in southern Nigeria in October last year The leader of a Nigerian gang responsible for the death of a British aid worker has been killed, according to the Nigerian army. A manhunt for gang leader Peregbakumo Oyawerikumo, known as Karowei, had been […]

Trump ‘in crude Oval Office outburst about migrants’

Trump ‘in crude Oval Office outburst about migrants’

Image copyright Reuters US President Donald Trump has reportedly lashed out at immigrants in a foul-mouthed Oval Office outburst that a UN spokesman later condemned as “shocking”, “shameful” and “racist”. “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” Mr Trump reportedly asked lawmakers during talks on an immigration deal. He was […]

Trump ‘in Oval Office foul-mouthed outburst about migrants’

Trump ‘in Oval Office foul-mouthed outburst about migrants’

Image copyright Reuters US President Donald Trump has reportedly lashed out at immigrants in a foul-mouthed Oval Office outburst. “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” Mr Trump told lawmakers on Thursday, according to the Washington Post. The remark was reportedly in reference to people from Haiti, El Salvador and […]

Facebook plans major changes to news feed

Facebook plans major changes to news feed

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The changes have been described as “significant” by industry watchers Facebook is to change how its news feed works, making posts from businesses, brands and media less prominent. Instead, content that sparks conversations among family and friends who use the site will be emphasised, explained chief executive Mark Zuckerberg […]