Russia protests leader Alexei Navalny jailed for 15 days

Russia protests leader Alexei Navalny jailed for 15 days

Image copyright AFP Image caption Alexei Navalny (left) called for nationwide protests over alleged government corruption Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been jailed for 15 days for resisting police orders during mass protests on Sunday. Mr Navalny was one of hundreds of people who were detained across the country in connection with the rallies. […]

IS conflict: US-backed force pauses assault on Syria’s Tabqa dam

IS conflict: US-backed force pauses assault on Syria’s Tabqa dam

Image copyright Operation Inherent Resolve Image caption The US-led coalition published aerial photos it said showed the Tabqa dam had not been bombed US-backed Syrian fighters have paused their offensive near the Tabqa dam so engineers can do any work necessary to ensure it continues to function. The Syrian Democratic Forces alliance is battling Islamic […]

United Airlines caught up in leggings row

United Airlines caught up in leggings row

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The company’s response on Twitter has also been heavily criticised United Airlines has been heavily criticised on social media after two girls were reportedly barred from flying for wearing leggings. The incident happened on a flight from Denver to Minneapolis on Sunday morning, activist Shannon Watts said. United said the […]

Mosul offensive: Iraq denies air strike caused civilian deaths

Mosul offensive: Iraq denies air strike caused civilian deaths

Image copyright Jeremy Bowen Image caption The leaning minaret of the al-Nuri Mosque in Mosul, where Iraqi forces are battling IS for control of the west Iraq’s military has cast doubt on reports that an air strike by the US-led coalition caused the deaths of dozens of civilians in west Mosul. Instead it blamed explosive […]

IS conflict: Air strike ‘kills dozens in village near Raqqa’

IS conflict: Air strike ‘kills dozens in village near Raqqa’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Thousands of civilians have been displaced by the battle to oust IS from Raqqa At least 33 people have been killed in an air strike on a school in a village west of the Islamic State-held Syrian city of Raqqa, a monitoring group says. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights […]

Trump ex-aide Paul Manafort ‘offered to help Putin’

Trump ex-aide Paul Manafort ‘offered to help Putin’

Image copyright AP Image caption Paul Manafort worked as Mr Trump’s unpaid campaign chairman from March until August last year US President Donald Trump’s one-time campaign chairman secretly worked for a Russian billionaire to assist President Vladimir Putin, the Associated Press (AP) news agency reports. Paul Manafort is said to have proposed a strategy to […]

Rex Tillerson: My wife convinced me to be US secretary of state

Rex Tillerson: My wife convinced me to be US secretary of state

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Tillerson had no previous political experience The US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said he only accepted the job after being convinced by his wife. Mr Tillerson, former head of Exxon Mobil with no previous political experience, said in an interview he was “stunned” with the invitation. “I […]

Trump Russia claims: FBI director to testify in Congress

Trump Russia claims: FBI director to testify in Congress

Image copyright AP Image caption FBI Director James Comey will talk about possible links between Russia and the Trump campaign Two US intelligence chiefs are set to testify before Congress about possible links between Russia and President Donald Trump’s election campaign. They will also address Mr Trump’s unsubstantiated claim that he was wiretapped by predecessor […]

Ghana waterfall: Many dead in Kintampo freak tree accident

Ghana waterfall: Many dead in Kintampo freak tree accident

Image copyright Rex Image caption The massive tree crushed students while they were swimming At least 18 people, mainly high school students, have died after a large tree fell on them at a popular waterfall spot in Kintampo, Ghana, police say. The students were swimming during a storm when the freak accident happened, local police […]

Happiness report: Norway is the happiest place on Earth

Happiness report: Norway is the happiest place on Earth

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Happy Norwegian fans at an international football game in 2009 Norway is the happiest place on Earth, according to a United Nations agency report – toppling neighbour Denmark from the number one position. The World Happiness Report measures “subjective well-being” – how happy the people are, and why. Denmark, […]

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