Beauty queen’s message to racist critics

Angeline Flor Pua, 22, has only been Miss Belgium for four days but has already been subjected to racist abuse on social media. Born in Antwerp to Philippine parents, she described what the experience has been like and how she’s addressing the hurtful comments. Video journalist: Xavier Vanpevenaege. Producer: Phoebe Frieze. Beauty queen’s message to […]

Merera Gudina, Ethiopia opposition leader, freed

Merera Gudina, Ethiopia opposition leader, freed

Image caption Huge crowds welcomed Mr Merera home Jailed Ethiopian opposition leader Merera Gudina has been freed after more than a year in detention. The leader of the Oromo Federalist Congress was released on Wednesday morning and allowed to go home, where he was welcomed by thousands of people. He has been in prison since […]

UN alarmed as US cuts aid to Palestinian refugee agency

UN alarmed as US cuts aid to Palestinian refugee agency

Image copyright AFP Image caption Palestinians symbolically locked the gates of an Unrwa office in Hebron in protest The UN has expressed serious concern at the US decision to withhold more than half of a tranche of funding for the agency supporting Palestinian refugees. Washington will hand over $60m (£43m) of a planned payment to […]

Palestinian slap video teen held until trial

Palestinian slap video teen held until trial

Media captionAhed Tamimi was arrested after this video went viral To some she’s a modern-day Joan of Arc. Others call her “Shirley Temper”, a play on Hollywood child actor Shirley Temple, claiming she is a star of staged Palestinian propaganda. At 16, Ahed Tamimi is now a famous Palestinian prisoner, arrested by Israel in December […]

Catalonia MPs elect separatist speaker as parliament reconvenes

Catalonia MPs elect separatist speaker as parliament reconvenes

Image copyright AFP Image caption With the election of Roger Torrent as speaker, separatist MPs have control of Catalonia’s parliament Catalan MPs in Barcelona have elected a pro-independence speaker at their first meeting since Madrid dissolved the region’s parliament. The choice of Roger Torrent is the first step to reinstating local government. Separatist parties, who […]

France scraps controversial Nantes airport proposal

France scraps controversial Nantes airport proposal

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Protesters react after the French government’s official announcement to abandon the project France has scrapped a controversial project to build an airport near the western city of Nantes, saying it did not have broad popular support. The plan was opposed by environmental groups that set up camp at the proposed […]

Romania to have first female prime minister, Viorica Dancila

Romania to have first female prime minister, Viorica Dancila

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Viorica Dancila is an ally of PSD leader Liviu Dragnea Viorica Dancila has been named as Romania’s first female PM following the sudden resignation of Mihai Tudose. Ms Dancila, a member of the European Parliament, is regarded as an ally of the governing Social Democratic Party (PSD) leader Liviu Dragnea. […]

Naked Auschwitz demonstrators who killed sheep convicted

Naked Auschwitz demonstrators who killed sheep convicted

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The incident took place last March beneath the main gate at Auschwitz Twelve people who stripped naked in front of the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz and killed a sheep have been convicted of profaning the site. A court in the Polish city of Oswiecim jailed two of the […]

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