Mediterranean rescue ship moves to Myanmar to save Rohingya

Mediterranean rescue ship moves to Myanmar to save Rohingya

Image copyright AFP Image caption MOAS has rescued 7,826 people in the Mediterranean since April An organisation which says it has saved more than 40,000 people from the Mediterranean is to move its operations to Asia to help the Rohingya people. The Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) is relocating from Malta, where it has been […]

Colombian government and ELN rebels agree ceasefire

Colombian government and ELN rebels agree ceasefire

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The ELN has been engaged in armed conflict since 1964 Negotiators from the National Liberation Army (ELN) rebel group say they have agreed a temporary ceasefire with the Colombian government. It is the first time the two sides have agreed a ceasefire in more than 50 years of conflict. The […]

Frankfurt WW2 bomb defused after mass evacuation

Frankfurt WW2 bomb defused after mass evacuation

Image copyright AFP Image caption Bomb disposal experts from Germany’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal Division sat next to the defused device on Sunday Bomb disposal experts in Frankfurt have successfully defused a massive unexploded bomb from World War Two, officials have announced. The news was greeted with spontaneous applause among some of about 65,000 people who […]

Steely Dan’s Walter Becker dies aged 67

Steely Dan’s Walter Becker dies aged 67

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Becker also had a career as a solo artist Walter Becker, co-founder and guitarist for the US band Steely Dan, has died aged 67, an announcement on his website said. No cause of death or other details were given. Becker missed the band’s July concerts to recover from an unspecified […]

Cyril Ramaphosa: South African deputy president admits affair

Cyril Ramaphosa: South African deputy president admits affair

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Cyril Ramaphosa: “I am being targeted and smeared” South Africa’s Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has admitted having an extra-marital affair, but denied reports of multiple affairs. Speaking after allegations about his private life were published in newspapers, he accused political opponents of trying to smear him. Mr Ramaphosa is planning […]

Cambodia Daily newspaper closes in government tax row

Cambodia Daily newspaper closes in government tax row

Image copyright AFP Image caption Prime Minister Hun Sen said if the bill was not paid the paper should “pack up your things and leave” One of Cambodia’s last independent newspapers, the Cambodia Daily, has announced it will close after the government ordered it to pay a huge tax bill. The paper, which is often […]

US orders Russia to close consulate and two annexes

US orders Russia to close consulate and two annexes

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The San Francisco consulate is one of four in the US Russia has been ordered to close its San Francisco consulate and two trade missions in response to “unwarranted” Russian action, the US has said. The consulate, and annexes in New York and Washington, must close by Saturday. The […]

Houston flood: More fires expected at stricken Arkema plant

Houston flood: More fires expected at stricken Arkema plant

Media captionThere is a fire at the Arkema plant A senior executive of the company which owns a flood-damaged chemical plant near the storm-hit US city of Houston says more fires and possibly explosions are expected at the site. Arkema’s Richard Rennard said people should stay away from the area as more chemicals could degrade […]

Maëlys de Araujo: Man held after girl disappears at French wedding

Maëlys de Araujo: Man held after girl disappears at French wedding

Image copyright AFP Image caption The alarm was raised almost immediately but a police search has failed to find Maëlys A man has been detained by French police investigating the disappearance of a nine-year-old girl at a wedding party in the eastern region of Isère early on Sunday, reports say. The 34-year-old was a wedding […]

Frankfurt to evacuate 70,000 after British WW2 bomb found

Frankfurt to evacuate 70,000 after British WW2 bomb found

Image copyright EPA Image caption The British bomb was found on Wismarer Strasse, which is close to the city centre German police will evacuate about 70,000 people from their homes on Sunday after an unexploded World War Two bomb was discovered in Frankfurt. It will be one of the biggest operations of its kind carried […]