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  • Mahsa Amini: Protests over woman’s death claim more lives in Iran

    Among those reported killed is a 16-year-old boy, shot dead when security forces opened fire on protesters.The unrest has spread to more than 20 major cities, including the capital Tehran.Videos posted online from Wednesday's unrest showed women...

  • Charles formally confirmed as king

    Charles became king immediately following the death of his mother Queen Elizabeth II, but a historic meeting formally confirmed his role on Saturday.During the Accession Council, the King approved the day of the Queen's funeral becoming a bank...

  • UK Prime Minister Johnson resigns

    He quits Downing Street after less than three years in the job, despite having won a huge majority in the 2019 general election.Five things that led to the PM's downfall1. The Chris Pincher affairOn Wednesday 29 June, the MP Chris Pincher - at...

  • US Supreme Court strikes down abortion rights

    The court struck down the landmark Roe v Wade decision, weeks after an unprecedented leaked document suggested it favoured doing so.The judgement will transform abortion rights in America, with individual states now able to ban the procedure.Half of...

  • Afghan earthquake: Hundreds killed and scores wounded, says state media

    Pictures show landslides and ruined mud-built homes in eastern Paktika province, where rescuers are scrambling to treat the injured.In remote areas, helicopters have been ferrying victims to hospitals.Taliban leader Hibatullah Akhundzada said...

  • Biden approves return of US troops to Somalia

    The deployment was requested by the Pentagon to support the fight against militant group al-Shabab.President Trump withdrew about 700 US troops from Somalia in 2020.The move to re-establish a military presence in the East African country comes as...

  • Burkina Faso: Former president sentenced to life over Sankara murder

    Compaore, who is in exile, was tried in absentia.His former head of security, Hyacinthe Kafando, was also sentenced to life imprisonment.Mr Sankara, a Marxist revolutionary, was gunned down by a group of armed men in the capital, Ouagadougou in...

  • South Africa: Ramaphosa ends Covid restrictions

    In a televised address, President Cyril Ramaphosa said the national state of disaster would end at midnight on Monday.Masks will still be required indoors for another month..He said although the pandemic was not over, he was confident that there were...

  • Tanzania opens auction for hunting of old wildlife

    Tourism Minister Damas Ndumbaro said successful hunters would be allowed to kill aged elephants, lions and other big game considered unproductive.The East African country is aiming to raise $30m (£23) from the auction.About 25% of the proceeds will...

  • Diébédo Francis Kéré: The first African to win architecture's top award

    Mr Kéré, 56, was elated to receive what is considered architecture's most renowned award, describing himself as the "happiest man on the planet".But his decades-long journey to the top of his field was far from straightforward, with...

  • Namibia removes mandatory mask wearing mandate

    Mr Geingob said vaccinated foreign visitors will not require PCR testing on arrival into the country.The removal of Covid-19 restrictions in the country comes amid a reduction in new virus cases being reported.The president increased the number of...

  • Fox News cameraman Pierre Zakrzewski and Ukrainian journalist killed in Kyiv

    Pierre Zakrzewski, 55, and Oleksandra Kuvshinova, 24, were killed when their vehicle was struck by incoming fire in Horenka, on the outskirts of Kyiv.Their colleague, Benjamin Hall, 39, was wounded in the incident and remains in hospital.Fox News CEO...

  • Thousands of Mali's ancient transcripts go digital

    The manuscripts have been endangered by political unrest in the country's north, which in 2013 saw Islamist rebels set fire to two libraries in Timbuktu.The digitisation project will be unveiled on Thursday and will showcase work done over the...

  • Opposition candidate elected South Korea president

    Mr Yoon, a political novice, edged out a victory over the Democratic Party's Lee Jae-myung based on promises to tackle class inequality.He called his win a "victory of the great South Korean people".But the result was one of the closest...

  • Trapped Africans drinking melted snow in Ukraine city

    There is no food in the market, cashpoints are not working and the students are drinking melted snow after running out of water.An Indian student, Vipin Yadav, who is part of the group trapped in the city, estimates about 1,300 foreign students are...

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