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The President of Ivory Coast (Côte d'Ivoire), His Excellency Alassane Dramane Ouattara will on Monday 16th October, 2017 pay a two day working visit to the country. This is the first time the two presidents are meeting after the landmark International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) ruling...
The ‘biggest bank heist in the world’ was foiled after police after arrested a gang who spent four months tunnelling into the Bank of Brazil’s vault to steal £240 million. Sixteen men have been arrested after officers discovered the 500 metre-long tunnel running beneath the streets in southern Sao Paulo. Police...
A gunman perched high on the 32nd floor of a Las Vegas Strip casino unleashed a shower of bullets down on an outdoor country music festival below, killing at least 50 people and wounding more than 200 as tens of thousands of frantic concert-goers screamed and ran for their...
Two three-year-old children have been shot by another toddler at a home daycare facility in the US state of Michigan. One of the victims was shot in the shoulder but is "expected to make a full recovery", Dearborn Police Department said. The other victim is in a serious but stable condition,...
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been re-elected for a fourth term while nationalists have made a historic surge in federal elections. Her conservative CDU/CSU bloc has seen its worst result in almost 70 years but will remain the largest in parliament. Its current coalition partner, the social democratic SPD, says it...
Hurricane Irma is blasting up the west coast of Florida after buffeting the city of Miami, with dangerous flooding along long stretches of coast. It has been downgraded from category three to one but still has maximum sustained winds of 85mph (137km/h). More than 3.4 million homes in the state are...
Thousands of opposition supporters in Togo have marched through the streets of the capital, Lomé, to oppose the rule of President Faure Gnassingbé. A local reporter has described the number of protesters as "unprecedented". A government concession to bring about a two-term presidential limit, through a constitutional amendment, failed to dissuade...
Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga reportedly said he is not ready for a re-run of the presidential election. Current reports indicates that Mr Odinga has set several conditions for taking part in the election on 17 October. His conditions include the sacking of several election commission officials, a review of the...
A mass burial for about 300 people killed by a mudslide and flooding has taken place on the outskirts of the capital Freetown. President Ernest Bai Koroma attended a multi-faith memorial service at the burial site in the city of Waterloo. Some 600 people are still thought to be missing while...
Twenty people have been killed and a number wounded in a "terrorist attack" in the centre of the capital of Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou, the government says. Gunmen opened fire on customers seated outside a restaurant, witnesses said. One Turkish citizen died but other nationalities are yet to be confirmed. The attack...