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New French President Emmanuel Macron is due to travel to Mali in West Africa, at the end of his first week in office. French soldiers have been fighting Islamic militants in the north of the former French colony since 2013. He is due to review some of the 4,000 anti-insurgent troops...
The king of the Netherlands has revealed he has been living a secret double life as a co-pilot for a commercial airline. For 21 years, King Willem-Alexander has taken to the skies twice a month to ferry passengers around on short-haul services for the Dutch airline KLM. Although travellers may have...
Gunmen from a Christian sect have stormed a prison in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s capital, freeing their leader and about 50 other inmates, a government spokesman says. Shots were fired and vehicles torched as Ne Muanda Nsemi was freed from the jail in Kinshasa, witnesses said. Police are suspected...
Uganda's censorship board has banned a Dutch film, The Dinner Club, after accusing it of "glorifying homosexuality" the Embassy of The Netherlands in Kampala has said. Gay sex is illegal in Uganda. The embassy said in a Facebook post that it "deplored" the decision to ban the film. It then published the...
A panel of doctors has accepted a 10-year-old rape victim's plea for an abortion in the northern Indian state of Haryana. Dr Ashok Chauhan told the BBC the termination would be carried out "anytime now". The girl became pregnant about five months ago. She alleges rape by her stepfather, who has...
Primary schoolchildren have used their desks to block a major road in Kenya’s capital Nairobi after their school was demolished. The Kenyatta Golf Course Academy was knocked down at the weekend following a land dispute. They were joined by their parents and teachers as they chanted: “We want our school,...
Angry soldiers have blocked off access to Bouaké, the second largest city in the Ivory Coast, as a revolt over a pay dispute continues. One of the uprising’s leaders said the soldiers were “ready to fight” if attacked. Sergeant Seydou Koné said they did not want to negotiate with anyone,...
South Korean voters have overwhelmingly chosen the liberal candidate Moon Jae-in as their next president, an exit poll suggests. It put Mr Moon on 41.4%, with his nearest challenger, conservative Hong Joon-Pyo, on 23.3%. Mr Moon favours greater dialogue with North Korea, in a change to current South Korean policy. The early...
An Egyptian woman who was believed to have been the world's heaviest is now being treated for several health conditions at a hospital in Abu Dhabi. Eman Abd El Aty, said to have weighed around 500kg (1,102lb), left an Indian hospital last Thursday after doctors said she lost more than...
The outgoing governor of Jakarta has been sentenced to two years in prison for blasphemy and inciting violence. Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, known as Ahok, was the first ethnic Chinese Christian to run Indonesia's capital, and the case was seen as a test of the country's religious tolerance. He was accused of...
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