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Hurricane Irma has caused considerable damage on French island territories in the Caribbean, and casualties are expected, France's president says. The impact of Irma on St Martin and St Barts would be "hard and cruel", Emmanuel Macron added. His overseas affairs minister later confirmed at least two people dead and another...
For the second time since President Buhari's return from extended medical leave in London, Nigeria's weekly cabinet meeting has been cancelled. Information Minister Lai Mohammed said in a statement that today's meeting is not taking place “due to inadequate time to prepare the documents”. Mr Mohammed’s statement adds that a two-day...
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...
A wife had to be rescued after her husband's parents flew from India to Florida to beat and imprison her for being "disobedient", police said. Devbir Kalsi, 33, and his parents Jasbir, 67, and Bhupinder Kalsi, 61, were arrested on Saturday after his wife Silky Gaind, 33, raised the alarm. She...
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...
The US envoy to the UN has urged the Security Council to take the "strongest possible measures" against North Korea after its latest nuclear test. "The time has come to exhaust all diplomatic means before it is too late," Nikki Haley told an emergency meeting of the council in New...
Nigeria’s president says more than 100,000 people have been displaced by flooding in the central part of the country. It is not immediately known whether anyone has died in the flooding in Benue state. President Muhammadu Buhari says emergency response teams are being sent to the area, where nearly 2,800...
Kenya's Supreme Court has annulled the result of the last month's presidential election. Citing irregularities, Chief Justice David Maraga said a new vote should be held within 60 days. The election commission had declared incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta the winner of the election by a margin of 1.4 million votes. But the...
About 100,000 homes have been affected by Storm Harvey and the flooding it brought to parts of the southern US, a White House aide has said. Homeland Security adviser Tom Bossert said the White House would ask Congress for emergency funding to help those affected, some of whom are uninsured. Meanwhile...
Hurricane Harvey has slammed into Texas with winds of up to 130mph (215 km/h) battering coastal areas. The storm, which has even stronger gusts, is the most powerful to hit the US mainland for 12 years. Up to 40in (1m) of rain is expected to fall. President Donald Trump has signed...