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Russian opposition leader arrested

Tuesday, 28 March 2017 00:00

Russia’s main opposition leader, Alexei Navalny, has been arrested at an anti-corruption protest he organised in the capital, Moscow. Thousands of people joined rallies nationwide, calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev over corruption allegations.

Police officers decapitated in DR Congo

Tuesday, 28 March 2017 00:00

Militia fighters in DR Congo have decapitated about 40 police officers in an ambush in the central province of Kasai, local officials say.

Republicans revamp U.S. health bill, boost benefits to older Americans

Monday, 20 March 2017 00:00

U.S. House Republicans are working on changes to their healthcare overhaul bill to provide more generous tax credits for older Americans and add a work requirement for the Medicaid program for the poor, House Speaker Paul Ryan said on Sunday.

Mandela grandchildren dispute ANC future

Monday, 20 March 2017 00:00

The eldest granddaughter of Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first black president and an anti-apartheid icon, has been urged to reconsider her decision no longer to vote for the governing African National Congress. Ndileka Mandela, 52, has been told she should instead help revive the party.

Man killed after seizing soldier’s gun at Paris airport

Monday, 20 March 2017 00:00

A man has been shot dead after trying to seize a soldier’s weapon at Paris’s Orly airport, French officials say.

Trump travel ban: US judge blocks new executive order

Thursday, 16 March 2017 00:00

A Federal judge in Hawaii has blocked President Donald Trump’s new travel ban, hours before it was due to begin at midnight on Thursday.

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Ethiopia landslide: Number of dead at rubbish dump hits 113

Thursday, 16 March 2017 00:00

The death toll from Saturday’s landslide at a vast dump in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, has now risen to 113 people, local officials say. A search operation at the Koshe landfill will continue overnight.

Bundles of banknotes seized at Kaduna airport

Thursday, 16 March 2017 00:00

Large sacks containing bundles of “crispy” banknotes worth a total of $155,000 (£130,000) have been seized at a Nigerian airport, officials say.

Donald Trump’s 2005 tax return leak reveals $38m bill

Wednesday, 15 March 2017 00:00

US President Donald Trump paid $38m (£31m) in tax on more than $150m (£123m) income in 2005, a leaked partial tax return shows.

Disasters Emergency Committee makes East Africa appeal

Wednesday, 15 March 2017 00:00

UK aid agencies have launched a fundraising appeal to help millions of people facing hunger in East Africa.