Trump climate deal: Modi vows to go beyond Paris accord

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Narendra Modi (left) met Emmanuel Macron in Paris Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has vowed his country will go “above and beyond” the 2015 Paris accord on combating climate change. Speaking at a news conference with French President Emmanuel Macron, Mr Modi described the agreement as part of “our duty […]

Malaysia gay ‘prevention’ competition seeks videos

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Homosexual activity is illegal in Malaysia under both secular and religious laws The Malaysian government has defended its decision to encourage young people to make videos about “preventing” homosexuality. A competition launched on the health ministry’s website offers up to $1,000 (£780) for the best videos tackling “gender confusion”. […]

South Africa opposition party suspends Helen Zille over colonialism tweets

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Helen Zille is a major political figure in South Africa South Africa’s main opposition party has suspended its former leader after she tweeted that colonialism was not all bad. The leader of the Democratic Alliance (DA) said Helen Zille’s remarks undermined its reconciliation project. The party is holding a […]

South Africa’s ANC calls for Zuma GuptaLeaks investigation

Image copyright Reuters Image caption President Jacob Zuma has survived many previous accusations of corruption South Africa’s ruling party has called for an investigation into emails which appear to show allegedly corrupt links between President Jacob Zuma’s family and wealthy businessmen. The African National Congress (ANC) said the allegations questioned the credibility of the government […]

South Sudan vaccination error kills 15 children

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A report said the same needle was used over and over again, without sterilisation At least 15 children have died in South Sudan from a botched attempt to immunise them against measles, officials say. They were vaccinated with the same unsterilised syringe, and the vaccine was not stored properly, […]

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe woos youth vote

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Robert Mugabe, 93, is reaching out to the youth vote Zimbabwe’s 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe has begun a series of rallies across the country in a bid to win the support of young people ahead of elections next year. A huge crowd has gathered for the rally in a stadium […]

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe to woo the youth vote

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Robert Mugabe, 93, is reaching out to the youth vote Zimbabwe’s 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe has begun a series of rallies across the country in a bid to win the support of young people ahead of elections next year. A huge crowd has gathered for the rally in a stadium […]

Uganda investigates vanished ivory haul

Image copyright AFP Photo/Carl de Souza Image caption Uganda is a popular smuggling route for the illegal trade in African ivory Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has ordered a new investigation into the disappearance of ivory from government strong rooms. About 1.3 tonnes (2,866 lbs) of ivory vanished from the country’s Wildlife Authority in November 2014. […]

Trump ‘to announce Paris climate deal pullout’

Image copyright EPA President Donald Trump will shortly announce that the US is withdrawing from the 2015 Paris climate agreement, US media report. The move will follow UN procedures and take up to four years, the reports say. Mr Trump said during last year’s presidential election campaign that he would take the step to help […]

Resorts World Manila: Shooting heard at leisure complex

Image copyright EPA Image caption A policeman stands by outside the Resorts World Manila complex There have been reports of gunfire and explosions at a tourist complex in the Philippines. Police and Swat teams were deployed to Resorts World Manila at about 01:30 local time (17:30 GMT), according to CNN Philippines. Staff at one hotel […]