Archaeologists discover three ancient tombs in Egypt

Image copyright AFP Image caption A sarcophagus from one of the three tombs found at burial grounds south of Cairo Archaeologists have discovered three tombs that date back around 2,000 years in southern Egypt. They were found in burial grounds in the Al-Kamin al-Sahrawi area in Minya province, south of Cairo. The tombs contained a […]

Sierra Leone mudslides: Desperate dig for Freetown survivors

Image copyright EPA Image caption The search for survivors and bodies was due to start again on Tuesday morning The desperate dig for survivors is resuming in Sierra Leone’s capital, after mudslides and floods claimed the lives of more than 300 people. Their homes in Freetown were engulfed after part of Sugar Loaf mountain collapsed […]

Deadly attack targets UN mission in Timbuktu, Mali

Image copyright Minusma/Marco Dormino Image caption UN troops have been trying to stabilise Mali since 2013 Gunmen have attacked a United Nations peacekeeping base in the city of Timbuktu in northern Mali, killing seven people. Five of those who died were Malian security guards. The Malian military said the assault had been repulsed and four […]

Gun rampage at Burkina Faso cafe kills 18

Media captionGunmen attacked customers outside a restaurant in the capital Ouagadougou Gunmen have shot dead 18 people and injured others at a cafe in the centre of of the capital of Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou, the government says. At least eight foreigners and seven locals were among those killed in Sunday’s evening attack on the Aziz […]

Burkina Faso attack: 18 killed in ‘terrorist attack’

At least 18 people have been killed in a gun attack on a restaurant in the capital of Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou. An eyewitness, who asked to remain anonymous, spoke to the BBC. Burkina Faso attack: 18 killed in ‘terrorist attack’

North Korea leader ‘briefed’ on Guam missile plan

Image copyright AFP Image caption North Korea has stepped up its defiant tone against the US North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has been briefed on a plan to fire missiles towards the US Pacific territory of Guam, state media says. But the report said he would watch US actions before making a decision on “the […]

Trump condemns ‘evil racism’ in Charlottesville

Media captionTrump: “Racism is evil, and those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs” US President Donald Trump has spoken out against racist violence after the killing of a protester in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday. “Racism is evil and those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs,” he told […]

Taylor Swift wins assault case against DJ

Image copyright AFP Image caption Taylor Swift countersued DJ David Mueller over the 2013 incident Pop star Taylor Swift has won a sexual assault case against ex-radio DJ David Mueller, who she said had groped her at a 2013 concert. He assaulted her by grabbing her bottom beneath her skirt during a photo shoot, a […]

Sierra Leone floods kill hundreds as mudslides bury houses

Sierra Leone floods kill hundreds as mudslides bury houses

Image caption People may have been asleep when mudslides occurred More than 300 people have been killed in mudslides and flooding near Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown. A hillside in the Regent area collapsed early on Monday following heavy rains, leaving many houses covered in mud. A BBC reporter at the scene said many people may […]

Sierra Leone mudslide kills at least 200 as houses are buried

Sierra Leone mudslide kills at least 200 as houses are buried

Image caption People may have been asleep when the mudslide occurred At least 200 people have been killed in a mudslide near Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown, the Red Cross says. A hillside in the Regent area collapsed early on Monday following heavy rains, leaving many houses covered in mud. A BBC reporter at the scene […]