Kenya boarding school attack leaves six dead

At least five students and a security guard have been shot and killed in a dawn attack at a secondary school in northern Kenya. The attack was allegedly led by a former student who had been suspended, the school’s head teacher said. He is accused of returning to dormitories at the school in Lokichogio on […]

St Helena: Flights to remote Atlantic island begin at last

Image copyright PA Image caption The opening of the airport was delayed The first scheduled commercial airline service to the remote British island of St Helena in the south Atlantic is to land shortly. A plane from South Africa is expected to touch down in the new airport, ending the island’s reliance on a ship […]

Iran nuclear deal: Global powers stand by pact despite Trump threat

Media captionHassan Rouhani: “Iran will not surrender.” Global powers, including key US allies, have said they will stand by the Iran nuclear deal which US President Donald Trump has threatened to tear apart. Mr Trump said on Friday that he would stop signing off on the agreement. The UK, France and Germany responded that the […]

Canadian hostage Joshua Boyle says Taliban killed daughter

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Joshua Boyle and Caitlan Coleman were held captive for almost five years A Canadian held hostage by the Taliban has spoken of the group’s “stupidity and evil”, revealing they murdered his daughter and raped his wife. Joshua Boyle spoke to reporters after landing in Canada with his wife Caitlan Coleman […]

Harvey Weinstein: ‘Business as usual’ at Weinstein Co, brother insists

Media captionOn some red carpets, Harvey Weinstein is not a welcome subject Harvey Weinstein’s brother, Bob, has denied media reports that the film production company they co-founded could be closed or sold. “Our banks, partners and shareholders are fully supportive of our company,” he said in a statement. “Business is continuing as usual.” The company […]

MS-13 ‘gang leader’ Blanco captured in Guatemala

Image copyright Policia Nacional Civil de Guatemala Police in Guatemala say they have captured a leader of the notorious Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, street gang. They tweeted that Ángel Gabriel Reyes Marroquín, known as Blanco (White), was found in the town of Chimaltenango, 50km (31 miles) west of the capital. He was reportedly wanted in […]

Penguins die in ‘catastrophic’ Antarctic breeding season

Image copyright BBC/Shutterstock Image caption It is the second catastrophic season for the southern penguins in five years All but two Adelie penguin chicks have starved to death in their east Antarctic colony, in a breeding season described as “catastrophic” by experts. It was caused by unusually high amounts of ice late in the season, […]

SA President Zuma must face corruption charges, court rules

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Jacob Zuma has always denied the allegations linked to a government arms deal South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma must face charges of corruption, fraud, racketeering and money laundering, the Supreme Court of Appeal has ruled. It agreed with a lower court ruling last year that prosecutors could bring back 783 […]

Ship rescues 606 migrants off Libya

Image copyright Anthony Jean/SOS Méditerranée Image caption Migrants are often crowded on to unseaworthy boats, such as rubber dinghies A rescue ship has docked in Sicily with 606 migrants picked up in less than two days off the Libyan coast. They are from about 20 countries in Africa and the Middle East. Aid group SOS […]

Liberia election: Ex-football star George Weah takes early lead

Image copyright AFP Image caption George Weah is senator for Montserrado County in Liberia Partial results from Liberia’s presidential election show former football star George Weah has taken an early lead. Figures from the National Elections Commission (NEC) put Mr Weah ahead in 11 out of 15 counties, although most votes have yet to be […]