Turkey’s Erdogan warns Dutch will pay price for dispute

Turkey’s Erdogan warns Dutch will pay price for dispute

Image copyright AFP Image caption President Erdogan: “We will teach them international diplomacy” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned the Netherlands it will “pay the price” for harming ties after two of his ministers were barred. Mr Erdogan said: “We will teach them international diplomacy.” The two ministers were blocked from addressing Turkish expatriates […]

We Are Family singer dies at 60

Media captionSister Sledge spoke to the BBC in 2015 about why disco lives on Joni Sledge, the singer best-known for the disco anthem We Are Family, has died aged 60. Sledge, who formed Sister Sledge with her three siblings in 1971, was found unresponsive by a friend at her home in Phoenix, Arizona, her publicist […]

Ethiopia’s rubbish landslide kills 15 in Addis Ababa

Ethiopia’s rubbish landslide kills 15 in Addis Ababa

Image copyright AP Image caption The area has been a dumping ground for Addis Ababa’s garbage for more than 50 years At least 15 people have been killed in a landslide at a vast rubbish dump on the outskirts of Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa, officials say. They say dozens of people are still missing since […]

South African baby girl abducted in Durban found safe and well

South African baby girl abducted in Durban found safe and well

Image copyright South African Police Service Image caption Siwaphiwe Mbambo was abducted when her mother’s car was taken in Durban A one-month-old girl abducted in an apparent car-jacking in the South African city of Durban on Friday has been found safe and well. Police stopped a vehicle between Durban and Pietermaritzburg at about midnight on […]

IS conflict: US sends Marines to support Raqqa assault

IS conflict: US sends Marines to support Raqqa assault

Image copyright Cpl. Demetrius Morgan/US Marine Corps Image caption The Marines will reportedly set up an artillery battery including M777 Howitzers The US has sent several hundred Marines to Syria to support an allied local force aiming to capture the Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa. They reportedly arrived in the past few days to establish […]

Poland threatens ‘whole EU summit’ over Tusk vote

Poland threatens ‘whole EU summit’ over Tusk vote

Image copyright AFP Image caption Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo says Mr Tusk has “violated multiple times his European mandate” Poland has threatened to derail Thursday’s EU summit as it attempts to block the re-election of Donald Tusk as president of the European Council. Prime Minister Beata Szydlo said nothing should be decided without Poland’s […]

Australia officers disciplined for using counter-terror boat on surf trip

Australia officers disciplined for using counter-terror boat on surf trip

Two Australian police officers have been disciplined after they used a counter-terror boat on a surf trip, reports say. The pair were taking part in a training exercise on Swan Island, south-east Australia, last week. They used the vessel to reach Corsair Rock, a remote spot popular with surfers. The officers have not been identified. […]

Kim Jong-nam death: Mystery video of son emerges

Media captionKim Han-sol: ‘My father has been killed’ A video has emerged of the son of Kim Jong-nam, the murdered half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. In the short and censored clip, the man says: “My name is Kim Han-sol, from North Korea, part of the Kim family.” He says he is with his […]

Afghanistan: IS gunmen dressed as medics kill 30 at Kabul military hospital

Media captionSpecial forces begin an operation against IS attackers More than 30 people have been killed after attackers dressed as doctors stormed the largest military hospital in Kabul, Afghan officials say. Militants armed with guns and grenades gained entry after one detonated explosives at a hospital gate and then opened fire on staff and patients. […]

Malta’s Azure Window collapses into the sea

Malta’s Azure Window collapses into the sea

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The natural arch Azure Window was one of Malta’s most popular sites Malta’s famous Azure Window rock arch has collapsed into the sea after heavy storms. Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said the news was “heartbreaking”. A study in 2013 said that while erosion was inevitable, the structure was not […]

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