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Brexit: Solution needed for Irish border ‘now’

Brexit: Solution needed for Irish border ‘now’

Image copyright PA Image caption The operation of the Irish border is one of the most sensitive Brexit issues The director general of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has said an urgent solution is needed to Irish border issues after Brexit. Carolyn Fairbairn spoke after meeting business representatives in Northern Ireland and the Republic […]

John Magufuli’s pregnant schoolgirl ban angers Tanzanian women

John Magufuli’s pregnant schoolgirl ban angers Tanzanian women

Image copyright AFP Image caption John Magufuli said that young mothers would be distracted in class Tanzania’s President John Magufuli has been condemned for comments that girls who give birth should not be allowed to return to school. An online petition has been set up and a pan-African women’s organisation is mobilising to get the […]

Qatar says list of demands not realistic

Qatar says list of demands not realistic

Image copyright EPA Image caption Qatar, which is rich in natural gas, is home to 2.7 million people Qatar’s foreign minister has rejected a list of 13 conditions set by four Arab states for lifting sanctions, saying it is neither reasonable nor actionable. Qatar is under strict sanctions from Saudi Arabia and its allies, Egypt, […]

Saudis ‘foil suicide attack’ on Mecca’s Grand Mosque

Saudis ‘foil suicide attack’ on Mecca’s Grand Mosque

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The building collapsed after a suicide bomber blew himself up, the Saudi interior ministry said Saudi Arabia says it has foiled a “terrorist action” against the Grand Mosque in Mecca – Islam’s holiest site. A suicide bomber blew himself up when security forces surrounded the building he was in, the […]

Brexit: EU leaders says UK offer could ‘worsen situation’

Brexit: EU leaders says UK offer could ‘worsen situation’

Media captionMay: I want to give EU residents certainty European leaders have criticised the UK’s offer to EU nationals after Brexit – with one senior figure claiming it could “worsen the situation” for them. European Council President Donald Tusk said the plan was “below expectations” while German Chancellor Angela Merkel said there had been “no […]

Mosul battle: Second French journalist dies after mine blast

Mosul battle: Second French journalist dies after mine blast

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A total of 28 journalists have been killed in Iraq since the start of 2014 A French journalist injured when a mine exploded in the Iraqi city of Mosul has died, her employer has confirmed. Véronique Robert was wounded in the blast, which killed two colleagues, on Monday, and […]

RuPaul to get star on Hollywood walk of fame along with Snoop Dogg and Simon Cowell

RuPaul to get star on Hollywood walk of fame along with Snoop Dogg and Simon Cowell

RuPaul is to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame next year. The 56-year-old actor and drag queen is on a list of people being honoured in 2018 by the local chamber of commerce in Los Angeles. Other celebrities being given a star are rapper Snoop Dogg, X Factor judge Simon Cowell and […]

'Macronmania'?

'Macronmania'?

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Macron attended his first meeting of the European Council An enormous smile on the red carpet. A flirtatious wink for the BBC’s political editor. Emmanuel Macron laid on the charm from the second he stepped out of his limo at his first meeting of the European Council in Brussels. […]

Colombia conflict: ELN rebels free Dutch journalists

Colombia conflict: ELN rebels free Dutch journalists

Image copyright Defensoría del Pueblo de Colombia Image caption The freed journalists (second and third from left) with a delegation of the Colombian Ombudsman’s Office Two Dutch journalists abducted last weekend by rebels in Colombia have been released after a day of conflicting reports about their fate. Derk Bolt and Eugenio Follender were handed over […]

Radiohead mesmerise fans at Glastonbury with a wayward, but compelling, set

>Radiohead mesmerise fans at Glastonbury with a wayward, but compelling, set