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Senegal’s Touba TV blames ‘satanic trick’ for porn gaffe

Senegal’s Touba TV blames ‘satanic trick’ for porn gaffe

Image copyright YouTube Image caption The privately run TV channel has distanced itself from the pornographic material shown on air earlier this week A religious TV channel in Senegal has blamed an unidentified saboteur for the “satanic trick” that led to a hardcore porn film being shown on air. Touba TV’s viewers were shocked when […]

IS conflict: US airlift backs new assault near Raqqa stronghold

IS conflict: US airlift backs new assault near Raqqa stronghold

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Syrian Democratic Forces said its fighters had seized four villages near the dam US-led coalition aircraft have for the first time carried out an airlift of allied fighters battling the jihadist group Islamic State (IS) in Syria. The Pentagon said members of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) alliance were […]

Holy Sepulchre Church: Discovery at ‘Jesus’s tomb’ in Jerusalem

The church built on the spot where tradition has it that Jesus was buried has reopened after extensive renovation work. While working on a small shrine known as the Edicule, the renovation team exposed two layers of marble slabs over what is said to have been the burial chamber of Christ. The slabs have now […]

IS conflict: Strike on Raqqa school ‘kills displaced civilians’

IS conflict: Strike on Raqqa school ‘kills displaced civilians’

Image copyright Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently Image caption An activist group posted a photograph of what it said was the destroyed school in al-Mansoura At least 33 people have been killed in an air strike on a school in a village west of the Islamic State-held Syrian city of Raqqa, a monitoring group says. […]

British WWI alcohol stash unearthed in Israel

British WWI alcohol stash unearthed in Israel

Image copyright Israel Antiquities Authority Image caption The bottles contained a range of tipples, including gin and whisky. Hundreds of alcohol bottles belonging to British soldiers during World War I have been unearthed in Israel. The discovery was made near the city of Ramla, where soldiers had been garrisoned during the conflict. Other artefacts, including […]

Flight ban on laptops ‘sparked by IS threat’

Flight ban on laptops ‘sparked by IS threat’

Image caption The UK ban applies to direct inbound flights from six countries; the US ban lists eight countries An aircraft cabin ban on large electronic devices was prompted by intelligence suggesting a terror threat to US-bound flights, say US media. The US and UK have announced new carry-on restrictions banning laptops on certain passenger […]

London attack: Five dead in Westminster terror incident

London attack: Five dead in Westminster terror incident

Image copyright Metropolitan Police Image caption Keith Palmer had 15 years service with the police The police officer killed in a terror attack at Westminster has been named by the Met Police as PC Keith Palmer. The 48-year-old husband and father was among five people who died, including the attacker, near the Houses of Parliament. […]

London attack: May condemns ‘sick and depraved terrorist attack’

Media captionTheresa May: “We will never give in to terror” The terror attack in Westminster will not stop Britons from going about their lives and such attacks are ultimately “doomed to failure”, the PM has said. Theresa May said the “sick and depraved” attack in Westminster, in which five people died, would not stop people […]

‘Hero’ MP Tobias Ellwood tried to save stabbed officer

‘Hero’ MP Tobias Ellwood tried to save stabbed officer

Image copyright PA Foreign Office Minister Tobias Ellwood has been called a “hero” after he was pictured giving first aid to one of the casualties of the London terror attack. Police said an officer protecting Parliament was stabbed by an attacker, who was shot by police. The Conservative MP – and former Army officer – […]

Nicola Sturgeon sees ‘sense of solidarity’ with London after attack

Nicola Sturgeon sees ‘sense of solidarity’ with London after attack

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has expressed her concern for those caught up in the terrorist attack at Westminster. She spoke of a “sense of solidarity” felt in Scotland for people in London. Five people have died after a car was driven at pedestrians near the UK parliament before the occupant jumped out and stabbed a […]