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Trump immigration court defeat is 'bananas', says White House

Trump immigration court defeat is 'bananas', says White House

Image copyright Reuters Image caption San Francisco officials announce the lawsuit against the White House in January The White House has labelled “bananas” a ruling that blocks President Donald Trump’s order barring funding for cities that shelter illegal immigrants. A San Francisco judge has placed January’s executive order in limbo, but the White House is […]

Down but never out

Down but never out

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Not yet goodbye for President Jacob Zuma The last year has been a bumpy one for South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma. Mr Zuma has appeared to veer from one crisis to another. The latest being the negative effect to the economy after the controversial sacking of his internationally respected finance […]

Last male northern white rhino joins Tinder to raise money

Last male northern white rhino joins Tinder to raise money

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThere are only three northern white rhinos left The last male northern white rhino on earth has joined the dating app Tinder – as part of fundraising efforts by conservationists to save the species. At 43 (or 100 in rhino years), Sudan is described as “one of […]

French mayor fined for 'too many Muslim children' comment

French mayor fined for 'too many Muslim children' comment

Image copyright AFP / PASCAL GUYOT Image caption Robert Menard insists he was stating a fact not encouraging discrimination A far-right French mayor has been fined 2,000 euros for inciting hatred, after declaring that there were too many Muslim children in his local schools. Robert Menard, mayor of the southern town of Beziers, is an […]

Body parts for cash

Body parts for cash

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe organ trafficker who preys on Syrian migrants There’s a glint of pride in Abu Jaafar’s eyes as he explains what he does for a living. He used to work as a security guard in a pub but then he met a group which trades in organs. […]

Delhi University could add Facebook course to English degrees

Delhi University could add Facebook course to English degrees

Image copyright AFP/Manpreet Romana Image caption Delhi University may soon launch a module on how to write on Facebook Posting on Facebook has become an everyday matter for over 1.8 billion users. And while a political rant or tribute to your beloved may draw a flurry of “likes”, few people would call them literature. But […]

Yemen crisis: Donors pledge $1.1bn in aid

Yemen crisis: Donors pledge $1.1bn in aid

Image copyright AFP Image caption Three quarters of Yemen’s population urgently needs help, the UN says Donors at a conference in Geneva have pledged nearly $1.1bn (£857m) to Yemen to help relieve the “world’s largest humanitarian crisis”, the UN says. The UN had previously asked for $2.1bn this year, as aid groups warn the country […]

White House blocks Flynn document request

White House blocks Flynn document request

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Congressman Jason Chaffetz said there could be ‘repercussions’ if Flynn broke the law The White House has informed a US congressional committee that it will not comply with a request to release documents related to a former aide. It rebuffed a request by the House Oversight Committee, which is […]

Turkey air strikes kill Kurdish fighters in Syria and Iraq

Turkey air strikes kill Kurdish fighters in Syria and Iraq

Image copyright Reuters Image caption A US military commander met with Kurdish fighters after the attack to show solidarity At least 18 Kurdish fighters battling the so-called Islamic State in Syria have been killed in air strikes by Turkey. The Popular Protection Units (YPG) militia said its positions were hit by multiple strikes early on […]

Israel's Netanyahu scraps talks with German minister over rights groups

Israel's Netanyahu scraps talks with German minister over rights groups

Image copyright EPA Image caption Germany and Israel have been close allies for decades Israel’s prime minister has cancelled talks with Germany’s foreign minister after he refused to call off a meeting with Israeli human rights activists. Sigmar Gabriel had been due to meet Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem. Mr Netanyahu had warned he would not […]