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Philando Castile shooting: Police officer faces manslaughter charge

Philando Castile shooting: Police officer faces manslaughter charge

Image copyright AP Image caption Protesters placed an image of Philando Castile on the gates of the governor’s residence in St Paul A US police officer who fatally shot a black man in Minnesota in July has been charged with second-degree manslaughter, prosecutors say. Officer Jeronimo Yanez opened fire on 32-year-old Philando Castile after stopping […]

Trump stuns diners and reporters with impromptu night out

Trump stuns diners and reporters with impromptu night out

Image copyright @RiggsReport Image caption Mr Trump took his entourage to one of his favourite restaurants, the 21 Club Diners at a Manhattan restaurant were left open-mouthed when in walked President-elect Donald Trump. But they were not the only ones to be surprised by the arrival of the man of the moment and his family. […]

German poster of Baroque old master 'too disturbing'

German poster of Baroque old master 'too disturbing'

German poster of Baroque old master ‘too disturbing’ By News from Elsewhere… …as found by BBC Monitoring Image copyright EPA Image caption The work depicts Judith taking a dagger to the throat of Holofernes – the full image can be seen below An advert for an art exhibition in central Germany has drawn complaints from […]

Macedonia cracks down on election list 'tricks'

Macedonia cracks down on election list 'tricks'

Macedonia cracks down on election list ‘tricks’ By News from Elsewhere… …as found by BBC Monitoring Image copyright ROBERT ATANASOVSKI/AFP/Getty Images Image caption Macedonians are going to the polls for early elections on 11 December A small Macedonian political party which tends to run candidates with remarkably similar names to their opponents has had its […]

Syria conflict: Kurdish YPG militia to leave Manbij

Syria conflict: Kurdish YPG militia to leave Manbij

Image copyright AFP Image caption A YPG-dominated alliance captured Manbij in August after a US-backed offensive A Syrian Kurdish militia is to withdraw its forces from the northern town of Manbij and move them east of the River Euphrates, as demanded by Turkey. The Popular Protection Units (YPG) said it had finished training local security […]

South Africa racist coffin victim 'scared for his life'

South Africa racist coffin victim 'scared for his life'

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Victor Mlotshwa says he was walking home when he was kidnapped and assaulted A black South African man who was allegedly forced into a coffin by two white farmers for trespassing says he was scared for his life. Victor Mlotshwa was speaking outside court in the north-eastern town of Middelburg […]

France's Macron joins presidential race to 'unblock France'

France's Macron joins presidential race to 'unblock France'

Image copyright AFP Image caption Emmanuel Macron started his own political movement in April Emmanuel Macron vowed to implement a “democratic revolution” as he announced he was running for president of France. The centrist politician said France’s political system was paralysed and he wanted to “free the energy of the able while protecting the weakest”. […]

Mayor resigns over Michelle Obama 'ape in heels' post

Mayor resigns over Michelle Obama 'ape in heels' post

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Michelle Obama is the first African American to be First Lady The mayor of a town in the US state of West Virginia has resigned after she was caught up in a controversy over racist comments about Michelle Obama. Beverly Whaling had appeared to applaud a Facebook post referring […]

Donald Trump denies transition disarray after sackings

Donald Trump denies transition disarray after sackings

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Christie (R) was replaced as head of the transition team last week US President-elect Donald Trump has defended his handling of the transition to the White House, amid reports of disarray in his team. Mr Trump tweeted that the process of selecting his new cabinet and other positions was […]

Mandarin lessons

Mandarin lessons

Image caption “As well as learning a new language, we also teach them about our way of life,” says Mandarin teacher Liu Yimenghan “Ni hao!” a group of Kenyan schoolchildren call in unison as they bound uphill towards a wooden hut perched on the hill ahead. “Those are some of my new students,” teacher Liu […]