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Two French teenagers charged over Despacito YouTube hack

Two French teenagers charged over Despacito YouTube hack

Image copyright youtube Image caption The music video’s cover image was replaced with a photo from the Spanish TV series Money Heist Two 18-year-old French citizens have been charged in Paris following a hack of popular music videos on YouTube. The hackers targeted a string of videos last year, including the hit song Despacito – […]

Joshua Holt case: Venezuela freed US 'hostage', says Trump

Joshua Holt case: Venezuela freed US 'hostage', says Trump

Image copyright Laurie Moon Holt Facebook account Image caption Joshua Holt travelled to Caracas to marry his Venezuelan girlfriend Thamy Candelo US President Donald Trump says Venezuela has freed an American being held “hostage” and he should arrive back in Washington on Saturday evening. He did not name the man but Senator Orrin Hatch said […]

Uganda bus crash kills at least 22, including children

Uganda bus crash kills at least 22, including children

At least 22 people, including three children, have been killed in a bus crash in northern Uganda, police said. The bus hit a tractor that was driving with no lights at night and then a truck, police spokeswoman Emilian Kayima told the AFP news agency. The accident happened on Friday night in Kiryandongo, about 220km […]

Ireland abortion referendum: PM hails 'quiet revolution'

Ireland abortion referendum: PM hails 'quiet revolution'

The Irish prime minister has hailed his country’s “quiet revolution” as early results point to a “resounding” vote for overturning the abortion ban. Leo Varadkar was speaking after exit polls suggested a landslide vote in favour of reforming the law. “The people have spoken. They have said we need a modern constitution for a modern […]

Korean leaders meet in surprise summit

Korean leaders meet in surprise summit

The leaders of North and South Korea have met in the demilitarised border area between the two countries. The meeting is only the second between South Korea’s Moon Jae-in and the North’s Kim Jong-un in months. It comes as the two sides continue efforts to put a US-North Korea summit back on track. On Thursday […]

The people most let down by scrapped N Korea talks

The people most let down by scrapped N Korea talks

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption An elderly man weeps as he watches the symbolic April meeting between North and South Korea It’s happened: US President Donald Trump has pulled out of a highly anticipated meeting with Kim Jong-un, citing North Korea’s “tremendous anger and open hostility”. The move may have shocked the world but […]

University head quits amid gynaecology scandal

University head quits amid gynaecology scandal

Image copyright AFP Image caption The gynaecologist in the case worked at the university for 30 years The president of the University of Southern California (USC) has quit amid a scandal over the alleged actions of a former college gynaecologist. CL Max Nikias has agreed to step down, with the university facing several lawsuits and […]

Afghan diplomats in Pakistan targeted by 'state-backed hackers'

Afghan diplomats in Pakistan targeted by 'state-backed hackers'

Image copyright Getty Images Afghan diplomats in Pakistan have been warned they are believed to be victims of “government-backed” digital attacks trying to steal their email passwords. Afghan embassy sources told the BBC two staff members and a generic account received alerts from Google this month. Last week Amnesty International detailed attempts to install malware […]

Week in pictures: 19 – 25 May 2018

Week in pictures: 19 – 25 May 2018

Our selection of some of the most striking news photographs taken around the world this week. Image copyright Danny Lawson/Reuters Image caption The Duke and Duchess of Sussex kiss on the steps of St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle following their wedding. American actress Meghan Markle became the newest member of the UK’s Royal Family […]

Cameroon military court jails Anglophone activists

Cameroon military court jails Anglophone activists

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Many in Cameroon’s English-speaking minority have protested against discrimination A court in Cameroon has convicted seven activists from the country’s English-speaking minority of rebellion and terrorism, handing them sentences ranging from 10 to 15 years. They include the group’s leader, Mancho Bibixy, a radio presenter in the Anglophone North-West […]

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