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Nigeria village attack: Scores killed in Kaduna state

Nigeria village attack: Scores killed in Kaduna state

At least 27 people have been killed in northern Nigeria’s Kaduna state after an armed gang attacked a village, burning down many homes. Many of the victims are reported to be members of a self-defence vigilante group, which was set up to defend villages in the area. The group was formed after a spate of […]

Afghanistan: At least 12 killed in Khost mosque blast

Afghanistan: At least 12 killed in Khost mosque blast

At least 12 people have been killed and dozens wounded in an explosion at a mosque in the Afghan province of Khost, officials say. People had gathered for afternoon prayers at the mosque, which was also being used as a voter registration centre. Some of the injured are said to be in a critical condition. […]

Childish Gambino releases surprise song This is America

Childish Gambino releases surprise song This is America

Image copyright Youtube/Childish Gambino Childish Gambino, AKA Donald Glover, has dropped a surprise new track called This is America. The song appeared online during his performance as host on US sketch show Saturday Night Live. Its video and lyrics switch between serious and funny, making comments on American life and current issues, including police violence, […]

India police arrest main suspect after teen raped and burned alive

India police arrest main suspect after teen raped and burned alive

Image copyright AFP Image caption Relatives of the 16-year-old mourn in the village of Raja Kendua Indian police say they have arrested the main suspect in an alleged gang-rape and murder of a teenage girl. Dhanu Bhuiyan and his accomplices are accused of burning the 16-year-old alive on Friday in the state of Jharkhand. She […]

US 'provocation' threatens peace, says North Korea

US 'provocation' threatens peace, says North Korea

Image caption North Korea has made relatively little criticism of the US in recent weeks North Korea has warned the US about using “pressure and military threats” against it as the two countries prepare for a historic summit. A Foreign Ministry official said the US was deliberately provoking the North by suggesting sanctions will not […]

Iran's Rouhani warns Trump of 'historic regret' over nuclear deal

Iran's Rouhani warns Trump of 'historic regret' over nuclear deal

Image copyright EPA Image caption President Rouhani (right) says Iran is ready to “confront” any decision made by President Trump Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has warned that the US will face “historic regret” if Donald Trump scraps the nuclear agreement with Tehran. Mr Rouhani’s comments come as UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson travels to Washington […]

The rise and fall of Brazilian art patron Bernardo Paz

The rise and fall of Brazilian art patron Bernardo Paz

Image copyright Chris Jones Image caption The mural Rodovi├íria de Brumadinho by John Ahearn and Rigoberto Torres is popular with visitors to Inhotim Bernardo de Mello Paz’s open-air gallery is a vast temple to the world’s finest modern artists. The Inhotim Institute, as the museological complex is called, is set in botanical gardens in the […]

Remembering Eritrea-Ethiopia border war: Africa's unfinished conflict

Remembering Eritrea-Ethiopia border war: Africa's unfinished conflict

Image copyright AFP Image caption Ethiopian soldiers after taking control of the Eritrean town of Barentu in May 2000 Two decades have passed since two of Africa’s poorest countries began the continent’s deadliest border war. The conflict between Eritrea and Ethiopia left tens of thousands dead or injured in the space of just two years. […]

UK's Johnson in bid to save Iran nuclear deal

UK's Johnson in bid to save Iran nuclear deal

Image copyright PA Image caption Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson will have two days of talks with White House officials Boris Johnson is flying to Washington to urge Donald Trump not to scrap the international deal designed to prevent Iran acquiring nuclear weapons. The UK and its European allies have until 12 May to persuade the […]

The 'Belsen boys' who moved to a British manor house

The 'Belsen boys' who moved to a British manor house

Shortly after the end of World War Two a group of young Holocaust survivors was flown to the UK to recuperate. Thirty of them were housed in the Berkshire town of Ascot, famous for the pomp of the Royal Ascot horse races, where they made an incongruous sight, writes Rosie Whitehouse. Margaret Nutley remembers her […]