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Volodymyr Zelensky: Comedian to be sworn in as Ukrainian president

Volodymyr Zelensky: Comedian to be sworn in as Ukrainian president

Image copyright AFP Image caption Volodymyr Zelensky stormed to a landslide victory in last month’s presidential election Ukrainian comedian Volodymyr Zelensky will formally become the country’s new president at a ceremony in the capital, Kiev, on Monday. Mr Zelensky, who has no previous political experience, scored a landslide victory in last month’s presidential election. He […]

Google 'restricts Huawei's use of Android'

Google 'restricts Huawei's use of Android'

Image copyright Getty Images Google has cut phone maker Huawei off from some updates to the Android operating system, Reuters reports. New smartphones made by the company will also lose access to Google’s app store and software such as Gmail, the news agency’s story says. Huawei declined to comment and Google did not immediately respond […]

French life support fight nears end

French life support fight nears end

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Viviane Lambert has fought for her son’s life to continue A man whose case has been central to the right-to-die debate in France for over a decade is set to have his treatment stopped this week. Vincent Lambert, 42, has been in a vegetative state since a motorcycle accident […]

Bad weather forces French carrier jets to land in Indonesia

Bad weather forces French carrier jets to land in Indonesia

Image copyright AFP Image caption Indonesian soldiers have been guarding the jets Seven fighter jets from a French aircraft carrier made unscheduled landings in Indonesia on Saturday because of bad weather during training. The Dassault Rafale jets touched down safely at Sultan Iskandar Muda air force base in Aceh, an Indonesian official told the AFP […]

On-stage Stonebwoy-Shatta Wale brawl disrupts Ghana music awards

On-stage Stonebwoy-Shatta Wale brawl disrupts Ghana music awards

Image copyright GhanaWeb Image caption Dozens of people got involved in the fight An on-stage fight broke out at a major music awards show in Ghana after one of the country’s biggest artists went to collect a prize. Stonebwoy had just been awarded dancehall reggae artist of the year when his musical rival, Shatta Wale, […]

Billionaire Robert F Smith to pay entire US class's student debt

Billionaire Robert F Smith to pay entire US class's student debt

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Robert Smith has a personal net worth of $5bn A billionaire technology investor has shocked graduating students in Atlanta, Georgia, by telling them he will pay off all of their student loans. Robert F Smith, one of America’s most prominent black philanthropists, was giving an address at Morehouse College, […]

Austin Eubanks: Columbine school shooting survivor found dead

Austin Eubanks: Columbine school shooting survivor found dead

A survivor of the Columbine High School shooting who later became a prominent advocate for fighting addiction has been found dead at his Colorado home. Austin Eubanks, 37, was shot in the hand and knee in the 1999 Columbine attack, in which 12 of his classmates and a teacher were killed. He became addicted to […]

Sudan crisis: Arrests over protesters' killings

Sudan crisis: Arrests over protesters' killings

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionDozens of people were injured in the clashes The suspects in the killings of at least five pro-democracy protesters in Sudan’s capital, Khartoum, have been arrested, the military council says. Gen Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo said the men had signed confessions without giving details about their identities or […]

Australian betting company pays out for wrong result

Australian betting company pays out for wrong result

Image copyright EPA Image caption Sportsbet had predicted that Prime Minister Scott Morrison would lose the election An Australian betting company has paid out for the wrong result in the country’s elections. Sportsbet handed out more than A$1m (£540,000) to those who thought that the opposition Labor Party would win, two days before Saturday’s vote. […]

Switzerland gun control: Voters back EU regulations

Switzerland gun control: Voters back EU regulations

Image copyright AFP Image caption Nearly 48% of households in Switzerland own a gun Voters in Switzerland have backed a tightening of gun laws to conform with European Union regulations. Almost 64% of voters in Sunday’s referendum supported tougher restrictions on semi-automatic and automatic weapons, final results show. Switzerland is not an EU member, but […]