Brazil pushes for integration at South America summit
Brazilian President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva has urged South American countries to defend their economic and cultural ties. But with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro taking part, divisions were clear among the region's leaders.
Protests follow Senegal leader's detention
Senegalese opposition leader Ousmane Sonko says he is being "illegally held" by security forces. Sonko has called on his supporters to protest, leading to fierce fighting between demonstrators and police in some neighbourhoods in Senegal...
Month of nightly air raids shakes Kyiv
Since the beginning of May, Russia’s targeted Kyiv with nearly nightly missile and drone attacks. In the morning, the damage can be seen in shattered windows and lives. People say it’s exhausting and frightening, and city officials have ...
Rwanda relocates thousands from landslide zones
Rwandan authorities are working out where to resettle thousands of people affected by torrential rains and landslides. More than 100 people died in early May and many more remain displaced after the highest rainfall in 17 years.
Large scale drone attack hits Moscow
President Vladimir Putin says a series of drone strikes deep inside Russia are the work of 'Ukraine terrorists' designed to scare and provoke the country. Ukraine, however denies responsibility and some experts say it may be a 'false fla...
UK gambling: Charities call for reforms
The United Kingdom has one of the biggest gambling markets in the world, generating an annual profit of $17bn. But one of the legacies of the pandemic is a substantial increase in gambling addictions, with charities reporting an increase...
Outbreak of violence in India's Manipur
Dozens of fighters have been killed in a security operation in India's northeastern state of Manipur. Tensions have been high between minority tribal groups and the non-tribal Meitei community - over special privileges for getting land a...
Lula causes a stir, hosting Venezuela's Maduro
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro is on a rare trip overseas. He is in Brazil for a regional summit. Relations between the two sides improved after left-wing Luiz Inacio Lula Da Silva won Brazil's presidential election last year.
Outbreaks of violence in Sudan despite ceasefire
A humanitarian ceasefire in Sudan has been extended by five days. But the truce has already been shaky, with explosions and street battles continuing in the capital, Khartoum. Residents have been trapped in their homes, struggling to acc...
Another night of missiles unleashed on Kyiv
Explosions were heard in the skies over Kyiv in a rare daytime barrage of Russian missiles and the Kremlin's 16th attack on the Ukrainian capital this month. People rushed to underground shelters and have been told by the mayor to remain...
Everest was first climbed 70 years ago
It's seventy years since the first ascent of Mount Everest by Edmund Hillary from New Zealand and Tenzing Norgay from Nepal, with descendants of the men visiting the famed peak to mark the occasion. Since 1953, over 6,000 climbers have r...
The fight to preserve Manila's historic buildings
In the Philippine capital, a recent fire that destroyed a nearly century-old post office building has shined a spotlight on the fight for heritage conservation. Officials have assured the public that the building will be restored, but th...
Debt ceiling deal set for Congress vote
US President Joe Biden is urging members of Congress to vote for a deal he has negotiated with Republican House Speaker Kevin McCarthy to raise the debt limit. The agreement increases the amount the government can borrow, avoiding a pote...
PM Modi opens India’s new parliament
India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has opened a new parliament building in New Delhi. The opening ceremony was boycotted opposition parties. They say the inauguration should have been led by the president, not by a man they call a "thr...
Syrian future uncertain after Turkish run-off
Election campaign has seen rising anti-refugee rhetoric, leaving many Syrians worried about what will come next.
'Anatomy of a Fall' wins Cannes Film Festival
French director Justine Triet took the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival for her courtroom drama ‘Anatomy of a Fall’. It caps off a strong year for female directors, with a record seven of the 21 movies directed by women.
Ancient mummy workshop discovered in Egypt
Archaeologists in Egypt are examining exciting new findings in the ancient burial ground of Saqqara. They have discovered human and animal mummification workshops and two previously unknown tombs.
West Bank town evacuated after attacks
More than 170 Palestinian Bedouins in the occupied West Bank have packed up their belongings and left their home of 40 years. They say the Israeli government and settlers have been working together to force them out.
Border tensions boil over between Serbia, Kosovo
Tensions between Serbia and neighbouring Kosovo are running high. Belgrade stationed its forces near the border and will remain on its highest state of alert until further notice. This is in response to violence on Friday between police ...
Train from London to Berlin opens
For the first time in 14 years a sleeper train from Berlin has arrived in Brussels. The new line should serve as a more climate friendly alternative to cheap European flights.
Mali protesters demand exit of UN peacekeepers
Protesters have gathered in Mali's capital Bamako to demonstrate against the UN peacekeeping mission there. They have accused the troops of failing to bring peace. The security situation has worsened, with tens of thousands of people for...
Election official shot dead in Myanmar
Myanmar’s military overthrew the democratically elected government in 2021. And it has promised elections since. But the recent assassination of a senior election official suggests a vote is unlikely this year.
Sierra Leone’s ‘national symbol’ destroyed
A centuries-old tree that served as an historic symbol of Sierra Leone has fallen during a storm in the capital, Freetown. The government says the loss of the 70-metre Cotton Tree is comparable to the fire that damaged Paris's Notre Dame...
EU braces for unprecedented migrant arrivals
Sudan conflict drives mass exodus, with desperate refugees risking their lives crossing the Mediterranean to Europe.
Rwanda genocide fugitive arrested in S Africa
One of the last fugitives wanted in connection with the 1994 Rwandan genocide will appear in court in the coming hours. Fulgence Kayish-ema was arrested in South Africa on Thursday after 20 years on the run. He's accused of organising th...
Typhoon Mawar batters Guam
A powerful tropical cyclone has slammed into the island of Guam in the Pacific Ocean. Many of the US territory’s 170,000 residents were forced to flee to shelters, as the storm knocked out power and flooded buildings.
Belgorod fighters claim no losses
Moscow says more attacks were carried out overnight on Tuesday in the region of Belgorod, which borders Ukraine. The attack was claimed by two Russian groups based in Ukraine, who want to topple President Vladimir Putin.
UK restricts family immigration for students
The United Kingdom government has promised to bring down immigration numbers. As part of its campaign, the Home Office is stopping many foreign postgraduate students from bringing relatives to the country.
Tunisia political detainees’ families seek justice
Families of Tunisian opposition leaders detained in a government crackdown have filed a case with the African human rights court in Tanzania. They are seeking the immediate release of their relatives.