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S Africa's ANC picks Cyril Ramaphosa as leader

S Africa's ANC picks Cyril Ramaphosa as leader

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Cyril Ramaphosa has spoken out strongly against state corruption South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) has selected Cyril Ramaphosa to succeed President Jacob Zuma as the party’s leader. The country’s deputy president defeated former cabinet minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Mr Zuma’s ex-wife, after a marathon voting process. Mr Ramaphosa is […]

Train carriage falls on US highway

Train carriage falls on US highway

A train carriage has plummeted on to a highway in Washington state and there are reports of casualties. The Amtrak train car fell from an overpass, landing on the I-5 highway outside Seattle. Authorities have not yet confirmed the extent of casualties. But witnesses say several people have been injured. This breaking news story is […]

China hails 'first Antarctica flight' for its tourists

China hails 'first Antarctica flight' for its tourists

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Heading to Antarctica by plane is the exception, not the rule According to Chinese media, the country’s first commercial flight to Antarctica brought 22 lucky tourists to the exotic destination this weekend. The trip is hailed as a milestone – but is it really? And what does it tell […]

Ikea's tax affairs to be investigated by the EU

Ikea's tax affairs to be investigated by the EU

Image copyright AFP/Getty The European Commission is to open an in-depth investigation into Ikea’s corporate tax structure. The Commission said Dutch-based Inter Ikea, one of the Swedish giant’s two divisions, may have been given unfair tax advantages by the Netherlands. European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said all firms “big or small, multinational or not, should […]

Libyan port city mayor abducted and killed

Libyan port city mayor abducted and killed

Unknown gunmen have killed the mayor of Libya’s port city Misrata after reportedly chasing his car and kidnapping him. Mayor Mohamad Eshtewi’s body was found dumped in the street not long after returning to the city from an official visit to Turkey. Libya’s third-largest city is reputed to be safer and more stable than most […]

Shinee singer Jonghyun: K-pop boy band superstar dies

Shinee singer Jonghyun: K-pop boy band superstar dies

Image copyright Getty Images A member of one of South Korea’s leading boy bands has died suddenly. Jonghyun, full name Kim Jong-hyun, was one of the five members of Shinee, who have had a string of number one hits in their home country. The Korean Herald said he was 28 years old. He was taken […]

Dozens die in clash between Ethiopian Somalis and Oromos

Dozens die in clash between Ethiopian Somalis and Oromos

At least 61 people have been killed in clashes between different ethnic groups in Ethiopia’s Oromia region since Thursday, officials said. It is not clear what caused the latest violence between ethnic Somalis and Oromos. But it comes after soldiers shot dead 16 ethnic Oromos at a protest on Tuesday, reports Reuters news agency. Ethiopia’s […]

Chile's conservative billionaire

Chile's conservative billionaire

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption From billionaire president to civilian back again – who is Sebastian Piñera? Sebastian Piñera has returned to the Chilean presidency after four years of civilian life. The conservative billionaire, who represents the right-wing Chile Vamos coalition, was previously president between 2010 and 2014. Chile does not allow re-election of […]

Russia inquiry: Trump denies he plans to fire Robert Mueller

Russia inquiry: Trump denies he plans to fire Robert Mueller

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The president issued the denial to reporters after returning to the White House on Sunday evening President Donald Trump has denied he is planning to fire special counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating possible Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Tensions have been rising between the White House and […]

'Nice' Australian was a 'loyal agent' for North Korea

'Nice' Australian was a 'loyal agent' for North Korea

Image copyright AUSTRALIAN FEDERAL POLICE Image caption Chan Han Choi was arrested at his Sydney unit on Saturday night Further details have emerged about the Australian man accused of being an economic agent for North Korea. Chan Han Choi, 59 was arrested in Sydney by Australian police and charged with brokering sales and discussing the […]

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