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Deadly unrest over Honduras election

Deadly unrest over Honduras election

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The protest was organised by supporters of the defeated opposition candidate One protester has been killed in clashes in Honduras between riot police and demonstrators who dispute the result of November’s presidential poll. Police fired tear gas and cleared roadblocks made of burning tyres across the country. The death occurred […]

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf: The legacy of Africa's first elected female president

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf: The legacy of Africa's first elected female president

Image copyright Reuters Ellen Johnson Sirleaf made history as Africa’s first elected female president, but also faced accusations of corruption and nepotism. How will she be remembered? Ms Sirleaf’s story is pitted with remarkable feats of defiance and courage, entangled with accusations of corruption and nepotism. Just days before she was due to step down […]

Why one man in Singapore was not allowed to adopt his child

Why one man in Singapore was not allowed to adopt his child

Image copyright PA Image caption Noel was born to a gay couple who have been together for more than a decade Gleaming Singapore is every bit the modern city, but the struggles of one father to adopt his child has shown how modern values are butting up against traditional concepts of family, writes the BBC’s […]

Brazil declares yellow fever emergency in Minas Gerais

Brazil declares yellow fever emergency in Minas Gerais

Image copyright EPA Image caption Vaccination programmes are being rolled out across southern Brazil to deal with the outbreak. Brazil’s south-eastern state of Minas Gerais has declared a public health emergency following a deadly outbreak of yellow fever. At least 15 people have died there since December. Many areas, including the state capital Belo Horizonte, […]

South Korea to reward 'dogparazzi' informers

South Korea to reward 'dogparazzi' informers

Image copyright AFP Image caption In a perfect world, people who photograph dogs should be called ‘puparazzi’ The South Korean government is to reward people who send in photos of dogs out in public without a muzzle in a bid to crack down on careless pet owners. From March, fines are being increased five-fold for […]

US shutdown: Trump and Democrats blame each other

US shutdown: Trump and Democrats blame each other

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMajority Republican Leader Senator Mitch McConnell accuses the Democrats of “irresponsible political games” Recriminations have begun over the failure of the US Senate to pass a new budget and prevent the shutdown of many federal services. A bill to fund the federal government for the coming weeks […]

Kabul: Gunmen 'attacking Intercontinental Hotel'

Kabul: Gunmen 'attacking Intercontinental Hotel'

At least four gunmen have launched an attack on Kabul’s Intercontinental Hotel, Afghan officials say. Special forces were attempting to engage the gunmen, interior ministry spokesman Najib Danish said. An official at the Afghan spy agency told AFP that the gunmen were “shooting at guests”. The attack began at about 21:00 local time (16:30 GMT), […]

India police 'failed to help injured teenagers'

India police 'failed to help injured teenagers'

Two teenagers involved in a road crash in India reportedly died after police refused to take them in their patrol car to the nearest hospital. Three police officers in Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh, are accused of failing to transport the young men because they did not want blood stains in their car. They are now under […]

Syria: Turkey war planes launch strikes on Afrin

Syria: Turkey war planes launch strikes on Afrin

Image copyright AFP Image caption Turkish war planes hit Kurdish positions on the Syrian side of the border on Saturday Turkish war planes have launched air strikes on Kurdish positions in northern Syria, in a move likely to cause tensions with the US. Turkey is seeking to oust Kurdish fighters from Afrin, held by them […]

Paul Bocuse: Top French chef dies at 91

Paul Bocuse: Top French chef dies at 91

Image copyright AFP Image caption Paul Bocuse has been described as the “pope” of French gastronomy France’s most-celebrated chef Paul Bocuse has died at the age of 91, after suffering from Parkinson’s disease for several years. He died in his famous restaurant near Lyon, a local chef close to the family told AFP news agency. […]