Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Africa’s richest woman ‘ripped off Angola’

Leaked documents reveal how Africa's richest woman made her fortune through exploiting her own country, and corruption. Isabel dos Santos got access to lucrative deals involving land, oil, diamonds and telecoms when her father was...

China virus cases up sharply as infection spreads

China has reported 139 new cases of a mysterious virus in two days, with the outbreak spreading from Wuhan to other major Chinese cities. Beijing, the capital, reported two cases, while the southern tech hub...

Harry and Meghan drop royal duties and HRH titles

Prince Harry and Meghan will no longer use their HRH titles and will not receive public funds for royal duties, Buckingham Palace has announced. The couple will also no longer formally represent the Queen. The Duke...

New Chinese virus ‘will have infected hundreds’

The number of people already infected by the mystery virus emerging in China is far greater than official figures suggest, scientists have told the BBC. There have been 45 laboratory-confirmed cases of the new virus,...

Panama: Seven people found dead after suspected exorcism

The bodies of seven people have been found in a mass grave in an indigenous area of Panama controlled by a religious sect. The deceased include a pregnant woman and five of her children. Authorities believe...

Queen agrees ‘transition’ for Harry and Meghan

The Queen has agreed a "period of transition" in which the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will spend time in Canada and the UK. She said she is "entirely supportive" of their desire for a...

Death toll from Niger army base attack rises to 89

Niger's government has said that the number of soldiers killed in last week's attack on a military base has reached 89. It is the highest number of casualties suffered by the army in a single...

Retired Pope Benedict warns Francis against celibacy rules

Retired Pope Benedict XVI has issued a defence of priestly celibacy in the Catholic Church as his successor considers easing a ban on married men serving as priests. Pope Benedict made the appeal in a...

Trump says he deserves Nobel Peace Prize not Abiy Ahmed

US President Donald Trump seems to think that he was overlooked for last year's Nobel Peace Prize. Why, what did he say? "I'm going to tell you about the Nobel Peace Prize, I'll tell you about...

Iran plane crash: Ukrainian jet was ‘unintentionally’ shot down

Iran says its military "unintentionally" shot down a Ukrainian passenger jet, killing all 176 people on board, Iran's state TV reports. The statement said it had done so due to "human error" after the plane...