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Former Ghana FA boss Kwesi Nyantakyi denies receiving 'cash gift'

Former Ghana FA boss Kwesi Nyantakyi denies receiving 'cash gift'

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAfrican referees filmed taking cash The second-most powerful man in African football has branded video of him apparently taking cash gifts “lies”. Former Ghana Football Association (GFA) head Kwesi Nyantakyi was seen taking $65,000 (£48,000) from an undercover reporter. But Mr Nyantakyi says the footage was doctored, […]

Syria war: Iraqi militias blame US for deadly border strike

Syria war: Iraqi militias blame US for deadly border strike

Image copyright AFP Image caption Syrian pro-government forces retook the eastern border town of Albu Kamal in November An Iraqi paramilitary force has accused the US-led coalition against the Islamic State (IS) group of killing 22 of its fighters in an air strike in eastern Syria. However, the coalition says it did not carry out […]

Trump wades into German migration row

Trump wades into German migration row

Image copyright Reuters US President Donald Trump has attacked the German government’s approach to immigration, as he comes under pressure over his own crackdown on migrants. Mr Trump said German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s coalition looked “tenuous”. Mrs Merkel is in the middle of a serious domestic row after defending her government’s immigration policy. Meanwhile, Mr […]

Napoleon's Waterloo hat sold on anniversary of battle

Napoleon's Waterloo hat sold on anniversary of battle

Image copyright AFP Image caption Napoleon was well known for his “bicorne” (two-pointed) hats A military hat belonging to Napoleon, said to have been salvaged from the battlefield after his 1815 defeat at Waterloo, has been sold at auction for €280,000 (£245,000; $325,000). The former French emperor was renowned for his “bicorne” hats, so-called because […]

Huawei rejects Australia security concerns

Huawei rejects Australia security concerns

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Huawei has offered to set up a testing centre to allay fears over the security of its hardware Chinese telecoms company Huawei has sharply criticised Australian government comments about its policies and products. In an open letter, it says the comments were “ill informed and not based on facts”. The […]

Is this Angela Merkel's moment of reckoning?

Is this Angela Merkel's moment of reckoning?

Image copyright Reuters Germany’s Chancellor, Angela Merkel, is facing the fight of her political life, as a major row over the country’s migration and refugee policy threatens to topple her from the post she has held since 2005. Rarely do German politics produce such high drama. One minister likened the twists and turns of the […]

Facebook cuts out gun-accessory ads for children

Facebook cuts out gun-accessory ads for children

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Sellers of gun accessories can currently advertise to any Facebook user Children will stop seeing adverts for gun accessories on Facebook as it updates its policy from 21 June. Currently, ads for scopes, holsters, gun-mounted lights, slings, sights, belt extras, safes and many other items can be seen by […]

Trump migrant separation policy: Children 'in cages' in Texas

Trump migrant separation policy: Children 'in cages' in Texas

Image copyright US Customs and Border Protection Image caption The authorities released this image of illegal migrants inside a large cage – reporters said they saw unaccompanied children in similar conditions Reporters and Democratic lawmakers have been allowed inside a detention centre that lies at the heart of a growing storm over a new US […]

Finland's capital gives away its old trams

Finland's capital gives away its old trams

Finland’s capital gives away its old trams By News from Elsewhere… …as found by BBC Monitoring Image copyright Peter Van den Bossche Image caption Car 11, built in 1959, is one of the trams being given away The Finnish city of Helsinki is giving away some of its old trams, but the offer comes with […]

Dutch PinkPop festival: One dead in hit-and-run

Dutch PinkPop festival: One dead in hit-and-run

Image copyright EPA Image caption The collision occurred in the early hours near one of the festival camping sites A vehicle hit four people after a Dutch music festival in the early hours of Monday, killing one and injuring three before driving away, police say. Hours later police said they had found the van involved […]