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Men only

Men only

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Geerte Piening was told by the judge that she should have used a men’s urinal The case of a Dutch woman fined €90 (£80; $105) for relieving herself in an alleyway in the centre of Amsterdam has turned into a debate about sexism. The Dutch capital offers 35 public […]

Election annulled

Election annulled

Image copyright AFP Image caption The judges ruled by a 4-2 majority to annul the 8 August election By squarely blaming the electoral commission and its chairman for the failure of the presidential election, the Supreme Court has put the country on a collision course towards a constitutional crisis. The decision to annul the ballot […]

Iran's leader Rouhani slams Trump in UN speech

Iran's leader Rouhani slams Trump in UN speech

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionIranian President Hassan Rouhani said his country would not be intimidated by threats President Hassan Rouhani of Iran has used a speech to the UN General Assembly to hit back at Donald Trump over the US president’s criticisms of his country and its 2015 nuclear deal. In […]

Whole of Puerto Rico without power

Whole of Puerto Rico without power

Hurricane Maria has knocked out power to the entire island of Puerto Rico, home to 3.5m residents, emergency officials have said. Abner Gómez, head of the disaster management agency, said the hurricane had damaged “everything in it’s path”. None of the customers of Puerto Rico’s Electric Power Authority had any electricity, he said. “The information […]

Mexico earthquake: Children killed at collapsed primary school

Mexico earthquake: Children killed at collapsed primary school

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMoments after the earthquake hit At least 21 children and five adults died at a primary school which collapsed in Mexico City during Tuesday’s quake, the government says. The shallow, 7.1 magnitude quake killed at least 225 people in total and caused major damage across states in […]

Jake LaMotta: Legendary Raging Bull boxer dies at 95

Jake LaMotta: Legendary Raging Bull boxer dies at 95

Jake LaMotta, the uncompromising fighter portrayed by Robert De Niro in “Raging Bull”, has died aged 95. The former world middleweight boxing champion died in a nursing home due to complications from pneumonia, his wife told US news site TMZ. Based on LaMotta’s 1970 memoir, Raging Bull depicts an emotional fighter struggling with life outside […]

Store lifts ban on 'pillow fort' boy, 12

Store lifts ban on 'pillow fort' boy, 12

Image copyright Getty Images A New Zealand department store has relented in the case of a 12-year-old boy whom it had accused of trespass and banned for two years because he was caught building a pillow fort. The Auckland store’s security team told Kyan Hatcher he could face up to three months in jail if […]

Kenya's Supreme Court criticises IEBC electoral commission

Kenya's Supreme Court criticises IEBC electoral commission

Image copyright AFP Image caption The judges ruled by a 4-2 majority to annul the 8 August election Kenya’s Supreme Court has blamed the country’s electoral commission (IEBC) for its decision to annul the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta. The judges said the 8 August poll was “neither transparent or verifiable”. Deputy Chief Justice Philomena […]

Tata and ThyssenKrupp agree steel merger

Tata and ThyssenKrupp agree steel merger

Image copyright Christopher Furlong India’s Tata Steel and German rival, Thyssenkrupp, have taken the first step towards merging their European steel operations. The tie-up will lead to job losses, to be shared between the two companies. The deal would create Europe’s second-largest steel group, after ArcelorMittal. The two companies have been in negotiations since last […]

Time to go?

Time to go?

Image copyright AFP Image caption Anti-government protests have spread across the country A new round of demonstrations is expected across Togo as the country grapples with an unprecedented political crisis, brought about by calls for the introduction of presidential term limits. Faure Gnassingbé has been head of state since 2005 when he took over from […]