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Turkey abandons Nato drill over portrayal as the enemy

Turkey abandons Nato drill over portrayal as the enemy

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Modern Turkey’s founder was reportedly used to illustrate the enemy in the exercise Turkey has pulled its troops out of a Nato exercise in Norway over an alleged insult to its political leaders. Reports said that an image of the “enemy” in the mock exercise was actually a photo […]

Kenya election: Five dead as Raila Odinga returns home

Kenya election: Five dead as Raila Odinga returns home

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTyres and a bus are set on fire as Odinga supporters and police fight running battles Five people have been killed in Kenya’s capital Nairobi as police broke up crowds of opposition supporters. At least two of the victims were shot dead, reports said, while others may […]

Venezuela crisis: Caracas Mayor Antonio Ledezma flees country

Venezuela crisis: Caracas Mayor Antonio Ledezma flees country

Image copyright EPA Image caption The mayor had spent more than 1,000 days in some form of detention The mayor of Caracas has escaped from his long-term house arrest in Venezuela and fled across the border to Colombia. Antonio Ledezma has been confined since early 2015 on charges of supporting an attempted coup, which he […]

Argentine navy loses contact with submarine

Argentine navy loses contact with submarine

Image copyright AFP Image caption The San Juan (first from left) is seen here with two other subs in 2014 The Argentine navy is searching the South Atlantic for a submarine that has not made contact for 48 hours. The vessel with its 44 crew was last located more than 400km (250 miles) off the […]

Iraqi forces recapture final IS-controlled town, Rawa

Iraqi forces recapture final IS-controlled town, Rawa

Image copyright AFP Image caption Iraqi forces gather in the Rawa area during the offensive Iraqi forces say they have recaptured Rawa, the last town in the country controlled by so-called Islamic State. The move, which follows an offensive that began on Saturday, leaves the jihadist group on the verge of complete defeat in Iraq. […]

Massive meatball accident closes Swedish road

Massive meatball accident closes Swedish road

Massive meatball accident closes Swedish road By News from Elsewhere… …as found by BBC Monitoring Image copyright Christian Svensson/www.skaraborgswebben.se Image caption Salvage workers spent the night reloading the meatballs Swedish meatballs are always a welcome sight on the dinner table, but less so when 20 tonnes of them block the road in front of you. […]

Separatist allies

Separatist allies

Image copyright EPA Image caption Brussels – hub of the EU – is a very visible stage for Mr Puigdemont When Carles Puigdemont and a handful of close allies made the difficult and desperate decision to leave Catalonia, as the Spanish authorities began their legal crackdown, it seems they had no doubt about where to […]

Sylvester Stallone denies sexually assaulting 16-year-old fan

Sylvester Stallone denies sexually assaulting 16-year-old fan

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Stallone’s spokeswoman said the story was “categorically false” Actor Sylvester Stallone has denied reports that he and a bodyguard sexually assaulted a 16-year-old fan in Las Vegas in the 1980s. The Mail Online has published what it says is a police report dating from 1986, which detailed the allegations. […]

Zimbabwe latest: Mugabe makes first public appearance

Zimbabwe latest: Mugabe makes first public appearance

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Mugabe wore blue and yellow robes and a mortarboard hat Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has made his first public appearance since the country’s army took over on Wednesday. He attended a graduation ceremony in the capital, Harare. Mr Mugabe had been under house arrest for days. The army made […]

Serena Williams marries Alexis Ohanian in star-studded bash

Serena Williams marries Alexis Ohanian in star-studded bash

Serena Williams has married Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian in one of the biggest showbiz weddings of the year. A-listers including Beyonce, Kim Kardashian and Eva Longoria were at the star-studded bash which took place in New Orleans on Thursday. The event had a Beauty and the Beast theme and included 200 people on the guestlist, […]