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Haiti's president-elect Jovenel Moise questioned by judge

Haiti's president-elect Jovenel Moise questioned by judge

Image copyright AFP Image caption Opposition lawmakers are demanding the investigation is finished before Mr Moise enters office An investigating judge in Haiti has spent four hours questioning the president-elect, Jovenel Moise, about fraud allegations. Mr Moise – who is due to be sworn into office next month – says he went to the court […]

Brazil orders 11.5 million yellow fever vaccine doses

Brazil orders 11.5 million yellow fever vaccine doses

Image copyright EPA Image caption Vaccinations are being recommended for those travelling to affected areas Brazil’s health ministry has ordered 11.5 million doses of yellow fever vaccine amid the largest outbreak of the disease in the country since 2000. Seventy cases – including 40 deaths – are confirmed, mostly in rural areas of the state […]

Islamists lose Benghazi district to Haftar's forces

Islamists lose Benghazi district to Haftar's forces

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption The district has been under siege for months Jihadist fighters in Libya have lost one of their last remaining strongholds in the country’s second city. Forces loyal to the military leader, Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, said they had driven local Islamist militias out of the Ganfouda district of Benghazi. […]

More national parks appear to defy Trump on Twitter

More national parks appear to defy Trump on Twitter

Image copyright AFP Image caption Death Valley National Park’s Twitter account joined in posting messages seen as critical of President Trump More US National Parks appear to have joined a protest against President Trump’s policy on climate change. On Tuesday, tweets by the Badlands National Park account about global warming were deleted, but now others […]

Nebraska legislator quits over tweet mocking Women's March

Nebraska legislator quits over tweet mocking Women's March

Image copyright Facebook Image caption The womens’ signs referenced a 2005 recording in which President Trump was heard talking about grabbing womens’ genitalia A Nebraska state senator has resigned amid a political row sparked by a photo he posted on Twitter mocking women protesting against Donald Trump. Bill Kintner retweeted a post implying that three […]

US actress Mary Tyler Moore dies aged 80

US actress Mary Tyler Moore dies aged 80

Image caption Moore was with friends and family when she died on Wednesday US Emmy award-winning actress Mary Tyler Moore has died aged 80, her publicist says. She was best known for her television roles in the 1960s sitcom The Dick Van Dyke Show and the eponymous The Mary Tyler Moore Show in the 1970s. […]

Chinese man cycles 500km in wrong direction to get home

Chinese man cycles 500km in wrong direction to get home

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The man (not pictured) was stopped by police after cycling for 30 days A man hoping to cycle home cross-country for Chinese New Year realised 30 days into his trip that he had been travelling in the wrong direction. The young migrant worker from China was aiming for his home […]

Lovelorn red panda escapes from Virginia Zoo

Lovelorn red panda escapes from Virginia Zoo

Image copyright Virginia Zoo Image caption Sunny, a 19-month-old red panda, has been missing since Monday Zoo officials say that a female red panda named Sunny has been missing from its enclosure since Monday afternoon. Norfolk police are helping workers at the Virginia Zoo using a “geothermal camera” to search the grounds for her, officials […]

Francois Fillon's wife facing payment investigation

Francois Fillon's wife facing payment investigation

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Newspaper Le Canard Enchaine claimed Penelope Fillon earned about 500,000 euros (£430,000) as her husband’s assistant in Parliament A preliminary investigation into claims that the wife of French presidential candidate Francois Fillon received public money improperly has been launched, French prosecutors have said. It comes after Le Canard Enchaine claimed […]

Netherlands government to counter Trump abortion funding ban

Netherlands government to counter Trump abortion funding ban

Image copyright Getty Images The Netherlands is to set up an international fund to support abortion services hit by President Donald Trump’s order to cut US foreign aid. Lilianne Ploumen, a Dutch minister, said it would set up “a well-financed fund” to allow other governments, businesses and charities to donate. The Netherlands would do everything […]