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Expensive mistake

Expensive mistake

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A work by French street artist Invader on display at an exhibition in Los Angeles To me, it looked like a child’s crude attempt at a mosaic. About a dozen small square tiles of different colours. Glued to the wall in a geometric design vaguely resembling a face with […]

India police parents catch 'daughter's rapists'

India police parents catch 'daughter's rapists'

Image copyright AFP Image caption Scrutiny of sexual violence in India has grown since the 2012 gang rape and murder of a student on a Delhi bus The parents of a teenage girl in India have caught their daughter’s alleged rapists after police refused to register their complaint. The parents, who are police officials, said […]

Mourinho to face Spain tax fraud charges

Mourinho to face Spain tax fraud charges

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mourinho lived in Spain between 2010 and 2013 Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is expected to appear in a Spanish court later to face tax fraud allegations relating to his time as Real Madrid manager. He is alleged to owe nearly 3.3 million euros (£2.9m, $3.8m) in undeclared image rights […]

Deir al-Zour: Syrian army 'takes last IS stronghold'

Deir al-Zour: Syrian army 'takes last IS stronghold'

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption‘We would rather be killed by IS than be here’ – the humanitarian crisis unfolding in Syria The Syrian army has retaken Deir al-Zour, the last major stronghold of so-called Islamic State (IS) in Syria, state TV says. “The city is completely liberated from terrorism,” the state […]

Cultural colonialism

Cultural colonialism

Image copyright Alamy Image caption Africa’s borders were “carved up” up by colonial powers at the 1884-5 Berlin Conference In our series of letters from African journalists, Elizabeth Ohene argues that African identities remain in thrall to the continent’s colonial past. English-speaking Cameroon has been on my mind. Agitation for its secession has led me […]

Five jailed over terror plot in Sydney

Five jailed over terror plot in Sydney

Image copyright Getty Images Four men and a teenager have been jailed in Australia over a plot to carry out a terror attack in Sydney. The plan was foiled by police in New South Wales (NSW) in 2014. The plot had included discussions about targeting an Australian Federal Police building in Sydney and a jail […]

Pakistan's ex-PM Nawaz Sharif faces corruption trial

Pakistan's ex-PM Nawaz Sharif faces corruption trial

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Nawaz Sharif denies any wrongdoing Former Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif has appeared in court in connection with two cases of alleged corruption. He and some of his family members are facing charges relating to their ownership of properties in London. They deny any wrongdoing, while their supporters say the […]

US energy chief: Fossil fuels may prevent sexual assault

US energy chief: Fossil fuels may prevent sexual assault

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Rick Perry said electricity will “shine righteousness” on acts of sexual assault US Energy Secretary Rick Perry has said an increase in the use of fossil fuels in Africa may prevent sexual assault. Speaking in Washington, he said “from the standpoint of sexual assault” light would shine “righteousness…on those […]

Trump's Twitter account briefly 'deactivated'

Trump's Twitter account briefly 'deactivated'

Image copyright Twitter Image caption For a short time visitors could only see a message that read: “Sorry, that page doesn’t exist!” US President Donald Trump’s Twitter account briefly vanished on Thursday, but has since been restored, the social media company has said. It said that the @realdonaldtrump account was “deactivated” by an employee, later […]

Former Democratic chief: Clinton 'took control' of party

Former Democratic chief: Clinton 'took control' of party

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Donna Brazile says the deal was “not a criminal act,” but “compromised the party’s integrity” The Democratic Party’s ex-interim chief has accused Hillary Clinton of seizing control of the party in exchange for funding during the 2016 campaign. Donna Brazile alleges in her new book that the Democratic National […]