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Ivory Coast: Soldiers revolt over pay dispute

Ivory Coast: Soldiers revolt over pay dispute

Image copyright EPA Image caption Heavy gunfire was heard in Abidjan – Ivory Coast’s commercial capital Soldiers at a number of Ivory Coast’s military bases have been firing into the air and blocking streets in several cities in protest over a pay dispute. Heavy gunfire was heard in the commercial capital Abidjan, causing panic among […]

Saudi authorities nix romance in the staff room

Saudi authorities nix romance in the staff room

Saudi authorities nix romance in the staff room By News from Elsewhere… …as found by BBC Monitoring Image copyright YouTube/UrgentNews Image caption Money, cake, jewellery and flowers – one man’s way of saying sorry in Saudi Arabia A principal at a girls’ school in Saudi Arabia was perplexed this week to open the door to […]

FBI row: Trump warns Comey over leaks to media

FBI row: Trump warns Comey over leaks to media

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Trump has insisted he was told by Mr Comey that he was not under investigation US President Donald Trump has warned fired former FBI chief James Comey against leaking material to the media. In a tweet on Friday he said Mr Comey had “better hope that there are no […]

Pakistan bomb attack in Balochistan kills 17

Pakistan bomb attack in Balochistan kills 17

At least 17 people have been killed in an explosion in Pakistan’s Balochistan province which appears to have targeted a top lawmaker. The blast took place near a convoy carrying Senator Abdul Ghafoor Haideri, the deputy chairman of Pakistan’s upper house, as it left a mosque in Mastung. Police official Safar Khan told AFP news […]

What did it take to upset India's 'Beliebers'?

What did it take to upset India's 'Beliebers'?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Justin Bieber performed in Mumbai on Wednesday When pop star Justin Bieber’s Mumbai concert was announced, his Indian fans went into a tizzy. Each of them wanted a ticket to the concert. But for some, the venue, a stadium in a suburban area of Mumbai, was too far to […]

Eurovision: Bulgaria's Kostov can take part

Eurovision: Bulgaria's Kostov can take part

Image copyright AFP Image caption At 17, Kristian Kostov is the youngest competitor this year As Eurovision fans prepare for Saturday’s final in Ukraine’s capital Kiev, it looks like the song contest has avoided yet another row – this time over the Bulgarian entrant. Kristian Kostov visited Crimea in 2014 when it was annexed by […]

Burns victim breastfeeds child despite pain to give hope to other young mums

Burns victim breastfeeds child despite pain to give hope to other young mums

A burns victim who’s breastfeeding her second child despite the pain, says she’s doing it to give hope to other young mums. Schamica Stevenson, 34, was badly burned at the age of two, in a house fire in the US state of Michigan. She didn’t breastfeed her first child but decided to try this time. […]

US and China sign trade agreement

US and China sign trade agreement

Image copyright Reuters Image caption US liquefied natural gas exports will benefit from a Chinese trade thaw The US and China have reached a 10-point trade deal that opens the Chinese market to US credit rating agencies and credit card companies. Under the deal, China will also lift its ban on US beef imports and […]

Myanmar police arrest nationalists after Muslim scuffle

Myanmar police arrest nationalists after Muslim scuffle

Image copyright AFP Image caption Police fired warning shots to disperse the crowds in the Yangon neighbourhood Police in Myanmar have issued arrest warrants for seven Buddhist nationalists for inciting violence after a scuffle with local Muslims. Dozens had stormed into Mingalar Taung Nyunt township in Yangon looking for what they said were “illegal” Rohingya. […]

Whistleblower sparks Hyundai and Kia recall of 240,000 cars

Whistleblower sparks Hyundai and Kia recall of 240,000 cars

Image copyright AFP The South Korean government has ordered carmakers Hyundai and Kia Motors to recall about 240,000 cars, after a tip off from a whistleblower. The ex-Hyundai employee raised concern about defects which affected 12 different car models. It is the first time the country’s government has issued a compulsory vehicle recall. Hyundai and […]