South Africa: Controversial Gupta family home raided by police

Image copyright EPA Image caption The family’s walled Johannesburg compound was subject to an early morning search by elite police Two people have been arrested in a raid on the home of the controversial Gupta family in South Africa as part of a government influencing investigation. The wealthy India-born Gupta family have been accused of […]

Denmark's Prince Henrik dies at 83

Image copyright AFP Image caption Prince Henrik spoke with a thick French accent, and was known for his love of food, wine and poetry Prince Henrik of Denmark, the husband of Queen Margrethe, has died at the age of 83, the Royal House has announced. The prince died “peacefully in his sleep” at Fredensborg Castle, […]

Winter Olympics 2018: South Korea to pay for North's delegation

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Expensive guests: North Korean cheerleaders at the Pyeongchang Olympics South Korea has approved a plan to pay the cost of hosting North Korea’s delegation to the Winter Olympics. The 2.86bn Korean won ($2.64m, £1.9m) will come from the South’s unification ministry budget. A group of more than 400 North […]

Spy chief warns on Trump aides' clearance

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption‘Access to secret information should be limited’ A US spy chief has warned that presidential aides with interim security clearances should have “limited” access to secret information. US Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said the clearance process was “broken” and needs to be reformed. He was […]

Car industry: Who's the biggest of them all?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Toyota held the top spot in global vehicle sales for four years in a row, until 2016, when it was pipped at the post by the Volkswagen Group The biggest carmakers on the planet are posting their sales numbers for 2017 – so who is officially ranked number one? […]

Peru jail twin who switched with brother is recaptured

Image copyright Peruvian Interior Ministry Image caption Alexander Delgado said he just wanted to see his mother Authorities in Peru have recaptured a prisoner more than a year after he escaped from jail by leaving his twin brother in his place. Alexander Delgado had been serving a 16-year sentence for child sexual abuse and robbery […]

France's Macron threatens Syria strikes if chemical weapon use proven

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Macron reiterated his stance that chemical weapons use in Syria is a “red line” French President Emmanuel Macron has threatened to “strike” Syria if proof emerges that its government is using chemical weapons against civilians. “We will strike the place where these launches are made or where they are […]

Florida: US couple hope to recover their sunken 'dream' boat

Image copyright Nikki Walsh/GoFundMe Image caption Despite the unfortunate experience, the US couple say they are not giving up on their dream trip A US couple quit their jobs and sold all of their belongings to set sail on a boat, which then sank two days into their journey. Tanner Broadwell, 26, and Nikki Walsh, […]

Baltimore's 11-day homicide-free streak ends in gun death

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Baltimore Ceasefire organiser Erricka Bridgeford pauses where her son was killed on a ‘Peace and Healing Walk’ The city of Baltimore has ended an 11-day streak without a homicide, its longest spell without a murder in nearly four years. A 22-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to the chest […]

Benjamin Netanyahu: Israel's dilemma over PM's future

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Benjamin Netanyahu has pledged that he will remain at his post During his first tenure as Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu was dubbed “the magician” by the local media because of his uncanny ability to extricate himself from the most difficult of situations – starting with his unexpected victory over […]

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