Brussels and Paris terror suspect ‘was given £3000 in UK park’ – BBC News

Brussels and Paris terror suspect ‘was given £3000 in UK park’ – BBC News

Image copyright Police Federale Image caption Mohamed Abrini became known as the “man in the hat” after the Brussels bombings A suspect in the Paris and Brussels terror attacks was handed £3,000 during a secret meeting in Birmingham months before the killings, a jury has heard. Mohamed Abrini – the so-called “man in the hat” […]

Ethiopia releases vintage air rally pilots

Ethiopia releases vintage air rally pilots

Image copyright AFP Image caption The vintage planes had taken off from Sudan for the three-hour flight into Ethiopia The pilots of at least 20 aircraft taking part in a vintage plane rally have been released after being detained in Ethiopia, officials say. The group had been held at the airport in Gambela, western Ethiopia […]

Israel fires: Dozen suspects arrested on suspicion of arson

Israel fires: Dozen suspects arrested on suspicion of arson

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Specialist air crews have been fighting the wildfires Israeli police have arrested 12 people on suspicion of arson over a series of wildfires that have burned around the country for four days. Firefighters have brought a blaze under control around the northern city of Haifa, where about 80,000 people were […]

EU leaders ‘not bluffing’ over Brexit terms, warns Malta’s PM

Media captionJoseph Muscat speaks to Katya Adler EU leaders are not “bluffing” when they say the UK will be left without access to the single market when it leaves the bloc if there is no free movement of people, Malta’s prime minister says. Joseph Muscat, whose country assumes the EU’s presidency in January, told the […]

Australian IS recruiter Neil Prakash ‘still alive’

Australian IS recruiter Neil Prakash ‘still alive’

Image copyright Al Hayat Media Center Image caption Neil Prakash, also known as Abu Khaled al-Cambodi, appeared in IS propaganda videos An Australian militant thought dead is still alive and under arrest in the Middle East, according to reports. The Australian government in May said Neil Prakash, a senior recruiter for the so-called Islamic State […]

Iraqi Christians returning to villages destroyed by IS

Iraqi Christians who have returned to the village of Qaraqosh near Mosul have spoken of the devastation left behind by so-called Islamic State. The jihadist group was driven out of Qaraqosh in October, two years after taking over the village, causing thousands of its Christian residents to flee. Sally Nabil reports. Iraqi Christians returning to […]

Colombia: Cheers greet Farc peace deal

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has signed a new peace agreement with Rodrigo Londono, leader of Farc, the country’s largest rebel group. The revised deal is aimed at ending five decades of armed conflict, which has killed more than 260,000 people. Colombia: Cheers greet Farc peace deal

Vladimir Putin: Russia’s border ‘doesn’t end anywhere’

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said Russia’s border “doesn’t end anywhere”, addressing a televised awards ceremony for geography students. He asked a nine-year-old boy where Russia’s border ended and the boy replied “at the Bering Strait”. Mr Putin provided his own answer, which he then said was meant as a joke. Mr Putin has pledged […]

Using dirty knickers to tackle South Africa’s rape crisis

A public exhibition of dirty underwear is trying to raise awareness of the huge, but often under-reported, problem of rape and sexual violence in South Africa. Video journalist: Christian Parkinson Using dirty knickers to tackle South Africa’s rape crisis