North Korea missile: US says it will use military force ‘if we must’

North Korea missile: US says it will use military force ‘if we must’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption America’s UN ambassador Nikki Haley says the US is prepared to defend itself and its allies The US has said it will use its “considerable military forces” on North Korea “if we must”, following Tuesday’s long-range missile test. US ambassador Nikki Haley said a new resolution will also be tabled […]

Europe migrant crisis: EU blamed for ‘soaring’ death toll

Europe migrant crisis: EU blamed for ‘soaring’ death toll

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Italy – due to its proximity to Libya – is the main destination for migrants attempting to reach Europe by sea Amnesty International has blamed “failing EU policies” for the soaring death toll among refugees and migrants in the central Mediterranean. In a report, it said “cynical deals” with Libya […]

Nigeria’s Igbo leaders reject call for Biafra state

Nigeria’s Igbo leaders reject call for Biafra state

Image copyright AFP Image caption Many Igbo people accuse the government of failing to develop their areas Powerful Igbo leaders in Nigeria have rejected calls for the breakaway state of Biafra to be created for their ethnic group in the south-east. Their intervention is seen as an attempt to defuse escalating tensions between rival communities […]

Nigeria’s Igbo leaders reject call for Biafra state

Nigeria’s Igbo leaders reject call for Biafra state

Image copyright AFP Image caption Many Igbo people accuse the government of failing to develop their areas Powerful Igbo leaders in Nigeria have rejected calls for the breakaway state of Biafra to be created for their ethnic group in the south-east. Their intervention is seen as an attempt to defuse escalating tensions between rival communities […]

Battle for Mosul: Fierce clashes as IS uses suicide bombers

Battle for Mosul: Fierce clashes as IS uses suicide bombers

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption The Iraqi military says it has made some progress recapturing the Old City Fierce clashes and rising numbers of suicide attacks have been reported in Mosul as Iraqi troops try to recapture the city from Islamic State militants. The last IS-held quarter, known as the Old City, was rocked […]

AirAsia X flight diverts to Brisbane after suspected bird strike

AirAsia X flight diverts to Brisbane after suspected bird strike

Image copyright ABC Image caption Passengers described seeing sparks flying from an engine An AirAsia X flight bound for Kuala Lumpur has been forced turn back to Australia after a suspected bird strike left passengers shaken. The jet, carrying 359 people, ran into trouble after taking off from the Gold Coast at 22:20 (12:20 GMT) […]

Nigeria’s Igbo leaders reject call for Biafra state

Nigeria’s Igbo leaders reject call for Biafra state

Image copyright AFP Image caption Many Igbo people accuse the government of failing to develop their areas Powerful Igbo leaders in Nigeria have rejected calls for the breakaway state of Biafra to be created for their ethnic group in the south-east. Their intervention is seen as an attempt to defuse escalating tensions between rival communities […]

Nigeria’s Igbo leaders reject call for Biafra state

Nigeria’s Igbo leaders reject call for Biafra state

Image copyright AFP Image caption Many Igbo people accuse the government of failing to develop their areas Powerful Igbo leaders in Nigeria have rejected calls for the breakaway state of Biafra to be created for their ethnic group in the south-east. Their intervention is seen as an attempt to defuse escalating tensions between rival communities […]

Zimbabweans donate cattle to AU after Robert Mugabe appeal

Zimbabweans donate cattle to AU after Robert Mugabe appeal

Image copyright AFP Image caption Cows are a prized asset in rural parts of Africa Zimbabwe has auctioned cattle worth $1m (£770,000) to raise money for the African Union (AU) Foundation to help end the “donor dependency syndrome”, President Robert Mugabe has said. He added that he had donated 300 cattle from his herd, and […]

Hostages shown in al-Qaeda Mali video as Macron flies in

Hostages shown in al-Qaeda Mali video as Macron flies in

Image copyright SITE Image caption French hostage Sophie Petronin was abducted from Gao in December A Mali-based al-Qaeda affiliate has released a video of six foreign hostages ahead of a visit by French President Emmanuel Macron to the country. They include a French NGO worker, an elderly Australian surgeon and a Colombian nun. No “genuine” […]