Omarosa Manigault Newman: Former aide taped ‘Trump phone call’

Omarosa Manigault Newman: Former aide taped ‘Trump phone call’

Media captionOmarosa Manigault Newman: The audio tapes A former adviser to Donald Trump has released what she says is a tape of a phone call from the US president after her dismissal last year. In the tape played on US TV channel NBC, a voice presumed to be Mr Trump’s expresses surprise at Omarosa Manigault […]

Vienna ranked as most liveable city in the world

Vienna ranked as most liveable city in the world

Image copyright Getty Images The Austrian capital, Vienna, has beaten Australia’s Melbourne to be named the world’s most liveable city. It’s the first time a European city has topped the rankings of the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) annual survey. The worldwide league table ranks 140 cities on a range of factors, including political and social […]

Aretha Franklin said to be ‘seriously ill’

Aretha Franklin said to be ‘seriously ill’

Image caption The star’s albums include Lady Soul and I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You Aretha Franklin is “seriously ill” and receiving hospice care in Detroit, according to US media. Friends and family are reportedly at her side, as support flooded in online from friends and fellow artists. Known as the […]

Palm oil: A new threat to Africa’s monkeys and apes?

Palm oil: A new threat to Africa’s monkeys and apes?

Image copyright Getty Images Endangered monkeys and apes will almost certainly face new risks if Africa becomes a big player in the palm oil industry. That is the message of a study looking at how large-scale expansion of the oil crop in Africa might affect the continent’s rich diversity of wildlife. Most areas suitable for […]

Kenya fraud charges over Chinese-funded $3bn railway

Kenya fraud charges over Chinese-funded $3bn railway

Image copyright EPA Image caption The new railway links the capital Nairobi to Mombasa port Two senior Kenyan government officials have been charged in court with fraud over the building of a $3.2bn (£2.5bn) Chinese-funded railway line. The two are accused of paying more than $2m in compensation to private firms which falsely claimed to […]

BBC crew mistaken for ritual killers in Malawi

BBC journalists investigating a series of mysterious murders in Malawi have narrowly escaped death. The team were working undercover to expose men who claim to suck the blood of children to make get-rich amulets when they were attacked by a crowd of furious villagers. Investigation by: Anas Aremeyaw Anas, Henry Mhango and Darius Bazargan BBC […]

Hippo bite kills Taiwan tourist in Kenya

Hippo bite kills Taiwan tourist in Kenya

Image copyright AFP Image caption A hippo in a Colombian zoo. The teeth are sharp and the animal is aggressive A Taiwanese tourist has died after being bitten in the chest by a hippo he was trying to photograph in Kenya. Chang Ming Chuang, 66, was tracking the animal at a wildlife resort on Lake […]

Letter from Africa: Heroes and villains of Nigeria’s parliament siege

Letter from Africa: Heroes and villains of Nigeria’s parliament siege

Image copyright Reuters In our series of letters from Africa, Nigerian writer and novelist Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani says scenes resembling a coup in her country have left many scratching their heads. Nigerians still can’t say for sure why armed, masked men held our country’s parliament under siege last week. But the alarming incident had a […]

Turkey takes action in bid to curb currency crisis

Turkey takes action in bid to curb currency crisis

Image copyright Reuters Turkey’s central bank has said it is ready to take “all necessary measures” to ensure financial stability after the collapse of the lira. It has vowed to provide banks with “all the liquidity the banks need”. The comments came after a widening diplomatic spat with the US prompted market turmoil in the […]

Spain festival collapse in Vigo injures hundreds

Spain festival collapse in Vigo injures hundreds

Image copyright EPA Image caption Emergency workers rushed to the scene to help the injured More than 300 people have been injured, five seriously, after a section of wooden platform collapsed at an urban sports and music festival in Spain. It had been packed with people watching a rap artist at the two-day O Marisquiño […]