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 […]

Libya eastern commander Haftar declares Benghazi ‘liberated’

Libya eastern commander Haftar declares Benghazi ‘liberated’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Benghazi saw fierce clashes between the LNA and Islamist militants this week The head of the self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA) has said his forces “liberated” the eastern Benghazi city after years of fighting with Islamists. Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar said the city now enters a new era of “security, […]

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 […]

Libya eastern commander Haftar declares Benghazi ‘liberated’

Libya eastern commander Haftar declares Benghazi ‘liberated’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Benghazi saw fierce clashes between the LNA and Islamist militants this week The head of the self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA) has said his forces “liberated” the eastern Benghazi city after years of fighting with Islamists. Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar said the city now enters a new era of “security, […]

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 […]

Central African Republic: Scores killed in lorry crash

Central African Republic: Scores killed in lorry crash

At least 77 people have been killed after a lorry loaded with passengers and goods crashed in the Central African Republic, officials say. Dozens more were injured in the accident near the town of Bambari, about 300km (186 miles) north-east of the capital Bangui. Most of the victims are said to be traders heading to […]

‘Al Shabab’ militants in day-long battle with Kenyan forces

‘Al Shabab’ militants in day-long battle with Kenyan forces

Image copyright AFP Image caption There are reported to be about 200 militants involved in the fighting Kenyan security forces have been battling suspected al-Shabab militants for more than 10 hours after they staged a dawn attack on a police post near the coastal town of Lamu. The latest fighting is reported to be in […]

Hawks break-in: IT thieves target South Africa’s elite police

Hawks break-in: IT thieves target South Africa’s elite police

Image copyright South African Police Service Image caption The Hawks are an elite unit focused on serious crimes and corruption South Africa’s elite “Hawks” police unit has been hit by a mystery break-in at its headquarters in the capital, Pretoria. A spokesman said thieves made off with hard drives and other computer equipment early on […]

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 […]