Monday, June 17, 2019

BREAKING: Theresa May to resign as British prime minister

Theresa May has said she will quit as Conservative leader on 7 June, paving the way for a contest to decide a new prime minister.

Burkina Faso: 2 soldiers killed as French troops free hostages

Four foreign hostages have been freed by French forces in the West African country of Burkina Faso, the French government says.

South Africa: ANC set for reduced majority

The governing African National Congress (ANC) is expected to be returned to office in South Africa's parliamentary election, but with a reduced majority.

Catholic Church: Pope Francis moves to expose sexually abusive bishops

The pronouncement, which signalled a change in Catholic Church law makes reporting of sexual cases obligatory for clerics and allows anyone to complain directly to the Vatican if necessary.

Trump accuses China of breaking trade deal

US President Donald Trump said China "broke the deal" in trade talks, ramping up hostilities ahead of negotiations between the two sides.

Myanmar frees Reuters journalists

Two Reuters journalists jailed in Myanmar for their reporting on the Rohingya crisis have been freed.

Many killed in Niger fuel tanker explosion

A fuel tanker lorry has overturned and exploded near the airport in Niger's capital, Niamey, killing at least 58 people, authorities say.

Royal baby: Meghan gives birth to boy

Prince Harry said they were "absolutely thrilled" and thanked the public for their support during the pregnancy.

Russia: 41 killed as plane catches fire following lightning strike

Reports of the strike came as survivors told how they escaped the Aeroflot jet which burst into flames on landing at Sheremetyevo airport on Sunday.

Sudan army rejects civilian majority in ruling council

A top official in Sudan's military council has said it will not allow civilians a majority on the supreme council set to rule the country during a transitional period.
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