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Gabon president sacks Veep, Forestry Minister over timber smuggling

Gabon’s Vice President and Minister of State for Forests and the Environment have been relieved of their posts by presidential decree...


Shoe giants urge Trump to end tariffs

Some of the world's biggest footwear firms are urging Donald Trump to end the US trade war with China, warning of a "catastrophic"...


Vibrator prize for Spanish squash champion spurs sexism debate

A squash championship in northern Spain has sparked a debate about sexism in sport after female participants were awarded a vibrator,...


SA judge dies from black mamba bite on Zambia holiday

A dream African holiday has instead become tragic loss for the family of labour court judge Anton Steenkamp, who has died after being...


Niki Lauda, Austrian Formula 1 legend, dies at 70

Three-time Formula 1 world champion Niki Lauda has died at the age of 70. Lauda, who underwent a lung transplant in August,...


Trump says war would be 'end' of Iran as tensions rise

US President Donald Trump has issued a stern warning to Iran, suggesting it will be destroyed if a conflict breaks out between the...


Taiwan legalises same-sex unions

Taiwan's parliament has become the first in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage following a vote on Friday. In 2017, the...


Trump declares national emergency over IT threats

President Donald Trump has declared a national emergency to protect US computer networks from "foreign adversaries". He...


80 Nigerians arrested for 'eating during Ramadan fast'

The Islamic Sharia police in northern Nigeria's Kano state briefly detained 80 people accused of eating in public, rather than fasting...


Alabama passes bill banning abortion

Alabama lawmakers have passed a bill to outlaw abortion outright in the state, set to be the strictest such US law. The...