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Head of Philippines news site arrested

The CEO of Rappler, a news website critical of the government in the Philippines, has been arrested at its headquarters in Manila.


Venezuela crisis: Juan Guaidó vows to bring in aid

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó has vowed at a rally in the capital Caracas to ensure humanitarian aid blocked by President...


Deal aims to avoid US shutdown

Democrats and Republicans have reached an agreement in principle over border security to fund the US government and avert another partial...


Nigeria Polls: IMANI examines promises by 2 major parties

On February 16, Nigeria will go to the polls to either retain Buhari's APC party in power or vote for change by returning former Vice-President...


US shutdown talks stall ahead of deadline

Talks between congressional Republicans and Democrats aimed at averting another US government shutdown have broken down without agreement.


Amazon boss accuses tabloid of blackmail

The world's richest man, Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos, has accused the National Enquirer's owner of trying to blackmail him over lewd...


Brexit: UK will not be 'trapped' in backstop, May to tell EU

Theresa May will return to Brussels later to press EU leaders for legally binding changes to the Brexit deal. The PM will...


Trump announces second North Korea summit

US President Donald Trump has announced in his State of the Union speech that he will hold a second nuclear summit with North Korea's...


Paris fire: Eight dead, many injured

Eight people have died in a fire at a building in south-western Paris, fire service officials say. Nearly 30 people -...


The ‘godfathers’ who pull the strings in Nigeria's election

"Godfathers" in Nigerian politics don't usually run for office themselves, but many believe they are the ones who decide the election...