Husband’s tribute to his ‘curvy’ wife sparks backlash

Image copyright Robbie Tripp A husband’s Instagram post about loving his wife’s “curvy” size has sparked a backlash online about body image and feminism. American entrepreneur Robbie Tripp, who describes himself as “husband to a curvy goddess”, posted a photograph of him and his wife, explaining in a popular post that becoming a feminist taught […]

Russia: Eight missing in flooded diamond mine

Image copyright EPA Image caption The adjacent open-pit mine is no longer active as operations have moved underground Eight miners are missing after a flood at Russia’s largest diamond mine. Water leaked into an underground shaft on Friday morning when more than 100 workers were inside. Most have been rescued from Mir mine in eastern […]

Rwanda election: President Paul Kagame wins by landslide

Media captionRwanda elections 2017: A one-horse race? President Paul Kagame of Rwanda has won a third term in office with a landslide, the country’s electoral commission has announced. Partial results of Friday’s election gave him 98% of the votes, it said. Mr Kagame’s supporters, who say that he has brought stability and economic development after […]

US attorney general says four charged in crackdown on leaks

Media captionIntelligence chief to leakers: “We will find you” The US attorney general has said four people have been charged over leaks as the Trump administration launched a crackdown on embarrassing disclosures. Jeff Sessions said the suspects were accused of divulging classified material or concealed contacts with foreign intelligence officers. America’s top prosecutor said the […]

Venezuela opens disputed new constituent assembly

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Supporters of President Nicolas Maduro were out in force on Friday The Venezuelan government has opened a controversial new constituent assembly, defying anger at home and strong criticism abroad. President Nicol├ís Maduro says the new body, which has the power to rewrite the constitution, is needed to bring peace after […]

Large font in text message leads to child sex abuse arrests

Image copyright San Jose Police Image caption Police arrested Michael Kellar and Gail Burnworth after a plane passenger spotted text messages A nursery school teacher has been called a “hero” after she spotted a plane passenger allegedly sending text messages discussing child sexual abuse. The woman, who has not been named, was able to read […]

US Blackwater guard’s murder conviction overturned

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The 2007 killings triggered a debate over the role of defence contractors in warfare A US appeals court has overturned a murder conviction for a former Blackwater security guard over the killing of 14 Iraqi civilians in 2007. The court ordered a retrial for Nicholas Slatten, saying he should […]

Europe heatwave sparks health warnings as temperatures soar

Media captionHigh temperatures combined with high humidity make conditions dangerous Parts of Europe are experiencing their most extreme heat in more than a decade as temperatures hit 44C (111F). Several countries have issued health warnings as this week’s record-breaking weather conditions continue to affect swathes of the continent. Sweltering temperatures in Italy have sparked wildfires, […]

Gilbert Deya: ‘Miracle babies’ pastor extradited to Kenya

Image copyright PA Image caption Pastor Gilbert Deya is alleged to have told infertile women they could have “miracle babies” The UK has extradited a self-styled Kenyan pastor, who claimed he created miraculous pregnancies, to Kenya to face child-trafficking charges. Gilbert Deya’s extradition came after he failed in his decade-long legal battle to remain in […]

Rwanda election: President Paul Kagame eyes third term

Media captionRwanda elections 2017: A one-horse race? Rwandans are going to the polls in presidential elections, with incumbent Paul Kagame widely expected to win his third term in office. The 59-year-old is being challenged by Frank Habineza of the Democratic Green Party of Rwanda, and independent candidate Philippe Mpayimana. Mr Kagame is credited with the […]