WannaCry ransomware cyber-attacks slow but fears remain

WannaCry ransomware cyber-attacks slow but fears remain

Media captionHow to protect yourself online A computer malware that has spread across 150 countries appears to be slowing down, with few reports of fresh attacks in Asia and Europe on Monday. However staff beginning the working week have been told to be careful. The WannaCry ransomware started taking over users’ files on Friday, demanding […]

India 10-year-old child rape victim in abortion plea

India 10-year-old child rape victim in abortion plea

Image copyright Getty Images A panel of doctors has met in India to discuss the case of a 10-year-old rape victim who is seeking an abortion. The girl was repeatedly raped by her stepfather and is due to give birth in about four months, police in the northern town of Rohtak told the BBC. He […]

France’s Macron names Republican Philippe as PM

France’s Macron names Republican Philippe as PM

Image copyright AFP Image caption Edouard Philippe has for years been close to leading Republican Alain Juppé President Emmanuel Macron has chosen centre-right mayor Edouard Philippe as France’s new prime minister. Mr Philippe, 46, is not from the president’s new centrist party but from the centre-right Republicans. The choice is seen as an attempt to […]

Ivory Coast mutiny: Shooting in Abidjan, Bouaké and Daloa

Ivory Coast mutiny: Shooting in Abidjan, Bouaké and Daloa

Image copyright AFP Image caption The mutinous soldiers say they are not prepared to negotiate Mutinous soldiers have opened fire in three big cities in Ivory Coast, defying a government order to lay down their weapons. Gunfire has been heard near the presidential palace in the main city, Abidjan, the second city, Bouaké, and Daloa […]

Ivory Coast mutiny: Shooting in Abidjan and Bouaké

Ivory Coast mutiny: Shooting in Abidjan and Bouaké

Image copyright AFP Image caption The mutinous soldiers helped the president take power in 2011 Heavy gunfire has erupted in Ivory Coast’s two biggest cities, as a mutiny in the army enters its fourth day. The mutineers blocked roads outside a barracks in an affluent neighbourhood of Abidjan, the commercial capital, a BBC reporter in […]

Ivory Coast: Army launches operation ‘to restore order’ after mutiny

Ivory Coast: Army launches operation ‘to restore order’ after mutiny

Image copyright AFP Image caption The mutinous soldiers took control of Bouaké, the second-largest city Ivory Coast’s military says it has launched an operation to “restore order” after three consecutive days of protests by mutinous soldiers. The soldiers took to the streets in several cities over a pay dispute and blocked off the second largest […]

Ransomware cyber-attack threat escalating – Europol

Ransomware cyber-attack threat escalating – Europol

Media caption“We’ve never seen something on this scale,” Europol chief tells the BBC Friday’s cyber-attack has affected more than 200,000 victims in 150 countries, Europol chief Rob Wainwright says. He told the BBC the act was “unprecedented in its scale” and warned more people could find themselves affected on Monday morning. The virus took control […]

Emmanuel Macron inauguration: French president vows new start

Emmanuel Macron inauguration: French president vows new start

Media caption“Divisions have to be overcome” – newly-elected President Emmanuel Macron Emmanuel Macron has promised to restore France’s global standing, as he was officially inaugurated as the country’s youngest president at the age of 39. “My mandate will give the French back the confidence to believe in themselves,” President Macron said at the elaborate Élysée […]

Ivory Coast: Soldiers cut off second city Bouaké

Ivory Coast: Soldiers cut off second city Bouaké

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Rebellious soldiers took up positions near the military’s headquarters in Abidjan on Friday Angry soldiers have blocked off access to Bouaké, the second largest city in the Ivory Coast, as a revolt over a pay dispute continues. One of the uprising’s leaders said the soldiers were “ready to fight” […]

Ebola: WHO declares outbreak in DR Congo

Ebola: WHO declares outbreak in DR Congo

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The world’s deadliest Ebola outbreak hit West Africa in 2014-2015 The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo. At least one person has died after contracting the virus in the country’s north-east, the WHO says. The Congolese health ministry had notified […]