South Africa bus crash ‘kills at least 19 children’

South Africa bus crash ‘kills at least 19 children’

Image copyright Twitter/ER24 Image caption The minibus was carrying children from primary and secondary schools At least 19 children have been killed in a minibus crash near the South African capital, Pretoria, emergency services and officials say. The children died after the vehicle burst into flames following a collision with a truck just north of […]

South Africa bus crash kills 20 children

South Africa bus crash kills 20 children

Image copyright Twitter/ER24 Image caption The minibus was carrying children from primary and secondary schools Twenty children have been killed in a minibus crash near the South African capital Pretoria, emergency services have said. The children died after the vehicle burst into flames following a collision with a truck just north of the capital. There […]

Nigerian Manchester United fans electrocuted watching match

Nigerian Manchester United fans electrocuted watching match

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Manchester United won the game 2-1 At least seven people have died after an electric cable fell on fans watching a Manchester United match on TV in Nigeria, police say. The high-tension cable fell on a crowded shack showing the Europa League quarter-final against Anderlecht in the southern city of […]

Cameroon ends internet shutdown on orders of President Paul Biya

Cameroon ends internet shutdown on orders of President Paul Biya

Image caption Businesses such as this one were badly hit by the internet ban Internet services in Cameroon’s English-speaking regions have been turned back on three months after they were cut off following protests. People were delighted when online access was restored in both regions on Thursday at around 19:00 GMT, a BBC correspondent in […]

Borussia Dortmund bombs: ‘Speculator’ charged with bus attack

Borussia Dortmund bombs: ‘Speculator’ charged with bus attack

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Police originally treated the attack as terrorism but then changed course Police in Germany have charged a man suspected of being behind an attack on the Borussia Dortmund team bus. Rather than having links to radical Islamism, he was a market trader hoping to make money if the price […]

Qatar hunting party ‘freed in Iraq’

Qatar hunting party ‘freed in Iraq’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Asian houbara bustard, found in Iraq, is highly prized in the Arab Gulf states A group of Qatari hunters – possibly including members of the ruling family – have been freed 16 months after being kidnapped in Iraq, officials say. The Iraqi interior ministry said “all 26” were […]

Cameroon’s President Paul Biya orders end to internet shutdown

Cameroon’s President Paul Biya orders end to internet shutdown

Image caption North-West and South-West are Cameroon’s two English-speaking regions Cameroon’s President Paul Biya has ordered the resumption of internet services in the country’s English-speaking regions, three months after they were cut off amid protests. Authorities sent texts to mobile phone users before the ban, threatening jail terms for spreading false information. Communications and the […]

Zimbabwe DNA tests ‘prove hunter was killed by a crocodile’

Zimbabwe DNA tests ‘prove hunter was killed by a crocodile’

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption Nile crocodiles lurk almost totally submerged in the water as they lie in wait for passing prey DNA tests on the carcass of a crocodile shot in Zimbabwe have confirmed that it contains the remains of a missing South African hunter, an investigator has told the BBC. Scott […]

Egypt ‘500kg woman’ loses half her weight after India surgery

Egypt ‘500kg woman’ loses half her weight after India surgery

Image copyright Saifee hospital Image caption Eman Abd El Aty now weighs 250kg, half of what she was believed to weigh when she arrived in Mumbai An Indian hospital treating an Egyptian woman, believed to have been the world’s heaviest woman, says she has lost 250kg (550lbs) after surgery. Eman Abd El Aty’s family said […]

Nigeria ‘gay wedding’ bust leads to charges

Nigeria ‘gay wedding’ bust leads to charges

Image copyright AFP Image caption Much of northern Nigeria is governed by Islamic law, or Sharia Prosecutors in the northern Nigeria state of Kaduna have charged a group of 53 people with conspiring to celebrate a gay wedding. The accused, arrested last Saturday, have denied the allegations, with their lawyers saying they were illegally detained. […]