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Trump’s tweets against four liberal congresswomen called racist

Starkly injecting race into his criticism of liberal Democrats, President Donald Trump said four congresswomen of colour should go back to the “broken and crime infested” countries they came from,...

  Asia / South Asia

Iran ready to talk if US lifts sanctions, Pompeo sceptical

Iran is ready to hold talks with the United States if Washington lifts sanctions and returns to the 2015 nuclear deal it quit last year, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said in a televised speech on Sunday. US President Donald Trump’s administration has said it is open to negotiations with Iran on a more far-reaching agreement on nuclear and security issues....

New Zealanders start handing over guns

New Zealanders have started handing over their semi-automatic weapons on Saturday as part of a buyback scheme following a ban after the Christchurch attacks. Gun reforms were enacted after a gunman shot dead 51 people at two mosques in March, reports BBC. The handover in Christchurch was the first of more than 250 collections to be held across the country....

  Americas

Trump’s tweets against four liberal congresswomen called racist

Starkly injecting race into his criticism of liberal Democrats, President Donald Trump said four congresswomen of colour should go back to the “broken and crime infested” countries they came from, ignoring the fact that all of the women are American citizens and three were born in the U.S. His attack drew a searing condemnation from...

  Europe

  Europe

  Africa

  Africa

South Africa's Zuma to face graft inquiry

Former South African president Jacob Zuma will be questioned at a public inquiry into state graft on Monday, a dramatic fall from grace for a politician who has cast a long shadow over the country’s politics for the past decade. Zuma, ousted by the governing African National Congress (ANC) in February 2018, will be asked to respond to allegations that...

Several dead as gunmen storm Somali hotel

At least seven people have been killed in an attack on a hotel in southern Somalia, including Canadian-Somali TV journalist Hodan Nalayeh, reports say. Officials and survivors say a suicide bomber rammed a car containing explosives into the Asasey hotel in the port of Kismayo, and gunmen then stormed the building. Nalayeh and her husband are among those reported to...