FBI re-releases 9/11 photos of Pentagon

FBI re-releases 9/11 photos of Pentagon

Image copyright FBI Image caption Search crews appear to scour the wreckage in one of the images released by FBI Photos taken after the attack on the Pentagon on 11 September 2001 have reappeared on the FBI’s website six years after they were first released. The 27 images show fire crews battling the blaze, as […]

Gilbert Baker, LGBT rainbow flag creator, dies aged 65

Gilbert Baker, LGBT rainbow flag creator, dies aged 65

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Baker created the LGBT rainbow flag in 1978 Gilbert Baker, the San-Francisco-based artist who created the rainbow flag as a symbol for the gay community, has died aged 65, US media report. The San Francisco Chronicle said Mr Baker died in his sleep at his home in New […]

Mexico singer Pepe Aguilar’s son held for people smuggling

Mexico singer Pepe Aguilar’s son held for people smuggling

Image copyright US Customs and Border Protection Image caption Customs officials say the four migrants paid Mr Aguilar to be smuggled to the US The son of the popular Mexican singer Pepe Aguilar has been arrested in California for people smuggling. US customs officials say Jose Aguilar was arrested by federal agents who found four […]

South Africa leaders divided after President Zuma sacks Gordhan

South Africa leaders divided after President Zuma sacks Gordhan

Media captionSouth Africa’s night of the long knives South Africa’s Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has described the sacking of Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan as “totally unacceptable”. His late night dismissal on Thursday led to a 5% plunge in the value of the currency, the rand. Mr Gordhan was seen as a bulwark against corruption in […]

Kuwait ‘probes Ethiopia maid window fall’

Kuwait ‘probes Ethiopia maid window fall’

Image copyright Alanba Image caption Another video posted by the Alanba newspaper showed the maid being rescued after her fall The Kuwaiti authorities are reportedly investigating a video that appears to show a woman filming her Ethiopian maid falling from a seventh-floor window without attempting to help her. The maid can be heard screaming “hold […]

South Africa rand falls after President Zuma sacks Gordhan

South Africa rand falls after President Zuma sacks Gordhan

Image copyright AFP Image caption Pravin Gordhan has been seen as standing up to President Jacob Zuma in cabinet South Africa’s rand plunged more than 5% overnight after President Jacob Zuma sacked Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan. Nine other ministers were sacked as the president overhauled his cabinet. Mr Gordhan was seen by many as a […]

South Africa’s President Zuma sacks finance minister

South Africa’s President Zuma sacks finance minister

Image copyright AFP Image caption Pravin Gordhan has been seen as standing up to President Zuma in cabinet South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma has sacked Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan after days of speculation that rocked the country’s markets and currency. Mr Gordhan will be replaced by Malusi Gigaba, said a statement issued late on Thursday […]

Israel approves first new West Bank settlement in 20 years

Israel approves first new West Bank settlement in 20 years

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Amona settlement was evacuated in February Israel has approved the building of the first new settlement on the occupied West Bank in more than two decades. A statement after a meeting of the country’s security cabinet said the construction would take place in the Emek Shilo area near Nablus. […]