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43 passengers dead in Pakistan plane crash

A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight with more than 40 people on board has crashed in the north of the country. Flight PK-661 “lost contact with the control tower on its way from Chitral to Islamabad a short while ago”, the airline said in a statement. A spokesman for the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) told […]

Ghana votes in hotly contested presidential elections

Ghanaians started lining up at voting stations on Wednesday to elect a president and parliament, in polls dominated by a three-year economic downturn that led to heavy job losses and price hikes. President John Mahama is running for a second four-year term in the West African nation rich in gold, cocoa, diamonds, aluminium, bauxite and […]

Trump to cancel order of new planes for American president

US President-elect Donald Trump has said he wants to cut government costs by cancelling the order for new planes to carry the American president. Six weeks ahead of taking office, he tweeted: “Boeing is building a brand new 747 Air Force One for future presidents, but costs are out of control, more than $4 billion. […]

Saudi court sentences 15 to death for spying

A Saudi Court on Tuesday sentenced 15 people to death for spying for the kingdom’s arch-enemy, Iran, Saudi-owned media reported, in a ruling that could further stoke tension between the two rival powers. The Specialised Criminal Court in Riyadh sentenced 15 other suspects to prison terms ranging from six months to 25 years, and acquitted […]

Breaking: Italian prime minister, Renzi resigns after defeat in referendum

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has resigned after suffering a heavy defeat in a referendum over his plan to reform the constitution. In a late-night news conference, he said he took responsibility for the outcome. He said the no camp must now make clear proposals. An exit poll for state broadcaster RAI suggests 42-46% voted […]

Breaking: 9 die in California club fire

At least nine people have died in a fire during a club night near San Francisco, authorities say. The fire started at 23:30 local time on Friday (07:30 GMT Saturday) in Oakland, police told the BBC. The venue was hosting a concert by electronic group Golden Donna. The event’s Facebook page indicates a number of […]

Jubilation in Gambia as Jammeh suffers defeat after 22 years in power

There is wild jubilation in Gambia as Yahya Jammeh, the country’s authoritarian president of 22 years, suffered a surprise defeat in presidential election. He will be replaced by a property developer, Adama Barrow, who won more than 45% of the vote. Mr Jammeh, who came to power in a coup in 1994, has not yet […]

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