Ethiopia is building the Grand Renaissance Dam, which when completed next year, will be Africa’s biggest hydroelectric power plant. Its construction began in 2011 on…View More Who owns the River Nile – and why it matters
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Roger Stone, a long-time political strategist and former ally of President Donald Trump, is set to go on trial in Washington DC. The 67-year-old faces…View More Roger Stone – a political agitator and Nixon fan
For decades, hundreds of thousands of visitors to Australia’s desert centre have trekked up Uluru, the ancient red monolith formerly known as Ayers Rock. But…View More Final rush to climb Uluru – what do locals think?
An eight-page letter from White House lawyers to Democratic leaders in the House decries the impeachment inquiry as “baseless” and “constitutionally invalid”. They don’t have…View More Legal view – Self-inflicted wound by White House
POLICE have today charged an 18-year-old man and two 17-year-old boys on suspicion of murdering PC Andrew Harper. The newlywed police officer was allegedly dragged…View More PC Andrew Harper murder – Man, 18, and two boys aged 17 charged over death of police officer who was run over after burglary
Anastasia is expecting her boyfriend Sergei to be waiting for her when her flight arrives at St Petersburg airport. But as she lands he texts…View More ‘Freeze… and marry me!’ – Russians who propose at gunpoint
A chronology of key events: 1838-42 – British forces invade, install King Shah Shujah. He is assassinated in 1842. British and Indian troops are massacred…View More Afghanistan profile – Timeline
Energy watchdog Ofgem has demanded an urgent report from National Grid after a major power cut caused “apocalyptic” rush-hour scenes and cut electricity for almost…View More Travel misery continues – a day after major power cut affects 1m
COPS are still searching for a 15-year-old girl who disappeared while on holiday in Malaysia. Dozens of rescuers have joined to mission to comb through…View More Nora Quoirin – when did the teen go missing in Malaysia?
Donald Trump blamed mental illness, social media and video games for America’s “contagion” of gun violence. Guns though, in his mind, are not to blame.…View More Trump talks tough – but still does not think guns are the issue
It’s become a familiar refrain after every mass shooting in the US. Will this time be different? Will outrage over the violence compel political action,…View More Two mass shootings – will anything change this time?
COPS have arrested two men on suspicion of Class-A drugs offences after six people died in Essex over just three days. Police had been investigating…View More Essex drug deaths – Two men arrested after six people killed by mystery substance
Alexei Navalny, Russia’s most prominent opposition figure, has questioned reports he suffered an acute allergic reaction after being taken ill in jail. “I have never…View More I may have been poisoned – Russia opposition chief