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Zimbabwe President Mnangagwa survives Bulawayo explosion

Image copyright EPA Image caption President Mnangagwa (centre) was campaigning ahead of elections next month Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa has survived an apparent bomb attack in the city of Bulawayo. Footage from the blast at White City Stadium appears to show Mr Mnangagwa leaving the stage after addressing supporters when a device went off. He […]

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Saudi Arabia's ban on women driving ban to end

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Families previously had to hire private drivers to transport female relatives Saudi women are to be allowed to drive from midnight local time (21:00 GMT) after a ban comes to an end. The change was announced last September and Saudi Arabia issued the first licences to women earlier this month. […]

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'Double eagle' celebration provokes Serbs

Image copyright EPA Image caption Xhaka and Shaqiri both used the Albanian nationalist gesture Serbia has hit out at a “provocative” double eagle celebration by two ethnic Albanian goalscorers in the World Cup. Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri scored for Switzerland who beat Serbia 2-1. Their gesture is an nationalist symbol representing the double headed […]

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US military plans migrant tent camps amid Trump crackdown

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBBC drone footage shows a US ‘tent city’ immigration centre The US Navy is reportedly planning to build sprawling immigrant detention centres on military bases, amid a Trump crackdown at the US-Mexico border. A draft memo obtained by Time magazine outlines plans to build “austere” tent camps […]

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Explosion hits Ethiopia PM rally

An explosion hits a rally for Ethiopia’s new PM Abiy Ahmed attended by thousands of people in Addis Ababa This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version. You can receive Breaking News on a smartphone or tablet via the BBC News […]

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Trump says North Korea still 'extraordinary threat'

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWhy do North Koreans revere a mountain? US President Donald Trump has renewed sanctions on North Korea, citing an “extraordinary threat” from its nuclear weapons – just 10 days after saying there was no risk from Pyongyang. “There is no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea,” […]