'Al-Shabab activity' stops public buses in north-east Kenya

The Kenyan authorities have stopped buses from travelling to the north-east border town of Mandera after movements by Somalia-based al-Shabab militants were spotted on the road to the town. They were seen between El Wak and Rhama, which are on the road that links the capital, Nairobi to Mandera. No buses are allowed to leave […]

Mali attack: '100 killed' in Dogon village

Nearly 100 people have been killed in attack in a village in central Mali inhabited by the Dogon ethnic group, reports say. The attack happened in Sobale Kou, close to Sanga town, according to French-language news outlet RFI. The bodies of the dead have been burned, says a local official, and the search for more […]

Indonesia warns of volcanic eruptions

Indonesia warns of further eruptions after volcano spews ash KARO, Indonesia (Reuters) – Indonesian officials warned on Monday against the prospect of further eruptions from an active volcano on the island of Sumatra after it emitted a huge column of ash, causing panic among residents. Mount Sinabung, which has seen a spike in activity since […]

Terror Threat Warning for UK Holidaymakers

This week, UK news outlets (The Sun, The Star) reported that the Ministry of Defence had issued service personnel with a memorandum, warning servicemen and women abroad may be at risk of terror attack. The newspapers cited MI5 and MI6 as saying that jihadists could “target hotel locations to kill, injure or take hostage” people […]

Dubai bus crash: 17 dead after driver hits overhead sign

At least 17 people of different nationalities have been killed and several more injured after a bus hit an overhead road sign in Dubai. The Oman-registered vehicle was carrying 31 passengers when the crash occurred on Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road, police said. Indian officials said that eight Indian citizens were among the dead. The […]

Golf club car bomb: New IRA says it was behind attack

The New IRA has said it left a bomb under a police officer’s car at Shandon Park Golf Club in east Belfast last weekend. The Irish News said it had issued a statement to the newspaper using a recognised codeword. Police had said they believed “violent dissident republicans” were behind the attack. The New IRA, a […]

Sweden explosion: bomb squad deployed

Sweden explosion: 25 people injured and bomb squad deployed as blast hits two buildings Police launch criminal investigation after ‘very powerful’ blast injures dozens Chris Baynes A “very powerful” explosion has ripped through two blocks of flats in the southern Swedish city of Linkoping, injuring dozens of people. Detectives have launched a criminal investigation and a bomb squad […]

Italy’s interior minister escalates attack on judges

Italy’s far-right interior minister, Matteo Salvini, escalates attack on judges Three magistrates singled out over their challenges to government’s hardline immigration policies Angela Giuffrida in Rome and Lorenzo Tondo A simmering row over the rule of law and the independence of the judiciary in Italy has erupted after the far-right interior minister publicly singled out three magistrates […]

Barcelona and cruise ship air pollution

Barcelona port is worst in Europe for cruise ship air pollution City tops list of 50 European ports for both sulphur oxide and nitrogen oxide emissions Stephen Burgen The port of Barcelona, a city already overwhelmed by mass tourism, has topped a list of 50 European ports for the amount of air pollution produced there by […]

Charges over Channel migrant boat picked up off Dover

A man has been charged with people smuggling after a boat with six people on board including a child was picked up off the Kent coast. Samyar Ahmadi Bani, 35, of no fixed UK address, was among those found on the boat intercepted by a Border Force vessel at 07:25 BST on Saturday. All six […]