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Germany probes arrested ‘IS cell’ Syrians for links to Paris attacks

Germany probes arrested ‘IS cell’ Syrians for links to Paris attacks

Image copyright AFP Image caption The arrested Syrians are said to have been under surveillance for months German authorities are investigating whether three Syrians held on suspicion of working for so-called Islamic State had links to the Paris attackers. Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said the men, one of them 17, appeared to have been […]

Former Israeli President Shimon Peres suffers stroke

Former Israeli President Shimon Peres suffers stroke

Image copyright AFP Image caption Shimon Peres has held virtually every senior political office in Israel The former Israeli President, Shimon Peres, has been rushed to a hospital outside Tel Aviv after suffering a stroke, his office says. The 93 year old was fully conscious and in a stable condition at the Sheba Medical Centre […]

Syria war: Cessation of hostilities comes into effect

Media captionThe BBC’s Jeremy Bowen drives into west Aleppo ahead of the ceasefire A cessation of hostilities has come into effect in Syria, although it is unclear how widely it will be observed. If the truce holds for seven days, the US and Russia will carry out co-ordinated air strikes against jihadist militants. The Syrian […]

Trump issues pledge on medical records after Clinton diagnosis

Trump issues pledge on medical records after Clinton diagnosis

Media captionFootage has captured Hillary Clinton staggering after leaving a 9/11 ceremony early US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has pledged to release details about his health after his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton was diagnosed with pneumonia. Mr Trump said health had now become “an issue” in the election campaign. Mrs Clinton was taken ill […]

Baby born on Mediterranean rescue ship

Media captionThe baby’s father told the BBC he was feeling very lucky A Nigerian woman has given birth to a boy on board a rescue ship in the Mediterranean after being plucked from an overcrowded rubber dinghy. Medical charity MSF said because the baby was born in international waters, his nationality was still under debate. […]

South Sudan’s Kiir and Machar profited during war – report

Media captionHow South Sudan leaders ‘profited during war’ South Sudan’s political and military elite have made themselves rich while the country has struggled under a civil war of their making, a report says. Commissioned by actor George Clooney, the document accuses President Salva Kiir, opposition leader Riek Machar, and top generals of profiteering. It follows […]

Charlie Hebdo sued by quake-hit Amatrice over cartoon

Charlie Hebdo sued by quake-hit Amatrice over cartoon

Image copyright Charlie Hebdo An Italian town heavily hit by last month’s earthquake is taking legal action against Charlie Hebdo, after it portrayed victims as pasta dishes. Amatrice, where most of the 295 victims lived, filed an aggravated defamation complaint against the satirical French weekly magazine. One of the images, labelled as lasagne, showed a […]

North Korea nuclear test: South would reduce Pyongyang ‘to ashes’

North Korea nuclear test: South would reduce Pyongyang ‘to ashes’

Image copyright AP Image caption Tensions are high between South and North Korea South Korea has a plan to annihilate the North Korean capital if it shows any signs of mounting a nuclear attack, according to reports from Seoul. A military source told the Yonhap news agency every part of Pyongyang “will be completely destroyed […]

Turkey ‘has duty’ to defeat Islamic State group in Syria

Media captionA market in rebel-held Idlib was hit by an air strike on Saturday Turkey has a duty to defeat the so-called Islamic State (IS) in neighbouring Syria, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said. He called it a “binding duty”, to ensure the militants were “unable to carry out actions inside our country”. Turkey’s military […]

Hillary Clinton ‘felt unwell’ at 9/11 ceremony

Media captionHillary Clinton left the New York event after feeling “overheated”, according to her campaign US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton says she is “feeling great” hours after her early exit from a 9/11 ceremony raised health fears. Her campaign said earlier she had left the event in New York because she had “felt overheated” […]