Month: December 2018

Bangladesh election: Sheikh Hasina wins new term as prime minister

Media playback is unsupported on your device Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has secured her third consecutive term with a landslide victory, Bangladesh’s Election Commission said on Monday. Ms Hasina’s ruling party has so far won 281 of the 350 parliamentary seats, surpassing its previous election wins. The opposition has condemned what it called a “farcical” […]

American college football: Huge bald eagle lands on fans

Media playback is unsupported on your device The eagle has landed – not once, but twice. Two American football fans got the surprise of their lives on Saturday when a North American bald eagle went rogue at a college football game in Texas, and decided to perch in the crowd. The sizeable bird, which goes […]

DR Congo election: Presidential poll hit by delays

Media playback is unsupported on your device Sunday’s vote for a new president in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been hit by a series of delays that have left people frustrated. The failure of new electronic voting machines in some polling stations was one of the challenges. Polls have now closed in an election […]

Morocco tourist murders: Swiss-Spanish national arrested

A dual Swiss-Spanish national has been arrested in Morocco for alleged involvement in the killings of two Scandinavian tourists. The man, who has not been named, was detained in Marrakesh for allegedly trying to recruit Moroccans “to carry out terrorist plots”, a statement said. Louisa Vesterager Jespersen, 24, from Denmark, and Maren Ueland, 28, from […]

‘Dangerous orange pill’ prompts Australia festival warning

Music festival-goers across Australia have been warned about a “dangerous orange pill”, after a young man died of a suspected drug overdose. Joshua Tam, 22, became ill at the Lost Paradise festival in New South Wales (NSW) on Saturday. He died in hospital. Police said attendees had made “sophisticated” attempts to carry drugs, such as […]

UAE helicopter crash kills four crew on rescue mission near zipline

A rescue helicopter has crashed near the world’s longest zipline in the UAE, killing its crew. The Agusta 139 helicopter was on a rescue mission at Jebel Jais, a mountain in the Ras al-Khaimah emirate, when it came down on Saturday. The country’s National Search and Rescue Centre said four people had died. Video footage […]

Kim Jong-un letter to Seoul asks for more summits in 2019

North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un has vowed to “frequently” meet South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in next year to discuss denuclearisation. In a rare letter to Seoul, Mr Kim said he wished to pursue peace between the countries and “solve the issue of denuclearising the peninsula together”, a spokesman for Mr Moon said. Mr Kim also […]