Republican Justin Amash calls for Trump impeachment

Image copyright Ronald Grant Image caption Mr Amash also accused Attorney General William Barr of misleading the public Justin Amash has become the first Republican congressman to call for the impeachment of President Donald Trump.He claimed Mr Trump had "engaged in specific actions" that "meet the threshold for impeachment".Mr Amash accused Attorney General William Barr…

Bodies of ‘twins’ found in clean-up of Kenya river

Image copyright GPS Image caption The bodies were buried near where they were discovered Kenya's authorities say the bodies of two babies, thought to be twins, have been found during a clean-up of a river in the capital, Nairobi. This is the eighth such discovery in recent months.Officials believe the bodies are being dumped in…

Trump breaks silence amid Alabama abortion ban row

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionDina had to give birth to her rapist's child - under Alabama's abortion ban women would have no choice.US President Donald Trump has outlined his "strongly pro-life" views on abortion amid controversy over strict new laws passed in several states.Mr Trump said he was against abortion except…

Mali violence: Nigerian peacekeeper killed in Timbuktu

A Nigerian UN peacekeeper has been killed and another injured by unidentified assailants in Timbuktu, in northern Mali, the UN says.A separate incident in Tessalit left three Chadian peacekeepers injured.Nearly 200 members of the UN mission have died since it was set up in 2013, making it the deadliest peacekeeping operation in the world.Peacekeepers were…

2019 Australia election: Morrison’s coalition seeking shock majority

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionScott Morrison: "I said I was going to burn for you, and I am"Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison is edging closer to a majority government as the election's final results are being counted.His conservative coalition has defied polls and is leading on 75 seats, the Australian Electoral…

Ohio State University doctor ‘abused 177 male students’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Students said the doctor's actions were an "open secret" on campus An athletics team doctor sexually abused at least 177 male students from 1979 to 1997, an investigation by Ohio State University in the US says. Dr Richard Strauss, who died in 2005, is accused of groping and performing…

Argentina ex-leader Cristina Fernandez to run for vice-president

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner was expected to run as presidential candidate Former Argentine president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has announced that she will stand as a vice-presidential candidate in national elections later this year. It means that ex-cabinet chief Alberto Fernandez will run as the Justicialist party presidential candidate.Ms…

Arnold Schwarzenegger drop-kicked at South Africa event

Image copyright AFP Image caption Schwarzenegger urged fans to focus on the athletes at the event instead of the attack Video footage has shown Hollywood star Arnold Schwarzenegger being attacked at an event in South Africa.The 71-year-old former California governor was interacting with fans during a skipping competition at his Arnold Classic Africa sporting event…

Austria chancellor calls for snap election after corruption scandal

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMr Strache said he resigned because he did not want to provide a pretext for the government's collapseAustrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has asked for a snap election after his Vice-Chancellor, Heinz-Christian Strache, resigned over a corruption scandal.Mr Kurz's centre-right People's Party is in government with Mr Strache's…

Iran-US tensions: ‘There will be no war’, says Zarif

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif says people around US President Trump are "pushing him towards war" Iran's foreign minister has said he does not believe a war will break out in the region amid concerns over rising tensions with the US.Mohammad Javad Zarif told state news agency IRNA that Tehran did…

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