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Senegal economy hopes for takeoff as new airport opens

Senegal economy hopes for takeoff as new airport opens

Senegal’s president opened a flagship new airport yesterday seen as the central plank of government plans to boost the economy and create a west African regional hub.

Hunger gnaws at Rohingya children in Bangladesh’s refugee camps

Hunger gnaws at Rohingya children in Bangladesh’s refugee camps

In the sweltering heat of Bangladesh’s dusty Balukhali refugee camp, seven-month-old Mahmoud Rohan is burning up.

Canine for sale

Canine for sale

Workers carry a cage with a dog for sale at a pet shop in Colombo.

Nepal votes in the final round of historic polls

Nepal votes in the final round of historic polls

Nepal yesterday voted in the final round of historic parliamentary elections aimed at drawing a line under years of conflict and political turmoil in the Himalayan country.

Argentina judge orders arrest of ex-president Cristina Kirchner

Argentina judge orders arrest of ex-president Cristina Kirchner

An Argentine judge on Thursday ordered the arrest of former president Cristina Kirchner for allegedly covering up Iranian involvement in a 1994 bombing at a Buenos Aires Jewish center ...

Southern California fires force 200,000 people to flee

Southern California fires force 200,000 people to flee

Hundreds of Los Angeles area schools shut their doors on Thursday as raging wildfires wreaked havoc on Southern California, forcing about 200,000 people to flee and destroying hundreds of houses.

More than 2,000 drugs now in cancer immunotherapy race

More than 2,000 drugs now in cancer immunotherapy race

The race to develop new immunotherapy treatments against cancer has sparked an unprecedented explosion in the oncology drug pipeline, with more than 2,000 immune system-boosting agents now in development.

Russia says goal of defeating IS in Syria 'accomplished'

Russia says goal of defeating IS in Syria 'accomplished'

Russia's defence ministry on Thursday said its mission to oust Islamic State jihadists from Syria had been ‘accomplished’ with the country ‘completely liberated’ from the extremist group.

Tillerson says Ukraine is biggest obstacle to normal Russia ties

Tillerson says Ukraine is biggest obstacle to normal Russia ties

The United States would ‘badly’ like to lift sanctions against Russia but will not do so until Moscow has pulled its forces out of eastern Ukraine and Crimea, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said ...

Niger evacuates 500 of its nationals from Libya

Niger evacuates 500 of its nationals from Libya

Niger has flown home more than 500 of its citizens from Libya as part of an urgent repatriation plan which will see up to 4,000 people evacuated, the foreign ministry has said.

Nobel economics winner says Trump tax plans spur inequality, tax avoidance

Nobel economics winner says Trump tax plans spur inequality, tax avoidance

The US tax overhaul supported by President Donald Trump and the Republican party will increase inequality and opportunities for tax avoidance, Nobel economics prize-winner Richard Thaler said on Thursday.

Fake restaurant becomes London's top-rated eatery

Fake restaurant becomes London's top-rated eatery

A non-existent restaurant supposedly based in a garden shed briefly became London's top eating place on travel and restaurant website TripAdvisor, who on Thursday hit back at the hoaxers.

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