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Nicolas Sarkozy: French ex-president ordered to stand trial

KALAHAN DENG A French judge has ordered ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy to stand trial in an illegal campaign finance case. Mr Sarkozy faces accusations that his party falsified accounts in order to hide 18m euros (£15m; $20m) of campaign spending in 2012. Mr Sarkozy denies he was aware of the overspending, and will appeal against the order to stand trial. He ...

Former Mexico president Vicente Fox: “Go to hell Trump”

KALAHAN DENG Former president of Mexico Vicente Fox, speaking on BBC HARDtalk, tells US President Donald Trump to “go to hell”. The surprise announcement by US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump that he will fly to Mexico on Wednesday has led to a flood of tweets from Mexicans, most of them expressing their anger at the visit. Mr Trump, of ...

Do ‘longest flight’ records matter?

KALAHAN DENG Qatar Airways has launched what it says is the longest current non-stop commercial route, after completing a journey from Doha to Auckland. Flight QR920 landed on Monday after 16 hours and 23 minutes, slightly quicker than expected. The Boeing 777-200LR jet was showered with water cannons on arrival – a tradition for airlines on new routes. Carriers like ...

Teenagers accused of planning terror attack in Australia

KALAHAN DENG Two teenagers will be charged with planning to carry out a terror attack in Sydney, according to police. The man and woman, both 19, are accused of “conspiracy to do an act, or acts in preparation for, or planning, a terrorist act or acts”, the Australian Federal Police said. Local media reported the pair are married. Police said ...

Ivorian special forces mutiny over pay in Adiake

KALAHAN DENG An elite unit of soldiers in Ivory Coast has mutinied, firing into the air at their base in the south-eastern town Adiake, near the border with Ghana. Residents have stayed indoors and shops and schools have closed. The Ivorian special forces, who report directly to the president’s office, have accused their commanders of stealing part of their salaries. ...

Pennsylvania woman dies with arm trapped in donation bin

KALAHAN DENG A 56-year-old Pennsylvania woman has died after her arm became trapped in a charity donation bin. Judith Permar was dropping off clothes into the metal structure when a step stool she was using gave way and she was left hanging. Her left arm and wrist were broken and she spent more than six hours outside in the cold, ...

Suicide bomber kills many at Kabul’s Supreme Court

KALAHAN DENG At least 20 people have been killed in a suicide bombing at Afghanistan’s Supreme Court in Kabul, officials say. The government said 41 people were injured, 10 of them critically. All of the casualties are civilians. The bomber targeted the car park of the court compound as employees were leaving to go home, reports say. There was no ...

Martellus Bennett skipping White House visit: ‘I’m not going to go’

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG Martellus Bennett told reporters following the New England Patriots’ historic Super Bowl win Sunday that he will not accompany his teammates to the White House, where they are set to be honored by President Donald Trump later this year. “I haven’t thought about it. I am not going to go,” the New England Patriots tight end ...

US police threaten to punish drink drivers with Justin Bieber

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG A Minnesota police force has threatened to punish drink drivers with Justin Bieber’s dance moves if they get behind the wheel while intoxicated. Police in Wyoming, Minnesota, tweeted on Sunday that drink drivers would be forced to watch Bieber’s Super Bowl advert “the entire way to jail”. The pop star is seen performing celebratory end zone ...

The village aiming to create a white utopia

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG A village in Hungary has banned the wearing of Muslim dress and the call to prayer. By leading what it calls “the war against Muslim culture”, it hopes to attract other Christian Europeans who object to multiculturalism in their own countries. “We primarily welcome people from western Europe – people who wouldn’t like to live in ...