Mohammed Dewji: Reward offered for abducted Tanzania billionaire

The family of Tanzanian billionaire Mohammed Dewji, who was kidnapped on Thursday, has offered a 1bn Tanzania shilling ($440,000; £330,000) reward for information that leads to his rescue. Mr Dewji, reportedly Africa's youngest billionaire, was...

Paul Allen: Microsoft co-founder and billionaire dies aged 65

Paul Allen, who co-founded Microsoft, has died aged 65 from complications of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. He had revealed the disease's return only two weeks ago, after previously being treated for it in 2009. He had said he...

Jamal Khashoggi: Mike Pompeo to visit Saudi Arabia

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is to meet Saudi King Salman amid growing controversy over the fate of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. He will later visit Turkey, where Mr Khashoggi was last seen at...

How chemical weapons have helped bring Assad close to victory

After seven devastating years of civil war in Syria, which have left more than 350,000 people dead, President Bashar al-Assad appears close to victory against the forces trying to overthrow him. So how has Mr...

Hurricane Michael leaves ‘unimaginable destruction’

Hurricane Michael left "unimaginable destruction" as it ploughed into coastal areas of Florida, the state's governor, Rick Scott says. "So many lives have been changed forever," he said. "So many families have lost everything." The worst...

Hurricane Michael: Record-breaking ‘hell’ storm mauls US

The most powerful hurricane ever to hit north-west Florida has flooded beach towns, submerging homes and snapping trees like twigs. Hurricane Michael - a category three storm with 125mph (200km/h) winds - made landfall on...

Vaginal mesh implants: Australia apologises for ‘decades of pain’

The Australian government has issued a national apology to women affected by a vaginal mesh scandal, acknowledging decades of "agony and pain". Mesh implants are at the centre of health scandal affecting women around the...

Hurricane Michael: ‘Monstrous’ storm set to hit Florida

Powerful Hurricane Michael is set to make landfall in Florida later on Wednesday, forcing mass evacuations in the southern US state. A category three storm with winds near 125mph (201km/h), Michael is expected to strengthen...

US trade war would make world ‘poorer and more dangerous’

The International Monetary Fund has warned a trade war between the US and China risks making the world a "poorer and more dangerous place" in its latest assessment of the global economy. The IMF has...

Trump apologises to Kavanaugh over ‘unfair’ treatment

President Donald Trump has apologised to his new Supreme Court justice Brett Kavanaugh for what he described as a "campaign of lies" during the confirmation hearings. He was referring to the acrimonious debate over Mr...

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