South Sudan’s rival leaders form coalition government

South Sudan has opened a new chapter in its fragile emergence from the civil war with rival leaders forming a coalition government. Opposition leader Riek Machar was sworn in on Saturday as the deputy of President Salva Kiir a day after the…

Sudan to investigate violence against protesters in Khartoum

CAIRO (Reuters) – Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok on Saturday ordered an investigation into a violent crackdown by security forces on protesters in Khartoum. Hamdok said in a televised speech: “I decided to form an investigative committee in the events…

Man appears in court charged with stabbing at mosque

A homeless man has appeared in court charged with stabbing a prayer leader with a kitchen knife at a London mosque. Daniel Horton, 29, is accused of grievous bodily harm and possession of a bladed article. He appeared at Westminster…

South Sudan rivals strike power-sharing deal

Former South Sudanese rebel leader Riek Machar has been sworn in as first vice-president, sealing a peace deal aimed at ending six years of civil war. President Salva Kiir witnessed the moment at a ceremony at the State House in…

Israeli forces kill Palestinian in Jerusalem after alleged attack

A Palestinian man has been shot dead by the Israeli police when he allegedly attempted a stabbing attack outside the Old City in Jerusalem on Saturday. According to Palestinian official news agency Wafa, witnesses said the man was shot several times…

Jones’ England future could turn on Curry winning duel

Eddie Jones used his experience to full advantage in his first four years in charge of England but since the World Cup final he has veered from grumpy to irascible, no longer sure of touch. On the day that the…

‘Extremely concerning’: Russia’s Olympic Committee and diplomats file complaints over police raid on biathletes in Italy

The Russian Embassy in Rome demanded that Italy explain the reasons behind police searches conducted in the hotel rooms of Russian athletes on Saturday. The diplomats urged local authorities to guarantee all “necessary conditions” for Russians to train and participate…

Conservatives make early gains in Iran parliamentary election

Iran has started counting votes a day after its parliamentary election in which conservative allies of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei are likely to gain a sizeable majority based on partial results. Iranian authorities have yet to announce the turnout…

UK unveils ‘iconic,’ blue post-Brexit passports, made by a French-Dutch company in Poland

London (CNN)The British government has unveiled the country’s new, blue post-Brexit passports, hailing the return of an “iconic” document that became a thorny issue during the UK’s protracted departure from the European Union. The first dark blue passports, which ditch…

Inside the Brontës’ dreamworld

Before Jane Eyre and before Heathcliff, there was Glass Town. Isolated on the edge of the Yorkshire moors, the Brontë siblings spent their formative years squeezing minute script on to precious paper, collaborating and competing to tell slyly overblown sagas…