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Yahya Jammeh: had stay in office extended for three months from Wednesday, the day when he was due to leave power. Photograph: Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters

Senegal’s forces are at the Gambian border and will enter at midnight if veteran Gambian president Yahya Jammeh refuses to leave power, Col Abdou Ndia(...)

Children on  a minibus from Gambia to Senegal on Monday. Thousands are fleeing Gambia amid fears that long-time dictator Yahya Jammeh will tip the country into war rather than accept a peaceful handover of power. Photograph: Lorraine Mallinder

Business is booming at Bundung bus station. Men, women and children pile into a battered minibus, while suitcases, flour sacks and a bicycle are hurri(...)

The Israeli settlement of Maale Edumim. The leader of the right-wing Jewish Home party  said it will introduce a Bill for Israel to annex the major West Bank settlement blocs. Photograph: Reuters/Amir Cohen

Israel has launched an unprecedented diplomatic offensive against both the outgoing administration of US president Barack Obama and those countries w(...)

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu at a weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem on December 25th, 2016. Photograph: Dan Balilty/AP

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s domestic critics are coming out in force as the impact of the UN Security Council resolution condemning th(...)

The resolution, which passed by a 14-0 vote, was met with loud applause in the packed chamber when the US ambassador, Samantha Power, abstained. Photograph: AFP/UN/Manuel Elias

Israel has responded furiously to a UN security council resolution condemning Israeli settlements in the occupied territories, recalling two of its am(...)

Liverpool’s Sadio Mané celebrates after scoring an injury-time winner against Everton. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

There is no downside to winning a derby in the fourth minute of added time but for Sadio Mané the joy of Monday at Goodison Park will make it harder t(...)

A man walks on a ripped electoral poster of Gambia’s  defeated president Yahya Jammeh. Photograph:  Seyllou/AFP/Getty Images

It looked and sounded too good to be true. It was. Yahya Jammeh, the dictator who has ruled Gambia for 22 years and once told a reporter that he would(...)

File image of Tunisian navigator Mohamed Ali Malek,  one of the survivors of a boat that overturned off the coast of Libya. A judge in Sicily has convicted Malek over the sinking of the boat. File photograph: Alessandra Tarantino/AP Photo

A Tunisian man accused of being the captain of a migrant boat that sank, killing almost 700 people, was found guilty of multiple manslaughter and peop(...)

Supporters of president-elect Adama Barrow dance on a poster of incumbent President Yahya Jammeh during celebrations of Barrow’s election victory in Banjul, Gambia. Photograph: Thierry Gouegnon/Reuters

The autocratic ruler of the Gambia will be prosecuted for his crimes within a year of handing over the reins of government in January, the chair of th(...)

Wreckage from the Munich air crash in 1958 in which eight Manchester United players were among the 23 people killed

A chartered plane with Brazilian first division football team Chapecoense has crashed in Colombia while on its way to the finals of a regional tournam(...)

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