Egyptian photojournalist Mahmoud Abu Zeid, better known as Shawkan, reacts behind a grill after a verdict sentenced him to five years in Cairo, Egypt. Photograph: Mohamed Hossam/EPA

An Egyptian court has sentenced 75 people to death for their involvement in a 2013 sit-in protest by Islamists that was broken up by security forces i(...)

 Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood attend a protest in support of the ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi outside the Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque, in Cairo in August 2013.  Photograph: Khaled Elfiqi/EPA

An Egyptian court has sentenced 75 people to death, including top figures in the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group, for their involvement in a 2013 si(...)

 Roseanne Barr: will have no involvement with new show. Photograph: Valerie Macon/AFP/Getty Images

US TV network ABC is to create a 10-episode Roseanne spinoff without any involvement of its creator Roseanne Barr, who sparked widespread outrage by t(...)

 Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi speaks after he was sworn in for a second presidential term, in Cairo. Photograph: Presidency of Egypt/EPA

Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was sworn in for a second term as Egyptian president on Saturday amid a crackdown on his opponents, after a landslide victory in(...)

Roseanne Barr and John Goodman appear in a scene from ‘Roseanne’. Photograph: Adam Rose/ABC via AP

It was the entertainment comeback of the decade. In March this year, the hit TV sitcom Roseanne returned to screens across the United States as ABC re(...)

Roseanne Barr has apologised for tweets which led to her TV being cancelled. Photograph: Getty Images

US president Donald Trump waded into the uproar over Roseanne Barr’s racist tweet, complaining that an ABC TV executive who apologised for the comment(...)

 Roseanne Barr: show was axed after racist tweets. Photograph: Valerie Macon/AFP/Getty Images

Well, that did’nt take long: only a couple of months after Roseanne returned to US TV screens to one of the biggest TV audiences in years, On Tuesday (...)

 Roseanne Barr: her show Rosanne has been axed after she posted racist tweets. Photograph:  Brinson+Banks/The New York Times

ABC television network in the US has cancelled comedian Roseanne Barr’s show after she posted a racist tweet comparing a former Obama adviser to an ap(...)

A police interpreter (right) with a group of migrants during the evacuation of a makeshift camp  in a Sarajevo park. Officials say that some 4,000 migrants have entered Bosnia this year. Photograph: Elvis Barukcic/AFP/Getty Images

Bosnian Serb president Milorad Dodik has claimed that a surge in the number of migrants arriving in Bosnia is part of a conspiracy to boost its Muslim(...)

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russia’s President Vladimir Putin   in Ankara for talks about the future of Syria. Photograph: Tolga Bozoglu/via AP

Turkey has emerged as a major player in the Syrian crisis, but trust in the Ankara government is in short supply. Damascus, Moscow and Tehran do not(...)

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