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Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari waves at the crowd while he drives around the venue during his inauguration for a second term in Abuja. Photograph: Afolabi Sotunde/Reuters

Nigeria’s president Muhammadu Buhari was sworn in for a second term on Wednesday, with an array of challenges ahead. The 76-year-old was re-elected i(...)

Members of a Kosovo  special police unit  near the village of Cabra, northwestern Kosovo, during  police raids. The  operation against “organised crime” has sparked tensions with Serbia.  Photograph: AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu

Serbia put its military on full alert on Tuesday after an armed police operation in neighbouring Kosovo led to the detention of about 30 people, inclu(...)

An aerial photo shows several Boeing 737 MAX airplanes grounded at Boeing Field in Seattle, Washington.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) expects to approve Boeing’s 737 MAX jet to return to service as soon as late June, representatives of the US(...)

Mauritius prime minister Pravind Jugnauth: said his country was prepared to enter into an agreement with United States or Britain or both, to be allowed unhindered operation of the Diego Garcia  airbase. Photograph: Chang W Lee/The New York Times

The United Nations General Assembly overwhelmingly demanded on Wednesday that Britain give up control over the Chagos Islands in the Indian Ocean with(...)

A photo posted on the Facebook Page of the media bureau of “Volcano of Anger” operation, reportedly shows armoured personnel vehicles, shipped to Libya’s internationally recognised Government of National Accord (GNA), arriving at Tripoli port. Photograph: Media Bureau of ‘Volcano of Anger’ operation/AFP/Getty Images

Water supplies to the 2.5 million residents of Tripoli were restored two days after they were cut off by gunmen, officials said on Tuesday, allowing (...)

An F/A-18E Super Hornet is launched from the flight deck of the  USS Abraham Lincoln in the Arabian Sea last Thursday. Iran claimed Trump is being ‘goaded’ by national security adviser John Bolton into starting a war. Handout photograph: Reuters

Tensions between Iran and the United States have intensified after Tehran warned the US not to threaten the country following inflammatory comments by(...)

Leo sticks his head around the door of the office, fixes poor Jill with a look and goes, ‘You know who you’re a ringer for? Olivia Culpo!’

We turn up at the Montessori to collect the boys and Mrs Perezynski says she wants a word. It wouldn’t be an uncommon occurrence for me and Sorcha to (...)

Lot 54 – Art deco style French dining table 1970, €600–€1000

The 400 or so lots in De Vere’s Design Auction on May 19th are spread across three categories: furniture, art and, unusually, wine. Included in the s(...)

Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo celebrate with their children after being freed freed from Insein prison after a presidential amnesty in Yangon on May 7th. Photograph: Ann Wang/AFP/Getty Images

The biggest obstacle to releasing two imprisoned Reuters reporters in Myanmar last week was not the country’s military, diplomats and others say, but (...)

 A disabled Yemeni child, victim of the ongoing conflict, tries out a prosthetic limb at a rehabilitation center in Sana’a, Yemen on May 8th. Photograph: Yahya Arhab/EPA

Yemen’s Houthi rebels have begun a long-delayed withdrawal of their forces from the key port city of Hodeida in line with the terms of a ceasefire. T(...)

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