Libya crisis: Trump speaks to insurgent General Haftar

Image copyright Reuters Image caption On Friday Tripoli residents demonstrated against Gen Haftar’s offensive The White House says President Trump has spoken to Libyan eastern commander General Khalifa Haftar, whose forces are attacking the capital Tripoli. During Monday’s call, Mr Trump recognised Gen Haftar’s efforts to combat terrorism and secure Libya’s oil and they discussed […]

Crossrail ‘could be delayed until 2021’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Elizabeth Line had been due to open in December 2018 Crossrail could be delayed until 2021, according to a senior source associated with the project to build a new railway underneath central London. The east-west route, officially called the Elizabeth Line, will run between Reading and Shenfield in Essex […]

Hurricane Michael upgraded to Category Five storm

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAerial footage shows the destruction in Mexico Beach, Florida A hurricane that hit Florida last year was the strongest to make landfall in the US in 26 years, new analysis shows. Hurricane Michael struck in early October, causing 59 deaths and $25bn (£19.2bn) in damage. It was […]

South Africa hit by deadly Easter church collapse

Image copyright KZN EMS/ Arrive Alive Image caption Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant was planning to attend the Good Friday service at the church At least 13 people have died and many were injured when a wall collapsed in South Africa at the start of an Easter service at a Pentecostal church. Emergency services said that […]

Competition watchdog recommends accountancy market overhaul

Image copyright AFP The UK’s competition regulator has recommended a major shake-up of the UK’s accountancy market. But it has stopped short of calling for the Big Four accountancy firms to be broken up. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said auditing and consultancy services should be entirely separate. However, industry bodies criticised the proposals, […]