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Germany: Migrant jailed for murdering ex-girlfriend, 15

Image copyright EPA Image caption Abdul D was tried in a juvenile court in the south-western city of Landau A German court has sentenced a migrant to eight and a half years for murdering his 15-year-old ex-girlfriend. Abdul D, believed to be Afghan, admitted stabbing Mia V in December in ...

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Reuters journalists jailed in Myanmar over secrets act

Image copyright EPA Image caption Kyaw Soe Oo (left) and Wa Lone say they were framed by the police A court in Myanmar has sentenced two Reuters journalists to seven years in prison for violating a state secrets act while investigating violence against Rohingyas. Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo ...

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Creating start-ups against the odds in Brazil

Image copyright Nubank Image caption David Velez’s friends advised him against starting a digital bank in Brazil Colombian entrepreneur David Velez co-founded a digital bank in Brazil in 2013 around the same time similar ideas started to crop up in the US and the UK. He was strongly advised by ...

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Palestinians brand US aid cut to UN group ‘a flagrant assault’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Unrwa provides health and education services to Palestinians Palestinian officials have condemned the US decision to end all funding to the UN’s Palestinian refugee agency. The US has been the largest donor to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (Unrwa) – but now says ...

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