CCTV footage shows Sinai police bomb attacker killed in hail of bullets

CCTV footage shows Sinai police bomb attacker killed in hail of bullets

Footage obtained by Egypts interior ministry shows the killing of a man reportedly involved in the Sinia bomb attack on 9 January in Arish, Egypt. At least seven policemen and one civilian were killed in the attack. A bomb planted in a street cleaning vehicle exploded near a security checkpoint, then after the bomb exploded, around 20 attackers fired guns and rocket-propelled grenades. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, but an Islamist insurgency in the Sinai Peninsula has gained pace since the military toppled President Mohamed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood in 2013. Jan 9, 2017
North Korean officials run through Pyongyang as part of national sports day

North Korean officials run through Pyongyang as part of national sports day

Dozens of government officials in North Korea have taken part in the countrys first national sports day of 2017. Employees of various state departments were seen running around Pyongyang on 8 January to mark the day. Officials were also spotted practising Taekwondo and gymnastics at Kim Il-sung square. Jan 9, 2017
Turkish police stop protests against stronger presidency powers

Turkish police stop protests against stronger presidency powers

Turkish police dispersed hundreds of protesters in Ankara on 9 January, as they marched against planned changes to the constitution. If the new changes are implemented, they would expand the powers of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, introducing an executive presidential system. The draft is expected to pass in parliament, which is dominated by the ruling AK Party, before being put to a referendum in the spring. Jan 9, 2017
Tube strike causes chaos for millions of commuters

Tube strike causes chaos for millions of commuters

Londoners face transport chaos at the start of the working week after two unions on the Underground stage a 24-hour strike. The action follows weeks of strikes by Southern Rail, as well as price hikes on rail fares. Normal service on the Tube is expected to resume on 10 January. Jan 9, 2017