What have you missed this week..


 Theresa May survives vote of confidence

A vote of no confidence lets MPs decide on whether they want the government to continue – and has the power to trigger a general election. The motion’s wording is: “That this House has no confidence in Her Majesty’s Government.” Theresa May survived this, meaning her government will continue Brexit negotiations.

 Kenya police hunt for attack planners after hotel siege killed at least 21 people

More than 700 people were rescued after the hotel complex was attacked, but dozens remain unaccounted for and death toll sits at 21. The al-Shabab armed group, an al-Qaeda affiliate, said it carried out the attack in the Kenyan capital in response to US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Al-Shabaab fighters perform military exercises in Somalia [File: Farah Abdi Warsameh/AP]

890 people killed in ethnic violence in Congo

At least 890 people are believed to have been killed in ethnic violence in northwestern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) last month, the United Nations human rights office said on Wednesday, warning that the actual toll could be higher still.


UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said it was crucial the perpetrators be brought to justice [Fabrice Coffrini/Reuters]

 Survivors and relatives remember the 45 people killed in an assault that led to NATO intervention in Kosovo

In an ethnic Albanian village of Racak in southern Kosovo, about an hour from the capital, Pristina, where 45 men, women, teenagers and children were taken from their homes and beaten and shot by Yugoslav security forces in the hills above the village, the victims are being remembered.

A woman prays at the gravesite of a loved one at Racak, Kosovo on the 20th anniversary of the massacre [Valerie Plesch/Al Jazeera]


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