Virgin founder Richard Branson speaks in front of a new high speed train at King's Cross Station, London. Virgin trains will offer high-speed Internet on rail routes to persuade people to travel outside peak hours. Picture: BLOOMBERG/ CHRIS RATCLIFFE
Virgin founder Richard Branson speaks in front of a new high speed train at King's Cross Station, London. Virgin trains will offer high-speed Internet on rail routes to persuade people to travel outside peak hours. Picture: BLOOMBERG/ CHRIS RATCLIFFE
Taxis stand parked in the middle of a road in front of the National Monument during a protest in Jakarta, Indonesia. The drivers, angry over the spread of ride sharing apps like Uber, brought central Jakarta to a standstill. Picture: BLOOMBERG/DIMAS ARDIAN
Taxis stand parked in the middle of a road in front of the National Monument during a protest in Jakarta, Indonesia. The drivers, angry over the spread of ride sharing apps like Uber, brought central Jakarta to a standstill. Picture: BLOOMBERG/DIMAS ARDIAN
The International Criminal Court found former Congolese leader Jean-Pierre Bemba guilty of war crimes, including rapes and killings by his private army in neighbouring Central African Republic over a decade ago. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/AFP/JEREMY LAMPEN
The International Criminal Court found former Congolese leader Jean-Pierre Bemba guilty of war crimes, including rapes and killings by his private army in neighbouring Central African Republic over a decade ago. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/AFP/JEREMY LAMPEN
Brussels attacks: Passengers are evacuated from Brussels airport after twin blasts rocked its main terminal. Terrorist attacks at the airport and later at a metro station near the headquarters of the EU claimed over 80 lives and come soon after the arrest, in Belgium, of a suspect linked to attacks in Paris. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/AFP/JOHN THYS
Brussels attacks: Passengers are evacuated from Brussels airport after twin blasts rocked its main terminal. Terrorist attacks at the airport and later at a metro station near the headquarters of the EU claimed over 80 lives and come soon after the arrest, in Belgium, of a suspect linked to attacks in Paris. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/AFP/JOHN THYS

AFRICA

• Niger’s opposition slams the final round of the country’s presidential election as being a sham, because of low voter turnout.

• Liberia closes part of its border with Guinea over fears of an Ebola flare-up.

Benin businessman Patrice Talon is declared the winner of a presidential run-off, beating Prime Minister Lionel Zinsou.

• Zambian police arrest an opposition leader for saying President Edgar Lungu used public funds for a holiday.

• The EU military training mission’s headquarters in Bamako, Mali is attacked.

• Four British plane spotters are told to pay a fine or face a year in a Kenyan jail for photographing aircraft in Nairobi.

ABROAD

• China lodges a protest with Japan over new Japanese school text books which it believes distort the history of Japanese atrocities in China.

• Salah Abdeslam, a suspect in terrorist attacks in Paris is arrested in Belgium.

• Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff will take legal action against a senator who accused her of involvement in corruption.

• Saudi Arabia will join an oil output freeze (to force oil prices to rise) in April even though Iran won’t take part.

• Russia threatens to use force against those violating the partial truce in Syria, if the US does not agree to joint rules.

• Wind, which may have reached hurricane speeds, is believed to have caused a FlyDubai plane to explode in Russia.

• The FBI says it may have found a way to unlock an iPhone without Apple’s help.

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