Italy election: Rival protests spark tensions ahead of vote

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Police clash with demonstrators at a march against the far-right party The League in Milan Rival demonstrations by far-right and anti-fascist groups a week before Italy’s general election have led to scuffles with police. Police in Milan used batons as left-wing demonstrators tried to break through a cordon. Elsewhere, […]

Florida shooting: US airlines join other firms in dropping NRA

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Students have been at the forefront of new calls for gun control in the US Two major US airlines have joined a growing list of companies to cut ties with the National Rifle Association following the Florida school shooting. United and Delta airlines have both announced they are ending discounts […]

Winter Olympics: USA beat Sweden to men’s curling gold

Winter Olympics: USA beat Sweden to men’s curling gold

Media playback is not supported on this device ‘Perfect’ shot gives USA decisive lead in curling final The United States won gold in the men’s curling at Pyeongchang 2018 after defeating Sweden 10-7 in the final. Both teams were tied after seven ends but USA pulled away in the eighth after scoring a five-point stone. […]

Trump tax reform gives Buffett $29bn boost

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Warren Buffett backed Hillary Clinton in the 2016 US election US billionaire Warren Buffet says his conglomerate has received a profit boost of $29bn (£20bn) as a result of President Donald Trump’s tax reforms, he says. Berkshire Hathaway reported a record quarterly and annual profit on Saturday. The Republican law […]

The BBC’s John Simpson: How I became a Czech honeytrap target

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Syria war: Air strikes in Eastern Ghouta ‘kill 500’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Eastern Ghouta has seen one of fiercest assaults of the Syrian war over the past week Syrian government forces have killed more than 500 civilians during a week of intense bombardment of a rebel enclave near Damascus, activists say. The victims in the Eastern Ghouta include 121 children, says […]

Red Cross reveals 21 staff paid for sexual services

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The ICRC launched an internal review after reports of misconduct at aid agencies The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) says 21 members of staff have left their jobs for sexual misconduct in the last three years. The ICRC’s director-general, Yves Daccord, said the individuals had paid for […]

Russian ceremony hopes hit by second ban

Nadezhda Sergeeva (right) had returned a clean result in a doping test on 13 February, the Russian Bobsleigh Federation said Russian bobsleigh pilot Nadezhda Sergeeva has been banned from the Winter Olympics for doping – just a day before Olympic chiefs meet to discuss lifting sanctions on her country. The International Olympic Committee banned Russia […]

Czech Ledecka wins historic second gold

Media playback is not supported on this device Ledecka claims double gold with snowboard slalom victory Ester Ledecka became the first woman to claim gold medals in two sports at a Winter Olympics with a win in the snowboarding parallel giant slalom. The 22-year-old Czech, who earned a shock victory in the skiing super G […]

Afghanistan: Soldiers killed in wave of attacks

Image copyright EPA Image caption Kabul was just one of several places to be targeted in the latest violence A wave of attacks across Afghanistan has left more than 25 people dead, most of them soldiers, officials say. In the worst incident, Taliban militants stormed an army post in the western province of Farah, killing […]