Venezuela crisis: Deadly clashes as millions join strike

Image copyright AFP Image caption Protesters and police clashed in several cities across Venezuela Millions of Venezuelans have joined a general strike called by the opposition as pressure mounts on President Nicolás Maduro to cancel elections for a new constituent assembly. Clashes between police and protesters killed at least three people. More than 300 others […]

Strong earthquake kills two on Greek island of Kos

Media captionCafe-goers scrambled to get out into the open as the earthquake struck A strong earthquake in the Aegean Sea has killed at least two people on the Greek island of Kos, officials say. The 6.7-magnitude quake hit 12km (seven miles) north-east of Kos, near the Turkish coast, with a depth of 10km, the US […]

Salvador Dali’s body exhumed for DNA tests

Image copyright AFP/EPA Image caption Ms Martínez says she was born in 1956 as a result of an affair between Dalí and her mother Forensic experts in Spain have exhumed the body of the surrealist painter Salvador Dalí to extract DNA to settle a paternity case. Samples were taken from the artist’s teeth, bones and […]

Trump legal team spokesman Mark Corallo resigns, reports say

Image copyright AFP Image caption There are suspicions that Russia interfered in favour of Mr Trump in last year’s election The spokesman for US President Donald Trump’s personal legal team has resigned, media reports say. Mark Corallo was a spokesman for Marc Kasowitz, who is defending Mr Trump in an inquiry into alleged Russian meddling […]

Justine Damond’s death ‘should not have happened’

Media captionIt’s the first news conference Police Chief Janee Harteau has held since the fatal shooting The fatal shooting of an Australian woman by a Minneapolis police officer “should not have happened”, the city’s police chief has said. Justine Damond, originally from Sydney, was shot when she approached a police car after reporting a suspected […]

Brazil protesters pelt politician with eggs at her wedding

Image copyright Other Image caption Maria Victoria Barros is a politician in Parana state A Brazilian politician has accused left-wing protesters of physically and verbally abusing her wedding guests over her family’s support for President Michel Temer. Maria Victoria Barros, 25, is a member of the state assembly in Parana and daughter of Mr Temer’s […]

Turkey to mark anniversary of coup attempt

Media captionTurkey’s coup attempt – in numbers Events will be held in Turkey later to mark the first anniversary of a failed coup in which at least 260 people died and 2,196 were wounded. A faction of the army tried to seize power from President Recep Tayyip Erdogan but the attempt collapsed. Since the coup, […]

Liu Xiaobo: China rejects foreign criticism over dissident’s death

Media captionLiu Xiaobo: China’s most influential dissident China has rejected international criticism for not allowing its most prominent critic, Liu Xiaobo, to be treated abroad for liver cancer. It said the case was an internal affair and that other countries were “in no position to make improper remarks”. The activist, who had been serving an […]

Trump travel ban: Judge expands definition of ‘close relative’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The ruling means grandparents and other relatives of people in the US can now visit Grandparents and other relatives of people living in the US cannot be barred from entering under President Trump’s travel ban, a judge has ruled. The order, by District Judge Derrick Watson in Hawaii, is a […]

‘Truly unique’ mother lioness nurses leopard cub in Tanzania

Image copyright Joop Van Der Linde/Ndutu Lodge Image caption Lion expert Dr Luke Hunter told the BBC the images are a once-in-a-lifetime sight A baby leopard can’t change his spots, but this lioness doesn’t seem to mind. These beautiful pictures are the first ever taken of a wild lioness nursing a cub from a different […]

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