Manchester Arena blast: 19 dead and about 50 hurt

Media captionManchester Arena incident after Ariana Grande concert Nineteen people have been killed and about 50 injured in a suspected terror attack at Manchester Arena. The blast happened at about 22:35 BST on Monday following a pop concert by the US singer Ariana Grande. The cause is unknown but PM Theresa May said her thoughts […]

Michel Temer: Brazil president faces new corruption accusations

Media captionAnti-Temer protesters in Belem could be seen throwing a metal panel towards police, who responded with tear gas Brazilian President Michel Temer has taken millions of dollars in bribes since 2010, according to testimony released by the Supreme Court. The plea-bargain testimony came from bosses of a giant meat-packing firm. If confirmed, the accusations […]

Italy makes 12 vaccinations compulsory for children

Image copyright AFP The government in Italy has ruled that children must be vaccinated against 12 common illnesses before they can enrol for state-run schools. Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni blamed a decrease in vaccinations in part on a “spread of anti-scientific theories”. Italy has recorded nearly three times as many measles cases so far this […]

Libya death toll ‘rises to 140’ at Brak El-Shati airbase

Image copyright AFP Image caption Many of those killed were from the Libyan National Army, seen in action in this file photo Reports suggest as many as 140 people, including civilians, may have died in an attack on an airbase in Libya. It was originally thought 60 people died when a government-allied militia tried to […]

Trump: FBI inquiry into Russia links ‘hurts US terribly’

Media caption“I respect the move, but the entire thing has been a witch hunt.” President Donald Trump has said the decision to appoint a special counsel to oversee the inquiry into Russian influence on his election is hurting America “terribly”. Speaking at a news conference in Washington, he denied any collusion with Russia during his […]

Iran election: Rouhani seeks second term as president

Image copyright AFP Voting is set to begin in Iran’s presidential election, with Hassan Rouhani seeking a second term. Mr Rouhani, 68, a moderate cleric who negotiated a landmark nuclear deal with world powers in 2015, is standing against three other candidates. His main challenger is seen as Ebrahim Raisi, 56, a hardline cleric and […]

Venezuela protests: Passport of opposition leader Capriles ‘seized’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Opposition activists clashed with riot police at a rally in Caracas, the capital Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles says he has been stopped from leaving the country to meet UN officials in New York. As protests against the leftist government continued in the capital Caracas, he said his passport had […]

Laptop bombs a question of when not if, says UN official

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Laptops are banned in aircraft cabins on flights to the US from eight countries The head of the UN’s counter-terrorism committee has warned it is a question of “when, not if” terrorists use laptops to smuggle bombs on to planes. Jean-Paul Laborde spoke to reporters after officials decided not to […]

Greece adopts more austerity measures in bailout bid

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Petrol bombs were thrown at police outside parliament in Athens Greece’s parliament has approved a new package of austerity measures needed to release the next instalment of its multi-billion-dollar bailout. The tax rises and further cuts to pensions were sought by Greece’s foreign creditors. As MPs voted, anti-austerity protesters […]

Trump election: Former FBI boss to lead Russia inquiry

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Robert Mueller is a former prosecutor who served as FBI chief from 2001 to 2013 A former FBI boss, Robert Mueller, has been named special counsel to oversee an inquiry into Russia’s alleged interference in the US election. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said it was in the public interest […]

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