France migrants: Hundreds without shelter after Grand-Synthe camp fire

France migrants: Hundreds without shelter after Grand-Synthe camp fire

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Some migrants found shelter in a gym but others have dispersed around the town French authorities have been scrambling to find shelter for 1,500 migrants left homeless after fire destroyed the Grande-Synthe camp near Dunkirk. About 500 people have been accommodated in gymnasiums but the rest, including unaccompanied children as […]

Chechen police ‘kidnap and torture gay men’ – LGBT activists

Chechen police ‘kidnap and torture gay men’ – LGBT activists

Image copyright AFP Image caption Gay rights are restricted in Russia and abuses are worse in Chechnya, LGBT activists say Gay men are fleeing brutal persecution in Chechnya, where police are holding more than 100 people and torturing some of them in an anti-gay crackdown, Russian activists say. Natalia Poplevskaya of the Russian LGBT Network […]

United Airlines: Passenger forcibly removed from flight

United Airlines: Passenger forcibly removed from flight

Media captionPassenger dragged off a United flight. Video: Audra D. Bridges Videos showing a man being violently removed from a United Airlines flight have provoked an outcry on social media. The footage taken inside the airliner shows a man being violently pulled out of his seat and dragged down the aisle as passengers prepared to […]

San Bernardino shooting: Two dead at California primary school

San Bernardino shooting: Two dead at California primary school

Media captionStudents were evacuated from their classrooms Two people have been killed in a shooting in a classroom of a primary school in San Bernardino, California, police have confirmed. The victims, a female teacher and the suspect, were both adults, police Lt Mike Madden said. Two students were also in a critical condition, he added. […]

French Guiana in total shutdown

French Guiana in total shutdown

Image copyright AFP / Getty Images Image caption Members of the 500 Brothers group at a protest in Cayenne, French Guiana, last week Discontent over living standards in French Guiana has led to a large-scale blockade on Monday. The territory has regained control of its space station (more on that later) but anger there is […]

World Cup 2026: USA, Canada & Mexico to make joint bid

World Cup 2026: USA, Canada & Mexico to make joint bid

Germany won the 2014 World Cup in Brazil The United States, Canada and Mexico have announced they will make a joint bid to host the 2026 World Cup. It will be the first tournament after the expansion from 32 teams to 48 and, if successful, would be the first time a World Cup has been […]

Egypt declares state of emergency after deadly church attacks

Egypt declares state of emergency after deadly church attacks

Media captionFootage shows the scene following an explosion at a church in Tanta in northern Egypt Egypt’s President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has announced a three-month state of emergency after attacks on two Coptic churches that left at least 44 dead. The measure allows authorities to make arrests without warrants and search people’s homes. It needs […]

Venezuela opposition march over Henrique Capriles ban

Venezuela opposition march over Henrique Capriles ban

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The protests on Saturday were the fourth this week to bring Caracas to a standstill Thousands of Venezuelans have marched in protest against the banning from politics of opposition leader Henrique Capriles for 15 years. In Caracas, police used tear gas to prevent demonstrators reaching the offices of the national […]

Dutch protests against attack on gay couple holding hands

Dutch protests against attack on gay couple holding hands

Image copyright AFP Image caption Protesters held hands in a show of solidarity Protests have been held across the Netherlands in support for a gay couple who were attacked last week, allegedly for holding hands. Rallies took place in Arnhem, the city where the incident took place, as well as Eindhoven and The Hague. About […]

Eta disarms: French police find 3.5 tonnes of weapons

Eta disarms: French police find 3.5 tonnes of weapons

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Weapons experts are now checking the caches on the French side of the border Police in France have found nearly 3.5 tonnes of weapons, explosives and other material in eight caches handed over by Basque separatist group Eta. Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said the weapons would be destroyed. Eta – […]