Trump criticises Florida shooting officer for ‘poor job’

Media caption‘School sheriff didn’t have the courage’ An armed officer who stood outside a Florida school where a gunman killed 17 people last week “certainly did a poor job”, the US president has said. Deputy Scot Peterson resigned after an investigation found he failed to confront the suspect. President Trump said the officer trained his […]

Billy Graham: Influential US evangelist dies at 99

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Graham died at his home in North Carolina US evangelist Billy Graham – one of the most influential preachers of the 20th Century – has died aged 99. Graham became one of the best-known promoters of Christianity, beginning his worldwide mission in large arenas in London in 1954. He […]

Trump ‘supportive’ of improved gun background checks

Image copyright AFP/GETTY Image caption The President visited authorities and victims involved in the Florida shooting last week US President Donald Trump is “supportive” of efforts to improve background checks on gun ownership, the White House says. A statement said he had spoken to Republican Senator John Cornyn about a bipartisan bill he helped introduce. […]

Iran plane crash: Search continues for missing Aseman Airlines plane

Image copyright AFP / Ho / Tasnim News Image caption Rescue helicopters have been hit by bad weather high in the Zagros mountain range Search and rescue teams are continuing to look for an Iranian plane that crashed in bad weather on Sunday. Local government officials reported that the wreckage had been found, but a […]

Russia-Trump inquiry: Russian foreign minister dismisses FBI charges

Media captionThe Russian foreign minister called for “facts” before commenting further Russia’s foreign minister has dismissed as “blather” the charges levelled by the FBI special counsel against 13 Russians for election meddling. Sergei Lavrov said at a major security conference in Germany he would not comment further until he saw “facts”. The charges brought by […]

Nirav Modi fraud investigation makes first arrests

Image copyright AFP Image caption The fraud is linked to luxury jeweller Nirav Modi Three people have been arrested on suspicion of helping a billionaire jeweller to defraud one of India’s largest banks of millions. Nirav Modi, a diamond broker and luxury jeweller to celebrities, is being investigated in a $44m (£31m) fraud case at […]

Mexico earthquake: Strong tremor hits Oaxaca state

Media captionThe earthquake shook this newspaper office in Mexico City A 7.2-magnitude earthquake has hit south-western Mexico, causing buildings to shake in the capital Mexico City, about 350km (217 miles) away. The epicentre of the powerful tremor was near Pinotepa de Don Luis in Oaxaca state, the US Geological Survey said. Friday’s quake was 24.6km […]

Ethiopia PM Hailemariam Desalegn in surprise resignation

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Hailemariam Desalegn had been Ethiopia’s prime minister since 2012 The Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Hailemariam Desalegn, has resigned unexpectedly in an effort to end years of unrest and political upheaval. In a televised address, he said his resignation was “vital in the bid to carry out reforms that would […]

Cyril Ramaphosa succeeds Zuma as South African president

Media captionCheers and song as Ramaphosa elected South Africa president Cyril Ramaphosa has become South Africa’s president a day after embattled leader Jacob Zuma resigned. He was the only candidate nominated in parliament on Thursday so no vote was needed to make him president. MPs from the ruling African National Congress broke into song at […]

‘One person shot’ outside NSA headquarters

Media captionBullet holes were visible in the windows of vehicle, which appears to have crashed into a concrete barrier At least one person has reportedly been shot and wounded and one suspect taken into custody at the US National Security Agency’s headquarters. Gunfire rang out after a black SUV pulled up at the entrance to […]

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