Austria election: 31-year-old Sebastian Kurz tipped as next leader

Image copyright AFP Image caption Sebastian Kurz has reinvented Austria’s conservative party, making it more right-wing and tougher on immigration. Austrians are voting in a general election in which the frontrunner, conservative party leader and current foreign minister Sebastian Kurz, is just 31 years old. According to opinion polls, the far-right Freedom Party (FPÖ) and […]

California wildfires: Death toll rises as blazes continue

Image copyright Reuters Image caption It is the most lethal outbreak of wildfires in the state’s history Forty people have died and hundreds are still missing in California after six days of wildfires that have devastated swathes of countryside and destroyed thousands of homes. California’s governor said it was “one of the greatest tragedies” the […]

Iran nuclear deal: Global powers stand by pact despite Trump threat

Media captionHassan Rouhani: “Iran will not surrender.” Global powers, including key US allies, have said they will stand by the Iran nuclear deal which US President Donald Trump has threatened to tear apart. Mr Trump said on Friday that he would stop signing off on the agreement. The UK, France and Germany responded that the […]

Canadian hostage Joshua Boyle says Taliban killed daughter

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Joshua Boyle and Caitlan Coleman were held captive for almost five years A Canadian held hostage by the Taliban has spoken of the group’s “stupidity and evil”, revealing they murdered his daughter and raped his wife. Joshua Boyle spoke to reporters after landing in Canada with his wife Caitlan Coleman […]

Harvey Weinstein: ‘Business as usual’ at Weinstein Co, brother insists

Media captionOn some red carpets, Harvey Weinstein is not a welcome subject Harvey Weinstein’s brother, Bob, has denied media reports that the film production company they co-founded could be closed or sold. “Our banks, partners and shareholders are fully supportive of our company,” he said in a statement. “Business is continuing as usual.” The company […]

MS-13 ‘gang leader’ Blanco captured in Guatemala

Image copyright Policia Nacional Civil de Guatemala Police in Guatemala say they have captured a leader of the notorious Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, street gang. They tweeted that Ángel Gabriel Reyes Marroquín, known as Blanco (White), was found in the town of Chimaltenango, 50km (31 miles) west of the capital. He was reportedly wanted in […]

Penguins die in ‘catastrophic’ Antarctic breeding season

Image copyright BBC/Shutterstock Image caption It is the second catastrophic season for the southern penguins in five years All but two Adelie penguin chicks have starved to death in their east Antarctic colony, in a breeding season described as “catastrophic” by experts. It was caused by unusually high amounts of ice late in the season, […]

Harvey Weinstein: Oscars academy to hold emergency talks

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Dozens of films produced by Harvey Weinstein have won Academy Awards The hosts of the Oscars are to hold emergency talks to consider the future role of film mogul Harvey Weinstein following claims of sexual misconduct. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said the allegations of sexual […]

Madrid scorns Catalan leader’s independence statement

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A pro-independence crowd gathered in Barcelona to hear Carles Puigdemont’s address The Spanish government has rejected a statement of independence signed by Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont and dismissed calls for mediation. Spain’s deputy prime minister described Mr Puigdemont as someone “who does not know where he is, where he’s […]

California fires: Scores missing as death toll rises to 15

Image copyright EPA Image caption More than 1,500 homes have been destroyed More than 150 people are missing in wildfires that have ravaged northern California’s wine region, police say. At least 15 people are confirmed dead and more than 1,500 homes have been destroyed by the fires which broke out on Sunday. Nine of the […]

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