Mexico: Powerful earthquake topples buildings, killing scores

Image copyright AFP Image caption The rescue operation in Mexico City was continuing through the night A strong earthquake has struck central Mexico, killing more than 140 people and toppling dozens of buildings in the capital, Mexico City. President Enrique Peña Nieto said more than 20 children died and 30 were missing after a school […]

Hurricane Maria batters Dominica as category five storm

Media captionFootage from Martinique shows early devastating winds Hurricane Maria, strengthened to a “potentially catastrophic” category five storm, has torn into the Caribbean island of Dominica with sustained winds of 260km/h (160mph). Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit posted on Facebook that his roof had been torn off and he was “at the complete mercy of the […]

Rohingya crisis: Suu Kyi does not fear global ‘scrutiny’

Media captionAung San Suu Kyi: ‘We will accept refugees who want to return’ Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi says she does not fear “international scrutiny” of her government’s handling of the growing Rohingya crisis. It was her first national address on the violence in northern Rakhine state that has seen more than […]

Hurricane Maria to become major storm near Caribbean islands

Image copyright Reuters Image caption American military units were evacuated from the US Virgin Islands on Sunday Maria is expected to become a dangerous major hurricane as it nears the Leeward Islands in the Caribbean. The category one hurricane will rapidly strengthen over the next 48 hours and will hit the islands late on Monday, […]

Emmys 2017: The Handmaid’s Tale and Big Little Lies the main winners

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Elisabeth Moss won best actress in a drama series for The Handmaid’s Tale Dystopian drama The Handmaid’s Tale has scooped four of the major prizes at this year’s Emmy Awards. The show won best drama series, best director for Reed Morano, best actress for Elisabeth Moss and best supporting […]

New Zealand jet fuel shortage leaves passengers stranded

Image copyright Getty Images Thousands of airline passengers were stranded in Auckland on Monday after a burst pipeline cut jet fuel supplies to New Zealand’s largest airport. The damaged pipeline is Auckland Airport’s only source of jet fuel. The disruption is expected to last at least a week as work continues to repair the pipe, […]

Armed LGBT student Scout Schultz shot dead by Atlanta police

Image copyright Facebook Image caption Scout Schultz was the president of the Pride Alliance at the Georgia Institute of Technology Police in the US state of Georgia have shot and killed an LGBT student activist, leading to an independent investigation. Police encountered Scout Schultz at a campus in Atlanta after a call about “a person […]

‘Pharma bro’ Martin Shkreli jailed over Hillary hair post

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Shkreli (R) has frequently clashed with critics on social media A judge has ordered the jailing of ex-pharmaceutical chief executive Martin “Pharma Bro” Shkreli while he awaits sentencing for securities fraud. Judge Kiyo Matsumoto said a Facebook post in which Shkreli offered $5,000 for a strand of Hillary Clinton’s […]

Kuala Lumpur school fire kills students and teachers

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The fire broke out in an upper room where students would have been sleeping At least 24 students and teachers have died in a fire at a religious school in Malaysia’s capital, Kuala Lumpur. The fire at the Tahfiz Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah broke out in the early hours of Thursday […]