Israeli embassy in Amman: Shooting leaves one dead

Image copyright AFP Image caption Security forces have closed roads in the area A Jordanian man has been killed, and an Israeli and another Jordanian wounded in a shooting incident at the Israeli embassy in Jordan’s capital Amman. The two Jordanians were working for a furniture firm and entered the embassy before the shooting, police […]

White House uncertainty over fresh Russia sanctions

Image copyright AFP Image caption Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin recently held talks at the G20 summit in Germany White House officials have given differing messages after US Congress agreed on legislation allowing fresh sanctions against Russia. The laws would also curb President Donald Trump’s ability to lift any sanctions. He has resisted […]

San Antonio: Eight found dead in truck in Walmart car park

San Antonio: Eight found dead in truck in Walmart car park

Media captionMigrant deaths: How one Texas county is struggling to cope Eight suspected illegal immigrants have been found dead inside a trailer truck parked outside a Walmart store in the US state of Texas, authorities say. Twenty others were in critical condition, some suffering from heatstroke or dehydration, and taken to hospital in the city […]

Rio de Janeiro: Police protest over rising Brazil violence

Image copyright AFP Image caption Every 54 hours, a police officer is killed in the state of Rio de Janeiro Relatives of policemen caught up in Brazil’s soaring levels of violence have protested in Rio de Janeiro hours after the death of an officer during an operation at a nearby shantytown. They said officers lacked […]

Jerusalem: Metal detectors at holy site ‘could be removed’

Media captionJerusalem holy site security row explained Israel is willing to consider alternatives to controversial metal detectors it installed at a holy site in Jerusalem, a senior official says. Major General Yoav Mordechai called on the Muslim world to put forward other suggestions. Israel installed the detectors after two Israeli policemen were killed near there […]

John Heard: Home Alone actor dies aged 71

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The star played Peter McCallister in the Home Alone films The actor John Heard, best known for his role in the Home Alone films, has died at the age of 71. Heard was found dead on Friday in his hotel room in Palo Alto, California, according to celebrity news […]

Syria army announces halt in fighting in parts of Eastern Ghouta

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Several rebel groups are fighting government forces in Eastern Ghouta The Syrian military has declared a halt in fighting in parts of the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta region outside Damascus. The move came after Russia, an ally of the government, said it had reached an agreement with “moderate” rebels to […]

OJ Simpson to be freed from Nevada prison

Media captionThe moment OJ Simpson won parole Former US football star and actor OJ Simpson has been granted parole after nine years in a Nevada prison. “Thank you!” said the 70-year-old, bowing his head as the board approved him for release in October. Simpson is serving time for armed robbery, assault with a deadly weapon […]

Chester Bennington: Linkin Park vocalist ‘took his own life’

Image copyright EPA Image caption Bennington spoke publicly about being abused as a child Linkin Park lead singer Chester Bennington has died aged 41, LA County Coroner says. The coroner said Bennington apparently hanged himself. His body was found at a private home in the county at 09:00 local time (17:00 GMT) on Thursday. Bennington […]

Dali body exhumed for DNA test

Image copyright AFP/EPA Image caption Ms Martínez says she was born in 1956 as a result of an affair between Dalí and her mother The body of the artist Salvador Dalí is being exhumed on Thursday night in order to settle a paternity suit brought by a woman who claims to be his daughter. The […]

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