China amusement park: Teen girl flung from ride dies

China amusement park: Teen girl flung from ride dies

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Use of the “Travel Through Space” ride has been suspended across China A teenage girl has died after being flung out of a fast-turning ride at an amusement park in southwestern China. She was thrown on to metal railings and was taken to a hospital, where she later died. An […]

Romania government scraps corruption decree after protests

Romania government scraps corruption decree after protests

Image copyright AFP Image caption Protesters gathered outside the presidential residence for a sixth day in a row Romania’s government has scrapped a controversial decree that would have shielded many politicians from prosecution for corruption. The decision came at an emergency meeting on the issue, following days of large street protests. One of those behind […]

Trump vows to restore travel ban suspended by federal judge

Trump vows to restore travel ban suspended by federal judge

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Iranian student Behnam Partopour cleared immigration in Boston on Friday US President Donald Trump has vowed to overturn a legal ruling which suspended his ban on travellers from seven mainly Muslim countries. He described federal judge James Robart as a “so-called” justice whose “ridiculous” opinion “essentially takes law-enforcement away from” […]

Iran is world’s biggest state sponsor of terrorism, US says

Iran is world’s biggest state sponsor of terrorism, US says

Image copyright AP Image caption Iran has been carrying out military exercises after the US imposed sanctions US Defence Secretary James Mattis has called Iran the world’s “biggest state sponsor of terrorism”, amid rising tensions between the two nations. His comments come a day after the Trump administration imposed new sanctions against Iran in response […]

Bees stop play in SA cricket match

Bees stop play in SA cricket match

A groundsman uses a fire extinguisher to disperse the bees at the Wanderers A swarm of bees stopped play midway through Sri Lanka’s innings in the third one-day international against South Africa in Johannesburg. The bees disrupted play twice – sending players diving to the ground – before the game was officially stopped in the […]

Louvre attack: Machete-wielding suspect recovering

Media caption“France is strong” – Tourist at the Louvre museum in Paris A suspected militant shot by French soldiers as he carried out a machete attack at the Louvre museum in Paris is said to be recovering from his wounds. The man, identified as a 29-year-old Egyptian, is no longer in a critical condition, AFP […]

Ukraine conflict: Rebel commander killed in bomb blast

Ukraine conflict: Rebel commander killed in bomb blast

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A Ukrainian forces tank in the eastern town of Avdiivka, which was hit by heavy shelling this week A senior commander with pro-Russian rebel forces in eastern Ukraine has been killed in a car bomb attack in Luhansk, rebels say. Oleg Anashchenko, military chief of Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR), […]

Fukushima nuclear disaster: Worker sues Tepco over cancer

Fukushima nuclear disaster: Worker sues Tepco over cancer

Image copyright AFP Image caption The plaintiff helped build scaffolding to repair the damaged No 4 reactor at the Fukushima plant A Japanese court has begun hearing the case of a man who developed leukaemia after working as a welder at the damaged Fukushima nuclear site. The plaintiff, 42, is the first person to be […]

Russia charges cyber-security experts with treason

Russia charges cyber-security experts with treason

Image copyright EPA Image caption One of the arrested men was the FSB’s deputy head of cyber-security Two former cyber-security experts at Russia’s FSB intelligence agency and another at a software firm have been charged with treason, a lawyer says. Ex-FSB men Sergei Mikhailov and Dmitry Dokuchayev, and an executive at the anti-virus software firm […]

Attorney general nominee Jeff Sessions faces Senate vote

Attorney general nominee Jeff Sessions faces Senate vote

Image caption Mr Sessions faced two days of intense grilling during his confirmation hearings The US Senate Judiciary Committee is to vote on President Donald Trump’s choice for attorney general, Jeff Sessions. An early Trump backer, Senator Sessions has faced racism allegations which overshadowed his confirmation hearings. Other nominees are being voted on, with Democrats […]

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