Elon Musk’s Falcon Heavy rocket launches successfully

Media captionSpaceX launches world’s most powerful rocket US entrepreneur Elon Musk has launched his new rocket, the Falcon Heavy, from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The mammoth vehicle – the most powerful since the shuttle system – lifted clear of its pad without incident to soar high over the Atlantic Ocean. It was billed […]

Venezuela’s capital Caracas hit by power cut during rush hour

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Commuters hitched lifts on the back of lorries to get home A power cut during the evening rush hour in Venezuela’s capital, Caracas, caused major disruption to parts of the city on Tuesday. Hundreds of commuters could be seen walking along the city’s central avenues as the metro was affected. […]

European shares tumble in new sell-off

Media captionWhy are share prices falling? European markets followed Asian markets lower on Tuesday as investors continued to dump shares. London, Frankfurt and Paris all fell sharply at the open with losses of up to 3%, before recovering some ground. In the US overnight the Dow lost 4.6%. Japan’s Nikkei 225 closed down 4.7%. The […]

Salah Abdeslam: Paris suspect attacks ‘anti-Muslim bias’

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Salah Abdeslam is refusing to co-operate with the court The sole surviving suspect from the 2015 Paris terror attacks is refusing to speak any further in a Belgian court, where he is on trial over the gunfight that led to his arrest. Salah Abdeslam has said he will not respond […]

Russian jet pilot ‘pulled grenade pin’ to avoid capture in Syria’s Idlib

Image copyright EPA Image caption Images said to show the wreckage of the Sukhoi-25 aircraft Russian media have lauded a pilot killed in Syria as a hero, saying he detonated his grenade to avoid being captured by jihadists who had shot his plane out of the sky. Roman Filipov’s reported last words were: “Here’s for […]

China accuses US of ‘Cold War mentality’ over nuclear policy

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The US nuclear force is based on land, sea and air-based weapons China has urged the US to drop its “Cold War mentality” after Washington said it planned to diversify its nuclear armoury with smaller bombs. “The country that owns the world’s largest nuclear arsenal, should take the initiative to […]

Amtrak crash: Two killed after trains collide in South Carolina

Image copyright Reuters An Amtrak train carrying 147 people has collided with a goods train in the US state of South Carolina, killing at least two people, officials say. About 70 people were injured. Amtrak says the passenger train’s lead engine and several carriages derailed in the crash near the state capital Columbia. The train […]

Greece Macedonia: Name dispute draws mass protest in Athens

Image copyright EPA Image caption Protesters gathered outside parliament in Syntagma Square Hundreds of thousands of Greeks have taken to the streets of Athens in a protest about the decades-long dispute over the name Macedonia. Many Greeks object to the country of the same name calling itself Macedonia, saying it implies a territorial claim on […]

Koreas combine for first ice hockey test

Image copyright ALLSPORT/Getty Images Image caption The athletes of Team Korea in action against Sweden The joint North and South Korean women’s ice hockey team has lost its first match – a friendly against Sweden – before the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea. The Swedish women’s team beat their Korean counterparts 3-1. The unified […]

Migrant crisis: 20 bodies pulled from sea near Morocco

Migrant crisis: 20 bodies pulled from sea near Morocco

The bodies of 16 people have been pulled from the sea off the coast of Melilla, a small Spanish territory bordering Morocco. Moroccan rescue services recovered the corpses after the crew of a Spanish ship spotted them in the water. A medical official told AFP news agency all the dead were from sub-Saharan Africa, apart […]

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