North Korea ‘will test missiles weekly’, senior official tells BBC

Image copyright AFP Image caption North Korea held a grand military parade on Saturday North Korea will continue to test missiles despite international condemnation and increasing military tensions with the US, a senior official has told the BBC in Pyongyang. “We’ll be conducting more missile tests on a weekly, monthly and yearly basis,” Vice Foreign […]

Turkey referendum: Campaign on Erdogan powers ‘was unequal’

Media captionProtesters march through the Turkish capital calling for a recount Turkey’s referendum campaign was “unequal”, with opponents suffering restrictions and state resources being misused, international monitors say. Late changes in ballot counting marred the vote and removed a key safeguard, they added. Turkey has called the comments biased. In the referendum, voters gave sweeping […]

St Petersburg attack: ‘Man who trained bomber’ arrested near Moscow

Image copyright AFP Image caption The driver was praised for moving the train into the station after the blast A suspect accused of helping to prepare the St Petersburg metro bombing has been detained near Moscow, Russian security officials say. Abror Azimov, who was born in 1990 and is from Central Asia, was held in […]

The Fate of the Furious breaks global box office record

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Vin Diesel said he felt “humbled and blessed” after the film’s success The Fate of the Furious has raced to the top of the box office chart – breaking an international record in the process. The eighth film in the action thriller franchise took an estimated $532.5m (£424.7m) globally […]

Cleveland Facebook suspect Steve Stephens hunted in five states

Media captionThe suspect said he was looking for victims in a video posted on Facebook Investigators in Ohio say a gunman who shot a grandfather on the street apparently at random and posted the footage on Facebook could be anywhere. The suspect, Steve Stephens, said in another video post that he had killed 13 people […]

United Airlines passenger ‘stung by scorpion’ on flight

Media captionRichard Bell describes the moment a scorpion fell on his head A Canadian man says he was stung by a scorpion while travelling in business class on a United Airlines flight. Richard Bell said the scorpion fell from the overhead bin and onto his head during lunch on a trip from Houston, Texas to […]

Chechnya anti-gay violence: Newspaper fears ‘retribution’ for reports

Image copyright AFP Image caption A spectacular new mosque dominates the centre of Grozny, the Chechen capital The Russian daily Novaya Gazeta says it is alarmed by a Chechen Muslim call for “retribution” after the paper reported violence against gay men in Chechnya. Chechen Muslim clerics met on 3 April, two days after the paper’s […]

Jerusalem stabbing: British woman killed in tram attack

Image copyright EPA Image caption Officials inspect the scene of the attack near the Old City A 23-year-old British woman has been stabbed to death in Jerusalem, police have said. The tourist was stabbed several times in the chest while she travelled on a tram in Tzahal Square. She was taken to hospital in a […]

Dortmund explosions: ‘Islamist’ suspect held over team bus attack

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Security is tight for the rescheduled match between Borussia Dortmund and Monaco German police have detained a suspect with “Islamist links” following a bomb attack on the bus of the Borussia Dortmund football team. Prosecutors also said the three explosive devices contained metal pieces. Two letters claiming the attack on […]

Syria war: Trump and Putin trade barbs as ministers meet

Image copyright EPA Image caption The latest strain on ties follows the suspected chemical attack in Khan Sheikhoun The US and Russian presidents have revealed the wide gulf between them over Syria, even as their foreign ministers were meeting in Moscow. Donald Trump said Russia was backing “an animal” in Syria’s Bashar al-Assad. Vladimir Putin […]

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