Johnny Hallyday: French rock star dies at 74

Johnny Hallyday: French rock star dies at 74

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Hallyday broke from France’s classic “chanson” tradition in the 1950s, starting singing rock and roll in French France’s biggest rock star Johnny Hallyday has died after a battle with lung cancer. He was 74. The singer sold about 100 million records and starred in a number of films in […]

US homeless people numbers rise for first time in seven years

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Los Angeles is one of several cities pushing the national average higher The number of homeless people in the United States has increased for the first time since 2010. Just under 554,000 people were homeless, a report from the department of housing and urban development said. West Coast cities […]

Malta arrests eight over Caruana Galizia car bomb murder

Image copyright AFP Image caption Caruana Galizia was an investigative journalist Police in Malta have arrested eight Maltese nationals in connection with the car bomb murder of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia. Prime Minister Joseph Muscat told reporters that police operations were under way in the town of Marsa, and the Bugibba and Zebbug areas. […]

North Korea: US in race to address threat, says HR McMaster

Image copyright Reuters Image caption HR McMaster says there is not much time left to solve the problem White House national security adviser HR McMaster says the US is “in a race” to address the threat from North Korea. The potential for war is increasing every day but armed conflict is not the only solution, […]

South Korea boat collision leaves 13 dead

Media captionSouth Korea’s coast guard divers search for survivors At least 13 people have died after a fishing boat collided with a 336-tonne tanker and capsized off South Korea’s west coast. Two others were missing, South Korea’s coast guard said, as a search and rescue operation continued. The chartered fishing boat, the Seonchang-1, had been […]

Tax bill: Trump victory as Senate backs tax overhaul

Image copyright AFP Image caption The bill was passed by senators after a marathon debate on Capitol Hill US senators have passed a sweeping tax cuts bill, paving the way for Donald Trump’s first big legislative victory. The package would mark the biggest tax overhaul since the 1980s. It was passed by 51 votes to […]

Major fishing nations agree Arctic moratorium

The world’s major fishing nations have agreed a moratorium on commercial fishing in the Arctic Ocean, before it has even become established. Much of the Arctic was once permanently frozen but global warming means its waters are becoming more accessible. The deal is expected to last for 16 years while research is carried out into […]

Israel targets Syrian military base – Syrian state TV

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption File photo: A Russian Pantsir-S1 anti-air defence system in Syria, 2015 Israel launched surface-to-surface missiles at a military installation outside the Syrian capital Damascus overnight, Syrian state TV reports. The attack caused damage but two missiles were intercepted, it added. The Israeli military has not confirmed it carried out […]

N Korea threat prompts Hawaii nuclear siren test

Media captionThe siren has a different tone from a natural disaster warning siren The US state of Hawaii has tested a nuclear attack warning siren for the first time since the end of the Cold War. The resumption of the monthly tests comes amid a growing threat from North Korea’s missile and nuclear programme. Pyongyang […]

Honduras election: Army given more powers to quash unrest

Image copyright AFP Image caption Supporters of opposition leader Salvador Nasralla clashed with police in Tegucigalpa Honduras has given its army and police more powers to contain unrest following violent protests over last Sunday’s disputed presidential election. Government official Ebal Diaz said “constitutional guarantees” had been suspended and a curfew imposed. Earlier, the publication of […]