Venezuela’s Maduro pelted by protesters leaving a rally

Media captionState media were broadcasting the event, but quickly cut away after Mr Maduro was pelted by protesters Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro has been pelted with objects by angry protesters as he left a military event. State television captured the moment the crowd began to mob the leftist leader’s vehicle in the south-eastern state of […]

African migrants sold in Libya ‘slave markets’, IOM says

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Reports of African migrants being bought and sold mark a new low in the crisis Africans trying to reach Europe are being sold by their captors in “slave markets” in Libya, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) says. Victims told IOM that after being detained by people smugglers or militia […]

Syria war: G7 fails to agree sanctions on Russia after ‘chemical attack’

Media captionRex Tillerson: Reign of Assad family coming to an end G7 nations have failed to agree on a proposal by Britain for sanctions against Russia in the wake of a deadly chemical attack they say was carried out by Moscow’s ally, Syria. Italy’s foreign minister said the group did not want to back Russia […]

United CEO says removed passenger was ‘disruptive and belligerent’

Media captionPassenger dragged off a United flight. Video: Audra D. Bridges The CEO of United Airlines has said that employees “followed established procedures” in an incident which saw a passenger dragged off an overbooked US domestic flight. In an email to employees, Oscar Munoz said he was “upset to see and hear about what happened”. […]

Trump’s Syria strike celebrated by ‘terrorists’, Iran says

Image copyright EPA Image caption Syrians protested outside the UN offices in Damascus Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has said “terrorists are celebrating” US strikes on a Syrian airbase. His comments echo the response from Russia, which like Iran is allied to Syria, and from Syria itself. At least six people are reported to have been […]

Poland building collapse leaves three dead

Image copyright EPA A residential flat in southern Poland has collapsed, killing at least three people, officials say. Four people are reportedly injured, and firefighters fear more people are buried under the rubble. Eighteen people are registered as living at the building in the town of Swiebodzice, Radio Poland reports. Two of the building’s floors […]

Eta disarms: French police secure weapons near Bayonne

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Weapons experts are now checking the caches on the French side of the border Police in France have begun to make safe eight caches of weapons handed over by Basque separatist group Eta. At a ceremony in Bayonne on Saturday, Eta passed details of the sites to the authorities in […]

Pearl Jam, Tupac and Joan Baez join Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam (pictured) gave a warning about climate change The late rapper Tupac Shakur, 1960s protest singer Joan Baez and grunge legends Pearl Jam have all entered the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They were inducted alongside the Electric Light Orchestra (ELO), Journey and Yes during […]

Nunes steps down from US election Russian hacking probe

Nunes steps down from US election Russian hacking probe

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Nunes calls the charges “entirely false” and “politically motivated”. The head of a key US congressional investigation into alleged Russian hacking has temporarily stepped down amid an ethics inquiry into him. House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes is now himself under investigation by the House Ethics Committee. The […]

Syria chemical ‘attack’: Damascus attaches conditions to UN inquiry

Syria chemical ‘attack’: Damascus attaches conditions to UN inquiry

Image copyright AFP Image caption Funerals for victims were held in Idlib province on Wednesday The Syrian foreign minister has set out conditions for any UN investigation into the deaths of dozens of people from a chemical agent on Tuesday. Walid Muallem told the BBC it would have to be non-political, involve “many countries” and […]