Kashmir: Suicide attackers hit Indian paramilitary camp in Srinagar

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption The attack took place in the heavily fortified area of Srinagar Suicide attackers hit a paramilitary camp in Srinagar in Indian-administered Kashmir, officials said. One Border Security Force (BSF) soldier was killed and two others were injured, police said. Two attackers also died. The attack began around 04:00 local […]

MH370’s enduring mystery ‘almost inconceivable’, report says

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption MH370 was carrying 239 people when it disappeared in 2014 Australian investigators have delivered their final report into missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370, saying it is “almost inconceivable” the aircraft has not been found. MH370 disappeared in 2014 while flying to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur with 239 people on board. […]

Las Vegas: Active shooter reported near Mandalay Bay

Image copyright Getty Images Police in Las Vegas are responding to reports of an active shooter near the Mandalay Bay Hotel. At least one gunman is reported to have opened fire at a country music festival being held on the Las Vegas strip. Videos on social media show hundreds of people fleeing from the scene. […]

‘Mona Lisa nude sketch’ found in France

‘Mona Lisa nude sketch’ found in France

Image copyright AFP/Alamy Image caption Have art experts just undressed (right) the Mona Lisa (left)? A charcoal drawing housed in another art collection for more than 150 years may have been a sketch for the Mona Lisa, a French art expert says. The charcoal portrait of a nude woman, known as the Monna Vanna, was […]

Twitter’s Russia briefings ‘inadequate’ – US senators

Media captionVirginia Senator Mark Warner was very disappointed by Twitter’s briefing The US Senate Intelligence Committee has criticised Twitter for offering an “inadequate” appearance in briefings on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Democratic Senator Mark Warner said the briefings were “deeply disappointing”. The social network earlier said it had shut down about 200 […]

‘Chemical surgery’ performed on human embryos

Image copyright Getty Images Precise “chemical surgery” has been performed on human embryos to remove disease in a world first, Chinese researchers have told the BBC. The team at Sun Yat-sen University used a technique called base editing to correct a single error out of the three billion “letters” of our genetic code. They altered […]

Palestinian gunman kills three Israelis in West Bank

Image caption Security forces attended the scene after the attack Three Israelis have been shot and killed by a Palestinian gunman at the entrance to a Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank, Israeli police say. The gunman was also shot and died later but has not yet been identified, the authorities said. The attacker […]

North Korea crisis: Washington denies ‘war declared’

Media captionSarah Huckabee Sanders: Frankly the suggestion is absurd The US has dismissed a statement by North Korea accusing Washington of declaring war on the country, calling the idea “absurd”. The White House also warned Pyongyang to stop provocations after it said it had the right to shoot down US bombers. A UN spokesman said […]

US Marines get first female infantry officer

US Marines get first female infantry officer

Image copyright AFP/US MARINE CORPS Image caption The lieutenant will lead a platoon of 40 Marines in combat A female US Marine has made history by becoming the first woman to complete the Corps’ famously gruelling infantry officer training. The lieutenant, who wants to keep her identity private, graduated in Quantico, Virginia, on Monday. She […]

US government satellite image shows Puerto Rico blackout

Image copyright Twitter @NOAASatellites Image caption Satellite images show nighttime in Puerto Rico before the storm (above) and on 25 September (below), four days after the storm struck Millions of people in Puerto Rico remain without electricity in the wake of Hurricane Maria, a new image taken by a US government satellite shows. Outside the […]