Shenzhen landslide: Officials jailed for negligence

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption The landslide blanketed an area the equivalent of 50 football fields Forty-five people have been sentenced for their part in a landslide in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen that killed 73 people in 2015. Piles of waste soil and construction materials suddenly collapsed, engulfing a nearby district. The […]

French election: Hollande vows ‘response’ to Macron hack attack

Image copyright AFP Image caption Strict election rules are now in place ahead of Sunday’s vote French President Fran├žois Hollande has promised to “respond” after a hacking attack targeted presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron. He gave no further details but said he knew of the risks of such attacks because they had “happened elsewhere”. The French […]

Poland march: Thousands protest against ‘curbs on democracy’

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Demonstrators called it a “freedom march” and sang the national anthem Thousands of Polish opposition supporters have been marching in Warsaw to protest against what they see as curbs on democracy imposed by the governing party. The opposition Civic Platform (PO) has accused the Law and Justice Party (PiS) of […]

Tanzania school bus crash kills dozens

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Local residents tried to pull survivors out of the vehicle after the crash More than 30 people – almost all of them schoolchildren – have been killed in a bus crash in northern Tanzania, officials say. They say the bus plunged off the road in a steep ravine near the […]

Stephen Colbert investigated over ‘homophobic’ anti-Trump joke

Image copyright John Moore/Getty Images Image caption Late Show host Stephen Colbert has declined to apologise for his monologue US comedian Stephen Colbert is to be investigated by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) over a joke about President Donald Trump. The body’s chairman Ajit Pai said it received several complaints about the monologue, which some […]

North Korea claims CIA plotted to kill Kim Jong-un

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The plot involved targeting Kim Jong-un at a public event, officials said North Korea has accused US and South Korean agents of plotting to kill its Supreme Leader, Kim Jong-un. A North Korean referred to only as “Kim” was paid to carry out an attack with biochemical substances, the ministry […]

Senate Republicans doubtful of American Health Care Act

Image copyright Reuters Image caption House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi said the bill is one big tax break for the rich Republican senators are sounding sceptical of an Obamacare replacement passed by members of their own party in the House of Representatives. The measure brings President Donald Trump’s party a step closer to scrapping the […]

FBI head ‘nauseous’ over his possible sway on US election

Media captionComey sets out why he revealed the new investigation – and still thinks it was the right decision. FBI Director James Comey has said it makes him “mildly nauseous” to think that he could have had an impact on the US presidential election. But Mr Comey said he thought concealing the discovery of new […]

Donald Trump: N Korea’s Kim Jong-un a ‘smart cookie’

Image copyright KCNA/AFP Image caption President Trump noted that Mr Kim assumed power in his 20s US President Donald Trump has described North Korean leader Kim Jong-un as a “pretty smart cookie”. Speaking to CBS, he noted Mr Kim had assumed power at a young age, despite dealing with “some very tough people”. Amid escalating […]

Brexit: EU demands ‘serious UK response’ on citizens’ rights

Image copyright AFP Image caption Donald Tusk wants a serious response from the UK European Council President Donald Tusk has called on the UK to come up with a “serious response” on what will happen to EU citizens in Britain after Brexit. “We need guarantees,” he said in Brussels as 27 EU leaders backed the […]