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 […]

White House’s Sean Spicer says Hitler gaffe ‘inexcusable’

Media captionWhite House spokesman Sean Spicer: ‘I screwed up’ White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has said his gaffe about Adolf Hitler not using chemical weapons was “inexcusable and reprehensible”. He said “there’s no comparing atrocities” after Tuesday’s remark seeking to draw a distinction between Syria’s leader and the German dictator. “I got into a […]

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 […]

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