Crowd catches girl after ride fall

Footage shows the moment a 14-year-old girl was caught after falling off a theme park ride in the US. Matthew Howard Sr was at the Six Flags theme park in New York State with his daughter when he joined the effort to save her. The girl suffered no serious injuries. Six Flags has closed the […]

US warns Syria over ‘potential’ plan for chemical attack

US warns Syria over ‘potential’ plan for chemical attack

The US says it has identified “potential preparations” for another chemical attack in Syria, and issued a stark warning to the Syrian government. The White House said the activities were similar to those made before a suspected chemical attack in April. Dozens died in that attack and prompted President Donald Trump to order a strike […]

Trump praises US-India relations after talks with Modi

Trump praises US-India relations after talks with Modi

Media captionThe leaders spoke to reporters after their first-ever meeting President Donald Trump says the relationship between the US and India “has never been stronger”, following talks with Indian PM Narendra Modi. In a joint news conference, he said he looked forward to improving the trading relationship between the two countries. Mr Modi said he […]

US warns Syria against ‘chemical attack’

US warns Syria against ‘chemical attack’

The US says it has identified potential preparations for another chemical weapons attack in Syria, and issued a stark warning to the Syrian government. The White House said the activities are similar to those made before a suspected chemical attack in April. Dozens died in that attack and prompted President Donald Trump to carry out […]

Niger migrants: 52 die during desert crossing

Niger migrants: 52 die during desert crossing

Image copyright AFP Image caption A journey through the desert can be just as perilous for migrants as a sea crossing Fifty-two migrants have been found dead in the deserts of central Niger, near Séguédine. A group of 75 set out in three vehicles but were abandoned by traffickers, who feared the security forces. A […]

Trump and Modi hold first talks at White House

Trump and Modi hold first talks at White House

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The war in Afghanistan is also expected to be discussed by the two leaders Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump are holding their first face-to-face meeting. Trade and security issues are expected to top the agenda for their talks at the White House, after which they […]

Vatican concerns over bishop detained in China

Vatican concerns over bishop detained in China

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption China’s Roman Catholics are hopeful that relations between the country and the Vatican will improve The Vatican has expressed “grave concerns” for one of its bishops who was detained after being “forcibly removed” from his diocese in China. Chinese Catholic bishop Peter Shao Zhumin was seized by authorities in […]

Trump travel ban injunction partly lifted by top US court

Trump travel ban injunction partly lifted by top US court

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The original ban in January provoked mass protests at American airports US President Donald Trump has welcomed a Supreme Court ruling allowing his travel ban to be partly reinstated as a “victory for our national security”. America’s highest court also granted a White House request allowing part of its […]

22m Americans to lose cover in Senate healthcare bill

22m Americans to lose cover in Senate healthcare bill

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A number of Republican senators have expressed reservations about the party’s plan Some 22 million Americans could lose their health insurance over the next decade under a Senate bill to replace Obamacare, a congressional report says. However, the bill would reduce the budget deficit by a total of $321bn […]

Canada nurse Elizabeth Wettlaufer jailed for life for murders

Canada nurse Elizabeth Wettlaufer jailed for life for murders

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Elizabeth Wettlaufer, arrested in October last year, was described as a “shadow of death” A Canadian nurse who used insulin to kill eight elderly patients in Ontario care homes has been sentenced to life in prison, local media report. Elizabeth Wettlaufer, 49, pleaded guilty earlier this month to killing […]

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