Catalonia: Protests after Spain detains separatists

Catalonia: Protests after Spain detains separatists

Image copyright Reuters Image caption People are angry with the High Court decision Crowds have gathered in Barcelona to protest against the jailing of two leaders of the Catalan separatist movement. Jordi Sánchez and Jordi Cuixart are being held without bail while they are under investigation for sedition. The men were leading figures in the […]

Tom Marino: Controversial Trump drug czar pick withdraws

Tom Marino: Controversial Trump drug czar pick withdraws

Image copyright Getty Images US President Donald Trump says his drug czar nominee has withdrawn, after he reportedly helped neuter government attempts to tackle the opioid crisis. Pennsylvania congressman Tom Marino pushed a bill that reportedly stripped a federal agency of the ability to freeze suspicious painkiller shipments. Opioid addiction has been described as America’s […]

Somalia attack: 165 unidentified bodies buried

Somalia attack: 165 unidentified bodies buried

Image copyright AFP Image caption The explosions struck two busy junctions in Mogadishu As many as 165 unidentified bodies have been buried after a massive truck bomb attack in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday. At least 276 people have died and the government news agency Sonna says only 111 of them have been identified. […]

Cairo ‘most dangerous’ megacity for women – survey

Cairo ‘most dangerous’ megacity for women – survey

Image caption Campaigners in Cairo say everything about the city is difficult for women The Egyptian capital Cairo has been described as the “most dangerous” megacity for women. The finding comes from the first international poll on how women fare in cities with over 10 million people. The survey was conducted in 19 megacities where […]

Iraqi forces enter Kirkuk as Kurds flee

Iraqi forces enter Kirkuk as Kurds flee

Media captionIraqi federal police advance towards disputed city of Kirkuk Iraqi government forces have entered central Kirkuk after taking key installations outside the disputed city from Kurdish fighters. Thousands of people fled the city ahead of the Iraqi advance. The Iraqi military moved into Kirkuk three weeks after the Kurdistan Region held a controversial independence […]

Portugal and Spain wildfires: Dozens dead and injured

Portugal and Spain wildfires: Dozens dead and injured

Image copyright EPA Image caption The fires have spread through large areas of Portugal and Spain A spate of wildfires in central and north Portugal which started at the weekend has killed at least 31 people, civil defence authorities say. Dozens of the 145 fires still raging are considered serious, a spokeswoman said. To the […]

Einstein’s waves detected in star smash

Einstein’s waves detected in star smash

Media captionScientists have detected the sound of two neutron stars colliding for the first time Scientists have detected the warping of space generated by the collision of two dead stars, or neutron stars. They have confirmed that such mergers lead to the production of the gold and platinum that exists in the Universe. The measurement […]

US Army sergeant Bowe Bergdahl admits desertion

US Army sergeant Bowe Bergdahl admits desertion

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Bergdahl arrives at the courthouse on Monday Bowe Bergdahl, the US soldier held as a Taliban captive in Afghanistan for five years, has pleaded guilty to desertion and misbehaviour before the enemy. The 31-year-old Army sergeant entered his plea on Monday before a military judge at Fort Bragg, North […]

Somalia attack: Death toll rises in Mogadishu blast

Somalia attack: Death toll rises in Mogadishu blast

Image copyright AFP Image caption The explosions struck two busy junctions in Mogadishu At least 276 people have died in a massive bomb attack in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday. A Turkish military plane has arrived with medical aid. It will then evacuate about 40 of the injured to Turkey for medical treatment. It […]

US Open: Ali Farag and Nour El Tayeb win titles on same day

US Open: Ali Farag and Nour El Tayeb win titles on same day

Ali Farag and Nour El Tayeb got married in 2016 US Open squash champions Ali Farag and Nour El Tayeb are the first husband and wife in sporting history to win the same major singles title on the same day. El Tayeb, 24, beat Raneem El Welily 3-2 in the women’s final on Saturday. A […]