Malta journalist death: Caruana Galizia’s son hits out

Malta journalist death: Caruana Galizia’s son hits out

Media captionDaphne Caruana Galizia was a pillar of Malta’s democracy, her friend says The son of an investigative journalist killed in a car bomb attack in Malta has denounced what he called the country’s “mafia state”. Daphne Caruana Galizia, 53, died in an explosion shortly after she left her home in Bidnija, near Mosta, on […]

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Image copyright Getty Images US President Donald Trump says his drug czar nominee has withdrawn, after he reportedly helped neuter government attempts to tackle the opioid crisis.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 […]

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: At least 30 dead in Mogadishu blasts

Somalia: At least 30 dead in Mogadishu blasts

Media captionThe aftermath of the explosion in Mogadishu A massive bomb attack in a busy area of the Somali capital Mogadishu has killed at least 30 people, police say. Dozens more were wounded when a lorry packed with explosives detonated near the entrance of a hotel. Police say two people were killed in a second […]

Taliban hostage family freed by Pakistani troops

Taliban hostage family freed by Pakistani troops

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Caitlan Coleman and Joshua Boyle were abducted in 2012 Pakistani soldiers have freed a North American family of five who were being held hostage by the Afghan Taliban. Canadian Joshua Boyle and his US wife Caitlan Coleman were kidnapped while backpacking in Afghanistan in 2012. They had three children while […]

US quits Unesco over ‘anti-Israel bias’

US quits Unesco over ‘anti-Israel bias’

Image copyright AFP Image caption A 2016 Unesco resolution criticised Israel’s activities at holy places in Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank The US is pulling out of the UN’s cultural organisation Unesco, accusing it of “anti-Israel” bias. The agency is known for designating world heritage sites such as Syria’s Palmyra and the US Grand […]

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