Maduro wins re-election in Venezuela

Maduro wins re-election in Venezuela

Media captionNicol├ís Maduro celebrates his victory Venezuela’s President Nicol├ís Maduro has won re-election to another six-year term, in a vote marred by an opposition boycott and claims of vote-rigging. Amid food shortages stemming from a severe economic crisis turnout was low. The National Electoral Council (CNE) put it at just 46% but the opposition alleges […]

Deadly Nipah virus claims victims in India

Deadly Nipah virus claims victims in India

Image copyright AFP Image caption Bats are mainly considered to be virus’s natural host. Health officials in the south Indian state of Kerala say nine people have died in confirmed and suspected cases of the deadly Nipah virus. Three victims tested positive for the virus in the last fortnight. The results of the remaining six […]

Janet Jackson rails against abuse in awards speech

Janet Jackson rails against abuse in awards speech

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Janet is the first black woman to win the Billboard Icon Prize Janet Jackson made her stance on the #MeToo movement clear as she won the Icon prize at the Billboard awards. “I believe that, for all of our challenges, we live at a glorious moment in history,” she said. […]

Sante Fe school shooting: Suspect ‘was rejected’ by victim Shana Fisher

Sante Fe school shooting: Suspect ‘was rejected’ by victim Shana Fisher

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Shana Fisher was aggressively pursued by Dimitrios Pagourtzis, her mother says The mother of a 16-year-old girl killed in the Santa Fe school shooting has said her daughter had publicly rejected suspected killer Dimitrios Pagourtzis just days before the attack. Sadie Rodriguez said her daughter Shana Fisher had endured […]

US Department of Justice to probe Trump campaign ‘infiltration’

US Department of Justice to probe Trump campaign ‘infiltration’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption President Trump often starts his attacks – and announces political initiatives – on Twitter The US Department of Justice will investigate whether FBI agents spied on President Donald Trump’s 2016 election campaign for “inappropriate purposes”. In a tweet, Mr Trump said he wanted to know whether his predecessor’s administration ordered […]

Venezuela election: Everything you need to know

Venezuela election: Everything you need to know

Image copyright Reuters Image caption President Maduro is widely expected to win – with the opposition expecting fraud Venezuela is choosing its next president on Sunday – in an election widely seen as a foregone conclusion. After years of turmoil which at one point saw almost daily street protests, President Nicolas Maduro is looking to […]

Cuba plane crash leaves more than 100 dead

Cuba plane crash leaves more than 100 dead

Media captionThe plane came down in a field near Havana’s main airport More than 100 people have died after a Boeing 737 airliner crashed near Cuba’s main airport in Havana, the country’s worst air disaster in decades. Three women were pulled alive from the wreckage, but are said to be in a critical condition. The […]

Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr’s bloc wins Iraq elections

Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr’s bloc wins Iraq elections

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Moqtada Sadr has ruled himself out of becoming prime minister An alliance headed by a former Shia militia chief who led two uprisings against the US-led invasion of Iraq has won the parliamentary elections. But Moqtada Sadr, who is also staunchly opposed to Iranian involvement in the country, cannot become […]

Saudi Arabia detains seven activists ahead of lifting of driving ban

Saudi Arabia detains seven activists ahead of lifting of driving ban

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Saudi Arabia is due to lift its ban on women driving next month Saudi authorities have arrested seven women’s rights advocates, weeks before the kingdom is to lift its ban on women driving, rights groups say. The reasons for the arrests were not clear, but activists say authorities are attempting […]

Israel’s Gaza response ‘wholly disproportionate’ – UN rights chief

Israel’s Gaza response ‘wholly disproportionate’ – UN rights chief

Image copyright EPA Image caption Israel and the Palestinians have blamed each other for the deaths The UN human rights chief says Israel used “wholly disproportionate” force against Palestinian border protests which have left over 100 people dead. Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein told a meeting in Geneva that Gazans were effectively “caged in a toxic slum” […]

1 2 3 90