Swedish radio channel ‘hijacked by Islamic State propaganda song’

Swedish radio channel ‘hijacked by Islamic State propaganda song’

Image copyright Getty Images/ reuters Image caption Listeners expecting the ‘Anders & Gry with Friends’ show instead heard an IS recruitment song on loop Listeners to one of Sweden’s most popular radio stations heard an Islamic State group recruitment song on the station’s frequency for about 30 minutes on Friday morning, reports say. Mix Megapol’s […]

Ex-Trump aide Mike Flynn ‘offered $15m by Turkey for Gulen’

Ex-Trump aide Mike Flynn ‘offered $15m by Turkey for Gulen’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Flynn denies discussing anything illegal A former top White House aide was reportedly offered $15m (£11.5m) to help forcibly remove a Muslim cleric from the US and deliver him to Turkey. Ex-national security adviser Michael Flynn and his son discussed the alleged plot with Turkish representatives, NBC News and […]

Japan suicide websites targeted after ‘house of horrors’

Japan suicide websites targeted after ‘house of horrors’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Takahiro Shiraishi admitted killing nine people Japan’s government says it wants to clamp down on websites where vulnerable people can share suicidal thoughts. The move comes in response to an alleged serial murder case in which such sites were used. In October, nine dismembered bodies were discovered in coolers and […]

Saudi anti-corruption probe ‘finds $100bn was embezzled’

Saudi anti-corruption probe ‘finds $100bn was embezzled’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Those caught up in the anti-corruption drive are reportedly being held at Riyadh’s Ritz-Carlton Saudi Arabia’s attorney general says at least $100bn (£76bn) has been misused through systemic corruption and embezzlement in recent decades. Sheikh Saud al-Mojeb said 201 people were being held for questioning as part of a sweeping […]

UN releases ‘war criminals’ in CAR

UN releases ‘war criminals’ in CAR

Image copyright Zack Baddorf Image caption Ongoing sectarian fighting in the Central African Republic has displaced more than a million people The UN mission in the Central African Republic (CAR) released rebel fighters accused of shooting a UN peacekeeper, confidential documents seen by the BBC show. The two men were handed back to their commander […]

Germany serial killer: Niels Hoegel ‘killed at least 100’

Germany serial killer: Niels Hoegel ‘killed at least 100’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Niels H hid behind a folder as he awaited sentence at his 2015 trial Toxicology tests suggest a German former nurse murdered at least 100 people at two hospitals where he worked, prosecutors say. Detectives believe Niels Hoegel, who is already serving a life sentence for two murders, systematically administered […]

Texas shooting: Gunman ‘escaped mental hospital in 2012’

Texas shooting: Gunman ‘escaped mental hospital in 2012’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Kelley is believed to have been in a family row with his ex-wife and in-laws, police say The gunman who killed 26 churchgoers in Texas fled from a mental health clinic in 2012, according to a police report. El Paso officers who detained Devin Kelley five years ago were […]

Paris climate accord: Syria to sign up, isolating US

Paris climate accord: Syria to sign up, isolating US

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Syria’s decision was reported at the Bonn climate conference The US is set to become isolated in its stance on the Paris climate agreement, after Syria said it was preparing to join the deal. The Paris deal unites the world’s nations in tackling climate change. Syria and Nicaragua were […]

Paddles, New Zealand PM’s ‘first cat’, dies in car crash

Paddles, New Zealand PM’s ‘first cat’, dies in car crash

Image copyright Clarke Gayford via Twitter Image caption Jacinda Ardern’s cat Paddles had gained a cult following after a Twitter profile was set up in her name A cat belonging to New Zealand’s new Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, has died after being hit by a car. A spokesperson for Ms Ardern confirmed to local media […]

Paradise Papers: Tycoon made $41m from ‘people’s fund’

Paradise Papers: Tycoon made $41m from ‘people’s fund’

Image copyright Shutterstock An entrepreneur charged with managing the oil wealth of the struggling African state of Angola was paid more than $41m in just 20 months, leaked documents reveal. The payments were made via a complex web of companies set up in the offshore jurisdiction of Mauritius. Jean-Claude Bastos also used his position to […]