Texas shooting: Gunman Devin Kelley ‘had row with mother-in-law’

Texas shooting: Gunman Devin Kelley ‘had row with mother-in-law’

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 Texas church gunman Devin Patrick Kelley was armed with three guns and had argued with his mother-in-law before the rampage, officials say. The attack on the small church outside San Antonio during […]

Saudi Arabia arrests: Corruption drive ‘just the start’

Saudi Arabia arrests: Corruption drive ‘just the start’

Image copyright EPA Image caption The purge bolsters the position of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman The arrest of dozens of Saudi royal figures, ministers and businessmen is just the start of an anti-corruption drive, the attorney general says. Sheikh Saud Al Mojeb issued a statement describing the detentions as “merely the start of […]

Woman fired for showing Trump motorcade the middle finger

Woman fired for showing Trump motorcade the middle finger

Image copyright AFP/GETTY Image caption Despite losing her job, the 50-year-old says she does not regret “flipping off” the motorcade A woman pictured raising her middle finger toward US President Donald Trump’s motorcade has reportedly been fired from her job over the photograph. The image went viral after it was taken on 28 October in […]

Paradise Papers: Tax haven secrets of ultra-rich exposed

Paradise Papers: Tax haven secrets of ultra-rich exposed

Image copyright EPA Image caption The leaks show about £10m of the Queen’s private money was invested offshore A huge new leak of financial documents has revealed how the powerful and ultra-wealthy, including the Queen’s private estate, secretly invest vast amounts of cash in offshore tax havens. Donald Trump’s commerce secretary is shown to have […]

Catalonia crisis: Protests as ex-ministers held in Spanish custody

Catalonia crisis: Protests as ex-ministers held in Spanish custody

Media captionIn Barcelona’s central square, the crowd sings Freedom for Catalonia Thousands of Catalans have protested against the detention of eight regional ministers sacked over Catalonia’s push for independence from Spain. The officials – who appeared in Spain’s high court – are accused of rebellion, sedition and misuse of public funds. Prosecutors are also seeking […]

IS ‘executed’ 741 civilians during Mosul battle – UN

IS ‘executed’ 741 civilians during Mosul battle – UN

Image copyright EPA Image caption More than 824,000 civilians were displaced by the nine-month battle At least 741 civilians died in “execution-style killings” by Islamic State militants during the battle for the Iraqi city of Mosul, the UN says. The jihadists are also alleged to have carried out mass abductions, used human shields, intentionally shelled […]

‘Big void’ identified in Khufu’s Great Pyramid at Giza

‘Big void’ identified in Khufu’s Great Pyramid at Giza

Media captionMark Lehner: “A space that the builders left to protect the grand gallery?” The mysteries of the pyramids have deepened with the discovery of what appears to be a giant void within the Khufu, or Cheops, monument in Egypt. It is not known why the cavity exists or indeed if it holds anything of […]

Pakistan’s ex-PM Nawaz Sharif to face corruption trial

Pakistan’s ex-PM Nawaz Sharif to face corruption trial

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Nawaz Sharif denies any wrongdoing Former Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif is due to appear in court in connection with two cases of alleged corruption. He and some of his family members are facing charges relating to their ownership of properties in London. They deny any wrongdoing, while their supporters […]

Former Democratic chief: Clinton ‘took control’ of party

Former Democratic chief: Clinton ‘took control’ of party

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Donna Brazile says the deal was “not a criminal act,” but “compromised the party’s integrity” The Democratic Party’s ex-interim chief has accused Hillary Clinton of seizing control of the party in exchange for funding during the 2016 campaign. Donna Brazile alleges in her new book that the Democratic National […]

Russia-linked posts ‘reached’ 126m Facebook users in US

Russia-linked posts ‘reached’ 126m Facebook users in US

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Facebook has said as many as 126 million American users may have seen content uploaded by Russia-based operatives over the last two years. The social networking site said about 80,000 posts were produced before and after the 2016 presidential election. Most of the posts focused on divisive social and political messages […]