Mexico violence: 28 dead in prison fight in Acapulco

Mexico violence: 28 dead in prison fight in Acapulco

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Riot police entered the prison after the deadly fight A fight between rival gangs in a prison in south-western Mexico has left at least 28 inmates dead, officials say. The pre-dawn fight broke out in the maximum security wing of Las Cruces prison in the city of Acapulco. The victims […]

Brazil club football chief quits over death threats

Brazil club football chief quits over death threats

Image copyright Paysandu Sport The president of a Brazilian second division football club, Paysandu Sport, has resigned, saying armed men had threatened to kill him if the club was relegated. Sergio Serra said he had been approached while out walking with his family by men on motorcycles. Paysandu is based in Belem and is one […]

Berlin attacker jailed for kicking woman down station stairs

Berlin attacker jailed for kicking woman down station stairs

Media captionThe woman is kicked down a flight of stairs in the CCTV footage When CCTV video emerged of an unprovoked attack on a woman at a Berlin subway station last year, it shocked Germans and went viral. The man who kicked her down the stairs at Hermannstrasse was arrested and has now been given […]

North Korea missile: US says it will use military force ‘if we must’

North Korea missile: US says it will use military force ‘if we must’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption America’s UN ambassador Nikki Haley says the US is prepared to defend itself and its allies The US has said it will use its “considerable military forces” on North Korea “if we must”, following Tuesday’s long-range missile test. US ambassador Nikki Haley said a new resolution will also be tabled […]

Europe migrant crisis: EU blamed for ‘soaring’ death toll

Europe migrant crisis: EU blamed for ‘soaring’ death toll

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Italy – due to its proximity to Libya – is the main destination for migrants attempting to reach Europe by sea Amnesty International has blamed “failing EU policies” for the soaring death toll among refugees and migrants in the central Mediterranean. In a report, it said “cynical deals” with Libya […]

Battle for Mosul: Fierce clashes as IS uses suicide bombers

Battle for Mosul: Fierce clashes as IS uses suicide bombers

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption The Iraqi military says it has made some progress recapturing the Old City Fierce clashes and rising numbers of suicide attacks have been reported in Mosul as Iraqi troops try to recapture the city from Islamic State militants. The last IS-held quarter, known as the Old City, was rocked […]

AirAsia X flight diverts to Brisbane after suspected bird strike

AirAsia X flight diverts to Brisbane after suspected bird strike

Image copyright ABC Image caption Passengers described seeing sparks flying from an engine An AirAsia X flight bound for Kuala Lumpur has been forced turn back to Australia after a suspected bird strike left passengers shaken. The jet, carrying 359 people, ran into trouble after taking off from the Gold Coast at 22:20 (12:20 GMT) […]

Canada 150: Huge crowds celebrate nation’s anniversary

Canada 150: Huge crowds celebrate nation’s anniversary

Media captionTime-lapse footage captures the “largest living maple leaf” for Canada Day Revellers, police and some protesters have converged on Canada’s national capital on Saturday for a party that has been years in the planning. Canada is marking its 150th anniversary as a country in towns, cities and at backyard barbecues nationwide. But the biggest […]

Hong Kong marks 20 years since handover to China

Hong Kong marks 20 years since handover to China

Image copyright EPA Image caption Chinese President Xi Jinping (centre) sang at a variety show during his visit to Hong Kong Thousands of police have been deployed in Hong Kong as the territory marks 20 years since its handover to China from Britain with a series of lavish events. China’s President Xi Jinping will join […]

Australian cardinal charged with sex offences

Australian cardinal charged with sex offences

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Cardinal Pell has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing Australia’s most senior Catholic figure, Cardinal George Pell, has been charged with sex offences. The charges relate to alleged “historical” incidents, police in the Australian state of Victoria said on Thursday. The allegations were made by more than one person, said Victoria […]

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