Russian hacking claims: Joe Biden tells Trump to ‘grow up’

Media captionJoe Biden to Donald Trump: “Grow up, time to be an adult, you’re president” US Vice-President Joe Biden has told President-elect Donald Trump to “grow up” and criticised his attacks on the intelligence community. On Friday, Mr Trump will be briefed on allegations Russia meddled in the US presidential election – claims he has […]

Veteran Indian actor Om Puri dies aged 66

Veteran Indian actor Om Puri dies aged 66

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Om Puri acted in both mainstream and art films in Bollywood Veteran Indian actor Om Puri, star of British hit East is East, has died aged 66, a family member told the BBC. The actor suffered a heart attack at his residence in Mumbai early on Friday, reports say. Om […]

Huge Antarctic iceberg poised to break away

Huge Antarctic iceberg poised to break away

Image copyright Adrian Luckman Image caption A huge iceberg, a quarter the size of Wales, is poised to break off from the Larsen C ice shelf An iceberg expected to be one of the 10 largest ever recorded is ready to break away from Antarctica, scientists say. A long-running rift in the Larson C ice […]

Obama: Chicago live-stream hate crime is ‘despicable’

Obama: Chicago live-stream hate crime is ‘despicable’

Image copyright Chicago Police Image caption All four suspects have been charged with unlawful restraint and aggravated battery. President Barack Obama has described the torture of a mentally disabled man in Chicago, streamed on Facebook Live, as a “despicable” hate crime. The president said that while he did not believe US race relations had worsened, […]

Japan recalls envoy over sex slave statue

Japan recalls envoy over sex slave statue

Image copyright AP Image caption South Korean activists set up the statue outside the Japanese consulate in Busan on 28 December Japan has temporarily withdrawn its ambassador to South Korea, amid an escalating row over a statue representing wartime sex slaves. The statue was installed by activists outside the Japanese consulate in the South Korean […]

Syrian conflict: Rebels threaten to boycott Astana talks

Syrian conflict: Rebels threaten to boycott Astana talks

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption The ceasefire is meant to apply across Syria – and has mostly been holding Syrian rebel groups say they are suspending participation in the preparations for peace talks planned by Russia and Turkey for later this month. In a statement, the rebels cited “many and large violations” of the ceasefire […]

Trump: North Korea intercontinental missile ‘won’t happen’

Trump: North Korea intercontinental missile ‘won’t happen’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption North Korea recently tested a new engine for an intercontinental ballistic missile Donald Trump has dismissed North Korea’s claim to be developing missiles capable of striking America. In a tweet, the US president-elect derided the claim by North Korea’s Kim Jong-un that preparations were in the final stage, saying: “It […]

Best-selling car in Sweden not a Volvo

Best-selling car in Sweden not a Volvo

Image copyright AP Image caption Volvo had 5.7% of new sales, helped by the S90 Sweden’s best-selling car in 2016 was not a Volvo – the first year that has happened in more than half a century. Instead the Volkswagen Golf topped sales, according to the country’s carmakers association. The Golf made up 5.9% of […]

Istanbul Reina nightclub attack ‘leaves 39 dead’

Media captionEmergency services at Istanbul nightclub attack At least 39 people, including 16 foreigners, have died in an attack on a nightclub in Istanbul, Turkey’s interior minister has said. Suleyman Soylu also revealed police were still hunting for the “terrorist” who attacked the Reina nightclub at about 01:30 local time (22:30 GMT). For hours after […]

North Korea ‘close to testing long-range missiles’

North Korea ‘close to testing long-range missiles’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Kim Jong-un has given a televised address to mark the start of 2017 North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has said the country is close to testing long-range missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads. The intercontinental ballistic missiles were in their “last stage” of development, Mr Kim announced during his New […]

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