Fort Lauderdale airport shooting: Suspect Santiago held

Media captionFBI’s George Piro said terrorism had not been ruled out Police in Florida have questioned a suspected gunman after five people were killed and eight injured in a shooting at Fort Lauderdale airport. The suspect has been identified by police as 26-year-old Esteban Santiago, an Iraq war veteran. Officials say they have not ruled […]

Urbanisation signal detected in evolution, study shows

Urbanisation signal detected in evolution, study shows

Image caption For the first time, researchers say they have identified urbanisation’s signature in evolution A “clear signal” of urbanisation has been identified in the evolution of organisms, which has implications for sustainability and human well-being. In analysis of more than 1,600 cases around the globe, researchers said the changes could affect ecosystem services important […]

Facebook Live attack: Four Chicago accused denied bail

Facebook Live attack: Four Chicago accused denied bail

Image copyright Chicago Police Image caption All four suspects have been charged with hate crimes Four people accused of kidnapping and torturing a mentally disabled man in a “racially motivated” attack streamed on Facebook have been denied bail. Jordan Hill, Brittany Covington and Tesfaye Cooper, all 18, and Tanishia Covington, 24, appeared in a Chicago […]

Ivory Coast’s Bouake, Daloa and Korogho hit by shooting

Ivory Coast’s Bouake, Daloa and Korogho hit by shooting

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The government has called on the troops to return to barracks Soldiers are still in control of Ivory Coast’s second city after mutinying over pay. The soldiers seized control of Bouake in the early hours of Friday, before protests spread to Daloa, Daoukro, Odienne and Korhogo. A local MP says […]

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 […]

1 82 83 84 85 86 102