Chapecoense air crash: Colombia plane ‘ran out of fuel’

Media captionThe recording captures the final moments of the plane before it crashed Colombian authorities say evidence is growing that a plane carrying a Brazilian football team crashed because it ran out of fuel as it tried to land. The plane had no fuel on impact, an official said, corroborating audio of the pilot asking […]

Trump says he will ‘leave business’ to focus on presidency

Trump says he will ‘leave business’ to focus on presidency

Image copyright AP Image caption Donald Trump has announced he will be leaving his business “in total” President-elect Donald Trump has announced he is to leave his business empire to focus on the presidency and avoid perceived conflicts of interest. Mr Trump gave few details but said he would expand on his plans at a […]

Chapecoense plane crash: Thousands of fans hold vigil for team

Media captionJulia Caneiro: The stadium is now a venue for collective mourning Thousands of people in Chapeco in Brazil have held a vigil for the victims of a plane crash, who included most of the city’s football team. Fans of the Chapecoense team walked from the city centre to the stadium where they prayed and […]

Fiat heir Lapo Elkann ‘faked own kidnapping’ in New York

Fiat heir Lapo Elkann ‘faked own kidnapping’ in New York

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Fiat heir Lapo Elkann allegedly called his family to say he had been kidnapped An heir to the Fiat fortune stands accused of falsely claiming he had been kidnapped by a transgender prostitute. Lapo Elkann called his family from New York to demand a $10,000 (£8,000) ransom “to guarantee […]

CIA chief warns Trump: Scrapping Iran deal ‘height of folly’

Media captionCIA director John Brennan tells the BBC what global threats Donald Trump will face as US president The director of the CIA has warned US President-elect Donald Trump that ending the Iran nuclear deal would be “disastrous” and “the height of folly”. In a BBC interview, John Brennan also advised the new president to […]

Aleppo battle: Shellfire kills civilians in rebel-held east

Aleppo battle: Shellfire kills civilians in rebel-held east

Image copyright AP Image caption The Syria Civil Defence posted a photo of the aftermath of the attack in Jubb al-Qubbeh Many civilians have been killed in the Syrian city of Aleppo as government forces intensify their assault on besieged, rebel-held districts. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a monitoring group, said at least 21 […]

Brazil Chapecoense football team in Colombia plane crash

Brazil Chapecoense football team in Colombia plane crash

Image copyright AP Image caption The plane was travelling from Brazil via Bolivia A plane carrying 81 people, including a top Brazilian football team, has crashed on its approach to the city of Medellin in Colombia. Colombia’s civil aviation body says only six people survived the crash, that occurred on a mountainside. The chartered aircraft, […]

Aleppo battle: UN alarm as 16,000 civilians flee government advance

Aleppo battle: UN alarm as 16,000 civilians flee government advance

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Syrian Arab Red Crescent and local NGOs are helping the displaced, the UN says Up to 16,000 civilians have been displaced by the Syrian government’s advance into besieged rebel-held areas of the city of Aleppo, the UN says. Humanitarian chief Stephen O’Brien said thousands more were likely to flee […]

South Korea’s President Park ‘willing to resign’

South Korea’s President Park ‘willing to resign’

Image copyright EPA Image caption The president said she wanted MPs to find a way to minimise chaos caused by her resignation South Korea’s President Park Geun-hye has said she has asked parliament to help her find a way to stand down. Ms Park faced growing calls to resign amid an investigation into whether she […]

Trump names Obamacare critic Tom Price to key role

Trump names Obamacare critic Tom Price to key role

Image copyright Getty Images US President-elect Donald Trump has picked Tom Price, a strong critic of President Obama’s healthcare reforms, as his future health secretary. The Georgia congressman and orthopaedic surgeon, 62, chairs the House of Representatives budget committee. He will play a key role in Republican plans to replace the Affordable Healthcare Act (Obamacare). […]

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