North Korea ‘ready to sink’ US aircraft carrier Vinson

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Vinson battle group was conducting exercises with the Japanese navy in the Philippine Sea on Sunday North Korea is “ready to sink” a US aircraft carrier heading for the peninsula, state media have said. A commentary in the Rodong Sinmun newspaper warned that the USS Carl Vinson could be […]

Paris Champs Elysees attack gunman named as Karim Cheurfi

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Bullet holes could be seen on a window on the Champs Elysees on Friday The gunman killed after shooting dead a policeman on the Champs Elysees has been named by the Paris prosecutor as Karim Cheurfi, a convicted criminal. He used a Kalashnikov assault rifle to kill the police […]

Dozens of Afghan troops dead in Taliban base attack

Image copyright AFP Image caption The army says it has rushed reinforcements to the base in Balkh province At least 50 Afghan soldiers have been killed in an attack by Taliban insurgents on a military base in northern Balkh province, military officials say. Reports say the number of casualties is far higher than the eight […]

Egyptian soldiers accused of killing unarmed Sinai men in leaked video

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Egypt’s military has been carrying out anti-terror operations in the Sinai peninsula for years A video has emerged which allegedly shows Egyptian soldiers shooting dead unarmed detainees in the northern Sinai region, where the military is carrying out an anti-terror offensive. The footage, which is unverified, appears to show […]

South Africa bus crash ‘kills at least 19 children’

Image copyright Twitter/ER24 Image caption The minibus was carrying children from primary and secondary schools At least 19 children have been killed in a minibus crash near the South African capital, Pretoria, emergency services and officials say. The children died after the vehicle burst into flames following a collision with a truck just north of […]

Kidnapped Qatari hunting party of 26 ‘freed in Iraq’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Asian houbara bustard, found in Iraq, is highly prized in the Arab Gulf states A group of Qatari hunters – including members of the ruling family – have been freed 16 months after being kidnapped in Iraq, officials say. The Iraqi interior ministry said “all 26” were in […]

Turkey referendum: Campaign on Erdogan powers ‘unequal’

Media captionProtesters march through the Turkish capital, calling for a recount Turkey’s referendum campaign was “unequal”, with critics suffering restrictions and state resources being misused, international monitors say. The vote itself was marred by late procedural changes, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) added. In the referendum, voters gave sweeping new powers […]

St Petersburg bombing ‘plotter held’

St Petersburg bombing ‘plotter held’

A suspect accused of helping to prepare the St Petersburg metro bombing has been detained near Moscow, Russian security officials say. Abror Azimov, who was born in 1990 and is from Central Asia, was held in Odintsovo district west of the capital. He is the ninth person to be detained in connection with the attack, […]

The Fate of the Furious breaks global box office record

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Vin Diesel said he felt “humbled and blessed” after the film’s success The Fate of the Furious has raced to the top of the box office chart – breaking an international record in the process. The eighth film in the action thriller franchise took an estimated $532.5m (£424.7m) globally […]

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