Friday, 30 September 2016

Man admits killing child actor in Penge police chase, but denies manslaughter

Joshua Dobby admits causing the deaths of Makayah McDermott and Rosie Cooper by dangerous driving - but denies manslaughter.

Flight alert raised in Iceland after 'seismic swarm' hits Katla volcano

Iceland has raised its warning level to aircraft after two earthquakes hit one of the country's biggest volcanoes.

US protecting Syria jihadist group - Russia's Lavrov

The US is trying to spare a jihadist group in its attempts to unseat Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, Russia's foreign minister has told the BBC.

Monarch Airlines handed reprieve to fly package holidays

The deal, which was agreed just hours before a midnight deadline, comes as the airline denies claims it is in financial trouble.

Ex-beauty queen hits back after Trump attack

The Republican nominee says Americans should watch an alleged sex tape of Alicia Machado who claimed he called her "Miss Piggy".

Shimon Peres funeral brings Abbas and Netanyahu together

Nobel Prize winner Shimon Peres is buried at a ceremony attended by Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Prince Charles and Mahmoud Abbas.

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Two children shot in South Carolina school

Two children and a teacher have been injured in a shooting at a primary school in Townville, South Carolina.

Girl, 9, cries during plea over US police shooting

Zianna Oliphant breaks down as she tells officials black people "shouldn't have to protest" over the issue.

Congress rejects Obama veto of Saudi 9/11 lawsuits bill

Congress has voted to override President Barack Obama's veto of a bill that would allow families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabian officials.

Syria: US tells Russia it will end talks if bombing continues

US Secretary of State John Kerry has warned his Russian counterpart that Washington will end Syria talks unless Moscow stops the bombing of Aleppo.

MH17 missile 'came from Russia', Dutch-led investigators say

International prosecutors say Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was downed over eastern Ukraine in 2014 by a Buk missile that had come from Russia.

World leaders to attend funeral for Israel's Shimon Peres

A long list of world leaders will attend the funeral of former Israeli prime minister and president Shimon Peres, who died on Wednesday at 93.

Dubai airport grounds flights due to 'drone activity'

Dubai International Airport was forced to ground flights for half an hour due to a drone flying in the area, the airport says.

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Sam Allardyce: England manager leaves after one match in charge

Sam Allardyce has left his post as England manager by mutual agreement with the Football Association after one match and 67 days in charge.

Monday, 26 September 2016

China slowdown is global economy's biggest threat, Rogoff says

The former chief economist of the International Monetary Fund has told the BBC a slowdown in China is the greatest threat to the global economy.

Afghan forces 'kill Pakistan Taliban commander Azam Tariq'

A leading Pakistani Taliban commander has been killed by special forces in eastern Afghanistan, the militants say.

Clinton campaign: Trump will be 'disciplined' in debate

Shares in Deutsche Bank have closed down 7.54% to a new low after a weekend report said Chancellor Angela Merkel had ruled out giving it state aid.

Deutsche Bank shares sink 7.54% to a new low

Shares in Deutsche Bank have closed down 7.54% to a new low after a weekend report said Chancellor Angela Merkel had ruled out giving it state aid.

Boris Johnson meets Syrian refugees during Turkey visit

During the tour in Turkey the Foreign Secretary is to meet President Erdogan, just months after penning a crude poem about him.

Four charged after police find explosive device in County Armagh

Police Service of Northern Ireland says it is "relieved and delighted" to have safely recovered the "extremely dangerous" device.

Suspect gives himself up after France supermarket shooting

The public prosecutor's office in Versailles says the incident is not believed to be a terrorist act.

Saudi women file petition to end male guardianship system

A petition signed by more than 14,000 Saudi women calling for an end to the country's male guardianship system is being handed to the government.

Petrobras scandal: Brazil ex-Minister Antonio Palocci arrested

Former Brazilian Finance Minister Antonio Palocci has been arrested in connection with a long-running inquiry into corruption at oil giant Petrobras.

Spain Bankia fraud trial for ex-IMF boss Rodrigo Rato

Former IMF chief Rodrigo Rato and 64 other bankers have gone on trial in Madrid over an alleged credit card racket at Spain's troubled Bankia bank.

Houston gunman shot dead after opening fire at US mall

Nine people have been injured in a shooting at a shopping centre in Houston in the US state of Texas, one of them critically.

Sunday, 25 September 2016

Miami Marlins baseball star Jose Fernandez dies in boat crash

Jose Fernandez, a pitcher for the Miami Marlins baseball team, has died in a boat crash at the age of 24.

Hungarian police targeted by homemade bomb

Hungarian police are searching for a suspect who set off a homemade bomb in the capital Budapest late on Saturday night, injuring two police officers.

Saturday, 24 September 2016

Hungary PM suggests giant migrant city in Libya

The European Union should set up a "giant refugee city" on the Libyan coast to process African asylum seekers before they reach Europe, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has said.

Obama opens African-American museum in Washington DC

The first black president of the US has formally opened the first US national museum about the African-American history in Washington DC.

Police to release bodycam footage of Keith Lamont Scott shooting

Police in Charlotte, North Carolina, say they will release officer bodycam and dashcam footage of a controversial shooting of a black man last week.

Gunman on the run after five killed in Washington state shooting

The victims were shot dead with a "hunting-type" rifle at a shopping centre in Washington state.

Two million people without water amid fresh Aleppo strikes

Warplanes keep bombarding rebel-held areas of the city as civilians caught up in the fighting are forced to go without water.

Police probe hacking of Pippa Middleton's private photos

A hacker is understood to have stolen up to 3,000 photos, including snaps of the Duchess of Cambridge and her children.

Labour reacts as Jeremy Corbyn wins bruising leadership contest

Both sides appeal for the divided party to come together after the fractious, ill-tempered campaign.

Friday, 23 September 2016

Court fines Amazon £65k for trying to send dangerous goods by air

A court heard batteries intended for shipment could in some circumstances overheat, possibly causing burns, explosion or a fire.

US election: Ted Cruz endorses Trump for president

Defeated Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz has endorsed Donald Trump in the race for the White House.

Egypt migrant boat sinking: Death toll rises to 162

The number of bodies recovered after a migrant boat capsized off the Egyptian coast on Wednesday has reached at least 162, as the search continues.

EU Commission refuses to revise Canada CETA trade deal

The European Commission has ruled that a controversial EU-Canada free trade deal - CETA - cannot be renegotiated, despite much opposition in Europe.

No action after Dover mayor Neil Rix filmed 'snorting substance'

Police say they carried out extensive inquiries into the circumstances of the video and that no offences had been confirmed.

Guns, crystal meth and body found in freezer in Bangkok police raid

Photos in local media in Thailand show British and American passports alongside three handguns seized in the raid.

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Tulsa shooting police officer charged

A police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black motorist in Tulsa, Oklahoma, has been charged with manslaughter, a prosecutor has said.

Israel's Netanyahu asks Palestinian president to address parliament

Mahmoud Abbas
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has invited Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas to address Israel's parliament.

Sixteen migrants arrested after lorry stopped on M1 motorway

Some members of the group were taken to hospital before being taken into custody, but they are not thought to be seriously ill.

Patient dies after ambulance bursts into flames outside hospital

Two paramedics were also injured in the blast, which happened outside the Naas General Hospital in County Kildare, Ireland.

Boris Johnson: Brexit talks don't need to take two years

The Foreign Secretary says the government expects to invoke Article 50, which begins the process to leave the EU, by early 2017.

Toddler survives three days alone in remote Siberia wood

A three-year-old boy survived alone for 72 hours in a forest in the remote Russian region of Siberia, in an area renowned for being inhabited by wolves and bears.

Egypt migrant boat capsize: Hundreds feared dead

Survivors from a boat which capsized off the Egyptian coast on Wednesday have told the BBC that hundreds of people may have drowned.

Attack on Yahoo hit 500 million users

Hackers stole information from about 500 million users from Yahoo, the company has confirmed.

Syria conflict: Warplanes set rebel-held Aleppo ablaze

Rebel-held areas of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo saw the heaviest air strikes in months overnight, activists say, as a week-old truce collapsed.

Kerry demands Syria aircraft grounded as UN debates ceasefire

Diplomats will continue talks on the Syrian ceasefire later, with John Kerry describing efforts so far as "woefully inadequate".