Myeshia Johnson: Widow of dead soldier hits out at Trump

Myeshia Johnson: Widow of dead soldier hits out at Trump

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Myeshia Johnson wept on her husband’s coffin at his funeral in Hollywood, Florida The widow of a dead US soldier says Donald Trump could not remember her husband’s name when he phoned to offer condolences. Myeshia Johnson, widow of Sgt La David Johnson, told ABC News the president’s “stumbling” […]

‘We’re not going to have war’

Amidst the tension over North Korea’s nuclear crisis, South Koreans have been visiting the Seoul aerospace and defence exhibition – reassured, it seems, by the show of military might. Video by Mark Lowen, Goktay Koraltan and Hosu Lee. ‘We’re not going to have war’

Bank of America’s Merrill Lynch fined £35m by UK watchdog

Bank of America’s Merrill Lynch fined £35m by UK watchdog

Image copyright Getty Images The UK’s financial regulator has fined Bank of America’s Merrill Lynch £35m for breaking reporting rules. The US bank failed to report nearly 69 million transactions over two years, the Financial Conduct Authority said. Merrill Lynch’s fine was reduced by 30% because the bank agreed to settle at an early stage, […]

Kenya’s Ruth Odinga to be charged over Kisumu protest

Kenya’s Ruth Odinga to be charged over Kisumu protest

Image copyright AFP Image caption Ruth Odinga is accused of disrupting preparations for Thursday’s poll Kenya’s chief prosecutor has ordered that opposition leader Raila Odinga’s sister should immediately be charged with inciting violence against the election commission. Ruth Odinga entered an election centre without permission, and caused damage to property, a statement said. Ms Odinga, […]

British IS fighters ‘must be killed’, minister says

British IS fighters ‘must be killed’, minister says

Image copyright Alamy The “only way” to deal with British IS fighters in Syria is “in almost every case” to kill them, the minister for international development has said. Rory Stewart said converts to so-called Islamic State believed in an “extremely hateful doctrine” and had moved away from any allegiance to Britain. They can expect […]

Charges dropped against Scot accused of public indecency in Dubai

Charges dropped against Scot accused of public indecency in Dubai

Image copyright Detained in Dubai/Getty Image caption Jamie Harron had been unable to leave the country since July A Scottish man accused of public indecency in Dubai has had the charges against him dropped after the ruler of the country intervened in the case. Jamie Harron, 27, from Stirling, had been sentenced to three months […]

Egypt disputes reported death toll from desert shootout

Egypt disputes reported death toll from desert shootout

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Egypt’s government said 11 officers, four conscripts and one sergeant were killed Egypt’s government has disputed reports that more than 50 policemen were killed in a shootout with militants in the Western Desert on Friday. The interior ministry said only 16 policemen died when they were ambushed during a mission […]

Raqqa: US coalition ‘wiped city off Earth’, Russia says

Raqqa: US coalition ‘wiped city off Earth’, Russia says

Media captionThe BBC’s Feras Kilani was in Raqqa with anti-IS troops Russia has accused the US-led coalition of bombing the Syrian city of Raqqa “off the face of the earth” during the fight against so-called Islamic State. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a US-backed alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters, took Raqqa last week. Pictures […]

Catalonia Spain: Officials ‘won’t follow orders from Madrid’

Catalonia Spain: Officials ‘won’t follow orders from Madrid’

Media captionSome 450,000 people protested on Saturday, local police said Catalan authorities will not follow orders from the Spanish government if Madrid moves to reassert control over the region, a senior official says. Foreign affairs spokesman Raul Romeva told the BBC the central government was acting against the will of Catalans. Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano […]

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