Firearms licences held by more than 300 under-13s

Firearms licences held by more than 300 under-13s

More than 300 children aged 13 and under have legal access to guns, according to new Home Office figures. In total, 3,602 children under 18 were in possession of firearms certificates, of which 327 were 13 or younger. The figures for England and Wales are for those who have certificates for firearms and/or shotguns. The […]

Malawi football stadium stampede kills eight

Malawi football stadium stampede kills eight

Eight people – including seven children – have died in a stampede ahead of a football match in Malawi, police say. Dozens more were injured in the crush at Lilongwe’s Bingu national stadium. The stampede reportedly happened as thousands of people tried to find seats ahead of a friendly between top sides Nyasa Big Bullets […]

Big jump in African tourists

Big jump in African tourists

Image copyright AFP Africans are increasingly driving the growing demand for tourism in their home continent, contrary to perceptions, a new UN report suggests. International visitor numbers to Africa more than doubled from 1995-2014. While an average of four out of 10 of them were from other African countries, the figure rose to two out […]

Trump tells Russia to stop ‘destabilising’ Ukraine

Trump tells Russia to stop ‘destabilising’ Ukraine

Image copyright Reuters Image caption People listening to the speech held up portraits of Mr Trump (centre right) and Polish President Andrzej Duda US President Donald Trump has called on Russia to stop “destabilising” Ukraine and other countries and end support for “hostile regimes” such as those in Syria and Iran. Speaking earlier in the […]

EU and Japan reach free trade deal

EU and Japan reach free trade deal

Image copyright AFP Image caption European Council president Donald Tusk shakes hands with Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe The European Union and Japan have formally agreed an outline free-trade deal. The agreement paves the way for trading in goods without tariff barriers between two of the world’s biggest economic areas. However, few specific details are […]

Belgium manhunt as Brussels raids prompt fears of attack

Belgium manhunt as Brussels raids prompt fears of attack

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption French anti-terror police carried out raids in Lille on Wednesday as part of the Belgian operation Belgian authorities say at least one man is on the run a day after police arrested two suspected militants. The federal prosecutor said that an attack could not be ruled out if further […]

Trump warns North Korea of ‘severe’ options over missile test

Trump warns North Korea of ‘severe’ options over missile test

Media captionPresident Trump said North Korea faced consequences for its “very, very bad behaviour” US President Donald Trump has warned North Korea that he is considering a “pretty severe” response following the country’s long-range missile test. “They are behaving in a very, very dangerous manner and something will have to be done about it,” he […]

Liu Xiaobo: Hospital says dissident’s health worsening

Liu Xiaobo: Hospital says dissident’s health worsening

Image copyright Posted on Twitter by Guangzhou-based writer Ye Du Image caption Friends of Liu Xiaobo and his wife say he is near death The Chinese hospital treating imprisoned Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo for advanced liver cancer says his condition has worsened. Mr Liu’s family had been informed of the situation, medical staff in […]

Trump says Western civilisation at stake in Warsaw speech

Trump says Western civilisation at stake in Warsaw speech

Image copyright Reuters Image caption People listening to the speech held up portraits of Mr Trump (centre right) and Polish President Andrzej Duda US President Donald Trump has argued that the future of Western civilisation is at stake in a keynote speech in the Polish capital Warsaw. Holding up Poland as an example of a […]

Russian interference in US election? No-one knows – Trump

Russian interference in the US election? No-one really knows, says President Donald Trump in Warsaw, on the eve of his long-awaited meeting with President Vladimir Putin. Western civilisation is at stake – Trump Source Article from http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-40521985Russian interference in US election? No-one knows – Trump