Florida school shooting: Armed officer ‘did not confront killer’

Florida school shooting: Armed officer ‘did not confront killer’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Funerals are being held for the 17 victims An armed officer who was at the Florida school where a gunman killed 17 people last week stood outside the building during the shooting and did not intervene, the local sheriff says. The school resource officer has resigned after being suspended, Broward […]

Nigeria’s Boko Haram crisis: Dapchi anger over missing girls

Nigeria’s Boko Haram crisis: Dapchi anger over missing girls

Image copyright Yobe State government Image caption The number of missing girls is being disputed by parents There is growing anger and confusion among the parents of a group of missing Nigerian schoolgirls following an attack by Boko Haram Monday night. Parents of pupils who disappeared from their boarding school in Dapchi told the BBC […]

Seychelles protects an area ‘as big as Britain’ in Indian Ocean

Seychelles protects an area ‘as big as Britain’ in Indian Ocean

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The island nation plans to protect 30% of its seas by 2020 The Seychelles has created protected areas “the size of Great Britain” in the Indian Ocean. In exchange for getting some of its national debt paid off, the island nation has agreed to protect 210,000 sq km (81,000 […]

Nigeria Boko Haram: Some missing girls ‘rescued’ after school attack

Nigeria Boko Haram: Some missing girls ‘rescued’ after school attack

Image copyright Yobe State government Image caption The number of missing girls is being disputed by parents Some of the schoolgirls missing after a militant attack on a boarding school in northern Nigeria have been rescued by the military, officials say. About 100 children were believed to be missing after pupils and teachers fled into […]

Nigeria’s Boko Haram crisis: More than 100 missing after school attack

Nigeria’s Boko Haram crisis: More than 100 missing after school attack

Image copyright Yobe State government Image caption The number of missing girls is being disputed by parents More than 100 Nigerian schoolgirls are missing after an attack on a boarding school by Boko Haram jihadists, Nigerian police say. Militants raided their school on Monday evening, but many of the students and staff had fled before […]

Nigeria’s Boko Haram crisis: Yobe schoolgirls missing

Nigeria’s Boko Haram crisis: Yobe schoolgirls missing

Image copyright Yobe State government Image caption The number of missing girls is being disputed by parents At least 50 Nigerian schoolgirls are still missing after an attack on a boarding school by Boko Haram jihadists, the local governor says. Militants raided their school on Monday evening, but many of the students and staff had […]

South Africa police station raid: Six killed in Mthatha

South Africa police station raid: Six killed in Mthatha

Image copyright AFP Image caption The attackers took 10 firearms and a police van from the station Five police officers and a soldier have been shot dead during a raid on their station in South Africa’s Eastern Cape province. In a statement, the South African Government News Agency said three officers were killed instantly. The […]

Pence and N Korea ‘planned to meet’

Pence and N Korea ‘planned to meet’

Image copyright Pool Image caption Mike Pence was seated directly in front of the North Korean delegation at the opening ceremony US Vice-President Mike Pence was due to meet North Korean officials at the Winter Olympics last week, US officials have said, but the North Koreans pulled out at the last moment. Mr Pence was […]

Spain: Father of migrant boy found in suitcase in Ceuta freed

Spain: Father of migrant boy found in suitcase in Ceuta freed

Image copyright AFP Image caption The boy’s father ended up with a 92 euro ($114; £81) fine for facilitating his son’s illegal entry into Spain An Ivorian man whose eight-year-old son was smuggled into Spain from Morocco in a suitcase has escaped a jail term. Prosecutors had wanted Ali Ouattara to go to prison for […]

Dust storm blankets Australian town in orange

Dust storm blankets Australian town in orange

Image copyright QUEENSLAND POLICE Image caption The dust storm descends on Charleville, a town in Queensland An Australian town has been hit by a dust storm that covered the outback community in orange dust. The storm swept through Charleville in south-west Queensland on Tuesday, knocking down trees and causing minor damage. The scene prompted many […]