Trump-Russia: Manafort ‘paid European ex-politicians’

Trump-Russia: Manafort ‘paid European ex-politicians’

Image copyright EPA Image caption Mr Manafort insists he is innocent Ex-Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort secretly paid unnamed former senior European politicians to lobby for Ukraine’s previous pro-Russia government, a new indictment filed by special counsel Robert Mueller says. Mr Manafort paid over €2m ($2.5m; £1.8m) to the ex-politicians, it says. He has maintained […]

Joanna Demafelis: Employer of Filipina maid found dead in freezer arrested

Joanna Demafelis: Employer of Filipina maid found dead in freezer arrested

Image copyright EPA Image caption Ms Demafelis’s sister cried over her casket upon its arrival in Manila last week Police have arrested the employer of a Filipina maid found dead in a freezer in Kuwait after a weeks-long manhunt. Joanna Demafelis, 29, was found frozen in her employers’ apartment more than a year after she […]

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 […]

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 […]

Florida school shooting: Students demand tighter gun controls

Florida school shooting: Students demand tighter gun controls

Media captionStudent Emma Gonzalez to lawmakers: “Shame on you!” Young survivors of Wednesday’s school shooting in Florida have taken part in an emotionally charged rally demanding tighter gun controls. Protesters in Fort Lauderdale chanted “shame on you”, referring to US lawmakers and President Donald Trump. He said last year he would “never” infringe on the […]

Florida shooting: At least 17 dead in high school attack

Florida shooting: At least 17 dead in high school attack

Media captionStudents describe fleeing school as shots rang out At least 17 people are dead after a 19-year-old man opened fire at a high school campus in Parkland, Florida, police have said. The suspect has been named as Nikolas Cruz, 19, and is a former student at the school who had been expelled. As the […]

One in six children ‘affected by conflict’ – Save the Children

One in six children ‘affected by conflict’ – Save the Children

Image copyright Reuters Image caption A Syrian Civil Defence member carries a baby from the scene of an air strike in the Eastern Ghouta on 7 February One in every six children are now living in a global conflict zone, a new report by Save the Children claims. Children are at more risk from armed […]

South Africa: ANC leaders deciding President Zuma’s fate

South Africa: ANC leaders deciding President Zuma’s fate

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Many in the ANC hope that removing Mr Zuma will boost the party’s chances in the 2019 elections Leaders of South Africa’s ruling ANC party are meeting to decide the future of President Jacob Zuma, who is under intense pressure to quit. Reports quoting party insiders say the National […]

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