Canada wildfires: Drone footage shows devastation of blaze

Drone footage has revealed the devastation caused to Canada’s Boston Flats region by recent wildfires. The footage, released by the Thompson-Nicola Regional District, shows the destruction of at least 30 homes in the area, local media report. Fires have raged across the province of British Columbia for more than a week, forcing as many as […]

Arizona flash flood: Nine dead as deluge hits swimmers

Arizona flash flood: Nine dead as deluge hits swimmers

Media captionThe flood waters hit the bathers with almost no warning At least nine people from one family have been killed in flash floods after monsoon-like rains swept through a swimming hole in the US state of Arizona, local media say. At least 40 rescuers are searching for a 27-year-old man whose wife perished. More […]

Australian bride-to-be shot dead by US police after 911 call

Australian bride-to-be shot dead by US police after 911 call

Image copyright Justine Damond An Australian woman has been killed by a US police officer responding to a 911 call in Minneapolis. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety said police responded to “a call of possible assault” when “at one point an officer fired their weapon, fatally striking a woman”. Officials said the officers’ body […]

Iran jails US national for 10 years for spying

Iran jails US national for 10 years for spying

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Deputy judiciary chief Gholamhossein Mohseni-Ejeie said the sentencing decision was taken by an Iranian court A US national has been sentenced in Iran to 10 years in prison on spying charges, Iranian officials have said. The man was identified by judicial sources as Chinese-American Xiyue Wang, a 37-year-old researcher […]

Disney’s cartoon princesses gather in real life

Disney’s cartoon princesses gather in real life

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption From left: Paige O’Hara (Belle in Beauty and the Beast), Irene Bedard (Pocahontas), Mandy Moore (Rapunzel in Tangled), Auli’i Cravalho (Moana), Sarah Silverman (Vanellope von Schweetz in Wreck-It Ralph), Kristen Bell (Anna in Frozen), Kelly Macdonald (Merida in Brave), Anika Noni Rose (Tiana in The Princess And The Frog), […]

Ryan Lochte: Court dismisses robbery claim charges against US swimmer

Ryan Lochte: Court dismisses robbery claim charges against US swimmer

Ryan Lochte has won 12 Olympic medals – including six golds A court in Brazil has dismissed charges against US swimmer Ryan Lochte relating to false robbery claims he made at the Rio Olympics. Lochte, 32, had told a TV interview that he and three other members of the US swimming team had been robbed […]

No naked dancing, Canada revellers told

No naked dancing, Canada revellers told

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Clothed revellers dance during a festival (archive photo) Dance and enjoy yourself, but not naked – that is a police message to revellers at a music festival in central Canada. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) issued the warning as the Craven Country Thunder event in Saskatchewan comes to the […]

Baby Justin Trudeau meets Canada’s prime minister

Baby Justin Trudeau meets Canada’s prime minister

Image copyright Adam Scotti/Twitter Image caption The prime minister briefly held the baby at an annual gathering in Calgary Canadian PM Justin Trudeau has met baby Justin Trudeau – the son of Syrian refugees named after the politician as a thank you to their adopted country. The two-month-old boy, whose full name is Justin Trudeau […]

Maryam Mirzakhani, first woman to win maths’ Fields Medal, dies

Maryam Mirzakhani, first woman to win maths’ Fields Medal, dies

Image copyright Courtesy of Maryam Mirzakhani Image caption Prof Mirzakhani is seen as an inspiration for young female mathematicians Maryam Mirzakhani, the first woman to receive the prestigious Fields Medal for mathematics, has died in the US. The 40-year-old had breast cancer, which had spread to her bones. Nicknamed the “Nobel Prize for Mathematics”, the […]