Syria war: ‘IS suicide bomber’ kills US troops in Manbij

Syria war: ‘IS suicide bomber’ kills US troops in Manbij

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Kurdish Hawar News Agency said the blast occurred at a restaurant A number of US troops have been killed in a reported suicide bomb attack in Syria claimed by the Islamic State group, the US military says. IS said one of its militants detonated an explosive vest next to […]

Massive spinning ice disk forms in US river

Massive spinning ice disk forms in US river

Media captionThe giant ice disk has been slowly spinning A rare natural phenomenon taking shape in the US state of Maine is mesmerising people around the world. A giant slow-turning ice disk, measuring approximately 91m (298ft) wide, has formed in the Presumpscot River in the city of Westbrook. The captivating natural oddity has drawn comparison […]

Iran says US illegally detained reporter Marzieh Hashemi

Iran says US illegally detained reporter Marzieh Hashemi

Image copyright Sarah Hasheminiasari/Facebook Image caption Ms Hashemi was reportedly visiting family in the US Iran has called on the US to release one of its journalists who, it says, was illegally arrested by the FBI while making a family visit. American-born reporter Marzieh Hashemi was reportedly taken into custody upon landing in St Louis […]

Kirsten Gillibrand: US senator announces White House bid

Kirsten Gillibrand: US senator announces White House bid

Image copyright Reuters New York Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has announced her plans for a 2020 presidential run during an appearance on late-night television. She told CBS host Stephen Colbert she has launched an exploratory committee for her bid on Tuesday. Mrs Gillibrand, a vocal supporter of the #MeToo movement, has made headlines for her […]

El Chapo ‘paid $100m bribe to former Mexican president Peña Nieto’

El Chapo ‘paid $100m bribe to former Mexican president Peña Nieto’

Image copyright Getty/ EPA Image caption Former Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto (L) and Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman (R) Former Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto accepted a $100m (£77m) bribe from drug cartel kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, a witness has testified. Alex Cifuentes, who says he was a close associate of Guzman for years, […]

William Barr: ‘I will not be bullied,’ Trump nominee says

William Barr: ‘I will not be bullied,’ Trump nominee says

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption William Barr is Mr Trump’s nominee to lead the justice department President Donald Trump’s nominee to be US attorney general has vowed he will not be bullied by the president. William Barr also told his confirmation hearing the US inquiry into Russia’s alleged 2016 election meddling is not a […]

Three Florida children die after becoming trapped in freezer

Three Florida children die after becoming trapped in freezer

Image copyright CBS Image caption All three children were found dead in the unplugged freezer, pictured here Three children have died in Florida after becoming trapped in an unplugged freezer, according to police. The children, aged one, four and six, were playing outside their home before allegedly climbing into the unit, which had been left […]

Hadiya Pendleton: Gunman sentenced to 84 years for teen’s death

Hadiya Pendleton: Gunman sentenced to 84 years for teen’s death

Image copyright Hadiya Pendleton/Facebook Image caption Hadiya, a band majorette, had performed for President Obama’s inauguration a week before her killing A gang member who killed 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton six years ago on the crime-plagued south side of Chicago has been sentenced to 84 years in prison. At Monday’s hearing, Micheail Ward, 24, denied he […]

Rahaf Mohammed: Saudi teen says women ‘treated like slaves’

Rahaf Mohammed: Saudi teen says women ‘treated like slaves’

Media captionThe moment Saudi teen refugee Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun arrived in Canada A Saudi teenager given asylum in Canada after fleeing her family has said the journey was “worth the risk” so she could live a more independent life. Rahaf Mohammed, 18, made headlines when she flew to Thailand and barricaded herself in a hotel […]

Hello Dolly’s Carol Channing dies aged 97

Hello Dolly’s Carol Channing dies aged 97

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Carol Channing at the Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards in 2015 Broadway star Carol Channing has died at the age of 97 of natural causes. The actress and singer was best known for starring in the musicals Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and Hello, Dolly! Channing also had significant Hollywood […]