White House chief of staff John Kelly defends Trump over widow remarks

White House chief of staff John Kelly defends Trump over widow remarks

Media captionKelly defends Trump’s call to widow The White House chief of staff has launched an impassioned attack on a “selfish” congresswoman who said President Trump made a war widow cry. General John Kelly said he was “broken-hearted” by the Democrat’s criticism of the president’s condolence call to Sgt La David Johnson’s wife. Sgt Johnson […]

California hepatitis A outbreak death toll climbs to 19

California hepatitis A outbreak death toll climbs to 19

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Officials in San Francisco are bracing for the liver disease to spread The death toll from California’s hepatitis A outbreak has reached 19, one week after the state’s governor issued a health state of emergency. More than 500 people in California have contracted the viral disease since November, many […]

Russia socialite Ksenia Sobchak declares presidential bid

Russia socialite Ksenia Sobchak declares presidential bid

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Ms Sobchak said her candidacy was motivated by her desire to be “a mouthpiece for those who cannot be candidates” Russian socialite Ksenia Sobchak is to stand in the country’s presidential election in March, when Vladimir Putin is widely expected to run again. Ms Sobchak conceded she was an unlikely […]

Santiago Maldonado: Body found in search for Argentine activist

Santiago Maldonado: Body found in search for Argentine activist

Image copyright Facebook Image caption Santiago Maldonado has been missing since 1 August Major political parties in Argentina have suspended election campaigning after the discovery of a body thought to be that of a missing activist. Santiago Maldonado, 28, was last seen in August during a confrontation between police and indigenous rights activists at a […]

Gunman on loose after five shot in Maryland office

Gunman on loose after five shot in Maryland office

Image copyright Police handout Image caption Radee Labeeb Prince, 37 US police are hunting for an “armed and dangerous” man suspected of shooting five people in Maryland and one person in Delaware on Wednesday morning. The gunman opened fire at around 08:58 (12:58 GMT) at a countertop business about 25 miles (40km) north of the […]

Catalonia independence declaration signed and suspended

Catalonia independence declaration signed and suspended

Media captionCatalan leader seeks talks to secure independence Catalan President Carles Puigdemont and other regional leaders have signed a declaration of independence from Spain, following the disputed referendum. However, they say the move will not be implemented for several weeks to allow talks with the government in Madrid. The document calls for Catalonia to be […]

Brazil nursery attack: Children set on fire in Minas Gerais

Brazil nursery attack: Children set on fire in Minas Gerais

Image copyright Agencia Brasil Image caption The security guard had worked at the childcare centre for several years Four children and a teacher have been killed in Brazil after a security guard allegedly set fire to a childcare centre. The man also set himself alight at the building in the remote town of Janauba, Minas […]

Puigdemont: Spanish king ignored millions of Catalans

Puigdemont: Spanish king ignored millions of Catalans

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Carles Puigdemont (left) criticised Spain’s King Felipe in his address Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont has attacked Spain’s King Felipe VI for “deliberately ignoring millions of Catalans”. In a TV address, Mr Puigdemont accused the king of adopting the Spanish government’s position. “This moment calls for mediation,” he said. He has […]

Las Vegas shooting: Trump tribute to emergency ‘heroes’

Las Vegas shooting: Trump tribute to emergency ‘heroes’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Air Force One leaves Las Vegas, passing the broken windows of the hotel the shooter attacked from President Donald Trump visited first responders who attended the Las Vegas shooting on Sunday, saying he was “in the company of heroes”. “America is truly a nation in mourning” following the worst shooting […]

Catalan referendum: Region’s independence ‘in matter of days’

Catalan referendum: Region’s independence ‘in matter of days’

Media captionKing Felipe VI: “Catalan society is fractured” Catalonia will declare independence from Spain in a matter of days, the leader of the autonomous region has told the BBC. In his first interview since Sunday’s referendum, Carles Puigdemont said his government would “act at the end of this week or the beginning of next”. Meanwhile, […]

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