Toronto van attack: Suspect quizzed after 10 pedestrians killed

Toronto van attack: Suspect quizzed after 10 pedestrians killed

Media caption“Anybody in his way, he would hit”: Witnesses recall Toronto van incident Canadian police are questioning the suspected driver of a rented van that ploughed into pedestrians in northern Toronto on Monday, killing 10 and injuring 15. Alek Minassian, 25, was not previously known to authorities, police said. The incident appeared to be deliberate […]

Afghanistan: Kabul voter centre suicide attack kills dozens

Afghanistan: Kabul voter centre suicide attack kills dozens

Image copyright AFP Image caption Eight-year-old Zahra is among those being treated in hospital A suicide attack at a voter registration centre in the Afghan capital Kabul has killed at least 31 people, officials say. More than 50 others were injured in the blast which hit a crowd waiting at the entrance to the building. […]

Armenia unrest: Police detain protest leader Nikol Pashinyan

Armenia unrest: Police detain protest leader Nikol Pashinyan

Image copyright AFP Image caption Nikol Pashinyan has called on supporters to launch a “velvet revolution” Police in Armenia have detained an opposition MP who has been leading anti-government protests. Nikol Pashinyan was picked up after Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan cut short a televised meeting between the two. During their three-minute confrontation Mr Pashinyan insisted […]

Mini-Me Austin Powers actor Verne Troyer dies aged 49

Mini-Me Austin Powers actor Verne Troyer dies aged 49

Image copyright PA Image caption The actor appeared on a number of films and reality TV shows Verne Troyer, who is best known for playing Mini-Me in the Austin Powers films, has died at the age of 49. Troyer, who was 2ft 8in (81cm) tall, also played Griphook in the first Harry Potter film. “It […]

Ten killed in Nicaragua protests over pensions reform

Ten killed in Nicaragua protests over pensions reform

Media captionThe protest against pension changes have escalated over the past three days Ten people have been killed in Nicaragua in three days of clashes between police and opponents of changes to the pension system, officials say. Vice-President Rosario Murillo blamed the violence on “vampires”, but said the government was open to dialogue. It is […]

Rare brown bear dies in Italy capture operation

Rare brown bear dies in Italy capture operation

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Marsican bear is a critically endangered subspecies of the brown bear A national park in central Italy is investigating the death of a rare brown bear during an operation to capture it. Biologists at the park in the Apennine mountains had trapped the animal to fit him with a […]

France’s Macron urges defence of democracy in EU

France’s Macron urges defence of democracy in EU

Image copyright EPA Image caption President Macron triumphed in France on a strongly pro-EU platform French President Emmanuel Macron has urged Europeans to resist rising authoritarianism and renew their commitment to democracy. “I don’t want to belong to a generation of sleepwalkers that has forgotten its own past,” he told the European Parliament, in a […]

Ex-FBI chief James Comey says Trump ‘morally unfit to be president’

Ex-FBI chief James Comey says Trump ‘morally unfit to be president’

Image copyright AFP Image caption James Comey has infuriated President Trump as he promotes a new book Former FBI director James Comey has said Donald Trump is “morally unfit to be president”, who treats women like “pieces of meat”. Mr Comey was giving his first major television interview since he was fired by President Trump […]

Syria air strikes: US and allies attack ‘chemical weapons sites’

Syria air strikes: US and allies attack ‘chemical weapons sites’

Media captionUS prepared to “sustain” strikes until Syrian regime stops using chemical agents – Trump The US, UK and France have bombed multiple government targets in Syria in an early morning operation targeting alleged chemical weapons sites. The strikes were in response to a suspected chemical attack on the Syrian town of Douma last week. […]

Telegram chat app blocked in Russia

Telegram chat app blocked in Russia

The Russian government has started to block messaging app Telegram, according to reports from the local news agency Tass. Russia’s media regulator had sought to block the app because the firm has refused to hand over encryption keys used to scramble messages. Telegram had missed a deadline of 4 April to hand over the keys. […]

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