India orders tourists to leave Kashmir over ‘terror threat’

India orders tourists to leave Kashmir over ‘terror threat’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Tourists wait for buses to leave Kashmir Thousands of people, including tourists and Hindu pilgrims, are leaving Indian-administered Kashmir after local officials issued a security alert. Indian authorities warned of a “terror threat” against Hindu pilgrims heading to the Amarnath shrine. Militants backed by Pakistan were planning an attack […]

Democratic debates: Ten candidates clash over healthcare and immigration

Democratic debates: Ten candidates clash over healthcare and immigration

Media captionModerate Democrats attack the liberals Ten Democratic presidential hopefuls have clashed in a televised US debate that laid bare the party’s deep divisions over how best to win in 2020. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, the most liberal candidates in the crowded field, came under attack from their more moderate colleagues. The three women […]

North Korea fires two ballistic missiles in second missile launch in a week

North Korea fires two ballistic missiles in second missile launch in a week

Image copyright AFP Image caption The missiles (not pictured) flew 250km (155 miles) before landing in the Sea of Japan North Korea has fired two short-range ballistic missiles off its east coast, according to South Korea’s military, the second such launch in a week. The two missiles were launched from the Wonsan area early on […]

Shin Ok-ju: S Korean doomsday cult leader jailed for six years

Shin Ok-ju: S Korean doomsday cult leader jailed for six years

Image copyright Grace Road Church Image caption Shin was found guilty of fraud, violence and child abuse The leader of a South Korean doomsday cult has been sentenced to six years in jail for holding her followers captive in Fiji and subjecting them to violence. Shin Ok-ju, who founded the Grace Road Church, convinced 400 […]

Capital One data breach: Arrest after details of 100m US individuals stolen

Capital One data breach: Arrest after details of 100m US individuals stolen

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The alleged hacker was arrested on Monday The personal details of about 106 million individuals across the US and Canada were stolen in a hack targeting financial services firm Capital One, the company has revealed. The announcement came after the alleged hacker was arrested on Monday. According to Capital […]

Pakistan plane: Army aircraft crashes into residential area killing 17

Pakistan plane: Army aircraft crashes into residential area killing 17

Media captionPakistan military plane crash reduces buildings to rubble At least 17 people have been killed and 12 injured after a small military plane crashed into a residential area near the Pakistani city of Rawalpindi. Five crew members and 12 civilians were among the dead, the army said. The aircraft was on a training flight […]

Brazil jail riot in Para state leaves 57 dead as gangs fight

Brazil jail riot in Para state leaves 57 dead as gangs fight

Media captionA heavy police presence and billowing smoke were both seen at the prison At least 57 people have been killed in a prison riot in Brazil which saw rival gangs battle for five hours, officials say. Gang members from one prison block invaded another part of Altamira jail in Pará state. Sixteen of the […]

Unnao rape: India murder probe over fatal crash

Unnao rape: India murder probe over fatal crash

Image copyright AFP Police in India have opened a murder investigation against a ruling party lawmaker after a fatal crash involving a woman who had accused him of rape. The woman was seriously injured in the crash in Uttar Pradesh state on Sunday. Two of her aunts were killed and her lawyer was seriously injured. […]

Senate fails to overturn Saudi arms sale veto

Senate fails to overturn Saudi arms sale veto

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Trump claims blocking the sale of weapons will weaken America’s global competitiveness The US Senate has failed in its latest bid to block the controversial sale of $8.1bn (£6.5bn) worth of weapons to Saudi Arabia. It comes after Donald Trump used his presidential veto to override resolutions passed by […]

US government death penalty move draws sharp criticism

US government death penalty move draws sharp criticism

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Democrat Kamala Harris called the death penalty “deeply flawed” The US federal government’s move to resume executions after a 16-year hiatus has drawn sharp criticism from rights groups and leading Democrats. Several candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination called for the death penalty to be abolished. On Thursday Attorney General […]