Satellites saw rapid Greenland ice loss

Satellites saw rapid Greenland ice loss

Image copyright NASA Image caption The south of Greenland viewed from the International Space Station Greenland has gone through an “unprecedented” period of ice loss within the last two decades. The Grace satellites revealed a four-fold increase in mass being lost from Greenland’s ice sheet from 2003-2013. The study in Proceedings of the National Academy […]

US shutdown: Trump angered by Democrats’ rejection of ‘compromise’

US shutdown: Trump angered by Democrats’ rejection of ‘compromise’

Media captionTrump’s wall and the ongoing debate over border security US President Donald Trump has attacked Democrats for rejecting his proposals to end the longest government shutdown in US history. He said his plans had been dismissed before he had even presented them. Mr Trump had offered “compromises” in exchange for funding for his security […]

Macedonia and Greece: Clashes in Athens over neighbour’s name change

Macedonia and Greece: Clashes in Athens over neighbour’s name change

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Some demonstrators have clashed with Greek police Protesters have clashed with police in the Greek capital Athens at a big rally to oppose the government’s deal with Macedonia on changing its name. Police fired tear gas at some of those attending a protest which attracted tens of thousands to the […]

Tony Mendez, the real CIA spy behind Argo dies aged 78

Tony Mendez, the real CIA spy behind Argo dies aged 78

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Tony Mendez was a specialist in disguises and forgeries at the CIA A former CIA agent who inspired the Oscar-winning film Argo has died aged 78. The literary agent for Tony Mendez said in a tweet that he passed away on Saturday and had suffered from Parkinson’s Disease. At […]

Mexico pipeline blast kills 66 and injures dozens more

Mexico pipeline blast kills 66 and injures dozens more

Media captionSuspected fuel thieves have been blamed for rupturing the pipeline Mexican authorities now put the number killed in Friday night’s fuel pipeline blast at 66, with scores more injured. It is believed the explosion occurred after the line was ruptured by suspected fuel thieves in the town of Tlahuelilpan, in Hidalgo state. Officials say […]

Trump hits back at Buzzfeed report he ‘instructed lawyer to lie’

Trump hits back at Buzzfeed report he ‘instructed lawyer to lie’

Media captionHow the jailing of Cohen affects Trump US President Donald Trump has hit back over a news report that he directed his then personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, to lie to Congress. Buzzfeed News said Mr Trump had instructed Cohen to lie about plans to build a Trump Tower in Moscow. Cohen was convicted over […]

Nairobi DusitD2 hotel attacked by suspected militants

Media captionNairobi Dusit hotel attack: explosions, gunfire and rescue operation Suspected militants have attacked a luxury hotel complex in Nairobi, killing a number of people. Gunfire and blasts were heard at the compound in the Westlands district of the Kenyan capital, which houses the DusitD2 hotel as well as offices. The Somalia-based militant group al-Shabab […]

Germany extends monitoring of far-right

Germany extends monitoring of far-right

Image copyright EPA Image caption AfD is led by Alice Weidel (L) and Alexander Gauland Germany’s domestic intelligence agency is to step up monitoring of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party for suspected extremism. But the BfV agency is not yet going as far as to use informants or phone taps in its nationwide […]

Spanish city protests against ‘too friendly’ devil sculpture

Spanish city protests against ‘too friendly’ devil sculpture

Image copyright City of Segovia Image caption A mock-up of the sculpture, which has yet to be installed A planned sculpture of Satan in the Spanish city of Segovia has been criticised for being too jolly. The bronze statue was created as a tribute to a local legend, which says that the devil was tricked […]

Pawel Adamowicz, Gdansk mayor, dies after stabbing at charity event

Pawel Adamowicz, Gdansk mayor, dies after stabbing at charity event

Media caption‘Mum, this man has a knife!’ – witness describes the moment before Gdansk Mayor Pawel Adamowicz is fatally stabbed The mayor of the Polish city of Gdansk has died in hospital, a day after being stabbed at a charity event. Pawel Adamowicz, 53, was attacked on stage in front of hundreds of people on […]