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, […]

Kim Wall: Decapitation videos ‘found on suspect’s hard drive’

Kim Wall: Decapitation videos ‘found on suspect’s hard drive’

Image copyright Tom Wall Image caption Kim Wall (pictured) was an award-winning journalist Footage of women being decapitated alive has been found on the alleged hard drive of a Danish inventor accused of murdering a journalist. Peter Madsen is alleged to have killed Kim Wall, 30, after she boarded his submarine on 10 August. Her […]

Marseille attack: Two young women stabbed to death

Marseille attack: Two young women stabbed to death

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The attack took place outside the train station in the southern French port city Two young women have been stabbed to death at Marseille’s main train station in a suspected terrorist attack. Soldiers on guard at the station shot dead the attacker, who police described as of North African appearance […]

Marilyn Manson struck by stage scenery in New York

Marilyn Manson struck by stage scenery in New York

Media captionEyewitness Anthony Biscardi recalls the moment a prop collapsed on US rockstar Manson Rock star Marilyn Manson was injured during a concert in New York when a large piece of stage scenery fell on him on stage. The prop – apparently two large guns held together with metal scaffolding – fell as he was […]

Saudi women to be allowed driving licences

Saudi women to be allowed driving licences

Image copyright Reuters Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has issued a decree allowing women to drive for the first time, state media say. Government ministries are to prepare reports within 30 days and the order will be implemented by June 2018, according to the Saudi Press Agency. Saudi Arabia is the only country in the world […]

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