Arctic summit: Trump to make ‘right decision for the US’ on climate

Arctic summit: Trump to make ‘right decision for the US’ on climate

Media captionThe BBC’s James Cook explains why the Arctic Circle summit in Alaska matters The US will consider its interests first as it reviews its climate change policy, the secretary of state says. Rex Tillerson told a meeting of the eight Arctic nations in Alaska that the US would not rush to make a decision […]

Pope Francis on special trip to Portugal’s Fatima shrine

Pope Francis on special trip to Portugal’s Fatima shrine

Image copyright EPA Image caption This week Fatima expects to see a record number of pilgrims Pope Francis is embarking on a high-profile pilgrimage to Fatima in central Portugal, a shrine where he plans to make two shepherd children saints. It is 100 years since the two – and a third child – reported seeing […]

Mexican who searched for ‘disappeared’ is killed

Mexican who searched for ‘disappeared’ is killed

Image copyright UN Mexico Image caption Miriam Rodriguez Martinez A Mexican businesswoman who headed a group of 600 families searching for their disappeared relatives has been killed. Miriam Rodriguez Martinez was shot in her home in the town of San Fernando in Tamaulipas state. She was known for successfully investigating the kidnap and murder of […]

Austria convicts asylum seeker of Syria war crimes

Austria convicts asylum seeker of Syria war crimes

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The suspect is said to have claimed responsibility for 20 deaths in Homs An asylum seeker has been sentenced to life imprisonment by a court in Austria after being found guilty of killing 20 people in Syria. The 27-year-old man was accused of shooting unarmed or wounded soldiers following a […]

Brazil’s ex-President Lula questioned over corruption

Brazil’s ex-President Lula questioned over corruption

Media captionJulia Carneiro on how things changed for Brazil’s former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva The former Brazilian President, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, has given evidence before the country’s top anti-corruption judge. He was closely questioned for five hours by Judge Sergio Moro. Lula has rejected allegations that he received an flat as […]

Suspect in California drink-drive crash ‘deported 15 times’

Suspect in California drink-drive crash ‘deported 15 times’

Image copyright FAMILY PICTURE Image caption The boy was travelling with his parents when their car was hit A man charged in a drink-driving crash that seriously injured a California boy had been deported to Mexico 15 times in as many years, US officials say. Constantino Banda-Acosta, 38, drove his truck through a stop sign […]

Nigeria Chibok girls: At least 80 freed by Boko Haram

Nigeria Chibok girls: At least 80 freed by Boko Haram

Image copyright AFP Image caption The abduction of the “Chibok girls” triggered a global outcry Islamist militants of the Boko Haram group have released at least 80 schoolgirls from a group of 276 they abducted in north-eastern Nigeria three years ago, officials say. The release reportedly came after talks with the government, though few details […]

Syria refugees in Canada name their baby Justin Trudeau

Syria refugees in Canada name their baby Justin Trudeau

Image copyright Afraa Bilan Image caption Afraa Bilan and sleepy Justin Trudeau take it easy at home When Muhammad and Afraa Bilan arrived in Canada in February last year, they were starting a new life in a completely new country. Originally from Damascus in Syria, they, daughter Naya and son Nael arrived as refugees in […]

Pope Francis angered by America’s ‘mother of all bombs’ name

Pope Francis angered by America’s ‘mother of all bombs’ name

Media captionThe moment the MOAB bomb struck the IS cave and tunnel system Pope Francis has criticised the naming of the US military’s largest non-nuclear explosive ever used in combat as “the mother of all bombs”. “I was ashamed when I heard the name,” the pontiff told an audience of students at the Vatican. “A […]

Trump scores healthcare victory in House

Trump scores healthcare victory in House

Media captionProtesters yell ‘shame’ at politicians over healthcare bill The US House of Representatives has passed a healthcare bill, bringing President Trump’s pledge to repeal and replace Obamacare a stride closer. The American Health Care Act (AHCA) passed with a vote to spare, after weeks of cajoling within the Republican party to muster enough support. […]

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