Mexico: Zetas drugs cartel leader caught

Mexico: Zetas drugs cartel leader caught

Image copyright Alamy Image caption Officials confirmed the arrest in a press conference in Mexico City on Friday A leader of the notorious Zetas drug cartel has been caught in Mexico City, according to Mexican authorities. José María Guízar Valencia is wanted in the US, which had offered a $5m (£3.6m) reward for his capture. […]

Catastrophe actor Rob Delaney’s son dies of cancer aged two

Catastrophe actor Rob Delaney’s son dies of cancer aged two

Image copyright Press Association Image caption Rob Delaney said the NHS nurses and doctors who cared for his son were “heroes” US actor and comedian Rob Delaney has revealed that his two-year-old son Henry has died after spending half his life battling a cancerous brain tumour. Mr Delaney, who lives in London and is best […]

Colombian students in miniskirt protest against sexism

Colombian students in miniskirt protest against sexism

Image copyright Mariana Duque Díez Image caption Students from the political science faculty put on miniskirts and shorts to protest A Colombian university has faced a backlash after advising female students not to wear miniskirts to avoid “distracting classmates and teachers”. Branding the advice sexist, students mounted a campaign to encourage everyone, male and female, […]

Dow drops by more than 1,000 points twice in week

Dow drops by more than 1,000 points twice in week

Image copyright Getty Images Wall Street shares slid sharply again on Thursday, compounding losses on the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 which started last week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell by more than 1,000 points for the second time this week, plunging 4.15% to 23,860. The S&P 500 dropped 100.6 points or […]

US Senate’s bipartisan spending-hike budget is ‘monstrosity’

US Senate’s bipartisan spending-hike budget is ‘monstrosity’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Senators Schumer and McConnell arrived at Congress together to announce the deal US budget hawks have labelled a plan to hike defence and domestic spending by hundreds of billions of dollars as a debt-ballooning “monstrosity”. In a rare show of bipartisanship, Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell and Democratic counterpart Chuck […]

North Korea to hold military parade ahead of Winter Olympics

North Korea to hold military parade ahead of Winter Olympics

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Military parades in previous years have involved the show of armoured vehicles North Korea is due to hold its 70th anniversary military parade, a day ahead of the Winter Olympics in South Korea. Pyongyang’s annual parade, marking the founding of its armed forces, has been held in April for […]

Elon Musk’s Falcon Heavy rocket launches successfully

Elon Musk’s Falcon Heavy rocket launches successfully

Media captionThe rocket was carrying SpaceX boss Elon Musk’s red car US entrepreneur Elon Musk has launched his new rocket, the Falcon Heavy, from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The mammoth vehicle – the most powerful since the shuttle system – lifted clear of its pad without incident to soar high over the Atlantic […]

Taiwan earthquake: Deaths confirmed amid rescue effort

Taiwan earthquake: Deaths confirmed amid rescue effort

Media captionTaiwan eyewitness Zeena Starbuck was caught in an aftershock live on TV A strong earthquake in Taiwan has killed at least two people and injured more than 200 others, officials say. The powerful 6.4-magnitude tremor struck at 23:50 (15:50 GMT) about 20km (12 miles) off the island’s east coast. Emergency responders have rescued about […]

US shares claw back ground and finish up on day

US shares claw back ground and finish up on day

Media captionWhy are share prices falling? US stock markets have ended a day of massive fluctuations on a high note, rebounding after recent steep losses. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up 2.3%, while the Nasdaq hit 2.1% and the S&P 500 rose 1.7%. Stocks shuttled between positive and negative territory throughout the day, their […]

Trump: I’d love shutdown if there’s no immigration deal

Trump: I’d love shutdown if there’s no immigration deal

Media caption‘The world is laughing at us’ says Trump President Donald Trump has said he would “love to see” the US government shut down if Congress does not agree an immigration deal. “If we don’t change it let’s have a shutdown. We’ll do a shutdown, and it’s worth it for our country,” he said. Earlier […]

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