Mexico earthquake: Race to save children under collapsed school

Mexico earthquake: Race to save children under collapsed school

Media captionFootage shows children being rescued from the rubble of the collapsed school in Mexico City Rescuers are racing against the clock to reach survivors trapped under the rubble of a school in Mexico City which collapsed during Tuesday’s earthquake. One is a 12-year-old girl who is believed to be sheltering under a table, but […]

L’Oreal heiress Lillian Bettencourt dies at 94

L’Oreal heiress Lillian Bettencourt dies at 94

Image copyright AFP Image caption Ms Bettencourt was the world’s 14th wealthiest person, according to Forbes magazine’s 2017 list Liliane Bettencourt, the heiress to cosmetics firm L’Oreal, has died aged 94, her family has confirmed. A statement said she died at home “peacefully” overnight. With an estimated 2017 net worth of 33bn euros (£30bn; $40bn), […]

Catalonia referendum: Madrid court fines organisers

Catalonia referendum: Madrid court fines organisers

Image copyright Reuters Image caption There were protests outside a Barcelona court deciding whether to free pro-independence Catalan officials Spain’s constitutional court has imposed daily fines of up to €12,000 (£10,600; $14,300) on top Catalan officials for every day they continue organising a banned referendum. Among those threatened is Josep Maria Jove, a top Catalan […]

Mexico earthquake: Children killed at collapsed primary school

Mexico earthquake: Children killed at collapsed primary school

Media captionMoments after the earthquake hit At least 21 children and five adults died at a primary school which collapsed in Mexico City during Tuesday’s quake, the government says. The shallow, 7.1 magnitude quake killed at least 225 people in total and caused major damage across states in the centre of the country. Desperate searches […]

Hurricane Maria: Whole of Puerto Rico without power

Hurricane Maria: Whole of Puerto Rico without power

Image copyright Reuters Hurricane Maria has knocked out power to the entire island of Puerto Rico, home to 3.5m people, emergency officials have said. Abner Gómez, head of the disaster management agency, said the hurricane had damaged “everything in its path”. None of the customers of Puerto Rico’s Electric Power Authority had any electricity, he […]

Trump: US would destroy North Korea if forced to defend itself

Trump: US would destroy North Korea if forced to defend itself

Media captionTrump: ‘Rocket Man’s suicide mission’ US President Donald Trump has told the UN General Assembly that America would destroy North Korea if forced to defend itself or its allies. In his debut speech, he mocked North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, saying: “Rocket man is on a suicide mission.” North Korea has tested nuclear bombs […]

Hurricane Maria regains strength after battering Dominica

Hurricane Maria regains strength after battering Dominica

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The French Caribbean island of Martinique suffered minor damage from Hurricane Maria The latest major Atlantic hurricane of the season, Maria, has powered back to category five strength after pounding the Caribbean island of Dominica. It weakened to a four after wreaking “widespread damage” on the island but is […]

German WW1 U-boat found off Belgium

German WW1 U-boat found off Belgium

Media captionThe two periscopes appeared to be intact, judging from footage taken by divers The wreck of a German submarine that sank during World War One has been found in the North Sea and officials believe 23 bodies may be inside it. The type UB-II submarine is said to be in good condition, lying at […]

North Korea says sanctions will accelerate nuclear programme

North Korea says sanctions will accelerate nuclear programme

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Kim Jong-un and top military officials celebrated Friday’s missile launch North Korea has warned that more sanctions and pressure will only make it accelerate its nuclear programme. In a strongly worded statement, Pyongyang called new UN sanctions “the most vicious, unethical and inhumane act of hostility”. Meanwhile, the presidents of […]

Rohingya ‘extremists’ trying to build stronghold – Myanmar army

Rohingya ‘extremists’ trying to build stronghold – Myanmar army

Media captionHeavy monsoons are adding to the misery in the Rohingya camps in Bangladesh Myanmar’s top general has blamed Rohingya people for the crisis that has led to hundreds of thousands crossing into Bangladesh. Gen Min Aung Hlaing said the Rohingya “has never been an ethnic group”, and accused “extremists” of trying to form a […]

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