St Petersburg attack: ‘Man who trained bomber’ arrested near Moscow

St Petersburg attack: ‘Man who trained bomber’ arrested near Moscow

Image copyright AFP Image caption The driver was praised for moving the train into the station after the blast A suspect accused of helping to prepare the St Petersburg metro bombing has been detained near Moscow, Russian security officials say. Abror Azimov, who was born in 1990 and is from Central Asia, was held in […]

The Fate of the Furious breaks global box office record

The Fate of the Furious breaks global box office record

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Vin Diesel said he felt “humbled and blessed” after the film’s success The Fate of the Furious has raced to the top of the box office chart – breaking an international record in the process. The eighth film in the action thriller franchise took an estimated $532.5m (£424.7m) globally […]

Cleveland Facebook suspect Steve Stephens hunted in five states

Cleveland Facebook suspect Steve Stephens hunted in five states

Media captionThe suspect said he was looking for victims in a video posted on Facebook Investigators in Ohio say a gunman who shot a grandfather on the street apparently at random and posted the footage on Facebook could be anywhere. The suspect, Steve Stephens, said in another video post that he had killed 13 people […]

Syria war: Huge bomb kills dozens of evacuees in Syria

Syria war: Huge bomb kills dozens of evacuees in Syria

Media caption“Bodies lying on the side of the road, children among them” – Arab affairs editor Sebastian Usher A huge car bomb has blasted a convoy of coaches carrying evacuees from besieged government-held towns in Syria, killing at least 39 people. It shattered coaches and set cars on fire, leaving a trail of bodies including […]

April the Giraffe gives birth, finally

April the Giraffe gives birth, finally

Image copyright Animal Adventure Park Image caption The zoo keepers say all is well with April and her calf At long, long last, after what seemed like aeons, the world’s most famous giraffe has given birth. April the Giraffe, whose prolonged pregnancy has been watched by millions of amateur zoologists online, has delivered her fourth […]

China fears North Korea-US conflict ‘at any moment’

China fears North Korea-US conflict ‘at any moment’

Image copyright AFP Image caption “All relevant parties should be highly vigilant,” the Chinese foreign minister says China has warned that “conflict could break out at any moment” as tension over North Korea increases. Foreign Minister Wang Yi said if war occurred there could be no winner. Mr Wang’s comments come as the US voices […]

United Airlines passenger ‘stung by scorpion’ on flight

United Airlines passenger ‘stung by scorpion’ on flight

Media captionRichard Bell describes the moment a scorpion fell on his head A Canadian man says he was stung by a scorpion while travelling in business class on a United Airlines flight. Richard Bell said the scorpion fell from the overhead bin and onto his head during lunch on a trip from Houston, Texas to […]

Chechnya anti-gay violence: Newspaper fears ‘retribution’ for reports

Chechnya anti-gay violence: Newspaper fears ‘retribution’ for reports

Image copyright AFP Image caption A spectacular new mosque dominates the centre of Grozny, the Chechen capital The Russian daily Novaya Gazeta says it is alarmed by a Chechen Muslim call for “retribution” after the paper reported violence against gay men in Chechnya. Chechen Muslim clerics met on 3 April, two days after the paper’s […]

Jerusalem stabbing: British woman killed in tram attack

Jerusalem stabbing: British woman killed in tram attack

Image copyright EPA Image caption Officials inspect the scene of the attack near the Old City A 23-year-old British woman has been stabbed to death in Jerusalem, police have said. The tourist was stabbed several times in the chest while she travelled on a tram in Tzahal Square. She was taken to hospital in a […]

Dortmund explosions: ‘Islamist’ suspect held over team bus attack

Dortmund explosions: ‘Islamist’ suspect held over team bus attack

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Security is tight for the rescheduled match between Borussia Dortmund and Monaco German police have detained a suspect with “Islamist links” following a bomb attack on the bus of the Borussia Dortmund football team. Prosecutors also said the three explosive devices contained metal pieces. Two letters claiming the attack on […]

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