USS Fitzgerald crash: Seven navy crew missing off Japan

USS Fitzgerald crash: Seven navy crew missing off Japan

Media captionUSS Fitzgerald damaged by the crash Seven US Navy crew members are missing after their ship collided with a merchant vessel off the coast of Japan. Among the injured is the USS Fitzgerald’s commanding officer, who was taken to hospital by helicopter. The destroyer collided with the container ship about 56 nautical miles (104km) […]

Cuba denounces Trump’s policy rollback

Cuba denounces Trump’s policy rollback

Media captionHas Trump really ‘cancelled’ Cuba deal? Cuba’s government has denounced US President Donald Trump’s decision to roll back on policy changes towards the island nation. However, it says it will still co-operate with its larger neighbour. Speaking earlier in Miami, Florida, Mr Trump said he was reimposing certain travel and trade restrictions eased by […]

Sleep apnoea ‘a cause’ of Fisher death

Sleep apnoea ‘a cause’ of Fisher death

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Actress Carrie Fisher made her name in the Star Wars series Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher died from sleep apnoea and “other factors”, the Los Angeles County coroner says. Her death certificate said in January that the 60-year-old, best known for her role as Princess Leia, had suffered a cardiac […]

John Avildsen, Oscar-winning director of Rocky, dies aged 81

John Avildsen, Oscar-winning director of Rocky, dies aged 81

Image copyright Getty Images John G. Avildsen, the Oscar-winning director of Rocky and The Karate Kid, has died at the age of 81. Avildsen’s son Anthony told US media the filmmaker had died of pancreatic cancer at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Rocky – starring Sylvester Stallone as a rags-to-riches boxer – became the […]

Qatar’s Al Jazeera Twitter account back after suspension

Qatar’s Al Jazeera Twitter account back after suspension

Image copyright EPA Image caption Al Jazeera has been in the crosshairs of Qatar’s Gulf neighbours The Arabic-language account of Al Jazeera has been restored on Twitter after being suspended due to what the network called “an organised campaign”. The account, with just under 12 million followers, was suspended for an unspecified reason early on […]

Global cyber-attack ‘came from N Korea’

Global cyber-attack ‘came from N Korea’

Image copyright PA Image caption GCHQ can detect the work of hackers around the globe British security officials believe that hackers in North Korea were behind the cyber-attack that crippled parts of the NHS and other organisations around the world last month, the BBC has learned. Britain’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) led the international […]

‘Little sunfish’ robot to swim in to Fukushima reactor

When a tsunami devastated parts of Japan’s coastline in 2011, killing more than 18,000 people, it also hit the Fukushima nuclear power plant, triggering the most serious nuclear accident since Chernobyl. Parts of the damaged reactors are still highly contaminated with radiation and robotics are playing a crucial part in the clean-up. ‘Little sunfish’ robot […]

Trump-Russia inquiry: President ‘probed for obstruction of justice’

Trump-Russia inquiry: President ‘probed for obstruction of justice’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Robert Mueller is overseeing the investigation into Russia’s alleged meddling and any Trump links President Donald Trump is being investigated by special counsel Robert Mueller for possible obstruction of justice, US media reports say. They say senior intelligence officials will be interviewed on whether Mr Trump tried to end an […]

‘Staggering’ civilian toll in Raqqa raids

‘Staggering’ civilian toll in Raqqa raids

US-backed air strikes on IS “capital” Raqqa in Syria cause “staggering loss of civilian life” – UN investigators This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version. If you want to receive Breaking News alerts via email, or on a smartphone or […]

Mosul displaced hit by food poisoning in Iraqi camp

Mosul displaced hit by food poisoning in Iraqi camp

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Thousands of people have fled Mosul since the launch of the offensive to retake the city Hundreds of people have fallen ill and a child has died of suspected food poisoning at a camp for displaced people near the Iraqi city of Mosul. People were said to be vomiting […]

1 66 67 68 69 70 86