Boris Nemtsov murder: Five Chechens jailed for attack

Boris Nemtsov murder: Five Chechens jailed for attack

Image copyright AFP Image caption Zaur Dadayev had been under the command of Chechen strongman Ramzan Kadyrov A Chechen gunman and four accomplices have been given long jail sentences for the killing of leading Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov near the Kremlin. Zaur Dadayev was jailed for 20 years by a Moscow military court while […]

Nice attack: Prosecutor calls for ban on Paris Match photos

Nice attack: Prosecutor calls for ban on Paris Match photos

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Photos of the missing, posted on a Paris Match advert in the wake of last year’s attack The Paris prosecutor has called for Paris Match magazine to be pulled from newsstands after it published CCTV images of the 14 July attack in Nice. A lorry killed 86 people when […]

Sint Maarten jet engine blast kills New Zealand woman

Sint Maarten jet engine blast kills New Zealand woman

Image copyright Princess Juliana Airport Image caption The woman was knocked over by the blast of a plane taking off: this file photo shows a plane arriving at Sint Maarten A New Zealand woman has died on the Caribbean territory of Sint Maarten after the blast from a powerful jet engine knocked her to the […]

Dutch footballer suffers brain damage

Dutch footballer suffers brain damage

Abdelhak Nouri, right, played 15 league and cup games for Ajax last season Ajax midfielder Abdelhak Nouri suffered “serious and permanent brain damage” after collapsing in a friendly match on Saturday. The 20-year-old had “cardiac arrhythmias” – heart rhythm problems – during the game against Werder Bremen. The club statement said the chances of recovery […]

Trump defends ‘innocent’ son Donald Jr over Russia meeting

Trump defends ‘innocent’ son Donald Jr over Russia meeting

Image copyright AFP Image caption Controversy surrounds Donald Trump Jr’s meeting with Natalia Veselnitskaya Donald Trump has defended his son over a meeting with a Russian lawyer during his presidential campaign, calling him “open, transparent and innocent”. He tweeted hours after Donald Trump Jr spoke to Fox News about the meeting he was told would […]

Nabila Rifo: Chile court cuts jail term of attacker

Nabila Rifo: Chile court cuts jail term of attacker

Image copyright EPA Image caption A sign at a protest in Chile reading “Justice for Nabila, for a life free from violence” Chile’s Supreme Court has sparked an outcry after reducing the sentence of a man who gouged out his partner’s eyes in a notorious case. Mauricio Ortega had his term shortened from 26 to […]

Iraqi PM in Mosul to celebrate victory

Iraqi PM in Mosul to celebrate victory

Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi has arrived in Mosul to congratulate Iraqi forces for their victory over IS in the city. Mr Abadi was there to thank “the heroic fighters and the Iraqi people for the great victory,” his office said. Iraqi forces, backed by US-led air strikes, have been battling to retake the city since […]

Liu Xiaobo: Western doctors contradict China on Nobel laureate’s cancer

Liu Xiaobo: Western doctors contradict China on Nobel laureate’s cancer

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Supporters have appealed to China to allow Mr Liu to travel abroad for treatment Two Western doctors have contradicted Chinese medical experts over the fate of a dying Nobel Peace Prize winner. Liu Xiaobo, an imprisoned pro-democracy advocate, was moved to hospital while serving an 11-year jail term, because […]

Turkey protest: Istanbul rally concludes anti-Erdogan march

Turkey protest: Istanbul rally concludes anti-Erdogan march

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The march reached Istanbul after 24 days Tens of thousands of people are due to rally in the Turkish city of Istanbul at the end of a 450km (280-mile) protest march against the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Huge crowds have joined the “justice” march since it began […]

Syria ceasefire: US and Russia-backed deal in effect

Syria ceasefire: US and Russia-backed deal in effect

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Deraa, in southern Syria, is among the cities devastated by the conflict A ceasefire brokered by the US and Russia has come into force in south-western Syria. It was announced after Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin met for the first time at G20 talks on Friday. The truce is […]

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