N Korea cancelled Pence Olympic meeting in S Korea, says US

N Korea cancelled Pence Olympic meeting in S Korea, says US

US Vice-President Mike Pence was due to meet North Korean officials at the Winter Olympics last week, US officials have said, but the North Koreans pulled out at the last moment. Mr Pence was in...
Trump pushes for ban on gun 'bump stocks'

Trump pushes for ban on gun ‘bump stocks’

US President Donald Trump has signed an order to ban bump-stock devices, which were used by a gunman who killed 58 Las Vegas concert-goers last year. Such devices enable a rifle to shoot hundreds of...

Thousands in Zimbabwe bid farewell to ‘People’s General’ Tsvangirai

In a sea of red T-shirts, thousands of Zimbabweans bade farewell on Monday to opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai, whose death has opened divisions in his Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party only months before...
Mozambique rubbish dump collapse kills at least 17 people

Mozambique rubbish dump collapse kills at least 17 people

At least 17 people - including children - have been killed in Mozambique's capital, Maputo, and many more injured after a huge mound of rubbish collapsed, officials say. The pile of waste, some 15m (49ft)...
Nigerian girls escape Boko Haram attack

Nigerian girls escape Boko Haram attack

Schoolgirls and teachers in north-eastern Nigeria have escaped an attack on a boarding school by Boko Haram jihadists, witnesses say. They say the militants in pick-up trucks arrived in the town of Dapchi, Yobe state,...
Peru's ex-President Fujimori ordered to stand trial again

Peru’s ex-President Fujimori ordered to stand trial again

Peru's ex-President Alberto Fujimori has been ordered to stand trial for the 1992 killings of six farmers. It comes just over a month after he was released from prison, where he was serving 25 years...
Syrian forces pound rebel enclave

Syrian forces pound rebel enclave

Bombardments by Syrian government forces have killed dozens of civilians in the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta area outside Damascus, activists say. At least 98 civilians, including 20 children, were killed in air strikes and rocket fire...
Avalanche in French Alps kills father and daughter

Avalanche in French Alps kills father and daughter

A father and daughter have been killed in an avalanche while skiing in the French Alps, rescue officials say. The man, 43, and his 11-year-old daughter were from the Paris region and disappeared on a...
Five killed in Russia church shooting

Five killed in Russia church shooting

Five women have been killed in a shooting at a church in Russia's volatile republic of Dagestan. Five others, including a police officer and a national guardsman, were injured, Russian officials said. Two are said...

Agonising wait for Iran crash relatives

Relatives of 66 people who were on board a plane that crashed in Iran are desperately waiting for any news, as a search operation is set to resume. The Aseman Airlines passenger plane came down...
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