India WhatsApp ‘child kidnap’ rumours claim two more victims

Image copyright Facebook Image caption Abijeet Nath (L) and Nilotpal Das (R) stopped to ask for directions when a mob attacked them Indian police have arrested 16 people after two men became the latest victims of hysteria over WhatsApp rumours of child kidnappers. The men had stopped to ask directions in north-eastern Assam state when […]

G7 summit dogged by divisions between Trump and allies

Media captionTrump to G7: “They should let Russia come back in” Talks at the G7 summit in Canada have failed to resolve deep differences between US President Donald Trump and leaders of major industrial nations. The divisions were laid bare on Friday, notably over trade. Allies of the US are furious over Mr Trump’s recent […]

Tariffs and Trump: War of words ahead of G7 summit

Image copyright EPA Image caption Oxfam effigies of the leaders show that traditional protests will run alongside the summit Leaders of the G7 group are gathering in Canada for what could be one its most acrimonious summits in years. On the eve of the meeting, the French and Canadian leaders clashed with US President Donald […]

Austria to shut seven ‘political’ mosques and expel imams

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The seven mosques slated for closure have not yet been named Austria has announced it will close down seven mosques and expel several imams funded by foreign countries. Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said the move was a crackdown on political Islam. The government says 60 of the 260 imams in […]

Canada moves a step closer to legalising marijuana

Image copyright Getty Images A key legislative hurdle has been passed as Canada moves closer to legalising recreational cannabis. Canadian senators passed the Cannabis Act by 56 votes to 30 with one abstention after studying the landmark legislation for six months. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has committed to making marijuana legal by this summer. Canada […]

Trump-Kim summit: S Korean reporters arrested over N Korea ‘trespass’

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Reporters have also been camping out outside the hotel North Korean officials are staying in Police in Singapore have arrested two South Korean journalists who are accused of trespassing in the home of the North Korean ambassador ahead of next week’s Trump-Kim summit. Police said they were called to the […]

US to send 1,600 immigration detainees to federal prisons

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Immigration agency ICE said the measure was a temporary move to meet a demand for beds The Trump administration has for the first time begun transferring suspected illegal immigrants to federal prisons, following additional demand for beds. The transfer of 1,600 detainees underscores the surge in detentions under the President […]

Guatemala volcano: Emergency agency ‘failed to heed warnings’

Guatemala volcano: Emergency agency ‘failed to heed warnings’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Despite the efforts of rescue workers, nearly 200 people are still missing Opposition politicians in Guatemala want the head of the emergency response agency (Conred) to be dismissed. They say Conred failed to heed advance warnings about Sunday’s deadly eruption of the Fuego volcano. A senior opposition figure, Mario Taracena, […]

S Africa axe murderer gets life sentence

Image copyright AFP Image caption Henri van Breda was 20 years old when he killed his family A South African man who murdered his parents and brother with an axe has been sentenced to life in prison. Henri van Breda, 23, was also given 15 years for the attempted murder of his teenage sister, Marli, […]

Trump asks if Canada burnt down White House in call with PM

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption US President Donald Trump (R) and Canadian PM Justin Trudeau Canadians have reacted with dismay to reports US President Donald Trump questioned whether Canada burned down the White House during a call with the country’s leader, Justin Trudeau. British forces did set fire to the presidential residence during the […]