Snow in Europe: Deadly winter storm brings chaos

Media captionHow to keep warm? Tips from cold countries Large parts of Europe are enduring another night of freezing conditions as a Siberian weather system continues to bring chaos. Blizzards and heavy snowfall have closed roads, rail services and schools and forced the cancellations of hundreds of flights. The unusually cold spell is being felt […]

Saudi king replaces military chiefs in shake-up

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption King Salman (C) acceded to the throne in 2015 Saudi Arabia has sacked its top military commanders, including the chief of staff, in a series of late-night royal decrees. Saudi King Salman also replaced the heads of the ground forces and air defences. The news was published by the […]

Florida school shooting: Officer Scot Peterson defends actions

Image copyright School Board of Broward County Image caption Scot Peterson resigned after being suspended The armed school officer branded a coward by President Donald Trump has defended his actions during the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. Scot Peterson was outside the school when a gunman killed 17 people, but did not go inside […]

Canadians plead guilty over A$21m cocaine bust on Sydney ship

Image copyright Instagram/Mélina Roberge Image caption Melina Roberge (left) with Isabelle Lagacé, who was jailed last year Two Canadians have pleaded guilty to smuggling cocaine into Sydney, Australia on a cruise ship. Melina Roberge, 23, and Andre Tamine, 64, had initially denied their roles in the import of 95kg (210lb) of drugs on the MS […]

Desperate search for missing Nigerians

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Sandals lay strewn in the yard of Dapchi’s school after the attack Nigeria has deployed extra troops and planes to search for 110 schoolgirls believed to have been abducted by Boko Haram militants last week. The girls went missing after jihadists stormed their school in the town of Dapchi […]

K2: Fears for climber Denis Urubko after expedition row

Image copyright AFP/ALPINE CLUB OF PAKISTAN Image caption Fellow climbers have branded Denis Urubko’s decision “completely suicidal” A Polish expedition hoping to complete the first winter ascent of the world’s second-highest mountain, K2, says one of its climbers appears to have launched an unauthorised solo attempt. Russo-Polish mountaineer Denis Urubko left teammates on Saturday at […]

Sridevi: India mourns Bollywood superstar dead at 54

Media captionSridevi “paved way for other women in Bollywood” Tributes have been pouring in for superstar Bollywood actress Sridevi Kapoor, who has died aged 54. The actress, known simply as Sridevi, died of a heart attack on Saturday while at a family wedding in Dubai. Over five decades, she featured in almost 300 films, including […]

End in sight to Olympic ban on Russia

The Olympic athletes from Russia team paraded under the Olympic flag at the opening ceremony, and will do so at the closing ceremony at 11:00 GMT Russia’s Olympic ban will be lifted if there are no further doping violations from their athletes at Pyeongchang 2018, the International Olympic Committee has voted unanimously. However, the IOC […]

Trump-Russia: Manafort ‘paid European ex-politicians’

Image copyright EPA Image caption Mr Manafort insists he is innocent Ex-Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort secretly paid unnamed former senior European politicians to lobby for Ukraine’s previous pro-Russia government, a new indictment filed by special counsel Robert Mueller says. Mr Manafort paid over €2m ($2.5m; £1.8m) to the ex-politicians, it says. He has maintained […]

Florida school shooting: Armed officer ‘did not confront killer’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Funerals are being held for the 17 victims An armed officer who was at the Florida school where a gunman killed 17 people last week stood outside the building during the shooting and did not intervene, the local sheriff says. The school resource officer has resigned after being suspended, Broward […]

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