Month: October 2018

Pittsburgh shooting: Trump visits synagogue amid protests

Media playback is unsupported on your device US President Donald Trump has offered condolences at the Pennsylvania synagogue where 11 Jewish worshippers were shot dead at the weekend. He was joined by First Lady Melania Trump, his daughter and son-in-law at the Tree of Life temple in Pittsburgh. Hundreds of protesters gathered on the street […]

Gangster James ‘Whitey’ Bulger killed in prison

Infamous Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger has been found dead in a US federal prison in West Virginia. The 89-year-old was discovered unresponsive at the maximum security facility shortly after being transferred there from a Florida jail. A prison union official told the Associated Press news agency the death was being investigated as a homicide. […]

Brazil: Bolsonaro plans threaten Amazon, say experts

Brazil’s far-right President-elect Jair Bolsonaro will merge the ministries of agriculture and the environment, an aide says, in a move which critics say could endanger the Amazon rainforest. Mr Bolsonaro’s future chief of staff, Onyx Lorenzoni, announced the new “super ministry” as details of the new administration began to emerge. The controversial new Brazilian leader […]

Denmark accuses Iran of activist murder plot

Denmark has accused Iran’s intelligence agencies of planning to assassinate an Iranian activist on Danish soil. The target was believed to be a member of an Arab separatist movement, Denmark’s intelligence service said. Denmark has recalled its ambassador from Tehran and is consulting other EU countries about imposing new sanctions against Iran. A massive police […]

Father of ‘Jihadi Jack’ asks Canada to help bring son home

The father of a British-Canadian national detained in Kurdish-held northern Syrian is asking Canadian officials to help secure his release. John Letts is also pleading for their assistance in the repatriation of other Canadians being held in the region. His son, Jack Letts, 23, dubbed “Jihadi Jack”, travelled to Syria in 2014. He was later […]

Yosemite dead were married Indian bloggers

A man and woman who died after falling from a cliff in Yosemite National Park have been identified as a married couple from India. Vishnu Viswanath, 29, and Meenakshi Moorthy, 30, were living in the US and had maintained a travel blog of photos from their trips around the country. In a recent Instagram post, […]

Petra Laszlo: Hungarian camerawoman who kicked migrants is acquitted

Media playback is unsupported on your device Hungary’s supreme court has acquitted a camerawoman who was filmed tripping and kicking migrants at the border in 2015. Petra Laszlo had been sentenced to three years’ probation for her actions by a lower court. But the country’s top court ruled on Tuesday that she should have been […]

Venice under water as deadly storms hit Italy

Italy has been battered by fierce winds and rain which have left 11 people dead in the west and north, while schools and tourist sites closed in several regions amid fears for people’s safety. Winds of up to 180km/h (110 mph) were reported, and two tornadoes ripped through the centre of the coastal town of […]

Niels Högel: German ex-nurse admits killing 100 patients

Media playback is unsupported on your device An ex-nurse in Germany has admitted at the start of his trial that he murdered 100 patients, making him one of the world’s most prolific serial killers. Detectives say Niels Högel administered fatal doses of medication to the people in his care – causing cardiac arrest – at […]

Tunis attack: Suicide bomber was jobless graduate

Authorities in Tunisia have named the attacker behind Monday’s suicide bombing in the capital, Tunis, which injured nine people. Mouna Guebla, 30, was an unemployed graduate from the eastern region of Mahdia, the prosecutor’s office said. Her father doubted that his daughter had acted willingly to carry out the attack. Guebla appeared to have used […]