El Salvador: Evelyn Hernández cleared over baby’s death

Media playback is unsupported on your device A 21-year-old woman in El Salvador whose baby was found dead in the toilet where she gave birth has been cleared of murder during a retrial. Evelyn Hernández had always maintained she was innocent, saying that she did not know she was pregnant and lost consciousness during the […]

Jeffrey Epstein ‘signed will two days before death’

Jeffrey Epstein signed a will two days before killing himself in his New York jail cell, US media reports say. Court papers filed last week in the US Virgin Islands valued Epstein’s estate at more than $577 million (£475m) but listed no details of beneficiaries, the Associated Press reported. The will, details of which were […]

Syrian civil war: ‘Three killed’ in attack on Turkish convoy

A Syrian government air strike aiming to stop a Turkish convoy reaching a rebel-held town in northern Syria has killed three civilians, Turkey alleges. Another 12 people were injured in the attack in Idlib province on Monday, the Turkish defence ministry said. Idlib, one of the few areas not under government control, was supposed to […]

Eric Garner: NY officer in ‘I can’t breathe’ death fired

Media playback is unsupported on your device The New York City police officer involved in the high-profile 2014 chokehold death of an African-American man has been fired. Daniel Pantaleo was sacked over the death of Eric Garner, whose dying words “I can’t breathe” became a rallying cry for protests against police brutality. A state grand […]

Iran tanker row: Detained ship sets sail from Gibraltar

Media playback is unsupported on your device An Iranian ship held by Gibraltar since July on suspicion of transporting oil to Syria has left port. Marine tracking shows the tanker moving east into the Mediterranean and lists Kalamata in Greece as the destination. Gibraltar earlier rejected a request by the US to again seize the […]

Kabul wedding blast: Groom has ‘lost hope’ after deadly attack

The bridegroom whose wedding was targeted by a suicide bomber in the Afghan capital Kabul says he has “lost hope” after the deadly attack. In a TV interview, Mirwais Elmi said his bride survived but his brother and other relatives were among the 63 people killed in Saturday’s attack. The Islamic State group has admitted […]

Gran Canaria: Wildfires displace 4,000 on holiday island

Around 4,000 people have been evacuated as wildfires rip through Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands. The fires, which started on Saturday, are advancing on two fronts in a mountainous area of the island. Ten planes and helicopters, as well as about 700 firefighters on the ground including 200 from the military, are being deployed. […]

Big rescue operation in Poland to find trapped cavers

Rescue workers are fighting to save two cavers in Poland after a narrow tunnel flooded with water, blocking their exit on Saturday. More than two dozen rescuers are attempting to reach the pair inside the Wielka Sniezna cave, the longest and deepest in the Tatra mountains. Contact is yet to be established with the cavers […]