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'Heroes' killed stopping anti-Muslim attacker

'Heroes' killed stopping anti-Muslim attacker

Two men stabbed to death on a train in Oregon have been called “heroes” after it emerged they died trying to stop an anti-Muslim attack. Ricky John Best, 53, and Taliesin Myrddin Namkai Meche, 23, intervened when they saw a man apparently abusing two young...
Southern rock pioneer Gregg Allman dies

Southern rock pioneer Gregg Allman dies

Gregg Allman, whose soulful vocals made the Allman Brothers Band one of rock’s top acts in the 1970s, has died at the age of 69. Allman died peacefully at his home in Savannah, Georgia, according to a statement posted on his website. No cause of death was...
Egypt convoy attack jihadists 'trained in Libya'

Egypt convoy attack jihadists 'trained in Libya'

Egypt’s foreign minister has said that jihadists who attacked a convoy, shooting dead 29 Christians, had trained in Libyan militant camps. The country launched a fresh round of airstrikes over Libya on Saturday, targeting militant camps it said were responsible...
BA cancels all flights amid global IT failure

BA cancels all flights amid global IT failure

British Airways has cancelled all flights from London’s Heathrow and Gatwick airports for the rest of the day due to a “global system outage”. Passengers have been facing delays and long waits for what the airline called a “major IT system...
Palestinian inmates end 40-day hunger strike

Palestinian inmates end 40-day hunger strike

Hundreds of Palestinian prisoners who held a hunger strike to demand better conditions in Israeli jails have agreed to end their protest after 40 days. The decision was made after Israel reached a compromise with the Palestinian Authority and the Red Cross for the...
Kushner's contact with Russians is under fire

Kushner's contact with Russians is under fire

Russia’s ambassador to the US told his bosses that he and Jared Kushner talked about setting up a secret channel for communication between Donald Trump’s transition team and Moscow, according to a report. Mr Kushner, Donald Trump’s son-in-law and...
PM backed over extremist content crackdown

PM backed over extremist content crackdown

Theresa May secured support from fellow G7 leaders on tackle extremists online and stop foreign fighters returning to the UK and Europe, as the Prime Minister put counter-terrorism centre stage of the annual summit of leading industrial states. Mrs May warned the...
Children among 26 dead in Egypt bus shooting

Children among 26 dead in Egypt bus shooting

At least 26 people, including children, have been killed by masked gunmen who opened fire on a bus carrying Coptic Christians in Egypt. The attack, which came on the eve of the Muslim holy month Ramadan, happened while the bus was travelling to Saint Samuel the...
Feathers ruffled in Brussels by blunt Trump

Feathers ruffled in Brussels by blunt Trump

It’s been a day of acute awkwardness, one of those ‘oh-to-be-a-fly-on-the-wall’ days – a body language expert’s dream. Donald Trump in Brussels was always going to be a fascinating spectacle. So many handshakes, so many bilaterals, so...
Google AI defeats human Go champion

Google AI defeats human Go champion

Google AI defeats human Go champion 25 May 2017 From the section Technology Image copyright Reuters Image caption Chinese Go player Ke Jie has lost two games to AlphaGo Google’s DeepMind AlphaGo artificial intelligence has defeated the world’s number one...
Venezuela student 'killed by National Guard'

Venezuela student 'killed by National Guard'

Venezuela prosecutor: Protest victim ‘killed by National Guard’ 24 May 2017 From the section Latin America & Caribbean Image copyright Alejandro Cegarra Image caption Juan Pablo Pernalete had been demonstrating against President Nicolas Maduro A...
Fairtrade slams Sainsbury's ethical tea plans

Fairtrade slams Sainsbury's ethical tea plans

The Fairtrade Foundation has hit out at Sainsbury’s over its plans to withdraw the Fairtrade guarantee from some of its own-brand tea ranges. Sainsbury’s announced on Tuesday that it would no longer be using the Fairtrade Certification mark on some of its...
Police officer dies in Jakarta suicide bombing

Police officer dies in Jakarta suicide bombing

Police officer dies in Jakarta suicide bombing 24 May 2017 From the section Asia Image copyright Reuters Image caption The attack took place near a bus station in the Kampung Melayu area A suspected suicide bomb attack in the Indonesian capital Jakarta has left at...
Migrant crisis: Mediterranean rescue as 20 drown

Migrant crisis: Mediterranean rescue as 20 drown

Migrant crisis: Mediterranean rescue as 20 drown 24 May 2017 From the section Europe Related Topics Europe migrant crisis Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The crossing from Libya to Italy is now one of the busiest used by illicit migrants – and one of...
Moody's downgrades China's credit rating

Moody's downgrades China's credit rating

Moody’s downgrades China’s credit rating 24 May 2017 From the section Business Image copyright Getty Images China has received a downgrade on its credit score, on worries about the future state of the economy. Moody’s Investors Services brought down...

Four climbers found dead in tent on Everest

Four bodies have been found inside a tent at the highest camp on Mount Everest, rescuers have confirmed. Officials said the four bodies were found by a team of rescuers who were there to recover the body of a Slovak mountaineer who died over the weekend. The...
South Korea fires at North 'object'

South Korea fires at North 'object'

South Korea fires at North ‘object’ 23 May 2017 From the section Asia Image copyright AFP Image caption The object flew over the demilitarized zone, the border that separates the two Koreas South Korea says it has fired warning shots at an object that flew...
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