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LAPD drops investigation into 'paedophile ring'

LAPD drops investigation into 'paedophile ring'

An investigation into historical child abuse claims made by former teen idol Corey Feldman has been dropped by US police. In a statement issued on Thursday, the Los Angeles Police Department announced they have ended a sexual assault investigation filed by the actor...
Two children killed as car crashes into school

Two children killed as car crashes into school

Two eight-year-old boys have been killed and 17 of their classmates are injured after a car crashed into their classroom. The SUV, reportedly driven by a parent at the school, careered through the wooden walls of Sydney’s Banksia Road Public School not long...

Fleeing suspect drove into lake in escape bid

A man has been arrested in Texas after driving his car into a lake and trying to swim away from officers following a police chase. The suspect, who has been named by local media as 40-year-old Daniel Basham, had been involved in a hit-and-run. Arlington Police...
Saudi Arabia to allow women into sports stadiums

Saudi Arabia to allow women into sports stadiums

Saudi Arabia to allow women into sports stadiums 29 October 2017 From the section Middle East Image copyright AFP Image caption There was a conservative backlash when women were allowed to celebrate National Day in a Riyadh stadium last month Saudi Arabia will allow...

At least 31 dead as bus plunges into Nepal river

At least 31 people have been killed after a bus veered off a highway and plunged into a river in Nepal. Army rescuers and divers are searching the Trishuli River for bodies still trapped in the wreckage after the vehicle left the road while returning from a Hindu...
Opposition leader plunges Kenya into crisis

Opposition leader plunges Kenya into crisis

Kenya’s opposition leader has plunged the country into an unprecedented crisis by announcing a “people’s assembly” as a parallel government on the eve of presidential elections. Raila Odinga, a veteran politician and leader of the National...
Raid erupts into gunfight as dozens of police die

Raid erupts into gunfight as dozens of police die

At least 54 police officers have been killed after a raid on a suspected militant hideout led to a major firefight in Egypt. It is one of the deadliest gun battles in the North African country for several years. The violence erupted when security forces targeted...
Syria war: UN says it is ready to go into Raqqa

Syria war: UN says it is ready to go into Raqqa

Syria war: UN says it is ready to go into Raqqa 18 October 2017 From the section Middle East Related Topics Syrian civil war Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe BBC’s Feras Kilani was in Raqqa with anti-IS troops The United Nations is...
UK police look into new Weinstein claims

UK police look into new Weinstein claims

Harvey Weinstein: Met police investigate new sex assault claims 15 October 2017 From the section Entertainment & Arts Image copyright AFP/Getty Images UK police are investigating a number of sexual assault allegations involving Harvey Weinstein, the BBC...
Trump playing into hands of Iranian hardliners

Trump playing into hands of Iranian hardliners

For months there’s been speculation President Donald Trump was about to torpedo the Iran nuclear deal. The multinational agreement took years to negotiate and is designed to restrain Iran’s ability to make the enriched uranium it needs to build the bomb....
UK troops ran into danger to help Vegas victims

UK troops ran into danger to help Vegas victims

Six British soldiers have described their efforts to save lives during Sunday’s Las Vegas massacre. The troopers from the 1st The Queen’s Dragoon Guards were enjoying a short break from training in the desert when the shooting erupted. They ran towards the...
Watch: Woman bundled into car in suspected kidnap

Watch: Woman bundled into car in suspected kidnap

Footage has emerged of the moment a woman is grabbed and bundled into a car in an apparent kidnapping in Los Angeles. Police in the city are appealing for information to help identify and locate the woman. CCTV shows a light grey four-door sedan reversing before...
Childhood vaccines may go into one jab

Childhood vaccines may go into one jab

By James Gallagher Health and science reporter, BBC News website 15 September 2017 From the section Health Image copyright Getty Images A technology that could eventually see every childhood vaccine delivered in a single injection has been developed by US researchers....

Burning fuel sprayed into crowd at drag race

Twelve people have been injured after fuel from a competition car ignited and burned spectators at an Australian motor event. The accident took place when fuel from a car doing burnouts caught fire and sprayed into the crowd. Footage from the event shows people...
Texas flooding to force 30,000 into shelters

Texas flooding to force 30,000 into shelters

Emergency agencies say more flooding is expected to force up to 30,000 people in Texas into shelters. Tropical storm Harvey is set to dump more rain on Houston on Monday, with forecasters warning the flooding will peak on Wednesday and Thursday. To make matters worse,...
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