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Trump says he is willing to ‘close government’ to build Mexico wall

Trump says he is willing to ‘close government’ to build Mexico wall

Media captionDonald Trump defends his Charlottesville response, but cuts out a key part Donald Trump says he will close down the US government if necessary to build his wall along the Mexico border. The president told supporters at a “Make America Great Again” rally in Phoenix, Arizona, that the opposition Democrats were being “obstructionist”. During […]

Barcelona attack: Surviving suspects face judge

Barcelona attack: Surviving suspects face judge

Media captionThe four suspects were transferred to a Madrid jail on Monday night Four men accused of belonging to the cell behind the attacks in and around Barcelona are appearing at the high court in Madrid. They are being questioned by a judge deciding what charges to press over the vehicle attacks that left 15 […]

US Navy collision: Remains found in hunt for missing sailors

US Navy collision: Remains found in hunt for missing sailors

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The collision was reported at 05:24 local time on Monday east of the Strait of Singapore Human remains have been found in the hunt for 10 US sailors missing after their destroyer collided with a tanker near Singapore, the navy says. The discovery came when divers were sent down to […]

Ischia earthquake: Last of three brothers freed from rubble

Ischia earthquake: Last of three brothers freed from rubble

Media captionThe moment a baby is rescued from the rubble Rescuers have freed the last of three brothers who were trapped under rubble after a deadly earthquake on the Italian holiday island of Ischia. The fire service confirmed they had rescued the 11-year-old at 14:12 local time (12:12 GMT), some 16 hours after the quake […]

Afghanistan hails Trump support in ‘joint struggle’

Afghanistan hails Trump support in ‘joint struggle’

Media caption“We are not nation building again. We are killing terrorists,” President Trump said The Afghan president has hailed Donald Trump’s decision to commit US troops to the country to fight against the resurgent Taliban. Ashraf Ghani thanked the US for supporting “the joint struggle against the threat of terrorism”. Donald Trump has committed the […]

Barcelona attack: Spain terror cell had 120 gas canisters

Barcelona attack: Spain terror cell had 120 gas canisters

Image copyright EPA Image caption Police say the wrecked house in Alcanar is a focal point of the investigation A 12-strong terror cell that carried out two attacks in Spain this week had collected 120 gas canisters and was planning to use them in vehicle attacks, Spanish police say. Canisters were found at a house […]

Barcelona and Cambrils attacks: Hunt for suspect in Spain

Barcelona and Cambrils attacks: Hunt for suspect in Spain

Image caption An image of Moussa Oukabir, circulated in Spanish press and taken from social media A massive manhunt is under way in Spain for the man suspected of killing 13 people and injuring scores on Barcelona’s Las Ramblas on Thursday. Spanish media named the man being sought as 18-year-old Moussa Oukabir. He is suspected […]

Chinese vendors ‘exploiting’ African children removed from Taobao

Chinese vendors ‘exploiting’ African children removed from Taobao

Image copyright Featured on Taobao Image caption A single picture costs from 10 to 30 yuan ($1.4 to $4.5 ) Chinese online shopping platform Taobao has removed controversial vendors offering personalised video and photo ads featuring African children, following an outcry about exploitation. Customers could pay for ads with young African children shouting out promotional […]

Samurai sword attack at Taiwan’s presidential palace

Samurai sword attack at Taiwan’s presidential palace

Image copyright AFP A man has been arrested in Taipei after injuring a military policeman outside Taiwan’s presidential building using a samurai sword. The man, surnamed Lu, allegedly stole the sword from a museum. He was carrying a Chinese flag and told police he was expressing his political views. The injured guard was taken to […]

Indian rape victim, 10, and her baby ‘doing fine’

Indian rape victim, 10, and her baby ‘doing fine’

Image copyright AFP Image caption India has a grim record of sexual assaults on children, with more than 10,000 raped in 2015 A 10-year-old Indian rape victim and the baby girl she gave birth to are doing fine, her doctor told the BBC. Dr Dasari Harish said her surgery was initially scheduled for Monday, but […]

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