Home » Archives by category » WORLD (Page 2)

Afghan conflict: Red Cross forced to scale down

Afghan conflict: Red Cross forced to scale down

Image copyright EPA Image caption The most recent ICRC tragedy in Afghanistan saw a Spanish aid worker killed The International Red Cross is to drastically reduce its presence in Afghanistan after seven of its staff were killed in attacks this year. Two ICRC offices will close and a third will see operations scaled down. The […]

Bob Corker: Trump puts US on course for ‘World War Three’

Bob Corker: Trump puts US on course for ‘World War Three’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Corker announced his retirement last week US President Donald Trump could put the US “on the path to World War Three”, the Republican chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee has warned. Senator Bob Corker said Mr Trump was treating the presidency like “a reality show”. The retiring Tennessee […]

Catalonia independence: Huge Spain unity rally in Barcelona

Catalonia independence: Huge Spain unity rally in Barcelona

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The pro-unity rally comes days before Catalan leaders could declare independence from Spain At least 350,000 people gathered in Barcelona, capital of Catalonia, for a rally against independence from Spain. They waved Spanish and Catalan flags and carried banners saying “Together we are stronger” and “Catalonia is Spain”. It […]

Storm Nate weakens but Alabama flood threat remains

Storm Nate weakens but Alabama flood threat remains

Media captionA young girl is rescued as Hurricane Nate arrives in Biloxi, Mississippi Storm Nate has brought strong winds, heavy rain and some flooding to the south-eastern United States. It made landfall as a hurricane twice, in Louisiana and Mississippi, but is now weakening rapidly. Some storm surge warnings have been lifted but weather officials […]

White nationalists return to Charlottesville

White nationalists return to Charlottesville

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The first torch-lit rally (pictured) at the statue took place in August White nationalist protesters have returned to the US town Charlottesville two months after violent clashes there saw a woman killed. The town’s mayor said the small group’s appearance at the statue of a Confederate general was “another despicable […]

North Korea: Kim Jong-un promotes sister to politburo

North Korea: Kim Jong-un promotes sister to politburo

Image copyright AFP Image caption Yo-jong was seen behind Kim Jong-un at his election in 2014 North Korea’s Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un has given his sister more power by promoting her to the nation’s top decision-making body. Kim Yo-jong, the youngest daughter of late leader Kim Jong-il, will be replacing her aunt as a member […]

India national park: White tigers kill keeper

India national park: White tigers kill keeper

Image copyright AFP Image caption White tigers are believed derive their colour from of a recessive gene An animal keeper at a national park in southern India has been attacked and killed by two rare young white tigers, officials say. The keeper, 40, was mauled to death as he attempted to direct the tigers into […]

Catalonia referendum: Thousands rally for Spanish unity

Catalonia referendum: Thousands rally for Spanish unity

Media captionThousands gathered at political rallies in Madrid and Barcelona Thousands of people calling for Spanish unity have attended rallies in the capital Madrid after Sunday’s disputed referendum for Catalan independence. Other demonstrations – including in the Catalan city Barcelona – have also been held urging political dialogue. Protesters dressed in white gathered with signs […]

Hurricane Nate: Storm heads to New Orleans

Hurricane Nate: Storm heads to New Orleans

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Forecasters now think Nate will make US landfall as a category two hurricane A state of emergency has been declared in four southern US states with as Hurricane Nate gathering strength as it heads towards the Gulf Coast. Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and parts of Florida have issued hurricane warnings […]

Journalist Kim Wall’s head found in sea near Copenhagen

Journalist Kim Wall’s head found in sea near Copenhagen

Image copyright AFP Image caption Kim Wall (right) went missing after boarding Peter Madsen’s submarine (left) The head of Swedish journalist Kim Wall has been found, two months after she disappeared on a trip with a Danish submariner, Danish police say. Divers found bags containing her head, legs and clothing in Koge Bay, just south […]