Trump speech to Congress promises ‘renewal of American spirit’

Media captionDonald Trump called for unity, but Democrats were less than impressed President Donald Trump has said the US is witnessing a “renewal of the American spirit”, as he delivered his first speech to Congress. Adopting a measured, upbeat tone, the Republican president spoke of a “new chapter of American greatness”. Mr Trump condemned recent […]

French election: Francois Fillon faces charges

French election: Francois Fillon faces charges

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Fillon’s poll ratings have been hit by allegations surrounding payments to his wife and children French centre-right presidential candidate Francois Fillon has said he will fight on, as he announced that a judge was placing him under formal investigation. For weeks, he has fought allegations that his wife was […]

Kim Jong-nam death: Two women to face murder charges

Kim Jong-nam death: Two women to face murder charges

Image copyright Reuters/AFP Image caption Doan Thi Huong (left) and Siti Aisyah (right) said they thought they were taking part in a TV prank Two women implicated in the killing of the estranged brother of North Korea’s leader are to be charged with murder on Wednesday, Malaysia’s prosecutor says. Attorney General Mohamed Apandi Ali said […]

Oscars 2017: Moonlight wins best picture after announcement mix-up

Media captionThe moment La La Land’s producers realised Moonlight had won best picture Moonlight has won best picture at the Oscars – but only after an error saw La La Land initially declared the winner. The La La Land producers were in the middle of their acceptance speeches when the mistake was discovered. PriceWaterhouseCooper, the […]

Philippine Abu Sayyaf jihadists behead German hostage in video

Philippine Abu Sayyaf jihadists behead German hostage in video

Image copyright AFP Image caption Jurgen Kantner and Sabine Merz had been abducted before – off Somalia in 2008 Islamic militants in the Philippines have posted a video showing the beheading of a German hostage. Jurgen Kantner was abducted from his yacht off Malaysia’s Sabah state in November. His companion Sabine Merz’s body was later […]

Chile floods: Millions without water in capital Santiago

Media captionTorrential rain over the weekend in Chile has prompted mudslides into the Maipo river Rainstorms and landslides in Chile have contaminated a major river forcing the authorities to cut off drinking water to at least four million people in the capital, Santiago. Officials said the water supply from the Maipo river would be cut […]

Boris Nemtsov killing: Supporters march in Moscow

Boris Nemtsov killing: Supporters march in Moscow

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Boris Nemtsov was a fierce critic of President Vladimir Putin Thousands of people are marching in Moscow to remember Russian opposition leader, Boris Nemtsov, who was shot dead outside the Kremlin in 2015. Nemtsov, a reformer, democrat and a deputy prime minister under former President Boris Yeltsin, was a fierce […]

Kim Jong-nam killing: Suspect ‘was paid $90 for baby oil prank’

Kim Jong-nam killing: Suspect ‘was paid $90 for baby oil prank’

Image copyright EPA Image caption Siti Aisyah “met some people who looked Japanese or Korean”, Indonesian officials said An Indonesian woman arrested for the murder of the half-brother of North Korea’s leader has said she was given 400 Malaysian ringgits ($90) to carry out a prank. Indonesian embassy officials met Siti Aisyah, 25, on Saturday […]

Kim Jong-nam killing: ‘VX nerve agent’ found on his face

Media captionRupert Wingfield Hayes: Three reasons why the use of VX is so extraordinary Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of North Korea’s leader, was killed by a highly toxic nerve agent, says Malaysia. Mr Kim died last week after two women accosted him briefly in a check-in hall at a Kuala Lumpur airport. Malaysian toxicology reports […]

Syria: ‘Car bomb kills 41’ near al-Bab after IS defeat

Syria: ‘Car bomb kills 41’ near al-Bab after IS defeat

Image copyright AFP Image caption Turkish-backed rebels retook the centre of al-Bab on Thursday A car bomb has killed at least 41 people in a rebel-held village near the Syrian town of al-Bab, sources in the region and monitors say. The explosion destroyed a rebel security post in Sousian, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights […]