‘We’ve come under heavy fire near Mosul’

The BBC’s Jonathan Beale witnesses militant attacks on Iraqi forces as they clear villages around the IS-held city of Mosul ahead of an advance on the city itself. Mosul battle: Some 5,000 civilians fled ahead of fighting ‘We’ve come under heavy fire near Mosul’

New Govt Regulations Too Vague to Help, Say Some Travel Experts – NBCNews.com

New Govt Regulations Too Vague to Help, Say Some Travel Experts – NBCNews.com

Play Facebook Twitter Google Plus Embed autoplay autoplay You could get a better travel experience next time you fly, thanks to a new regulations shared by the Department of Transportation this week. Among other initiatives, the DOT is increasing the number of carriers required to report information about on-time performance, refund “delayed” baggage; and demonstrate […]

DR Congo’s Bemba found guilty at ICC of witness bribing

DR Congo’s Bemba found guilty at ICC of witness bribing

Image copyright AFP Image caption Jean-Pierre Bemba was jailed in June for crimes against humanity Former Congolese Vice President Jean-Pierre Bemba has been found guilty by the International Criminal Court (ICC) of bribing witnesses. Bemba was found guilty earlier this year of war crimes and crimes against humanity, and jailed for 18 years. On Wednesday […]

Son of Nigeria’s Ken Saro-Wiwa dies

Son of Nigeria’s Ken Saro-Wiwa dies

Image caption Ken Saro-Wiwa Jr was a prominent journalist and became a presidential adviser The son of renowned Nigerian environmental activist Ken Saro-Wiwa, who was executed more than 20 years ago, has died in London. Ken Saro-Wiwa Jr, 47, passed away after suffering a stroke, his family say. He was a journalist who became an […]

Mosul battle: Islamic State group’s leaders fleeing city, US says

Media captionIraq army convoy and BBC come under heavy fire near Mosul There are signs that leaders from self-styled Islamic State (IS) have fled Mosul as Iraqi forces close in on the city, the US military says. “Make no doubt the Iraqi security forces have the momentum,” Gen Gary Volesky said. The Iraqi army has […]

Syria conflict: Aleppo ‘humanitarian pause’ to take effect

Syria conflict: Aleppo ‘humanitarian pause’ to take effect

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Some 2,700 people have been killed or injured in rebel-held Aleppo in the past month, monitors say A “humanitarian pause” announced by Russia is to formally come into effect in Syria’s city of Aleppo to allow civilians and rebels leave the city. Moscow earlier said air strikes by Russia and […]

Germany shootings: ‘Far-right gunman’ injures Bavaria police

Germany shootings: ‘Far-right gunman’ injures Bavaria police

Image copyright AFP Image caption Police say the man began shooting at them as soon as they appeared at his property early on Wednesday A 49-year-old man has been arrested after wounding four police officers in the southern state of Bavaria, German police say. The man opened fire after being asked to hand over his […]

Ukraine crisis: ‘No miracles’ at Berlin talks

Ukraine crisis: ‘No miracles’ at Berlin talks

Image copyright AP Image caption German Chancellor Angela Merkel (centre) ruled out “miracles” at the talks German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said talks with Russian, Ukrainian and French leaders about a stalled Ukraine peace deal “didn’t achieve miracles”. All sides have agreed to draw up a roadmap by the end of November on how to […]

Theresa May to urge ‘smooth Brexit’ at EU summit

Theresa May to urge ‘smooth Brexit’ at EU summit

Image copyright Reuters Theresa May is heading to Brussels for her first EU summit as UK prime minister as debate continues over the government’s Brexit strategy. The PM, who will trigger Brexit talks by the end of March, is expected to tell counterparts she wants a “smooth, constructive, orderly” process. But she faces more calls […]

Broadband must be affordable for poor, say councils

Broadband must be affordable for poor, say councils

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption One in seven pensioners lives in poverty, leaving many unable to afford broadband, according to charity Age UK The poorest people in society should be given financial help to pay for fast broadband, a body representing councils in England and Wales has said. The Local Government Association is calling on […]