Trump ‘supportive’ of improved gun background checks

Trump ‘supportive’ of improved gun background checks

Media captionWhat has Donald Trump said about guns and gun control? US President Donald Trump is “supportive” of efforts to improve background checks on gun ownership, the White House says. He has spoken to Republican Senator John Cornyn about a bipartisan bill he helped introduce, a statement read. The 2017 bill sought to improve federal […]

Iran plane crash: Search continues for missing Aseman Airlines plane

Iran plane crash: Search continues for missing Aseman Airlines plane

Image copyright AFP / Ho / Tasnim News Image caption Rescue helicopters have been hit by bad weather high in the Zagros mountain range Search and rescue teams are continuing to look for an Iranian plane that crashed in bad weather on Sunday. Local government officials reported that the wreckage had been found, but a […]

Florida school shooting: Students to march on Washington

Florida school shooting: Students to march on Washington

Media captionOn Saturday student Emma Gonzalez, an organiser of the march, told lawmakers: “Shame on you!” Young survivors of Wednesday’s school shooting in Florida have announced a national march on Washington to demand political action on gun control. Students organisers told US media that they are determined to make Wednesday’s shooting a turning point in […]

Israel’s Netanyahu attacks ‘dangerous Iranian tiger’

Israel’s Netanyahu attacks ‘dangerous Iranian tiger’

Media captionMr Netanyahu said Iran was falsely denying that it sent a drone into Israeli territory last week Israel’s prime minister has launched a stinging attack on Iran, telling a security conference in Munich it is the “greatest threat to our world”. Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel would “not allow Iran’s regime to put a noose […]

Russia-Trump inquiry: Russian foreign minister dismisses FBI charges

Russia-Trump inquiry: Russian foreign minister dismisses FBI charges

Media captionThe Russian foreign minister called for “facts” before commenting further Russia’s foreign minister has dismissed as “blather” the charges levelled by the FBI special counsel against 13 Russians for election meddling. Sergei Lavrov said at a major security conference in Germany he would not comment further until he saw “facts”. The charges brought by […]

Pakistan: Zainab Ansari’s killer gets four death sentences

Pakistan: Zainab Ansari’s killer gets four death sentences

Image copyright AFP Image caption Zainab’s rape and murder sparked outrage in Pakistan A court in Pakistan has given a 24-year-old man, Imran Ali, four death sentences for raping and murdering a six-year old girl last month. Zainab Ansari’s body was found in a rubbish dump in the city of Kasur, south of Lahore, on […]

Nirav Modi fraud investigation makes first arrests

Nirav Modi fraud investigation makes first arrests

Image copyright AFP Image caption The fraud is linked to luxury jeweller Nirav Modi Three people have been arrested on suspicion of helping a billionaire jeweller to defraud one of India’s largest banks of millions. Nirav Modi, a diamond broker and luxury jeweller to celebrities, is being investigated in a $44m (£31m) fraud case at […]

New scanning technique reveals secrets behind great paintings

New scanning technique reveals secrets behind great paintings

Image copyright Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) Image caption The new x-ray fluorescence instrument could lead to a big increase in the number of paintings investigated Researchers in the US have used a new scanning technique to discover a painting underneath one of Pablo Picasso’s great works of art, the Crouching Woman (La Misereuse Accroupie). […]

Mexico earthquake: Strong tremor hits Oaxaca state

Mexico earthquake: Strong tremor hits Oaxaca state

Media captionThe earthquake shook this newspaper office in Mexico City A 7.2-magnitude earthquake has hit south-western Mexico, causing buildings to shake in the capital Mexico City, about 350km (217 miles) away. The epicentre of the powerful tremor was near Pinotepa de Don Luis in Oaxaca state, the US Geological Survey said. Friday’s quake was 24.6km […]

Florida shooting: FBI and teachers ‘warned’ about Nikolas Cruz

Florida shooting: FBI and teachers ‘warned’ about Nikolas Cruz

Image copyright Handout Image caption Nikolas Cruz was a former student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School The FBI was warned about the teenager who allegedly carried out a mass shooting at his former school in Florida, the BBC understands. Nikolas Cruz, who has been charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder, reportedly left a […]

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