Russia plane crash: Huge search for bodies in Black Sea

Russia plane crash: Huge search for bodies in Black Sea

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Dozens of ships, planes. helicopters and submersibles are involved in the search operation A huge search operation is continuing “round the clock” in Russia, after a Russian military plane with 92 people on board crashed into the Black Sea. More than 3,000 people, including 109 divers, as well as ships, […]

Donald Trump vows to shut controversial Trump Foundation

Donald Trump vows to shut controversial Trump Foundation

Image copyright AP Image caption A payment from Mr Trump to Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi (pictured left) has been under investigation Donald Trump has announced that he plans to shut his charitable foundation, although an investigation into its practices continues. The US president-elect said he wanted to avoid “even the appearance” of any conflict […]

Pope Francis marks Christmas Mass at Vatican

Pope Francis marks Christmas Mass at Vatican

Image copyright Reuters Pope Francis has celebrated a late-night Christmas Mass at the Vatican amid heavy security. The head of the Catholic Church denounced the continuing suffering of children. He mentioned those who faced hunger, danger on migration routes and bombing in Syrian cities such as Aleppo. Those taking part in the service inside St […]

Freed Chibok girls reunited with their families for Christmas

Freed Chibok girls reunited with their families for Christmas

Image caption Pictures of the girls returning home were given exclusively to the BBC More than 20 Nigerian “Chibok girls” who were released by the Islamist group Boko Haram in October have rejoined their families for Christmas. It is the girls’ first return home since they were kidnapped from their school in Chibok in April […]

Donald Trump: US must greatly expand nuclear capabilities

Donald Trump: US must greatly expand nuclear capabilities

Image copyright AP Image caption A spokesman later said Mr Trump was referring to the need to combat the threat of nuclear weapons Donald Trump has called for the US to “greatly strengthen and expand” its nuclear capabilities. The president-elect, who takes office next month, said the US must take such action “until such time […]

Aleppo battle: Syrian city ‘back under government control’

Aleppo battle: Syrian city ‘back under government control’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Some people in Aleppo were out celebrating the departure of the last of the rebels The Syrian army says it has retaken full control of Aleppo, following the evacuation of the last group of rebels. In a statement, the army said it had “returned security to Aleppo” and called it […]

Melbourne Christmas Day ‘terror attack’ foiled, say Australia police

Melbourne Christmas Day ‘terror attack’ foiled, say Australia police

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Flinders St Station is arguably Melbourne’s most iconic location Australian police say they have foiled a “multi-mode” terror attack planned for Melbourne on Christmas Day. Five men are in custody after early-morning raids on Friday, Victoria Police chief Graham Ashton said. Mr Ashton said the threat involved “use of […]

Berlin truck attack: Tunisian fugitive ‘had been under surveillance’

Berlin truck attack: Tunisian fugitive ‘had been under surveillance’

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption Archive images of the suspect have been released The Tunisian man wanted for the Berlin lorry attack which killed 12 people and injured 49 had been under surveillance earlier this year, media reports say. Anis Amri, 23, was reportedly monitored on suspicion of planning a robbery in order to pay […]

Mexico fireworks blast: Bodies too charred to identify

Media captionA passerby captured the mass of pyrotechnics exploding into the sky The bodies of some of the 32 people killed in an explosion at a fireworks market outside Mexico City are so badly charred that neither their age nor gender can immediately be determined, the state prosecutor has said. Alejandro Gomez said forensic experts […]

YouTube star Adam Saleh ‘kicked off’ Delta Air Lines flight

YouTube star Adam Saleh ‘kicked off’ Delta Air Lines flight

Media captionAdam Saleh says he was kicked off a Delta Airlines plane A YouTube star’s video about his removal from a Delta Air Lines flight has gone viral across social media. Adam Saleh told the BBC he was asked to get off the London-New York flight on Wednesday after speaking to his mother in Arabic […]