Russia puts Ukrainian librarian on trial for ‘inciting hatred’

Russia puts Ukrainian librarian on trial for ‘inciting hatred’

Image caption Natalia Sharina has been under house arrest for over a year in a case described by her lawyers as political The director of Moscow’s Library of Ukrainian Literature has gone on trial charged with inciting ethnic hatred against Russians. Natalia Sharina is accused of disseminating banned literature classed as extremist. She denied the […]

US election 2016: Trump hopes Clinton email ‘motherlode’ found

Media captionUS election: Why are Clinton and Trump so unpopular? Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has said he believes the FBI may have found the “motherlode” of Hillary Clinton’s emails. At a rally in Grand Rapids, Michigan, he said he hoped the Democratic candidate’s 33,000 deleted messages could now be recovered. The FBI is investigating […]

Mosul battle: Iraqi forces near city’s eastern outskirts

Mosul battle: Iraqi forces near city’s eastern outskirts

Image copyright AFP Image caption Counter Terrorism Service forces entered Bazwaya after a dawn assault on Monday Iraqi special forces are now less than 1.5km from the eastern outskirts of Mosul and are preparing to enter the city held by Islamic State fighters. Hundreds of Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS) troops entered Bazwaya, the last village before […]

NHL goalie’s ‘hell of a game’ for cancer-stricken wife

NHL goalie’s ‘hell of a game’ for cancer-stricken wife

Image copyright Twitter Image caption It was Nicholle Anderson who encouraged Craig to return and play By all accounts, it was a great game for Ottawa Senators goalie Craig Anderson. He helped his team to 2-0 victory against the Edmonton Oilers on Sunday, shutting out 37 shots on goal. But Anderson had not been expected […]

US election: FBI’s Clinton emails move defended by Comey

US election: FBI’s Clinton emails move defended by Comey

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The FBI director had previously criticised Mrs Clinton for her emails FBI director James Comey has defended his decision to brief US lawmakers on FBI moves to look again into Hillary Clinton’s email use, US media say. Not making it public would be “misleading”, he said. He was aware […]

Calais ‘Jungle’: France urges UK to take more children

Calais ‘Jungle’: France urges UK to take more children

Media captionHundreds of young people remain at the Calais camp, as Andrew Plant reports France’s president has urged Britain to take its share of responsibility for migrant children who remain in Calais after the “Jungle” camp was cleared. Francois Hollande said 1,500 unaccompanied minors who were still in the port city would be taken to […]

US election: ‘Cruel’ Trump claim annoys dead soldier’s family

US election: ‘Cruel’ Trump claim annoys dead soldier’s family

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Khan, appearing with his wife, delivers an impassioned speech condemning Mr Trump at the Democratic National Convention Republican Donald Trump has been criticised by the family of a dead US soldier after saying as president he would have kept him alive. “Had I been president, Captain Khan would […]

Renewable energy capacity overtakes coal

Renewable energy capacity overtakes coal

Image copyright Getty Images The International Energy Agency says that the world’s capacity to generate electricity from renewable sources has now overtaken coal. The IEA says in a new report that last year, renewables accounted for more than half of the increase in power capacity. The report says half a million solar panels were installed […]

Canadian nurse charged with eight murders

Canadian nurse charged with eight murders

Image copyright AFP Image caption Ms Wettlaufer leaves court with police A 49-year-old nursing home worker in Ontario has been charged with eight counts of first-degree murder spanning several years. Elizabeth Tracey Mae Wettlaufer of Woodstock, Ontario, appeared in court on Tuesday morning. The victims were residents in two long-term care facilities where Ms Wettlaufer […]

Which country is the most generous in the world?

Which country is the most generous in the world?

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Despite the violence in Iraq, they are considered the most welcoming people in the world A war-torn state and a country ruled by an oppressive military junta for decades are home to the world’s most generous people, research suggests. People in Iraq are the kindest to strangers, while Myanmar’s residents […]