Chapecoense plane crash: Football rallies around Brazilian team

Chapecoense plane crash: Football rallies around Brazilian team

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption A young boy mourns the team at their stadium in Chapeco – many more have gathered outside The football world has rallied around a Brazilian club which lost most of its players in a plane crash in Colombia. Only six of the 77 people on board the charter plane, […]

France presidential race: Fillon wins conservative candidacy

France presidential race: Fillon wins conservative candidacy

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Fillon said France wanted “truth and it wants action” Francois Fillon is to be the conservative candidate in next year’s French presidential election after his rival Alain Juppe admitted defeat. With virtually all the results counted, Mr Fillon won Sunday’s run-off with nearly 67% of the vote. Mr Fillon […]

Syria war: Army makes rapid gains in rebel-held east Aleppo

Syria war: Army makes rapid gains in rebel-held east Aleppo

Image copyright AFP Image caption Several thousand civilians are reported to have fled eastern Aleppo in the last few hours Syrian government forces have been making rapid advances into eastern Aleppo, forcing thousands of civilians to flee. The Syrian army captured Jabal Badro on Sunday, a day after seizing Hanano district, and is making in-roads […]

Fidel Castro death: Cuban dissidents call off weekly march

Fidel Castro death: Cuban dissidents call off weekly march

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Havana’s Revolution Square will host a ceremony to remember Castro Cuba’s most prominent dissident group has called off its traditional protest for the first time in 13 years following the death of the country’s revolutionary leader Fidel Castro. The Ladies in White say the decision is to avoid tensions. The […]

Donald Trump calls Fidel Castro ‘brutal dictator’

Donald Trump calls Fidel Castro ‘brutal dictator’

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Fidel Castro led the Communist revolution in Cuba in 1959 Cuba’s former leader Fidel Castro was a “brutal dictator”, US President-elect Donald Trump has said, hours after the 90-year-old’s death was announced. Mr Trump, who takes office in January, said he hoped Cubans could move towards a freer future. […]

Syria government forces ‘retake largest Aleppo rebel district’

Syria government forces ‘retake largest Aleppo rebel district’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Syrian forces have resumed an offensive to capture rebel-held areas of Aleppo Syrian government forces have retaken the largest rebel-controlled district in eastern Aleppo, state media report. The capture of Masaken Hanano, in north-east Aleppo, could give Syria’s army line-of-fire control over other opposition-held areas, activists say. The government resumed […]

Trump election: Clinton campaign joins Wisconsin vote recount

Trump election: Clinton campaign joins Wisconsin vote recount

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Clinton campaign says it has carried out an extensive review of the election results A lawyer for Hillary Clinton’s campaign says it will participate in a recount of US election votes in Wisconsin. The recount was initiated by Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein, who is also seeking […]

Trump election: Request for Wisconsin vote recount sent

Trump election: Request for Wisconsin vote recount sent

Image copyright AP Image caption Donald Trump has not commented publicly on the recounts issue The election commission in Wisconsin has received a request for a recount of the votes in the state narrowly won by Donald Trump more than two weeks ago. The request was filed by Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein. Dr […]

French terror suspects ‘were planning attack on Paris’

French terror suspects ‘were planning attack on Paris’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The terror suspects planned to attack the French capital Paris, police say Five men arrested last weekend in raids in France were planning a terror attack next Thursday in the Paris area, the city’s chief prosecutor says. Francois Molins said the suspects were receiving orders via encrypted mobile apps from […]

Trump picks Nikki Haley and Betsy DeVos as first women for cabinet

Trump picks Nikki Haley and Betsy DeVos as first women for cabinet

Image copyright AP Image caption Nikki Haley, left, and Betsy DeVos will need Senate approval US President-elect Donald Trump has appointed the first two women to his incoming administration. South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley was nominated as US envoy to the UN and Betsy DeVos as education secretary. Both are former critics of Mr Trump, […]