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 […]

Quetta attack: Pakistan mourns police college victims

Media captionMore than 100 people were injured in the attack Senior Pakistani figures have been attending funerals for 61 people killed when militants stormed into a police college in Quetta in Pakistan. Two of the attackers died as they detonated suicide vests and a third was shot dead by security forces, while fleeing cadets jumped […]

Iran ‘jails dual US-Iranian national Robin Shahini for 18 years’

Iran ‘jails dual US-Iranian national Robin Shahini for 18 years’

A dual Iranian-American national says he has been sentenced to 18 years in prison in Iran for allegedly collaborating with a hostile government. Robin Shahini told Vice News in a telephone interview that he had “just laughed” after hearing the sentence. The 46-year-old graduate student from in San Diego was held in July while visiting […]

US election: Trump outlines plan for first 100 days

Media captionMr Trump criticised his accusers – and those who reported their comments Donald Trump, lagging behind Hillary Clinton in polls, has outlined what he would do in his first 100 days were he to become US president. With 17 days until the election, much of the recent focus has been on controversies linked to […]

Mosul battle: Hundreds treated over toxic fumes in Iraq

Mosul battle: Hundreds treated over toxic fumes in Iraq

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The US says Islamic State fighters deliberately set the sulphur plant on fire Hundreds of people in Iraq are being treated for the effects of toxic gases after a sulphur plant was set alight in fighting with so-called Islamic State. The US military says IS fighters set the plant on […]

‘Smart’ home devices used as weapons in website attack

‘Smart’ home devices used as weapons in website attack

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption Net-connected cameras are helping attackers in large-scale attacks Hackers used internet-connected home devices, such as CCTV cameras and printers, to attack popular websites on Friday, security analysts say. Twitter, Spotify, and Reddit were among the sites taken offline on Friday. Each uses a company called Dyn, which was the target […]

Ceta: EU ‘not capable’ of signing deal says Canadian minister

Ceta: EU ‘not capable’ of signing deal says Canadian minister

Image copyright AFP Image caption European nations were still hoping to sign a deal A trade deal between the EU and Canada is on the brink of collapse because a Belgian region with a population of just 3.6 million opposes it. An emotional Canadian Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland left the talks in Brussels, saying the […]