Syria air strikes: US still ‘locked and loaded’ for new chemical attacks

Syria air strikes: US still ‘locked and loaded’ for new chemical attacks

Media captionWatch the key moments over 12 hours – in two minutes President Donald Trump has warned Syria’s government the US is “locked and loaded” to strike again if it carries out chemical attacks. The warning came after the US, UK and France struck three Syrian sites in response to a suspected deadly chemical attack […]

Russia warns of ‘dangerous’ escalation over Syria

Russia warns of ‘dangerous’ escalation over Syria

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Russia is an ally of Syria and gives military backing to its government Russia has warned the US that launching air strikes in response to a suspected chemical attack in Syria could spark a war between the two countries. “The immediate priority is to avert the danger of war,” […]

James Comey: Republican website trashes ‘lyin’ FBI memoir

James Comey: Republican website trashes ‘lyin’ FBI memoir

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Comey is expected to open up about his firing in his new tell-all memoir US President Donald Trump’s allies are mounting an online campaign to discredit a forthcoming memoir by former FBI director James Comey. Mr Comey will next week release a book that is expected to paint […]

India outrage spreads over rape of eight-year-old girl

India outrage spreads over rape of eight-year-old girl

Image copyright EPA Image caption People are angry over the brutal rape and murder of Asifa Bano The brutal gang rape and murder of an eight-year old girl has sparked outrage and anger across India. The body of Asifa Bano, who belonged to a Muslim nomadic tribe, was found in a forest on 17 January […]

Chelsea Hotel: Bob Dylan’s door sells for $100,000

Chelsea Hotel: Bob Dylan’s door sells for $100,000

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption The door to a room once used by actor Humphrey Bogart sold for $5,500 The door to US singer Bob Dylan’s room at the iconic Chelsea Hotel in New York has sold at auction for $100,000 (£70,000). It was one of 50 doors from the hotel, where a host of […]

Australian company Optus apologises for ‘Anglo-Saxon’ job ad

Australian company Optus apologises for ‘Anglo-Saxon’ job ad

Image copyright TWITTER/CATHERINE SNELSON Image caption The job advert has been removed after causing controversy An Australian telecommunications company has apologised for posting a job advert that stated a preference for “Anglo-Saxon” candidates. Optus, the nation’s second-biggest provider, had included the description in a posting about a vacant position in a Sydney store. The advert […]

Syria ‘chemical attack’: Trump cancels Latin America trip

Syria ‘chemical attack’: Trump cancels Latin America trip

Media captionThe US president has said “nothing’s off the table” – so what options are on the table? US President Donald Trump has cancelled his first official trip to Latin America to focus on the issue of a suspected chemical attack in Syria. He will remain in Washington to “oversee the American response to Syria”, […]

Israeli minister praises viral video sniper

Israeli minister praises viral video sniper

Media caption‘Take out the one in pink’, says an IDF soldier Israel’s defence minister has said an Israeli sniper who shot a Palestinian across the border in Gaza in a controversial video “deserves a medal”. Footage of the incident, in which a soldier expresses joy at having captured it on film, drew condemnation from politicians […]

Syria war: Trump condemns Syria for ‘chemical attack’ on Douma

Syria war: Trump condemns Syria for ‘chemical attack’ on Douma

Media captionUnverified video shows children being treated US President Donald Trump has lashed out at Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his allies Russia and Iran over a suspected chemical attack, saying there will be a “big price to pay”. Medical sources say dozens of people were killed in an attack on the rebel-held town of […]