New York Times tells Trump: Don’t call reporters enemies of the people

New York Times tells Trump: Don’t call reporters enemies of the people

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Trump said he and Mr Sulzberger had a “very good” meeting The publisher of the New York Times has urged President Donald Trump not to continue labelling reporters “enemies of the people”, saying it could “lead to violence” against the media. AG Sulzberger was reporting a meeting with Mr […]

Carr fire: California blaze kills children and great-grandmother

Carr fire: California blaze kills children and great-grandmother

Media captionExperts say this has been the worst start to the fire season in 10 years Two children and their great-grandmother are among five people to have died in a raging wildfire in northern California, reports say. Two firefighters died on Thursday, 17 people are missing and tens of thousands have fled their homes. The […]

Greek fires: Blaze that killed 83 ’caused by arson’

Greek fires: Blaze that killed 83 ’caused by arson’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The seaside town of Mati, east of Athens, has been the hardest-hit community Greece has “serious indications” that a fire that killed at least 83 people near Athens earlier this week was started deliberately, Citizen Protection Minister Nikos Toskas says. The blaze broke out on Monday and hit coastal villages […]

Laos dam collapse: Survivors and NGOs query official toll

Laos dam collapse: Survivors and NGOs query official toll

Image caption Conditions were basic at this emergency shelter in Paksong The death toll from the dam collapse in Laos could be much higher than the official figure of 27, local people and aid agencies have told the BBC. Few details of the rescue operation are being released by the Laotian authorities – but a […]

Colombian sniffer dog moved after threats by drug gang

Colombian sniffer dog moved after threats by drug gang

Image copyright Colombian police Image caption Her handler says Sombra is friendly to children but unforgiving in her search for drugs A dog in Colombia which has sniffed out a record amount of drugs in her career with the counter-narcotics police force has been moved to ensure her safety. Intelligence sources said the Urabeños drugs […]

Syria war: More than 200 dead in suicide attacks

Syria war: More than 200 dead in suicide attacks

Image copyright AFP Image caption Images of the aftermath of the attacks were broadcast by state media At least 215 people have died in a series of apparently coordinated attacks in south-western Syria, local officials and a monitoring group say. Several suicide bombings struck in and around the government-held city of Suweida – the main […]

Toronto shooting: ‘Aspiring athlete’ Julianna Kozis, 10, identified as victim

Toronto shooting: ‘Aspiring athlete’ Julianna Kozis, 10, identified as victim

Image copyright Courtesy Toronto Police Services Image caption Julianna Kozis, of Markham, Ontario, died in the rampage A 10-year-old “beautiful, aspiring athlete” has been identified as the second victim killed in Sunday’s mass shooting in Toronto. Julianna Kozis died after a gunman opened fire in the city’s Greektown district. She was the youngest victim. The […]

Irishman on honeymoon dies in Greek fire, family confirms

Irishman on honeymoon dies in Greek fire, family confirms

Image copyright Rebecca Burrell Image caption Brian O’Callaghan-Westropp and his wife Zoe Holohan were on their honeymoon A newly married Irishman is confirmed dead after being caught up in wildfires in Greece. Brian O’Callaghan-Westropp, who was on honeymoon with his wife Zoe Holohan, became separated trying to escape the flames in the seaside resort of […]

Macron aide: French police raid disgraced Benalla’s office

Macron aide: French police raid disgraced Benalla’s office

Media captionStudent activist Taha Bouhafs filmed a woman and a man being beaten on 1 May French police have searched the office of a former senior security aide embroiled in a scandal at the Elysée Palace on Wednesday. Alexandre Benalla, 26, was fired last week and faces several charges after footage emerged showing him assault […]

Greece wildfires: At least 74 dead as blaze ‘struck like flamethrower’

Greece wildfires: At least 74 dead as blaze ‘struck like flamethrower’

Media caption“The flames were chasing us into the water” – survivor Survivors of the wildfires that have killed at least 74 people in Greece have described how they were forced into the sea by a blaze that “struck like a flamethrower”. “The flames were chasing us all the way to the water,” said one victim. […]