US election: Trump 'encourages Russia to hack Clinton emails'

Posted on Wednesday July 27, 2016

Donald Trump has "actively encouraged" foreign powers to hack his US presidential rival Hillary Clinton, her camp says.

France priest killers 'pledged allegiance to IS' in video

Posted on Wednesday July 27, 2016

Two men who killed a priest in Normandy pledged allegiance to the so-called Islamic State, according to a newly-released unverified video.

Reagan would-be assassin John Hinckley Jr to be released

Posted on Wednesday July 27, 2016

John Hinckley Jr, who tried to assassinate US President Ronald Reagan in 1981, to be released next month after 35 years.

Pope Francis warns world 'is at war' after Europe attacks

Posted on Wednesday July 27, 2016

Pope Francis warns that a recent wave of jihadist attacks in Europe is proof that the world is "at war", but stresses that religion is not the cause.

Freddie Gray case: Last charges dropped against police

Posted on Wednesday July 27, 2016

All charges have been dropped against the last Baltimore police officers facing trial over the death of US black detainee Freddie Gray.

MH370: Missing jet 'could be further north'

Posted on Wednesday July 27, 2016

The crashed remains from Flight MH370 could be as much as 500km further north than the current search area, argues a new modelling study.

Dances with Wolves actor Chief David Bald Eagle dies at 97

Posted on Wednesday July 27, 2016

Native American Chief David Bald Eagle, who appeared in the Oscar-winning 1990 film Dances With Wolves, has died aged 97.

Syria: Deadly IS blast rocks Kurdish city of Qamishli

Posted on Wednesday July 27, 2016

At least 40 people are killed by a truck bombing in the Kurdish-controlled city of Qamishli in north-east Syria, state TV reports.

Turkey coup attempt: Nearly 9,000 soldiers joined plot - army

Posted on Wednesday July 27, 2016

Turkey says 8,651 members of the nation's armed forces - backed by 35 planes, 37 helicopters and 74 tanks - took part in the failed coup on 15 July.

Indonesia to execute 14 drug convicts despite protests

Posted on Wednesday July 27, 2016

UN human rights officials express grave concerns over planned executions in Indonesia, some of them of foreign nationals.

Rio 2016: Vladimir Putin says Olympics 'less of a spectacle' without Russians

Posted on Wednesday July 27, 2016

Russian President Vladimir Putin says medals won at Rio 2016 will be devalued by the banning of Russian competitors.

Singapore university investigates 'simulated rape' claims

Posted on Wednesday July 27, 2016

Reports that first-year students were made to simulate a rape scene as part of their induction are to be investigated by the National University of Singapore (NUS).

Baghdad bomb site now a shrine to the dead

Posted on Tuesday July 26, 2016

The site of one of the deadliest attacks to ever hit Iraq has been turned into a shrine to the dead.

Aerial video of 'world's deepest' underwater sinkhole in South China Sea

Posted on Wednesday July 27, 2016

This stunning aerial video shows the world's deepest underwater sinkhole in the South China Sea, according to Chinese scientists. They say it's 300m deep.

Moment Clinton became nominee

Posted on Tuesday July 26, 2016

Her former opponent Bernie Sanders was the person who sealed her nomination, after votes had been announced by all 50 states.

'People are buried under the ruins'

Posted on Wednesday July 27, 2016

A bomb blast has hit the Kurdish-controlled city of Qamishli in north-east Syria. Freelance journalist Basheer Talate is there.

Ice Bucket Challenge mum praises ALS 'breakthrough'

Posted on Wednesday July 27, 2016

Nancy Frates, whose son Pete has ALS, welcomes a research breakthrough, but says more donations are needed to find a "cure".

Cheering crowds greet Pope as he arrives in Krakow

Posted on Wednesday July 27, 2016

Pope Francis has arrived in Krakow, Poland, to cheering crowds.

Syria: An American doctor's experience in Aleppo

Posted on Wednesday July 27, 2016

Dr Samer Attar, a surgeon from Chicago, has just returned from his most recent visit to Aleppo in Syria, working in underground hospitals.

Kenya's ice hockey team eye Olympics

Posted on Wednesday July 27, 2016

The Kenyan ice hockey team have been training on the only rink in East Africa and they hope to qualify for the Winter Olympics in 2018.