Typhoon Mangkhut: Deadly typhoon takes aim at south China

Asia Asia Typhoon Mangkhut: Deadly typhoon takes aim at south China Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFlash floods and landslides have led to fatalities in the PhilippinesHeavy rain and strong winds are lashing the south coast of China as Typhoon Mangkhut closes in.Authorities in the heavily populated province of Guangdong have issued … Read more

Storm Florence: ‘Epic’ amounts of rain unloaded on Carolinas

Storm Florence: ‘Epic’ amounts of rain unloaded on Carolinas EPA Image caption Tropical storm Florence is continuing to unload inches, and even feet, of rain in places US east coast communities face “epic amounts of rainfall” from tropical storm Florence, which has been linked to at least 12 deaths.It has caused catastrophic flooding since arriving … Read more

Deadly ‘shark attack’ at Massachusetts beach

Deadly ‘shark attack’ at Massachusetts beach Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Wellfleet police say the man was pronounced dead at Cape Cod hospital on Saturday A man in his 20s has died after being injured in a suspected shark attack in the US state of Massachusetts. The incident happened at Newcomb Hollow Beach around … Read more

Pussy Riot’s Pyotr Verzilov flown to Germany for treatment

Pussy Riot’s Pyotr Verzilov flown to Germany for treatment Image copyright Reuters Image caption Pyotr Verzilov was one of those jailed for invading the World Cup final pitch Pyotr Verzilov, an activist with Russian protest group Pussy Riot, has been flown to Berlin for specialist medical treatment following a suspected poisoning in Moscow.He reportedly fell … Read more

US ‘serial killer’ border agent arrested in Texas

US ‘serial killer’ border agent arrested in Texas Image copyright Getty Images A US Border Patrol agent has been arrested in the state of Texas on suspicion of killing four prostitutes, reports say.Officers were looking for Juan David Ortiz after a fifth woman escaped from him and contacted police, AP reported.Mr Ortiz fled but was … Read more

White House: Trump-Putin summit ‘is on’ after hacking indictment

A summit between US President Donald Trump and Russian leader Vladimir Putin will go ahead as planned despite tension over Moscow’s alleged election meddling, the White House says.The pair will meet for talks in the Finnish capital, Helsinki, on Monday.”It’s on,” White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders told reporters.But there are calls for the meeting to … Read more

Dozens hurt as Ryanair flight loses cabin pressure

Europe Europe Dozens hurt as Ryanair flight loses cabin pressure Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Ryanair plane descended 8,000m in seven minutes, observers say More than 30 Ryanair passengers, some bleeding from their ears, have received hospital treatment in Germany after their plane to Croatia lost cabin pressure, German police say.Flight FR7312 from Dublin … Read more

Huge iceberg threatens Greenland village

Europe Europe Huge iceberg threatens Greenland village Image copyright Reuters A huge iceberg has drifted close to a village in western Greenland, prompting a partial evacuation in case it splits and the resulting wave swamps homes.The iceberg is looming over houses on a promontory in the Innaarsuit village but is grounded and did not move … Read more

Eritrea’s Isaias Afwerki in historic Ethiopia visit

Eritrea’s President Isaias Afwerki is visiting Ethiopia for the first time since the start of the two countries’ border war in 1998.The visit aims to cement ties just days after the two neighbours declared their “state of war” over.A peace deal ending the 1998-2000 border conflict had never been fully implemented and there has been … Read more

Syria conflict: Strikes hit Syrian airfield, state media report

Syria conflict: Strikes hit Syrian airfield, state media report Several people have died or were injured after a military airport in Syria came under missile attack, the country’s state media reported.State news agency SANA said several missiles struck the Tayfur airbase, also known as T4, near the city of Homs in the early hours of … Read more