Hawaii’s Kilauea: Volcano’s dramatic images explained

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Lava burst from the ground in Kapoho on Thursday, two weeks after the first eruption In early May, one of Hawaii’s active volcanoes – which helped create the islands – erupted. Volcanic gases have been erupting from fissures ever since, producing dramatic photographs and video. Two weeks later, it […]

Santa Fe school shooting: 10 dead and 10 wounded in Texas

Media captionHow the Texas school shooting unfolded Ten people have been killed and 10 others injured after a student opened fire at a Texas high school, the state governor said. The attacker, who was arrested and charged with murder, was identified as Dimitrios Pagourtzis, a 17-year-old pupil at Santa Fe High School. He allegedly used […]

Santa Fe High School: Ten dead in shooting

Media captionStudent: ‘I just ran as fast as I could’ Ten people have been killed and 10 others injured in a shooting by a student at a Texas high school, says the state governor. The attacker, who is in police custody on murder charges, was identified as Dimitrios Pagourtzis, a 17-year-old pupil at Santa Fe […]

How the Texas school shooting unfolded

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Ex-Playmate and boy fall to deaths from New York hotel suite

Image copyright Facebook A former Playmate centrefold has plunged to her death with her seven-year-old son from the window of a New York City hotel. Both the 47-year-old woman, Stephanie Adams, and the boy, Vincent, were pronounced dead at the scene, the Gotham Hotel in midtown Manhattan. She was in a bitter custody battle with […]

Cristina Garcia: California lawmaker cleared of harassment

Image copyright California Assembly Image caption Ms Garcia had been accused of inappropriate conduct A California lawmaker who rose to prominence in the #MeToo movement has been ordered to take sexual harassment and sensitivity training. A number of male former staff members had accused Cristina Garcia of inappropriate conduct. An investigation could not substantiate the […]

Trump proposes federal funding curbs on US abortion clinics

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The change would stop clinics from receiving federal funds if they also provide abortion advice The Trump administration has issued a proposal to cut federal funding for organisations that offer or mention abortion to their patients. One such organisation, Planned Parenthood, said the proposal was “dangerous” and “outrageous” and […]

Santa Fe High School: Up to 10 dead in shooting

Media captionStudent: ‘I saw a girl that got shot’ Between eight and 10 people have been killed in a shooting at a Texas high school, says police. Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez told reporters the majority of the dead at Santa Fe High School were students. A student is in custody after the attack at […]

US woman holding child, 7, jumps off New York hotel tower

Image copyright Gotham Hotel/Facebook Image caption Police are questioning hotel staff and witnesses A 46-year-old woman jumped off a 29-storey New York City building while holding a 7-year-old boy, resulting in both of their deaths, reports say. New York police say the pair, “believed to be mother and son”, landed on a second floor balcony […]

Trump to announce new federal funding curbs on US abortion clinics

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The change would stop clinics from receiving federal funds if they also provide abortion advice The Trump administration is expected to announce that organisations that offer or mention abortion to their patients will lose federal funding. One such organisation, Planned Parenthood, said the proposal was “dangerous” and “outrageous” and […]