Joanna Demafelis: Employer of Filipina maid found dead in freezer arrested

Image copyright EPA Image caption Ms Demafelis’s sister cried over her casket upon its arrival in Manila last week Police have arrested the employer of a Filipina maid found dead in a freezer in Kuwait after a weeks-long manhunt. Joanna Demafelis, 29, was found frozen in her employers’ apartment more than a year after she […]

Florida school shooting: Armed officer ‘did not confront killer’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Students were evacuated in small groups after the 14 February shooting An armed officer assigned to the Florida school where a gunman killed 17 people last week stood outside the building during the shooting and did not intervene, the local sheriff says. Deputy Scot Peterson has resigned after being […]

Syria war: Eastern Ghouta bombing ‘beyond imagination’

Media captionEastern Ghouta resident: ‘Missiles are dropping like rain’ The situation in the Syrian rebel enclave of the Eastern Ghouta is “beyond imagination”, the UN’s co-ordinator in Syria says, following days of bombing by Syria’s government. Panos Moumtzis told the BBC the bombardment near the capital Damascus, said to have killed at least 250 people, […]

Spain: Father of migrant boy found in suitcase in Ceuta freed

Image copyright AFP Image caption The boy’s father ended up with a 92 euro ($114; £81) fine for facilitating his son’s illegal entry into Spain An Ivorian man whose eight-year-old son was smuggled into Spain from Morocco in a suitcase has escaped a jail term. Prosecutors had wanted Ali Ouattara to go to prison for […]

Oxfam Haiti scandal: Suspects ‘physically threatened’ witnesses

Image copyright Reuters Oxfam has revealed that three of the men accused of sexual misconduct in Haiti physically threatened witnesses during a 2011 investigation. The charity has published its internal report on alleged abuse by some of its staff following public pressure. In the 2011 report, Oxfam said “more needed” to be done to prevent […]

Florida school shooting: Trump slams FBI over attack

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Wednesday’s attack in Parkland was the deadliest US school shooting since 2012 President Donald Trump has rebuked the FBI for missing signals before Wednesday’s school shooting in Florida. He said the agency was “spending too much time trying to prove Russian collusion with the Trump campaign”. “There is no […]

South Africa: ANC ‘decides Zuma must go’

Image copyright AFP Image caption President Zuma’s time in office has been overshadowed by corruption allegations South Africa’s ruling ANC party will formally request that President Jacob Zuma step down after he refused to resign, media reports say. The reported decision to “recall” Mr Zuma followed marathon talks by senior party officials that continued into […]

Winter Olympics: Japan’s Kei Saito given first doping ban in Pyeongchang

It is the first time a Japanese athlete had tested positive at the Winter Olympics Japanese speed skater Kei Saito has become the first athlete to be excluded from the 2018 Winter Olympics for a doping violation. Saito failed an out-of-competition doping test prior to the Games, the Court of Arbitration for Sport said. The […]

David Sorensen becomes second Trump aide to quit amid abuse claims

Image copyright Reuters Image caption David Sorensen was a speechwriter who worked at the Council on Environmental Quality A speechwriter has become the second White House aide this week to resign amid allegations of domestic abuse. David Sorensen denies his former wife’s allegations he was violent and emotionally abusive. His departure comes just days after […]

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