Bollywood star Salman Khan guilty of poaching

Image copyright AFP Image caption Khan can appeal against the verdict An Indian court has found Bollywood superstar Salman Khan guilty of poaching rare antelope back in 1998. Khan killed the two blackbucks, a protected species, in the western state of Rajasthan while shooting a film. Four other actors who starred with him in the […]

YouTube shooting: Female suspect ‘angry over video postings’

Media captionHow the attack on YouTube’s HQ in San Bruno unfolded The suspect in a gun attack at YouTube’s HQ in California had expressed anger over its treatment of her video postings, media reports say. Police have named Nasim Aghdam, 39, as the suspect but say they are still investigating a motive. US media say […]

Russia Kemerovo fire: Aman Tuleyev quits as governor

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Most of the victims of the Winter Cherry mall fire were children The long-serving governor of the Russian region where a shopping mall fire left dozens of people dead has resigned. Aman Tuleyev said stepping aside from governing Kemerovo was “the right, conscious and only true decision” following the disaster. […]

Malala returns to home town in Pakistan for first time since shooting

Media captionMalala Yousafzai: “My focus is only working for the good” Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai has returned to her home town in Pakistan for the first time since she was shot there by Taliban militants, security officials say. Ms Yousafzai, 20, was shot in the head by a gunman for campaigning for female […]

Shelling kills Palestinian in Gaza ahead of border protest

Image copyright EPA Image caption The border was already in a state of heightened tension ahead of planned Palestinian protests A Palestinian farmer has been killed by Israeli artillery fire in Gaza, Palestinian officials say, hours before a major protest by Palestinians along the border is due to start. The strike happened near the town […]

Russia Kemerovo fire: Putin cites ‘criminal negligence’

Media captionFirefighters tackle fatal shopping centre blaze The fire which killed 64 people, many of them children, at a leisure complex was caused by “criminal negligence”, President Vladimir Putin has said. Visiting the scene in Kemerovo, Siberia, Mr Putin berated “sloppiness”. Investigators say the fire alarm was switched off and exits were blocked when the […]

‘Smoking’ elephant in India baffles experts

Image copyright WCS A video of a wild elephant in India blowing out ashes has baffled wildlife experts around the world. Vinay Kumar, a scientist belonging to the Wildlife Conservation Society (India), filmed the 48-second video during a work trip to Nagarhole forest in Karnataka state in April 2016. He told the BBC that he […]

Linda Brown, centre of Brown v Board civil rights case, dies

Image copyright Library of Congress Image caption Four of the child plaintiffs in the case, including Linda Brown (left) pictured on 10th anniversary in 1964 Linda Brown, whose attempt to enrol in an all-white school led to a landmark US civil rights ruling, has died at 76. As an African-American child, Ms Brown was barred […]

Russia fire: Children killed in Kemerovo shopping centre blaze

Media captionFirefighters tackle fatal shopping centre fire At least 53 people have died in a fire that tore through a shopping and entertainment complex in the Siberian coal-mining city of Kemerovo. As many as 41 children may be among the victims, officials say, and more than 10 are listed as missing. The blaze started on […]

Spain Catalonia: Puigdemont’s arrest in Germany sparks mass protests

Media captionCatalan protesters clash with police in Barcelona Protests broke out across the Spanish region of Catalonia on Sunday after former leader Carles Puigdemont was taken into custody in Germany. At least 89 people were injured in clashes with police and four arrests were made. Mr Puigdemont, who is wanted in Spain for sedition and […]