United CEO says removed passenger was ‘disruptive and belligerent’

United CEO says removed passenger was ‘disruptive and belligerent’

Media captionPassenger dragged off a United flight. Video: Audra D. Bridges The CEO of United Airlines has said that employees “followed established procedures” in an incident which saw a passenger dragged off an overbooked US domestic flight. In a letter to employees, Oscar Munoz said he was “upset to see and hear about what happened”. […]

Blast rocks mainly Kurdish city of Diyarbakir in Turkey

Blast rocks mainly Kurdish city of Diyarbakir in Turkey

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The blast happened in a city known for clashes between Kurds and Turkish security forces A large explosion has struck a police headquarters in the mainly Kurdish city of Diyarbakir in south-eastern Turkey. Reports speak of at least four people injured. The city is at the heart of the conflict […]

Stockholm attack suspect was refused residency

Stockholm attack suspect was refused residency

Image copyright Swedish police Image caption Police wanted to speak to this man – a suspect matching his description was later arrested The suspect behind the Stockholm truck attack had been facing deportation, Swedish police say. The 39-year-old man from Uzbekistan is suspected of having driven a truck into a department store in the city […]

Egypt’s Coptic churches hit by deadly blasts on Palm Sunday

Egypt’s Coptic churches hit by deadly blasts on Palm Sunday

A second blast has been reported near a church in northern Egypt, hours after at least 21 people were killed during a Palm Sunday service. The explosion in front of a church in Alexandria has injured several people, according to state TV. The earlier blast targeted St George’s Coptic church in the city of Tanta, […]

Syria war: US launches missile strikes in response to ‘chemical attack’

Syria war: US launches missile strikes in response to ‘chemical attack’

Media captionThe Pentagon has released video of missiles being launched from US Navy ships, targeted at a Syrian airfield. The US has carried out a missile strike against a Syrian air base in response to a suspected chemical weapons attack on a rebel-held town. Fifty-nine Tomahawk cruise missiles were fired from two US Navy ships […]

Syria chemical ‘attack’: Russia rebel weapons claim rejected

Syria chemical ‘attack’: Russia rebel weapons claim rejected

Media captionRescue workers said many children were among those killed or injured in the attack Russian claims that a release of chemicals that killed and injured dozens of civilians in northern Syria came from rebel weapons on the ground have been rejected. Britain’s foreign secretary, a rebel commander and a weapons expert all said the […]

Syria conflict: ‘Chemical attack’ in Idlib kills 58

Syria conflict: ‘Chemical attack’ in Idlib kills 58

Media captionVictims were treated for injuries, including asphyxiation At least 58 people have been killed and dozens wounded in a suspected chemical attack on a rebel-held town in north-western Syria, a monitoring group says. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that strikes on Khan Sheikhoun by Syrian government or Russian jets had caused many […]

St Petersburg metro bombing ‘possibly a suicide attack’

St Petersburg metro bombing ‘possibly a suicide attack’

Media captionFootage shows passengers leaping from the wreckage in the minutes after the blast The St Petersburg metro explosion was caused by a bomb that was possibly detonated by a man whose body parts were found on the train, Russia’s state investigative committee has said. Fourteen people died and 49 were injured in the explosion […]

S Africa unions to Zuma: Time to go

S Africa unions to Zuma: Time to go

Image copyright Reuters Image caption President Jacob Zuma is coming under increasing pressure to step down South Africa’s powerful trades union federation Cosatu has called for President Jacob Zuma to step down. Its Secretary General Bheki Ntshalintshali said he is no longer the “right person” to lead the country. Mr Zuma has been under growing […]

Colombia declares emergency as first Mocoa landslide victims buried

Colombia declares emergency as first Mocoa landslide victims buried

Image copyright AFP Image caption Survivors of Saturday’s landslide have begun to bury their loved ones Colombia’s president has declared an “economic, social and ecological emergency” as the first victims of the Mocoa landslide were laid to rest. Juan Manuel Santos said the government was also putting 40,000m pesos ($13.9m; £11.1m) towards “addressing humanitarian priorities”. […]

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