China fears ‘conflict at any moment’ over N Korea

China fears ‘conflict at any moment’ over N Korea

Image copyright AFP Image caption “All relevant parties should be highly vigilant,” the Chinese foreign minister says China has warned that “conflict could break out at any moment” as tension over North Korea increases. Foreign Minister Wang Yi said if war occurred there could be no winner. Mr Wang’s comments come as the US voices […]

Beslan school siege: Russia ‘failed’ in 2004 massacre

Beslan school siege: Russia ‘failed’ in 2004 massacre

Media captionMother of Beslan siege victims seeks answers The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that Russia failed to protect the hostages of the Beslan school siege in which about 330 people died in 2004. In the siege, Chechen rebels took more than 1,000 hostages, mostly children. The operation by Russian forces to end […]

Syria war: G7 rejects sanctions on Russia after ‘chemical attack’

Syria war: G7 rejects sanctions on Russia after ‘chemical attack’

Image copyright EPA Image caption The suspected chemical attack in Khan Sheikhoun last week left 89 people dead and many hurt The G7 group of nations has failed to reach agreement over threatening new sanctions against Russia and Syria. Foreign ministers were seeking a common position on the Syrian conflict, before the US secretary of […]

Stockholm suspect ‘admits truck attack’

Stockholm suspect ‘admits truck attack’

Image copyright Swedish police Image caption Police released this CCTV image of Rakhmat Akilov following the attack The Stockholm truck attack suspect has confessed to a “terrorist crime”, his lawyer said at a court hearing in the Swedish capital. Rakhmat Akilov, 39 and from Uzbekistan, admitted carrying out the attack in court and was remanded […]

Toshiba files unaudited results and says future is in doubt

Toshiba files unaudited results and says future is in doubt

Image copyright Getty Images Toshiba has filed its delayed financial results, warning that the company’s survival is at risk. “There are material events and conditions that raise substantial doubt about the company’s ability to continue as a going concern,” the company said in a statement. The electronics-to-construction giant reported a loss of 532bn yen (£3.8bn; […]

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 […]

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