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MOAB strike: US military defends use of massive bomb in Afghanistan

MOAB strike: US military defends use of massive bomb in Afghanistan

Media captionThe moment the MOAB bomb struck the IS cave and tunnel system The top US military commander in Afghanistan says the decision to use a powerful bomb in the country was based purely on tactical considerations. Gen John Nicholson said the most powerful non-nuclear bomb ever used by the US in combat had been […]

Arkansas governor backs unprecedented execution spree

Arkansas governor backs unprecedented execution spree

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Hutchinson defended his decision to allow the executions to begin the day after Easter Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson is defending his decision to put to death seven prisoners over a 11-day period starting on Monday. The executions have drawn international attention and have been condemned by rights groups as an […]

Firefighters put out a blaze at the Bellagio in Las Vegas

Firefighters have tackled a blaze that broke out at the famous Bellagio in Las Vegas. The fire started on the roof of retail units at the site but the hotel itself was unaffected and no injuries were reported. The Las Vegas strip had to be closed during the incident. Firefighters put out a blaze at […]

FGM charge for Detroit doctor Jumana Nagarwala in US first

FGM charge for Detroit doctor Jumana Nagarwala in US first

Image copyright Henry Ford Hospital Image caption Dr Nagarwala mutilated girls aged between six and eight, prosecutors say A doctor in the US city of Detroit has been charged with carrying out female genital mutilation (FGM) on young girls in what is believed to be the first case of its kind in the country. Prosecutors […]

MOAB strike: US bombing of IS in Afghanistan ‘killed dozens’

MOAB strike: US bombing of IS in Afghanistan ‘killed dozens’

Media captionWatch 2003 footage of the GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb (MOAB) being tested A US military strike with a weapon known as the “mother of all bombs” (MOAB) killed 36 IS militants and destroyed their base, the Afghan defence ministry says. The 21,600lb (9,800kg) bomb was dropped on a tunnel complex used by […]

CIA chief Pompeo: Wikileaks ‘hostile intelligence service’

CIA chief Pompeo: Wikileaks ‘hostile intelligence service’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Pompeo said Wikileaks “walks and talks” like a hostile intelligence service The head of the CIA Mike Pompeo has described anti-secrecy organisation WikiLeaks as a “non-state hostile intelligence service” that is often abetted by states such as Russia. Russian military intelligence used Wikileaks to distribute hacked material during the […]

FGM: Detroit doctor Jumana Nagarwala faces life in jail

FGM: Detroit doctor Jumana Nagarwala faces life in jail

Image copyright Henry Ford Hospital Image caption Dr Nagarwala mutilated girls aged between six and eight, prosecutors say A doctor in the US city of Detroit has been charged with carrying out female genital mutilation (FGM) on young girls in what is believed to be the first case of its kind in the country. Prosecutors […]

United Airlines passenger ordeal ‘worse than fall of Saigon’

United Airlines passenger ordeal ‘worse than fall of Saigon’

Media captionCrystal Dao Pepper: “We were horrified, shocked and sickened to learn what had happened” A man dragged screaming off a United Airlines flight described his ordeal as “more horrifying” than his experiences in the Vietnam War, his lawyer says. Attorneys for Dr David Dao, who lost two front teeth and suffered a broken nose […]

US military drops ‘mother of all bombs on IS’ in Afghanistan

US military drops ‘mother of all bombs on IS’ in Afghanistan

Media captionWatch 2003 footage of the GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb (MOAB) being tested The US military says it has dropped the most destructive non-nuclear bomb ever used in combat on an Islamic State group tunnel complex in Afghanistan. The GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb (MOAB), known as “the mother of all bombs”, […]

Trump reverses course in 24 hours from Nato to China to Fed

Trump reverses course in 24 hours from Nato to China to Fed

Media captionTrump changes mind over Nato US President Donald Trump has reversed course in the space of 24 hours on an array of populist positions he adopted during the election campaign. He declared Nato was “no longer obsolete” and dropped his pledge to declare China a currency manipulator. Mr Trump also said he was no […]