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Trump v Cuba

Trump v Cuba

Image copyright AFP Image caption Donald Trump is reported to be unveiling his new Cuba policy next week Warmer ties with Cuba after almost 60 years of hostility was one of President Barack Obama’s main foreign policy legacies. He and Cuban leader Raul Castro agreed to normalise diplomatic relations in December 2014 and in August […]

London attack: Men 'planned to use 7.5 tonne lorry'

London attack: Men 'planned to use 7.5 tonne lorry'

Image copyright Met Police Image caption Attackers drove into people walking across London Bridge before stabbing others in nearby Borough Market The London Bridge attackers tried to hire a seven-and-a-half tonne lorry to carry out their attack, police say. But the three men failed to provide payment details and the vehicle was not picked up, […]

Bad location

Bad location

When Syria’s civil war came to the city of Aleppo in 2012, Zahed Tajeddin was cut off from his 450-year-old home. He worried about it, but it survived – and he later discovered how it served as a life-saving medical centre for people living under constant bombardment. Zahed Tajeddin had always wanted to live in […]

Signs of change

Signs of change

Image copyright Facebook In early May, Nilufar Aliyeva received a phone call from her 17-year-old son Jasurbek. He asked her to come home urgently. His weak and struggling voice terrified Ms Aliyeva. When she got home, she saw her son covered with blood and his back was full of bruises. Jasurbek Ibragimov was badly beaten, […]

London Bridge attack: Spain honours 'skateboarding hero'

London Bridge attack: Spain honours 'skateboarding hero'

Image copyright EPA Image caption Ignacio Echeverría has been praised by the Spanish prime minister for his “heroic” actions Spanish skateboarder Ignacio Echeverría, who died from Saturday’s terror attacks in London, has been posthumously awarded one of Spain’s highest honours. The country’s government has deemed him worthy of the Grand Cross of the Order of […]

Hawaiian pizza inventor Sam Panopoulos dies aged 83

Hawaiian pizza inventor Sam Panopoulos dies aged 83

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Hawaiian pizza, surprisingly, has roots in Ontario Sam Panopoulos, who has died aged 83, leaves a legacy that has delighted, confused and appalled diners worldwide. Often at the same time. Panopoulos is the Canadian man who invented Hawaiian pizza, a dish so divisive it led to a presidential outburst […]

Trump: I would speak under oath on Comey

Trump: I would speak under oath on Comey

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPresident Trump willing to testify under oath US President Donald Trump says he is “100%” willing to speak under oath about his conversations with ex-FBI chief James Comey. Speaking at the White House, he denied having asked for Mr Comey’s loyalty or for an inquiry into his […]

Bald eagles adopt 'mortal enemy' baby red-tailed hawk

Bald eagles adopt 'mortal enemy' baby red-tailed hawk

Image copyright Lynda Robson / Hancock Wildlife Foundation It’s an unusual family – a pair of bald eagles have taken a baby red-tailed hawk into their nest and raised it alongside their own three chicks. The eagles’ nest is located at the Shoal Harbour Migratory Bird Sanctuary off the coast of British Columbia. The two […]

Qatar blockade: US urges Gulf states to ease restrictions

Qatar blockade: US urges Gulf states to ease restrictions

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says Gulf countries must ease the blockade on Qatar, which is accused by Arab neighbours of funding terrorism. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Egypt and Bahrain cut travel and diplomatic ties with Qatar on Monday. Mr Tillerson said the blockade was having humanitarian consequences. But while praising […]

Parents eye Austrian asylum in Italy vaccination dispute

Parents eye Austrian asylum in Italy vaccination dispute

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption There is some resistance to mandatory vaccinations in Italy A group of German-speaking parents in northern Italy are so angry about a new requirement to get their children vaccinated that they plan to seek asylum in nearby Austria. The 130 families live in Alto Adige – also known as […]