Florida school shooting: Students demand tighter gun controls

Florida school shooting: Students demand tighter gun controls

Media captionStudent to lawmakers: “Shame on you.” Young survivors of Wednesday’s school shooting in Florida have taken part in an emotionally charged rally demanding tighter gun controls. Protesters in Fort Lauderdale chanted “shame on you”, referring to US lawmakers and President Donald Trump. He said last year he would “never” infringe on the right to […]

Israel Gaza: Four Israeli soldiers injured in border blast

Israel Gaza: Four Israeli soldiers injured in border blast

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The blast occurred near a security fence in the southern Gaza Strip Four Israeli soldiers have been hurt, two of them seriously, in an explosion near the Israeli-Gaza border. The army said a Palestinian flag was flying in the area, and when the troops approached they were hit by the […]

Rare cello returned after knifepoint theft in Paris

Rare cello returned after knifepoint theft in Paris

Image copyright AFP/getty Image caption Ophélie Gaillard, who is an award-winning cellist, had the valuable instrument on loan An 18th-Century cello has been returned to a French musician after an appeal following her knifepoint robbery. Ophélie Gaillard was robbed of the instrument and her mobile phone outside her home in Paris on Thursday. After putting […]

Pope renews Vatican’s anti-sexual abuse panel

Pope renews Vatican’s anti-sexual abuse panel

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Cardinal Sean O’Malley was re-appointed to lead the child protection panel Pope Francis has announced the renewal of the Church’s panel tasked with combating sexual abuse of children, in the wake of a fresh controversy. The Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors is made up of eight men […]

UKIP members vote to sack embattled leader Henry Bolton

UKIP members vote to sack embattled leader Henry Bolton

Media captionOutgoing chairman Paul Oakden reads the result of the vote UKIP members have voted to sack leader Henry Bolton after controversy over racist messages sent by his partner. The former army officer’s fate was decided after 63% voted to back a no confidence motion at an extraordinary general meeting (EGM) in Birmingham. He had […]

Mexico earthquake: Tremor shakes newspaper office

A 7.2-magnitude earthquake has hit south-western Mexico, causing buildings to shake in the capital, Mexico City. Journalists at the office of one Mexican newspaper, Milenio, filmed the moment the quake shook their building. Strong quake hits south-western Mexico Mexico earthquake: Tremor shakes newspaper office

‘I knew I had to get out’ of DR Congo

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Woman challenges definition of ‘feminine’ on Thesaurus.com

Thesaurus.com has said it will review its entry for “feminine” after a woman complained about its “comical” synonyms for the word. Kaya Day was so disappointed with the limited selection that she wrote a letter of complaint. She says she’s trying to get different words added so that language can catch up with social consciousness […]

ICYMI: ‘World’s smallest dog sculpture’

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Nigeria bomb blasts cause deaths at fish market

Nigeria bomb blasts cause deaths at fish market

Image copyright AFP Image caption The continuing attacks are being blamed on Boko Haram – casting doubt on official claims the group has been defeated Three suicide bombers have hit the town of Konduga in north-east Nigeria, killing at least 18 people. Two attacked a fish market and a third struck nearby, security sources said. […]