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Crimea attack: Gun attack at Kerch college kills 19 Crimea attack: Gun attack at Kerch college kills 19
At least 19 people have been killed and dozens more wounded in a shooting at a college in Russian-annexed Crimea. An 18-year-old student ran through the Kerch technical college firing at fellow pupils before killing himself, Russian investigators say. Witnesses have also spoken of at least one blast caused by an unidentified explosive. The motive is unclear. Russia seized Crimea from Ukra...
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Canada becomes second country to legalise recreational marijuana Canada becomes second country to legalise recreational marijuana
Canada has become the second country after Uruguay to legalise possession and use of recreational cannabis. The nationwide market for cannabis opened on Wednesday at midnight amid lingering questions about the impact on health, the law and public safety. Information has been sent to 15m households about the new laws and public awareness campaigns. But there remain concerns, including abou...
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Jamal Khashoggi: Mike Pompeo to visit Saudi Arabia Jamal Khashoggi: Mike Pompeo to visit Saudi Arabia
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is to meet Saudi King Salman amid growing controversy over the fate of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. He will then visit Turkey, where Mr Khashoggi was last seen at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul two weeks ago. Turkish officials believe Mr Khashoggi was murdered by Saudi agents but the Saudis have strongly denied this. On Monday, President Donald Trum...
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France weather: Red alert as flash floods kill 13 in south-west France weather: Red alert as flash floods kill 13 in south-west
At least 13 people have been killed by flash floods in the Aude region of south-western France. Local authorities say several months' worth of rain fell in just a few hours overnight, leaving roads blocked in some areas. A nun was swept away by the River Aude, local broadcaster BFMTV reports. Separately, a policewoman attending to a weather-related traffic accident in the town of Albi was...
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Germany protest: Tens of thousands march against far right Germany protest: Tens of thousands march against far right
More than 100,000 people have been marching in the German capital Berlin to protest against xenophobia and the increasing influence of the far right. Rights groups organised the rally, as marchers held placards reading "Indivisible" and "United against racism". The BBC's Jenny Hill in Berlin says even the organisers seemed surprised by the turnout. Support for the anti-immigration AfD par...
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Investigation starts into dramatic Soyuz rocket breakdown Investigation starts into dramatic Soyuz rocket breakdown
Russian officials are investigating the cause of a booster problem that forced a Soyuz rocket capsule to make an emergency landing just after launch. The two crew members, Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin and American astronaut Nick Hague, are in good health, officials say. They were heading for a six-month mission on the International Space Station when their flight was aborted. Their c...
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Drew Barrymore: EgyptAir's magazine sorry for 'surreal' article Drew Barrymore: EgyptAir's magazine sorry for 'surreal' article
EgyptAir's in-flight magazine has apologised over an interview with actress Drew Barrymore that was slated on social media after being published. The article went viral after being posted online, with many questioning whether the interview was real. Barrymore's representatives said she "did not participate" in the interview, which was notable for a number of grammatical and spelling errors. ...
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Eduardo Vela: 'Stolen babies' doctor escapes punishment in Spain Eduardo Vela: 'Stolen babies' doctor escapes punishment in Spain
A Madrid court has let off a former doctor over stealing newborn babies from their mothers and supplying them to infertile couples. The court found gynaecologist Eduardo Vela, 85, had committed the crimes but could not legally be convicted because too much time had elapsed. He was the first person to go on trial for illegal adoptions that took place during and after the fascist dictatorship ...
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Meng Hongwei: China confirms detention of Interpol chief Meng Hongwei: China confirms detention of Interpol chief
China has confirmed it is holding the missing head of Interpol, Meng Hongwei. Beijing said he was under investigation by the country's anti-corruption body for unspecified breaches of the law. Mr Meng, also a vice-minister of public security in China, was reported missing after travelling from the city of Lyon in France, where Interpol is based, to China on 25 September. Interpol said it ...
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Hong Kong rejects visa for FT editor Victor Mallet Hong Kong rejects visa for FT editor Victor Mallet
Hong Kong has refused to renew a work visa for the Asia news editor of the Financial Times, sparking concerns from the UK government. Victor Mallet is also vice-president of the city's Foreign Correspondents' Club (FCC), which upset local and Chinese authorities by hosting a separatist speaker in August. Hong Kong did not explain its visa decision. China is highly sensitive about the terr...
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