Thursday, March 21, 2019

US election race: Gillibrand launches presidential bid

Kirsten Gillibrand has become the latest US Democrat to join a crowded race to be the party's candidate for the 2020 presidential election. The 52-year-old...

Bangladesh Fifa official held for ‘defaming’ PM Hasina

Bangladeshi authorities have arrested a senior member of football's world governing body Fifa for allegedly defaming the country's prime minister. Mahfuza Akhter Kiron, a Fifa...

Israel elections: Court bans far-right candidate Ben-Ari

Israel's Supreme Court has disqualified the leader of the far-right Jewish Power party, Michael Ben-Ari, from next month's elections. In doing so, it overturned an...

Brazil school shooting: Thousands attend wake for victims

Thousands of people have attended a wake for victims of a school shooting near the Brazilian city of São Paulo. Two former pupils, aged 17...

Mumbai footbridge collapse kills five and injures dozens

At least five people have been killed and dozens injured after a footbridge collapsed near Mumbai's main train station. The bridge collapsed at 7.30pm local...

Cyclone Idai: Mozambique braces for ‘worst-case scenario’ storm

People living in one of Mozambique's largest cities have been warned to expect the "worst-case scenario" as a major cyclone makes landfall. Cyclone Idai, which...

Paul Manafort: Ex-Trump chief gets 43 more months in jail

US President Donald Trump's former campaign chief Paul Manafort has been jailed for 43 more months on charges stemming from the Russia investigation. It comes...

Australian man blocks arrow shot with mobile phone

Mobile phones truly can be life savers - especially, it seems, when an arrow is hurtling towards you. That was the case for a 43-year-old...

North Korea rebuilding rocket sites: What does this mean?

Hey, North Korea - what's up? What are you doing? As the correspondent for the Koreas, I find myself asking those questions a lot, no...

California governor to halt executions

California Governor Gavin Newsom will announce a moratorium on executions and a temporary reprieve for all 737 inmates on death row in the state. US...

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