Hoboken station crash: New Jersey train disaster 'kills three'

Posted on Thursday September 29, 2016

At least three people are reported killed and more than 100 are injured, many of them critically, as a commuter train crashes at a railway station in New Jersey.

Johnson fails to name a foreign leader

Posted on Thursday September 29, 2016

US Libertarian candidate, Johnson, blames an 'Aleppo moment' for not remembering any foreign leaders.

One in 10 children has 'Aids defence'

Posted on Thursday September 29, 2016

A 10th of children have a "monkey-like" immune system that stops them developing Aids, researchers say.

Kashmir attack: India 'launches strikes against militants'

Posted on Thursday September 29, 2016

India's army carries out "surgical strikes" against suspected militants along the de-facto border with Pakistan in Kashmir.

Obama: Congress veto override of 9/11 lawsuits bill 'a mistake'

Posted on Thursday September 29, 2016

The US president says the congressional override of his veto on a bill allowing 9/11 lawsuits against Saudi Arabia sets "a dangerous precedent".

Samsung in US 'exploding washing machines' probe

Posted on Thursday September 29, 2016

Samsung has confirmed it is in talks with US consumer watchdogs after a lawsuit against the firm over "exploding" washing machines.

German lion escape: Sad end in Leipzig zoo

Posted on Thursday September 29, 2016

One of two lions that escaped from an enclosure in Leipzig zoo in Germany has been shot dead after attempts to use a tranquilliser failed.

US police shooting: Alfred Olango 'pointed e-cigarette'

Posted on Thursday September 29, 2016

Police in California say they shot dead a Ugandan refugee because he pulled an object that turned out to be an e-cigarette from his pocket, pointed it and assumed a "shooting stance".

Syria war: Russia rejects US calls to halt bombing eastern Aleppo

Posted on Thursday September 29, 2016

Russia says it will continue bombarding rebel-held eastern Aleppo, where thousands are trapped, despite US demands for Moscow to stop.

Singapore jails teen blogger Amos Yee for anti-religion posts

Posted on Thursday September 29, 2016

Amos Yee, a 17-year-old blogger from Singapore, will spend six weeks in jail for online posts criticising Christianity and Islam.

Russia plans to ban 'baby boxes' for unwanted infants

Posted on Thursday September 29, 2016

Russia plans to ban "baby boxes" - the hatches introduced in many countries where desperate mothers can safely abandon a baby.

California ends statute of limitations for rape over Cosby case

Posted on Thursday September 29, 2016

California approves a bill ending the 10-year statute of limitations on rape, in a move prompted by allegations against US actor Bill Cosby.

South Carolina school shooter kills dad before rampage

Posted on Wednesday September 28, 2016

A teenager killed his father before going to a nearby primary school and opening fire with a handgun, wounding two students and a teacher, police say.

Police body cameras 'cut complaints against officers'

Posted on Thursday September 29, 2016

Police body cameras can dramatically reduce the number of complaints against officers, a major research project suggests.

Liam Fox predicts free EU trade post-Brexit

Posted on Thursday September 29, 2016

International Trade Secretary Liam Fox says he wants the UK's trade with the European Union to be "at least as free" after Brexit.

'Mosaic house' is culmination of 20 years' work

Posted on Wednesday September 28, 2016

A vibrant "mosaic house" in Los Angeles represents a 20 year collaboration between two married artists, who have covered almost every surface in tiles and ceramics.

Aleppo: Brain surgery carried out on hospital floor

Posted on Wednesday September 28, 2016

Distressing footage shows the grim reality of an Aleppo hospital. Contains upsetting footage and scenes of surgery.

Michelle Obama: 'We need an adult in the White House'

Posted on Wednesday September 28, 2016

Michelle Obama takes aim at Republican White House hopeful Donald Trump, saying "a president can’t just pop off" when he or she is upset.

US train passengers 'climbing out of windows'

Posted on Thursday September 29, 2016

Eyewitness Ben Fairclough said some people appeared to be unconscious after a train crashed into a station in Hoboken, New Jersey.

Girl rebukes Charlotte mayor over police shootings

Posted on Tuesday September 27, 2016

A young African-American girl delivers a tearful plea about police shootings to city officials in Charlotte, North Carolina.