Madrid scorns Catalan leader’s independence statement

Madrid scorns Catalan leader’s independence statement

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A pro-independence crowd gathered in Barcelona to hear Carles Puigdemont’s address The Spanish government has rejected a statement of independence signed by Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont and dismissed calls for mediation. Spain’s deputy prime minister described Mr Puigdemont as someone “who does not know where he is, where he’s […]






California fires: Scores missing as death toll rises to 15

California fires: Scores missing as death toll rises to 15

Image copyright EPA Image caption More than 1,500 homes have been destroyed More than 150 people are missing in wildfires that have ravaged northern California’s wine region, police say. At least 15 people are confirmed dead and more than 1,500 homes have been destroyed by the fires which broke out on Sunday. Nine of the […]






Daca Dreamers: Trump outlines demands for new deal

Daca Dreamers: Trump outlines demands for new deal

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Many Daca recipients protested against Mr Trump’s decision to scrap the programme The White House has outlined measures, including funding for a controversial border wall, that US President Donald Trump insists should be part of any new deal on young undocumented immigrants. Mr Trump is also asking to speed up […]






Catalonia referendum: Call for pro-unity rallies in Spain

Catalonia referendum: Call for pro-unity rallies in Spain

Media captionThe final results from the outlawed poll show 90% of the 2.3m people who voted backed independence. Rallies are expected in Spain against Catalonian independence, after Sunday’s disputed referendum. Demonstrations are planned in the capital Madrid and other cities, with supporters calling for a similar rally in Catalonia’s capital Barcelona. Meanwhile, Spain’s government representative […]






Storm Nate: At least 20 dead in Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Honduras

Storm Nate: At least 20 dead in Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Honduras

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Heavy rain has swollen rivers and affected towns across Costa Rica Tropical Storm Nate has killed at least 20 people in Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Honduras before it moves north towards the US. A state of emergency has been declared in the Central American nations, where more than 20 people […]






Trump: This is the calm before the storm

Trump: This is the calm before the storm

Media captionDonald Trump poses with US military leaders before making the cryptic comments US President Donald Trump has said it is the “calm before the storm” as he met military leaders, without giving further details. The cryptic comments came hours after reports he was planning to withhold support for the Iran nuclear deal. But the […]






Las Vegas shooting: Police search for gunman’s motive

Las Vegas shooting: Police search for gunman’s motive

Media captionHow the horror unfolded – in two minutes Police are working to establish the motive behind a mass shooting which left at least 59 dead and another 527 injured at a Las Vegas concert. Gunman Stephen Paddock, 64, opened fire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel towards an open-air music festival […]






Catalan referendum: Regional strike threatened after vote

Catalan referendum: Regional strike threatened after vote

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Catalonia held a vote on independence from Spain on Sunday A general strike threatens to bring large areas of Catalonia to a standstill, following the Spanish region’s disputed referendum. The strikes was called by Catalan trade unions and associations due to “the grave violation of rights and freedoms” seen […]






US musician Tom Petty dies aged 66

US musician Tom Petty dies aged 66

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Tom Petty was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002 US musician Tom Petty has died in California aged 66, says a statement issued on behalf of his family. Petty was found unconscious, not breathing and in full cardiac arrest at his Malibu home early […]






Kashmir: Suicide attackers hit Indian army camp in Srinagar

Kashmir: Suicide attackers hit Indian army camp in Srinagar

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption The attack took place in the heavily fortified area of Srinagar Suicide attackers have hit an Indian army camp in Srinagar in Indian-administered Kashmir, officials said. Three Border Security Force (BSF) personnel were injured in the attack, which began around 04:00 local time (22:30 GMT Monday). Authorities say security […]