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Westminster attacker ‘drove up to 76mph’ across bridge

Westminster attacker ‘drove up to 76mph’ across bridge

Police believe Khalid Masood was driving up to 76mph on Westminster Bridge where he killed three people, BBC London has learned. Masood also injured 50 people when he drove a car into pedestrians near the Houses of Parliament last Wednesday. He then fatally stabbed a police officer before being shot dead by police – all […]

London attack: US victim’s family say he focused on positives in life

Media captionMelissa’s brother, Clint Payne, read a statement on behalf of their family The family of the US tourist killed in the Westminster terror attack have said he bore no “ill will” to anyone and spent life focusing on “the positive”. Kurt Cochran, 54, from Utah, was one of three pedestrians who died after being […]

PM says Brexit will make UK ‘more united’

Media captionTheresa May: “When this great union of nations sets its mind to something and works together with determination, we are an unstoppable force.” Leaving the European Union will be an opportunity to strengthen the ties between the nations of the United Kingdom, Theresa May has said. The prime minister was speaking during a visit […]

Men arrested after girl, 4, dies after being struck by car

Men arrested after girl, 4, dies after being struck by car

Image copyright Merseyside Police Image caption Violet Grace Youens died in hospital late on Saturday A man has been held on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after a girl was struck by a car. Four-year-old Violet Grace Youens died on Saturday, a day after the vehicle mounted the pavement in St Helens. The […]

Murdered Sandie Bowen’s body was ‘tied to sink in lake’

Murdered Sandie Bowen’s body was ‘tied to sink in lake’

Image caption Sandie Bowen went missing from Monmouthshire in August 1997 Murdered Sandie Bowen’s decomposed remains were found tied to a porcelain sink at the bottom of a reservoir, an inquest has heard. The 53-year-old’s body was recovered last month at Wentwood Reservoir, near Newport – 20 years after she was murdered by her husband […]

South Sudan attack ‘could delay aid deliveries’

South Sudan attack ‘could delay aid deliveries’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Aid agencies are re-evaluating risks in light of the weekend attack Aid agencies say the “shocking” killing of six aid workers in South Sudan on Saturday is causing them to re-assess how and when they can deliver supplies. The victims were ambushed by unknown attackers when travelling between Juba and […]

Tanzania rapper Nay wa Mitego freed after Magufuli criticism

Tanzania rapper Nay wa Mitego freed after Magufuli criticism

Image caption Nay wa Mitego (l) was greeted by well-wishers and relatives on his release Tanzanian rapper Emmanuel Elibariki, known as Nay wa Mitego, has been released just a day after he was arrested for releasing a song deemed insulting to the government. The song emerged last week and has been widely shared on social […]

IS conflict: US-backed force pauses assault on Syria’s Tabqa dam

IS conflict: US-backed force pauses assault on Syria’s Tabqa dam

Image copyright Operation Inherent Resolve Image caption The US-led coalition published aerial photos it said showed the Tabqa dam had not been bombed US-backed Syrian fighters have paused their offensive near the Tabqa dam so engineers can do any work necessary to ensure it continues to function. The Syrian Democratic Forces alliance is battling Islamic […]

Yemenis protest on war’s second anniversary

Yemenis protest on war’s second anniversary

Image copyright EPA Image caption A Yemeni photographer takes photos of a rally in Sanaa Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Yemen’s capital on Sunday to call for an end to war in the country. The demonstration was organised by Houthi rebels, who occupy the city and much of Yemen’s north. […]

Russia jails protests leader Alexei Navalny for 15 days

Russia jails protests leader Alexei Navalny for 15 days

Image copyright AFP Image caption Alexei Navalny (left) called for nationwide protests over alleged government corruption Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been jailed for 15 days for resisting police orders during mass protests on Sunday. Mr Navalny was one of hundreds of people who were detained across the country in connection with the rallies. […]

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