Category: World News

Kerch blast: Crimea college bomb attack kills 18

Image copyright PA Image caption Authorities surrounded the school after the attack and evacuated other schools as a precaution At least 18 people have been killed and dozens more wounded in an explosion at a college in Russian-annexed Crimea. Officials said an “unidentified explosive device” detonated at the technical college in Kerch, where Russia has…

Jamal Khashoggi: Turkey to search Saudi consulate in Istanbul

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJamal Khashoggi: What we know about the journalist’s disappearance Turkish officials investigating the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi will search Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul later on Monday, the Turkish foreign ministry says. Turkish officials believe Mr Khashoggi was murdered in the consulate by Saudi agents…

Storm Leslie: Portugal hit by hurricane-force winds

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Hundreds of trees were brought down in the storm Hurricane-force winds have struck central and northern Portugal, leaving 300,000 homes without power. The remnants of Hurricane Leslie swept in overnight on Saturday, with winds gusting up to 176km/h (109mph). Civil defence officials said 27 people suffered minor injuries, with localised…

Astronauts escape malfunctioning Soyuz rocket

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe malfunction became apparent about 90 seconds into the flight A US astronaut and a Russian cosmonaut were forced to make an emergency landing after their Russian Soyuz rocket malfunctioned en route to the International Space Station (ISS). Shortly after taking off from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan,…