French policeman kills three and himself north of Paris

Image copyright AFP Image caption The unnamed police officer was reportedly stationed in Paris A French policeman shot three people dead on a street near Paris in an apparent domestic dispute, before killing himself, media reports say. His girlfriend, as well as her mother and her sister, were wounded in the incident, which occurred late on Saturday in the town […]

Morocco food stampede kills 15 and wounds many

At least 15 people have been killed in a stampede in Morocco while food aid was being handed out. The incident occurred in the town of Sidi Boulaalam in Essaouira province. The aid was being distributed by a private charity. Some reports indicate that up to 40 people were injured in the crush. Local media reported that most of the […]

Friend’s ‘premonition’ before Daniel Hearty’s fatal race

Image caption Daniel Hegarty was flung into barriers during lap six and suffered fatal injuries A friend of a motorcyclist killed in a crash at the Macau Grand Prix said he had a strong feeling something “disastrous” was going to happen. Daniel Hegarty, 31, from Nottingham, suffered fatal injuries when he came off his bike on a sharp bend. Roger […]

Lena Dunham sorry for comment on writer accused of sexual assault

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Lena Dunham was the star of Girls on HBO The star of Girls, Lena Dunham, has apologised for supporting a writer on the US TV series who has been accused of sexual assault. Los Angeles police are investigating the accusation made against Murray Miller by actress Aurora Perrineau. Ms Dunham initially said she was […]

Waddesdon air crash: Bodies recovered from crash site

Image copyright PA Image caption Rescue teams are removing the wreckage from the site The bodies of four men killed in a crash between a helicopter and plane have been recovered from the site. The aircraft collided over Waddesdon Estate, near Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, on Friday. One of the victims was Capt Mike Green. Thames Valley Police said it would not […]

Independent streams fake ‘live’ space video on Facebook

Image copyright The Independent The Independent newspaper has streamed a video it described as “live from space” on its Facebook page – but the footage was actually recorded in 2015. More than 180,000 people viewed the video during the “live” broadcast, with at least 2,000 sharing the post. The stream was ended shortly after the BBC contacted the paper and […]

Ofsted inspectors to quiz girls in hijabs

Image copyright Getty Images Inspectors will question girls who wear hijabs in primary school to find out why they do so, head of Ofsted Amanda Spielman has said. She said creating an environment where Muslim children are expected to wear the headscarf “could be interpreted as sexualisation of young girls”. The hijab is traditionally worn as a sign of modesty […]

Singer and presenter Aled Jones denies ‘inappropriate’ behaviour

Singer Aled Jones has said he is “deeply sorry” for any upset caused after allegations about his behaviour, but denied any “inappropriate contact”. Responding to newspaper claims of inappropriate “messages”, his spokesman said the Songs of Praise star accepted his behaviour more than a decade ago had been “occasionally juvenile”. The spokesman said he had “voluntarily agreed not to go […]

MP blames death threats on paper’s headline

Image copyright Getty Images Ex-Tory minister Anna Soubry says her office has received 13 death threats since a newspaper front page named her as one of 15 “Brexit mutineers”. The pro-EU Remain supporter said the police took the threats seriously and had passed two cases to prosecutors. She said she had been “really quite frightened” and blamed the threats on […]

Budget 2017: Plans to build 300,000 homes a year

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption“It is not acceptable to us that so many fewer young Britons are able to own a home” Philip Hammond says next week’s Budget will set out how the government will build 300,000 new homes a year. But the chancellor said there was no “single magic bullet” to increase housing supply and […]

Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe vows to stay on despite army pressure

Zimbabwe’s embattled leader Robert Mugabe has vowed to stay in power for several weeks, despite intensifying pressure on him to stand down. In a live TV address, Mr Mugabe said he would preside over the ruling party’s congress in December. The Zanu-PF earlier sacked him as party leader, and gave him less than 24 hours to resign as president or […]

‘No others involved’ in Gaia Pope’s death

Image copyright Gaia Pope Image caption Gaia Pope was last seen in Swanage on 7 November There were no injuries to suggest “any other person was involved” in the death of missing teenager Gaia Pope, police have said. The 19-year-old’s body was found on Saturday in a field near Swanage, 11 days after she was last seen. Dorset Police is […]

Trump’s foreign policy: Follow the money

Donald Trump Jr and Eric Trump pose with local developer Jose Antonio during a press conference on the launching of Manila’s Trump Tower project worth $150m on June 26, 2012 [AP Photo/Pat Roque] US President Donald Trump began his term by banning refugees and immigrants from six Muslim-majority countries and pushing forward with plans to build a wall between the […]

Pressure weighs on Mugabe to quit after mass protests

ZANU-PF Central Committee members cheer as the resolution to recall Mugabe is read out [Tendai Marima/Al Jazeera] Harare, Zimbabwe – A day after tens of thousands of Zimbabweans rallied to demand Robert Mugabe relinquish power, calls for the 93-year-old to quit grew louder leading up to a second round of negotiations between the president and army. Members of the Central Committee of […]

World Toilet Day 2017

A UN recognised event, World Toilet Day on November 19, aims to raise awareness about poor sanitation and defecation in the open. An estimated 2.3 billion people worldwide are without toilets to safely dispose of their waste. Al Jazeera looks at the impact caused by the lack of access to sanitation facilities.    Open defecation is most widespread in countries that also […]

Indonesians recognised after decades in the Philippines

Hundreds of people of Indonesian descent on Balut Island in the Philippines wait for the release of their birth certificates last week [Mick Basa/Al Jazeera] Davao Occidental, Philippines – On the screen flashed Indonesia’s world-renowned destinations. They were told if they could name one, a cash prize awaits. But many were clueless about what they were seeing, or worse, what […]

Rare Tintin art fetches $500,000 at Paris auction

Image copyright EPA A rare India ink drawing of young reporter Tintin and his faithful dog Snowy has been sold for almost $500,000 (£380,000) at auction in Paris. The picture from the 1939 comic album King Ottokar’s Sceptre was among items by Hergé, the Belgian artist who created Tintin, to go under the hammer. An original strip from the book […]

Hurricane damage ‘heartbreaking’ – Prince Charles

Image copyright Getty Images The Prince of Wales has described the destruction caused by Caribbean hurricanes as “utterly heartbreaking”. After meeting homeless families in Antigua, he said it was “painful beyond words to see the devastation”. Prince Charles is on three-day tour to see the damage caused by hurricanes Irma and Maria in September. His visit came as the government […]

Tributes paid to race death motorcyclist Daniel Hegarty

Image copyright Press Eye Image caption Daniel Hegarty died before reaching hospital The girlfriend of a British motorcyclist killed in a crash at the Macau Grand Prix in China has said she has been left heartbroken by his death. Daniel Hegarty, 31, from Nottingham, died from his injuries before arriving at hospital. The Macau Grand Prix committee said the accident […]

Gerry Adams to outline political future at Sinn Féin conference

Image caption Gerry Adams said the party had a plan for “orderly leadership change” Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams is expected to set out a plan to step down from party leadership later. Mr Adams, who has led Sinn Féin since 1983, will speak at the party’s ard fhéis (annual conference) in Dublin. It is expected that Mr Adams will […]

Giant airship ‘breaks in two’ and collapses

Image copyright sbna Image caption The airlander collapsed at Cardington Airfield, where it is based The world’s longest aircraft has collapsed to the ground less than 24 hours after a successful test flight. The Airlander 10 – a combination of a plane and an airship – was seen to “break in two” at an airfield in Bedfordshire, an eyewitness said. […]

Azzedine Alaïa: Popular Tunisian couturier dies aged 77

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Alaïa was fascinated by the human form and his designs were often close-fitting The celebrated Tunisian fashion designer Azzedine Alaïa has died at the age of 77, French media report. Alaïa, whose close-fitting designs awarded him the nickname “king of cling”, gained notoriety for his work in the 1980s. He became popular among celebrities […]

Muswell Hill murder probe after woman stabbed to death

Image copyright Google Image caption The woman was found dead in a house on Hill Road, Muswell Hill A woman has been found stabbed to death in north London, sparking a murder investigation. The woman, who is believed to be aged in her 50s, was discovered inside the property on Hill Road in Muswell Hill on Thursday evening. Scotland Yard […]

Dugdale in I’m A Celebrity suspension row

Image copyright PA Scottish Labour’s new leader Richard Leonard has said the party’s MSPs will consider suspension for his predecessor Kezia Dugdale. Ms Dugdale, still an MSP, has been revealed as a surprise contestant in ITV’s I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! programme. Mr Leonard said he was a “bit disappointed” by her participation. Ms Dugdale is understood […]