Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said "Iranian malign activity" required the "immediate sale" of weapons US President Donald Trump is approving the sale of billions of dollars' worth of weapons to Saudi Arabia, citing Iranian threats to its arch rival. Mr Trump invoked a rarely used aspect of federal…
Image copyright FBI HANDOUT Image caption The teenager was kidnapped from her house in October 2018 A man in Wisconsin has been convicted of kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs and killing her parents. Jake Patterson, 21, will serve two life terms without parole for the murder charges and 40 years for kidnapping. Patterson said he chose…
At least 25 inmates have died after clashes broke out at a jail inside a Venezuelan police station, according to a rights group. At least 20 police officers were wounded, Una Ventana a la Libertad said. The jail, in Acarigua, is designed to hold 250 people but currently has around 540 inmates, the Venezuelan Prison…
Image caption Jeremy Hunt, Boris Johnson, Rory Stewart and Esther McVey have already said they will run for the leadership The race to become the next Conservative Party leader has begun, following Theresa May's announcement that she will step down next month. The contest will not only result in a new party leader, but also…
Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe abortion battle explained in three minutesThe American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Planned Parenthood, an abortion and healthcare provider, have sued Alabama over its ban on abortion. The groups called the "extreme" law a "manmade public health emergency". The ban, which offers no exceptions for rape…
Image copyright AFP PHOTO / PROJECT POSSIBLE Image caption Nepal issued 381 permits at $11,000 each for this spring's climbing season If you imagine the summit of Mount Everest, you might picture a quiet, snowy peak far from civilisation. But a striking photo, taken by mountaineer Nirmal Purja, shows how the reality can be a…
Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Whelan was arrested in Moscow on 28 December after taking a group of wedding guests on a tour of the Kremlin museums A former US marine imprisoned in Russia on suspicion of spying has complained of "abuses and harassment" and says he is a "victim of political kidnap". Mr…
Image copyright Reuters It's the question that has kept British politics awash with rumours for months - when will Theresa May resign? Her Brexit plans failed again and again to impress squabbling MPs in parliament, but she soldiered on regardless. Until now. In an emotional statement outside her office in Downing St, Mrs May finally…
Image copyright AFP/ Project Possible Image caption There have been calls to limit the number of permits issued to climbers Three more climbers have died on Mount Everest, taking the death toll to seven in a week - more than the total for the whole of last year. The three died of exhaustion while descending…
Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAerial shots show tornado destruction in Jefferson City, MissouriA tornado has killed three people in the US state of Missouri, including an elderly couple who were hurled hundreds of feet from their home. All three fatalities were in Golden City. Another tornado carved a three-mile swathe of…
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