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Florida school shooting: Students demand tighter gun controls

Media playback is unsupported on your deviceYoung survivors of Wednesday's school shooting in Florida have taken part in an emotionally charged rally demanding tighter gun controls. Protesters in Fort Lauderdale chanted "shame on you", referring to U

Russia-Trump inquiry: Russians charged over US 2016 election tampering

Media playback is unsupported on your deviceThirteen Russians have been charged with interfering in the US 2016 election, in a major development in the FBI investigation.Three of those named have also been accused of conspiracy to commit wire fraud a

Florida shooting: FBI and teachers warned about Nikolas Cruz

Media playback is unsupported on your deviceThe FBI has launched a review over its handling of a warning about the teenager accused of carrying out Wednesday's school shooting in Florida.Nikolas Cruz, 19, has appeared in court charged with premeditat

Florida shooting: At least 17 dead in high school attack

Media playback is unsupported on your deviceAt least 17 people are dead after a 19-year-old man opened fire at a high school campus in Parkland, Florida, police have said.The suspect has been named as Nikolas Cruz, 19, and is a former student at the

Israel PM Netanyahu faces corruption charges

Israeli police say that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should be charged over alleged bribery cases.A police statement said there was enough evidence to indict Mr Netanyahu for bribery, fraud and breach of trust in two separate cases.Speaking on I

South Africa: ANC ‘decides Zuma must go’

South Africa's ruling ANC party will formally request that President Jacob Zuma step down after he refused to resign, media reports say.The reported decision to "recall" Mr Zuma followed marathon talks by senior party officials that continued into th

Harvey Weinstein: New York state sues Weinstein Company

New York prosecutors have filed a lawsuit against the Weinstein Company, alleging that the studio failed to protect staff from Harvey Weinstein.The film producer is facing dozens of allegations of sexual abuse, including rape, but denies non-consensu

Israeli air strikes against Syria ‘biggest since 1982’

Media playback is unsupported on your deviceIsrael says it has inflicted huge damage on Syrian air defences after one of its fighter jets was brought down during a raid over Syria.The response was the "most significant attack" of its kind against Syr

Rob Porter: Trump praises ex-aide accused of domestic abuse

Media playback is unsupported on your deviceUS President Donald Trump has paid tribute to an ex-aide who quit this week amid domestic abuse allegations."We wish him well," he said in his first public remarks on the claims against ex-White House staff

Syria war: Last of British IS ‘Beatles’ gang captured by Kurds

Two British men believed to be members of a notorious Islamic State group (IS) cell have been seized by Syrian Kurdish fighters, US officials say.Alexanda Kotey, 34, and El Shafee Elsheikh, 29, were the last two members of the cell to remain at large

US Senate’s bipartisan spending-hike budget is ‘monstrosity’

US budget hawks have labelled a plan to hike defence and domestic spending by hundreds of billions of dollars as a debt-ballooning "monstrosity".In a rare show of bipartisanship, Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell and Democratic counterpart Chu

Elon Musk’s Falcon Heavy rocket launches successfully

Media playback is unsupported on your deviceUS entrepreneur Elon Musk has launched his new rocket, the Falcon Heavy, from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.The mammoth vehicle - the most powerful since the shuttle system - lifted clear of its pad w

Dow Jones stock index hit by record falls

The White House moved to reassure markets on Monday after the Dow Jones Industrial Average index dropped by 1,175 points.The leading US stock market index closed down 4.6% at 24,345.75.The White House said: "The President's focus is on our long-term

North Korea to send ceremonial head Kim Yong-nam South

North Korea is to send its highest ranking official for years to the South amid an easing of tensions during the Winter Olympics.Kim Yong-nam, the ceremonial head of state, will lead a 22-member delegation to the South beginning on Friday, said the S

Syria war: Turkey suffers deadliest day in Afrin offensive

The Turkish military has suffered the deadliest day in its offensive against Kurdish militias inside northern Syria, with seven soldiers killed.Five of the troops died when their tank was attacked in the Afrin region.PM Binali Yildirim vowed to make

Trump-Russia: Republican memo accuses FBI of abusing power

Media playback is unsupported on your deviceThe US Congress has released a memo accusing the FBI of abusing its power in its investigations into Donald Trump's presidential campaign.The memo, written by Republicans, alleges the FBI used unsubstantiat

Syria conflict: Air strike in Hama province cripples cave hospital

A hospital built under 20m (60 feet) of rock in a rebel-held part of central Syria has been wrecked by a powerful air strike, medical sources say.They say the hospital in Hama province - regarded as one of the best protected in the country - was put

FBI has ‘grave concerns’ about controversial Republican memo

The FBI has publicly challenged a push by Republican lawmakers to release a controversial memo which purports to show anti-Trump bias at the agency."We have grave concerns about the material omissions of fact that fundamentally impact the memo's accu

Trump to hail ‘new American moment’

A bullish US President Donald Trump will proclaim a "new American moment" as he delivers his maiden State of the Union speech on Tuesday night.In his primetime address to Congress, he will tell lawmakers: "There has never been a better time to start

Andrew McCabe, FBI deputy director, quits after Trump criticism

The Federal Bureau of Investigation's deputy director, whom US President Donald Trump repeatedly accused of political bias, has resigned.Andrew McCabe was forced to step down ahead of his official retirement date on 18 March, reports CBS News.Mr McCa

Yemen crisis: Separatists seize government buildings in Aden

Separatists in southern Yemen have seized government buildings in the city of Aden amid fierce clashes with forces of President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi.Prime Minister Ahmed bin Dagher has accused the separatists of mounting a coup.Aden serves as a tem

Steve Wynn: US casino mogul quits as Republican finance chair

US casino mogul Steve Wynn has resigned as finance chair of the Republican National Committee (RNC) amid sexual harassment allegations.A Wall Street Journal report on Friday alleged that the 76-year-old billionaire harassed massage therapists and for

USA Gymnastics board to quit over Larry Nassar abuse

The entire USA Gymnastics (USAG) board has said it will comply with a US Olympic Committee's (USOC) ultimatum to resign over an abuse scandal.The USOG earlier said the 18-member board must step down by 31 January or lose status as a sports governing

Trump plan to offer citizenship to 1.8m undocumented immigrants

The White House has outlined an immigration plan that would allow 1.8 million people to become US citizens in exchange for funding of a border wall.The framework was described by a senior Trump aide in a conference call to Republicans ahead of legisl

Larry Nassar: Disgraced US Olympics doctor jailed for 175 years

Ex-US Olympic gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar has been sentenced to 40 to 175 years after testimony from nearly 160 of his victims.The judge dismissed Nassar's attempted apology as insincere, saying he would "be in darkness the rest of his life".