Iraq protests: Gunmen kill at least 20 people in Baghdad

Image copyright AFP Image caption Men driving pick-up trucks are said to have attacked the protesters Iraq has seen one of the worst flare-ups in weeks of anti-government protests, with gunmen killing at least 20 people in Baghdad early on Saturday. The unknown attackers raided key protest sites in the capital sending demonstrators fleeing into […]

Climate change: Oceans running out of oxygen as temperatures rise

Image copyright IUCN Climate change and nutrient pollution are driving the oxygen from our oceans, and threatening many species of fish.That’s the conclusion of the biggest study of its kind, undertaken by conservation group IUCN.While nutrient run-off has been known for decades, researchers say that climate change is making the lack of oxygen worse. Around […]

PG&E: California power firm to pay $13.5bn to wildfire victims

Image copyright EPA Image caption The Camp Fire killed scores of people and caused billions of dollars of damage Californian utility giant Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) has agreed a $13.5bn (£10.2bn) settlement with victims of wildfires in the state.The company’s equipment has been linked to several blazes including the deadliest and most destructive wildfire […]

Trump halts plan to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorists

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mexico’s brutal drug war claims tens of thousands of lives every year US President Donald Trump has delayed plans to legally designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups.Mr Trump had vowed to label the gangs as terrorists after the killing last month of nine American citizens from a Mormon […]

Pensacola shooting: Saudi king condemns ‘barbaric’ attack

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Naval Air station Pensacola employs more than 16,000 military and 7,400 civilian personnel Saudi Arabia’s King Salman condemned a gun attack at a US naval base by a Saudi student as “barbaric”, President Donald Trump said.He tweeted that the monarch had called him to offer “sincere condolences”.The gunman, an aviation […]

General election 2019: Reddit says UK-US trade talks document leak ‘linked to Russia’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Jeremy Corbyn holds up the leaked documents at a press conference on 27 November Leaked documents detailing UK-US trade talks were posted on Reddit by an account linked to a campaign “originating from Russia”, the online message board has said.In a post on Friday, the site said it had […]