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Tekashi 6ix9ine: Rapper pleads not guilty to racketeering

Tekashi 6ix9ine: Rapper pleads not guilty to racketeering

Image copyright Getty Images Tekashi 6ix9ine has appeared in court and pleaded not guilty to racketeering and firearms charges. The rapper was arrested earlier this month and could face a minimum of 32 years in prison. The trial date has been set for 4 September 2019 and he’ll remain in custody, although it is unclear […]

Climate change: CO2 emissions rising for first time in four years

Climate change: CO2 emissions rising for first time in four years

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Carbon emissions have not yet peaked in many countries the report says Global efforts to tackle climate change are way off track says the UN, as it details the first rise in CO2 emissions in four years. The emissions gap report says that economic growth is responsible for a […]

Borussia Dortmund bus attack: Sergei Wenergold jailed

Borussia Dortmund bus attack: Sergei Wenergold jailed

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Wenergold had intended to make money out of the attack A man who bombed the Borussia Dortmund football team bus in 2017 has been given 14 years for attempted murder. Sergei Wenergold, a German of Russian origin, had hidden bombs packed with metal pins which went off as the bus […]

Migrant caravan: Trump defends tear gas on Mexico border

Migrant caravan: Trump defends tear gas on Mexico border

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionUS closes border crossing after migrant rush US President Donald Trump has defended the use of tear gas on a crowd of migrants, including children, trying to cross the US-Mexico border on Sunday. Border agents were forced into action because they were “being rushed by some very […]

Ukraine-Russia sea clash: Captured sailors shown on Russia TV

Ukraine-Russia sea clash: Captured sailors shown on Russia TV

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption One of the three men, Andrei Drach, was described as a Ukrainian security service employee Statements by three captured Ukrainians have been released by Russia’s internal security service after Russian ships opened fire and seized three Ukrainian boats off the coast of Crimea. One of the men, Vladimir Lesovoy, […]

France fuel protests: Macron drives ahead amid unrest

France fuel protests: Macron drives ahead amid unrest

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Protests in Paris at the weekend attracted thousands Embattled French President Emmanuel Macron has said he will not abandon a controversial fuel tax, as he set out France’s future energy strategy. The so-called yellow vests protests have seen thousands take to the streets across France over fuel prices. But Mr […]

Lu Guang: Award-winning Chinese photographer disappears in Xinjiang

Lu Guang: Award-winning Chinese photographer disappears in Xinjiang

Image copyright Twitter/徐小莉 Image caption Lu Guang is a three time World Press Photo award winner and focuses on environmental and societal issues in China An award-winning Chinese photographer has disappeared while visiting China’s Xinjiang region, says his wife. Lu Guang, who lives in New York, was invited to Xinjiang for a talk in October. […]

New Zealand whale stranding: 'I will never forget their cries'

New Zealand whale stranding: 'I will never forget their cries'

Image copyright Liz Carlson “It was the worst night of my entire life.” That’s how Liz Carlson describes finding 145 whales beached and dying on a remote New Zealand beach. The travel blogger from the US was on a five-day hike on the Rakiura or Steward Island with a friend when they came across the […]

Afghan Shias in the firing line: 'IS wants to wipe us out'

Afghan Shias in the firing line: 'IS wants to wipe us out'

Image caption Kabul’s Hazaras are feeling under attack Tears and wails of grief fill the air around a hilltop cemetery in the outskirts of Kabul. “Why did you leave us?” one distraught mother cries out. Another lovingly caresses the photograph of her dead child. Families of about 50 students killed in a suicide bombing by […]

John Allen Chau: India 'puts on hold' efforts to retrieve body

John Allen Chau: India 'puts on hold' efforts to retrieve body

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWho are the Sentinelese? Indian officials have “put on hold” efforts to retrieve the body of an American missionary reportedly killed by an endangered tribe in the Andaman and Nicobar islands last week. A senior official told the BBC it was done so as not to disturb […]