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Extreme violence

Extreme violence

Image copyright Getty Images A string of brutal murders in the US has thrown a national spotlight on MS-13, a street gang that was born in LA but has roots in El Salvador. The latest was a mass murder on Monday on Long Island, where the bodies of four males, including three teenagers, were found […]

'Rogue' Radioshack Facebook page lashes out at customers

'Rogue' Radioshack Facebook page lashes out at customers

Image copyright Radioshack Ohio/Facebook Image caption This picture was uploaded on the rogue Radioshack Reynoldsburg Facebook page US electronics retailer Radioshack has confirmed offensive posts on a Facebook account claiming to belong to a local store in Ohio came from a rogue account. In March Radioshack announced it had filed for bankruptcy and would initially […]

Venezuela crisis: Teenager shot dead at Caracas protest

Venezuela crisis: Teenager shot dead at Caracas protest

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Demonstrators want new elections and the release of opposition politicians A student has been shot dead in the Venezuelan capital Caracas during an anti-government demonstration dubbed the “mother of all protests”. The teenager was shot by someone on a motorcycle who had previously thrown tear gas into the crowd, a […]

O'Reilly loses job over harassment claims

O'Reilly loses job over harassment claims

Fox News presenter Bill O’Reilly loses job over allegations of sexual harassment of female colleagues This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version. If you want to receive Breaking News alerts via email, or on a smartphone or tablet via the […]

Fox News 'to drop host Bill O'Reilly' after harassment cases

Fox News 'to drop host Bill O'Reilly' after harassment cases

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption More than 50 sponsors have withdrawn ads from Mr O’Reilly’s show Fox News is reportedly about to drop the country’s top-rated cable news host, Bill O’Reilly, amid claims he sexually harassed female colleagues. The Wall Street Journal – owned by Rupert Murdoch, who also owns Fox News – reports […]

Did Serena Williams just reveal she is 20 weeks pregnant?

Did Serena Williams just reveal she is 20 weeks pregnant?

Serena Williams has shared a picture on Snapchat suggesting she’s 20 weeks pregnant. One of the greatest tennis players of all time, it could mean her days of racking up Grand Slam titles are over. The 23-time major winner posted a selfie of a small baby bump with the caption “20 weeks”. The dates would […]

Call to cull

Call to cull

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSurfer Mick Fanning: “I punched the shark in the back” How do you stop a great white shark, a creature that can grow up to six metres in length and weigh more than a tonne? It is a question that has dogged authorities in those countries where […]

Holiday Inn hotels hit by card payment system hack

Holiday Inn hotels hit by card payment system hack

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The malware could hijack credit card details when front desk payments were made The owner of the Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza hotel brands has disclosed that payment card-stealing malware has struck about 1,200 of its franchisees’ properties. UK-based Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) said all but one of the […]

North Korea tension: China 'seriously concerned' about nuclear threats

North Korea tension: China 'seriously concerned' about nuclear threats

Image copyright Reuters Image caption North Korea showed off military hardware at a parade in honour of the anniversary of founding father Kim Il-sung’s birth China says it is seriously concerned about North Korean nuclear development, in the wake of a BBC interview with a top official from the North. North Korea’s vice foreign minister […]

Aaron Hernandez, ex-NFL player, kills himself in prison

Aaron Hernandez, ex-NFL player, kills himself in prison

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Hernandez had been acquitted of a drive-by double murder last week Former NFL footballer Aaron Hernandez has been found dead in his cell in Massachusetts, officials say. Hernandez hanged himself at the Souza Baranowski Correctional Center and was pronounced dead later at hospital. The former New England Patriots tight end, […]