• 21 May 2018 Related TopicsSanta Fe school shooting Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Shana Fisher was aggressively pursued by Dimitrios Pagourtzis, her mother says The mother of a 16-year-old girl killed in the Santa Fe school shooting has said her daughter had publicly rejected suspected killer Dimitrios Pagourtzis just days before the attack.Sadie Rodriguez said her daughter Shana...

  • 21 May 2018 Image caption Mr Kuchibhotla and his wife came to the US in pursuit of a better life A man who shot dead a tech worker from India in a hate crime has been jailed for 50 years without parole.Adam Purinton, 52, killed Srinivas Kuchibhotla, 32, and wounded Alok Madasani at a bar in the Kansas city of Olathe in February last year.Purinton, who yelled "Get out of my country!" during the...

  • 21 May 2018 Image copyright AFP Image caption German police are on the lookout for parents defying school rules Police carrying out checks at an airport in southern Germany discovered several school-aged children travelling ahead of the holidays.Reports concerning 10 families have now been sent to education officials in Bavaria, German media report. It is believed the families caught at...

  • 21 May 2018 Related TopicsEurope migrant crisis Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Lawyer Giuseppe Conte (at right, with Luigi Di Maio) is the preferred choice of the populists for PM Law professor Giuseppe Conte has been named as the choice of the Five Star Movement and League to lead the coalition government.The leaders of the two parties have been holding talks with President Sergio...

  • 21 May 2018 Related TopicsSyrian civil war Image copyright AFP Image caption The southern Hajar al-Aswad district of Damascus has been devastated by the fighting The Syrian military has declared that it has taken full control of all areas around the capital, Damascus, for the first time in six years."Damascus and its surroundings… are completely secure," spokesman Gen Ali Mayhoub said on...

  • 21 May 2018 Related TopicsVenezuela presidential election 2018 Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionNicolás Maduro celebrates his victoryVenezuela's President Nicolás Maduro is facing an international backlash after winning his second six-year term, in a landslide vote marred by an opposition boycott and claims of vote-rigging.Fourteen countries including...

  • 21 May 2018 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The couple left the White House at the beginning of 2017 Barack Obama and Michelle Obama are teaming up with Netflix to produce films and TV shows.Netflix say the former US President and First Lady have "entered into a multi-year agreement" with the service.It says the "films and series" will "potentially" include "scripted series,...

  • By James Gallagher Health and science correspondent, BBC News 21 May 2018 Image copyright SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY Our modern germ-free life is the cause of the most common type of cancer in children, according to one of Britain's most eminent scientists. Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia affects one in 2,000 children.Prof Mel Greaves, from the Institute of Cancer Research, has amassed 30 years of...

  • 21 May 2018 Related TopicsIran nuclear deal Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionUS vows 'unprecedented pressure on Iran'Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said the US is imposing the "strongest sanctions in history" on Iran.In a speech in Washington, America's top diplomat said Iran would be "battling to keep its economy alive" after the sanctions took effect.His Iranian...

  • 20 May 2018 Image copyright AFP Image caption Fernando de Noronha has one of the world's best beaches A remote Brazilian island with a ban on childbirth is nonetheless celebrating the first baby born there in 12 years.Fernando de Noronha island, 370km (230 miles) from the city of Natal, has about 3,000 residents but no maternity wards.Expectant mothers are requested to travel to the mainland.A...

  • 20 May 2018 Related TopicsSyrian civil war Image copyright Reuters Image caption Syrian forces say they are clearing the area of militants Militants from the Islamic State (IS) group have been evacuated from an enclave in the southern suburbs of the Syrian capital Damascus, activists say.The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said a temporary ceasefire had come into effect following...

  • 20 May 2018 Image copyright MARWAN NAAMANI/AFP/Getty Images Image caption Saudi activist Manal al-Sharif - living in Sydney - said there was an "organised defamation campaign" The woman behind the movement to allow women to drive in Saudi Arabia says she and her fellow activists in the kingdom are being targeted in a smear campaign.Saudi native Manal al-Sharif said she has been receiving death...

  • 20 May 2018 Image copyright EPA Image caption Nationalists were angry that the mayor (far left) was attending a remembrance event The mayor of Greece's second-largest city Thessaloniki has been treated in hospital after being beaten up by about a dozen people, officials say.Yiannis Boutaris, 75, was kicked in the head and legs and beaten with bottles by a group of nationalists angry over his...

  • Hawaii volcano: Man hit by lava in first serious Kilauea injury 20 May 2018 Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionEruptions could block escape routes for residents on south-eastern corner of Big IslandThe first serious injury has been reported as Hawaii continues to grapple with weeks of volcanic eruptions and lava flow.The injured man was sitting on a balcony at his home...

  • 20 May 2018 Image copyright Reuters Image caption President Maduro's re-election is said to be guaranteed - with the opposition expecting fraud Venezuela is choosing its next president on Sunday - in an election widely seen as a foregone conclusion.After years of turmoil which at one point saw almost daily street protests, President Nicolas Maduro is looking to consolidate his power.The...

  • 20 May 2018 Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionDoctor Jose Luis Castellano described the crash site as "very painful" to beholdThe Mexican charter company whose plane crashed in Cuba on Friday, killing 110 people on board, had received prior safety complaints, two-ex pilots say.One of the pilots described how a plane rented from Damojh airlines had dropped off radar...

  • 20 May 2018 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption China's exports to the US far outweigh what it imports China and the US say they will halt imposing punitive import tariffs, putting a possible trade war "on hold".The deal came after talks in the US aimed at persuading China to buy $200bn (£148bn) of US goods and services and thereby reduce the trade imbalance.US Treasury Secretary...

  • 20 May 2018 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Dan Patrick believes gun control would endanger more people Arming more teachers could help tackle gunmen targeting students if there were "four to five guns to one", a senior Texan official has said.Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick was speaking two days after 10 people were killed at the Santa Fe High School, which had an armed guard.He had...

  • 20 May 2018 Related TopicsRussia-Trump inquiry Image copyright Reuters Image caption President Trump often starts his attacks - and announces political initiatives - on Twitter President Donald Trump says he will demand an inquiry into whether his election campaign was infiltrated for political purposes.In a tweet, Mr Trump said he wanted to know whether his predecessor's administration ordered...

  • 19 May 2018 Image copyright Google/Digital Globe Image caption An H-6K bomber is believed to have landed on Woody Island China has for the first time landed bombers on disputed territory in the South China Sea, its air force said, prompting fresh US warnings that it is destabilising the region.The long-range H-6K bomber was among those which took part in drills on islands and reefs to improve...