• 22 March 2019 Related TopicsFrance yellow vest protests Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionProtesters in Paris lit fires and vandalised buildings as violence flared last weekend. French police have banned "yellow vest" protesters from the Champs-Élysées in Paris on Saturday after rioters destroyed businesses last week.The government has warned that it intends...

  • 22 March 2019 Image copyright PA Image caption The email allegedly sent to Connor Scothern was said to be a "masterpiece of back-covering" Two men accused of being members of an illegal neo-Nazi group were urged to destroy evidence, a court has heard.Connor Scothern and Garry Jack have denied being members of National Action (NA).Birmingham Crown Court was told the pair received an email telling...

  • 22 March 2019 Related TopicsBrexit Image copyright PA Intimidation and abuse of MPs and other people in public office has become worse in the current political climate, a former head of MI5 has said.Lord Evans - the chairman of the Committee on Standards in Public Life - told the BBC it was not just a Brexit-related issue, although that had made things "particularly acute". He said some MPs were...

  • 22 March 2019 Image copyright Christine Matthews Image caption The men suffered serious electrical burns on the line between Hackney Wick and Stratford Two men found dead on the train tracks had been riding on top of a freight train wagon, police said.Officers were called to the line between Hackney Wick and Stratford in east London in the early hours of Thursday.British Transport Police said a...

  • 22 March 2019 Related TopicsLibby Squire death Image copyright Squire family Image caption Libby Squire was last seen in the early hours of 1 February The death of Hull student Libby Squire is being treated as "a potential homicide", Humberside Police has said.The 21-year-old's body was found in the Humber estuary on Wednesday, seven weeks after she went missing following a night out on 1...

  • 22 March 2019 Image copyright PA Image caption The windows of the Jam-E-Masjid Qiblah Hadhrat Sahib Gulhar Shareef have been boarded up following the attacks Two men have been arrested in relation to a series of attacks on mosques in Birmingham.Five mosques had their windows smashed on Thursday and a 34-year-old man from Perry Barr handed himself into a police station.A 38-year-old man from...

  • 22 March 2019 Related TopicsBirmingham pub bombing inquests Image caption Julie Hambleton's sister Maxine was killed in the Tavern in the Town A convicted IRA bomber has named four men he says were responsible for the 1974 Birmingham pub bombings. At inquests into the deaths of the 21 victims, "Witness O" named the men responsible as Seamus McLoughlin, Mick Murray, Michael Hayes and James Gavin....

  • 22 March 2019 Related TopicsTrump-Kim summit Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption President Trump did not elaborate on which sanctions he was referring to US President Donald Trump says he has ordered the withdrawal of recently imposed sanctions against North Korea.In a tweet on Friday, Mr Trump referred to "additional large-scale sanctions" by the US Treasury that had been added to...

  • 22 March 2019 comments Related TopicsBrexit Image copyright Reuters Brexit's fate is "in the hands of our British friends" after EU leaders agreed to delay the departure date by at least two weeks, says Donald Tusk.If MPs approve Theresa May's withdrawal deal next week, Brexit would be delayed from 29 March until 22 May.But if they do not, the UK has until 12 April to come up with a new...

  • 21 March 2019 Image copyright Getty Images The descendent of a black American slave has sued Harvard University, claiming the college profits from images of her alleged ancestor.The pictures, commissioned in 1850 by a professor seeking to prove that blacks were an inferior species, is believed to among the first photos of US slaves.Tamara Lanier's lawsuit says the school is "perpetuating the...

  • 21 March 2019 Image copyright EPA Image caption An exhibition of photos owned by Sir Elton John was among the draws at Tate Modern last year Another of Britain's prestigious art institutions has decided to shun donations from the US Sackler family.The Tate's board of trustees said it would decline further donations, which comes after the withdrawal of a £1m National Portrait Gallery...

  • 21 March 2019 Image copyright Durham Police Image caption Stuart Levy claimed the Kirkups had run out when the lights were on green A speeding driver who was not wearing his glasses when he hit a mother and her son on a pedestrian crossing has been jailed for more than five years.Shantelle Kirkup died after being struck on St Cuthbert's Way, Darlington, in May last year.Her "last act of care"...

  • 21 March 2019 Image copyright West Midlands Police Image caption Brendan McCarthy was jailed for three years and four months A body modification artist known as Dr Evil has been jailed for carrying out ear and nipple removals and splitting a customer's tongue.Brendan McCarthy carried out consensual procedures without using anaesthetic.The 50-year-old, of Bushbury in Wolverhampton, ran Dr Evil's...

  • 21 March 2019 Image copyright AFP Image caption Ramy, 13, is being credited with calling for help and preventing a tragedy One of the children caught up in an attack on a school bus in Italy is being hailed by his classmates for saving everyone on board.The bus driver allegedly hijacked the vehicle and its 51 schoolchildren near Milan, then set it on fire.Children interviewed by Italian media...

  • By Ben Butcher BBC Reality Check 21 March 2019 Related TopicsReality Check Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mount Everest is the world's highest mountain, but is it the deadliest? As glaciers melt at a greater pace, there are concerns among expedition operators that bodies are becoming exposed on Mount Everest. The mountain is one of the crown jewels for climbers - but with the...

  • 21 March 2019 Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Golan Heights has a political and strategic significance which belies its size President Donald Trump says it is time the US recognises Israel's sovereignty over the occupied Golan Heights, which it captured from Syria in 1967.In a tweet, Mr Trump declared that the plateau was of "critical strategic and security importance to the State of...

  • 21 March 2019 Related TopicsLibby Squire death Image copyright Humberside Police Image caption Libby Squire was last seen in the early hours of 1 February Police searching for Libby Squire have confirmed a body recovered from the Humber estuary is that of the missing student.Humberside Police said the body was discovered near Grimsby docks on Wednesday afternoon.The 21-year-old University of...

  • 21 March 2019 Related TopicsBrexit Image copyright Getty Images The UK could be offered a Brexit delay to 22 May on the condition MPs approve the PM's deal next week, a draft European Council document says.EU leaders are still in discussions in Brussels over the UK's request to postpone the 29 March exit date by three months.However there have been reports that an extension could be offered...

  • 20 March 2019 Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionConcentration camp survivor: "The only thing he deserves"A UN court has rejected an appeal by Bosnian Serb former leader Radovan Karadzic and increased his sentence to life in prison.The tribunal on Wednesday ruled that his initial sentence was too light.In 2016 Karadzic, 73, was found guilty of genocide and war crimes by a...

  • 20 March 2019 Related TopicsEurope migrant crisis Image copyright EPA Image caption The bus crashed into three other vehicles before the driver eventually got out A bus carrying 51 schoolchildren has allegedly been hijacked by its driver and set alight near Milan in Italy.The children, some of them tied up, were rescued through smashed windows at the back of the bus and no-one was badly hurt....