India college fire kills at least 17 students

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The fire ripped through tuition classes in the western state of Gujarat At least 17 students have died as a fire ripped through their classrooms in India, officials said.…

US to send 1,500 troops to Middle East

Image copyright AFP Image caption The US deployed an aircraft carrier to the Gulf earlier this month The US is to send 1,500 additional troops to the Middle East for "mostly protective" reasons, President Donald…

Kenya upholds law criminalising gay sex

Image copyright AFP Image caption Several gay Kenyans have been prosecuted in the past few years Kenya's High Court has ruled against campaigners seeking to overturn a law banning gay sex. The judges rejected claims…

Alabama sued over extreme abortion ban

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe abortion battle explained in three minutesThe American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Planned Parenthood, an abortion and healthcare provider, have sued Alabama over its ban on…

Why Mt Everests summit gets so crowded

Image copyright AFP PHOTO / PROJECT POSSIBLE Image caption Nepal issued 381 permits at $11,000 each for this spring's climbing season If you imagine the summit of Mount Everest, you might picture a quiet, snowy…

Explosion injures pedestrians in Lyon

Image copyright Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Prefecture Image caption The area has been sealed off A suspected parcel bomb has exploded in the eastern French city of Lyon, injuring at least eight people, local media report. Those hurt…

Heres whats just happened in UK politics

Image copyright Reuters It's the question that has kept British politics awash with rumours for months - when will Theresa May resign? Her Brexit plans failed again and again to impress squabbling MPs in parliament,…

Sabotaged tanker in Gulf of Oman leaked oil

Image caption Oil flattens the sea surface, reflecting radar energy away from the satellite. Oil therefore appears dark A sizeable oil slick developed in waters where tankers were damaged off the United Arab Emirates on…