Army-police shoot-out sees kidnap kingpin escape

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Police say the soldiers released a suspected kidnap kingpin's handcuffs (not pictured) Soldiers in Nigeria have shot dead a civilian and three police officers who were transporting a suspected…

Venice bans large cruise ships from historic centre

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Demonstrators protest against the passage of cruise ships in parts of Venice Large cruise ships are to be banned from entering Venice's historic centre, the Italian government says. Ships…

Detroit man dies after deportation to Iraq

Image copyright Edward Bajoka Image caption Jimmy Aldaoud, an Iraqi national, came to the US with his family as a child A man who moved to the US as a child and lived his life…

Salvini calls for snap election in Italy

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Matteo Salvini (L) speaking to party colleague Giulia Bongiorno Matteo Salvini, leader of Italy's League party, has called for a snap election, saying differences with coalition partners cannot be mended.…

Kyrgyzstan ex-president arrested after raids

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPeople began to scream and run as troops moved inKyrgyzstan's security forces have arrested former President Almazbek Atambayev after a botched raid on his property overnight resulted…

Four dead in California stabbing rampage

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption'It's just pure hate that this guy did this' - police don't know motive for stabbing spree.A man is in custody after a stabbing and robbery spree…

Modi defends lifting Kashmirs special status

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe BBC reports from inside Indian-administered KashmirIndian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has appeared on state media to defend his highly controversial decision to remove the special status…

Warnings after vagina steaming burns woman

Image copyright Getty Images Gynaecologists are warning of the potential risks of vaginal steaming after it emerged a Canadian woman burned herself attempting one. A case study, involving a 62-year-old, was published in the Journal…