Fake poison letter to Queen sparked major alert

Image copyright Copyright Julia Quenzler Image caption David Parnham in court A full chemical attack alert was triggered after a self-styled "Muslim Slayer" sent fake poison to the Queen with a letter saying: "The Clowns…

Russian protest couples can keep children – court

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionRussian couple worried about losing their children after footage of their baby was posted onlineCourts in Russia have rejected prosecutors' request to strip two couples of parental…

Major rescue under way after California boat fire

Image copyright Ventura County Fire Department Image caption Ventura fire-fighters struggled to get onboard to put out the blaze Emergency services are trying to rescue dozens of passengers onboard a boat which is on fire…

Schools in France to display flags in classrooms

Image copyright Getty Images Schools in France are now required to display the French and EU flags in classrooms alongside the words to the national anthem. The move - effective from the start of the…

Hurricane Dorian devastates Bahamas

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption"We need help": Video shows missing roofs and flooded roadsHurricane Dorian appears to have caused "unprecedented" devastation in the Bahamas, the country's leader says. The category five…

No 10 considering election amid Brexit battle

Image copyright AFP Boris Johnson is considering seeking an early general election if MPs wanting to block a no-deal Brexit defeat the government this week. The BBC understands "live discussions" are going on in No…

Kevin Hart has major injuries after car crash

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Hart pulled out of hosting this year's Oscars Comedian and actor Kevin Hart was taken to hospital with "major back injuries" on Sunday following a car accident in Los…

Pop singer dies in on-stage pyrotechnic explosion

Image copyright @Joana_SG_ on Twitter Image caption Joana Sainz Garcia was a singer and dancer with the Super Hollywood Orchestra group A Spanish pop singer died after being hit by an exploding pyrotechnic during a…