Execution set for US killer who preyed on gay men

Execution set for US killer who preyed on gay men

Image copyright Florida Department of Corrections A serial killer who preyed on gay men along the US east coast is set to be put to death in Florida on Thursday, barring a stay by the US Supreme Court.Gary Ray Bowles admitted to killing six men in 1994 from Florida to Maryland but was only convicted…
Parents fail to free sons over daughter’s murder

Parents fail to free sons over daughter’s murder

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Qandeel Baloch was killed in July 2016 The parents of a Pakistani social media star allegedly murdered by her brothers have lost their bid to free their sons.Qandeel Baloch's parents told the court they forgave Waseem and Aslam Shaheen, who are on trial for the apparent honour killing.Ms Baloch,…
Brazil environment minister heckled over fires

Brazil environment minister heckled over fires

Image copyright EPA Image caption Ricardo Salles was booed when he took to the stage at a climate conference on Wednesday Brazil's environment minister, Ricardo Salles, was heckled at a meeting on climate change on Wednesday over the record number of fires in the Amazon.Satellite data published by the National Institute for Space research (Inpe)…
California hotel employee ‘prevents mass shooting’

California hotel employee ‘prevents mass shooting’

Image copyright Long Beach Police Department Image caption Police seized weapons including an assault rifle California police say a hotel worker may have prevented a mass shooting after the worker reported that a disgruntled colleague had threatened to shoot staff and guests.Acting on the tip-off, officers arrested a 37-year-old man who was found to have…
Vegan parents of malnourished baby avoid jail

Vegan parents of malnourished baby avoid jail

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The couple were sentenced on Thursday at the Downing Centre court An Australian couple who put their baby daughter on a strict vegan diet that left her severely malnourished have avoided serving a jail sentence. The couple in their 30s, who cannot be named, were sentenced to an 18-month…
Texas executes man for 1998 murder of student

Texas executes man for 1998 murder of student

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Swearingen is the 12th inmate to be executed in the US so far this year Texas has executed a man convicted of the murder of a 19-year-old student, which he maintained he did not commit.Larry Swearingen, 48, was executed by lethal injection for the 1998 murder of Melissa Trotter.He said…
Pompeo praises ‘ally’ Denmark amid Greenland spat

Pompeo praises ‘ally’ Denmark amid Greenland spat

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWatch: Greenland wouldn't be the first time the US bought territoryUS Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has praised Denmark amid a public row over Greenland that saw President Donald Trump cancel a visit to the country. In a phone call with Danish Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod, Mr…
Backstop hopes downplayed as Johnson meets Macron

Backstop hopes downplayed as Johnson meets Macron

Image copyright Reuters Image caption On Wednesday, Mr Macron (left) said reopening talks on the Irish border was "not an option" Boris Johnson is to meet Emmanuel Macron later, hours after the French president seemed to downplay hopes of solving the Irish backstop problem.On Wednesday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel suggested a solution to the backstop…
Microplastics pose ‘minimal health risk’

Microplastics pose ‘minimal health risk’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Microplastics have been found in rivers, lakes, drinking water supplies and bottled water Microplastics in drinking water do not appear to pose a health risk at current levels, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).In its first report on the issue, the WHO found that larger particles, and most smaller…
Backstop alternative ‘possible within 30 days’

Backstop alternative ‘possible within 30 days’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBoris Johnson: "We do need that backstop removed"German Chancellor Angela Merkel has suggested an alternative to the Irish border backstop - a key Brexit sticking point - could be found within 30 days.Speaking at a news conference alongside Prime Minister Boris Johnson in Berlin, she stressed it…