UK calls for joint patrols with France after 27 people drown in English Channel - BBC News

UK calls for joint patrols with France after 27 people drown in English Channel – BBC News

The UK government has called on France to allow British security staff to conduct joint patrols on French beaches. It follows the deaths of 27 people in the English Channel when their inflatable boat sunk as they tried to make…

Fears over “worst ever” Covid variant as UK bans flights from southern Africa - BBC News

Fears over “worst ever” Covid variant as UK bans flights from southern Africa – BBC News

Scientists are warning that a new Coronavirus variant is the “worst” they have seen. The B.1.1.529 variant has mutations which mean it may evade immunity built up by previous Covid infection or vaccination. Cases have been detected in southern Africa…

31 people drown crossing English Channel as inflatable dingy capsizes - BBC News

31 people drown crossing English Channel as inflatable dingy capsizes – BBC News

31 people, including five women and a little girl, died on Wednesday after their rubber boat capsized while they attempted the sea crossing from France to Britain. It’s the worst disaster on record involving migrants in the English Channel. Two…

Minnesota hospitals overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients amid surge in new cases

Minnesota hospitals overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients amid surge in new cases

Hospitals in Minnesota are dealing with an overwhelming number of COVID-19 patients. Nearly 9,000 patients are in the ICU, and many hospitals can no longer accept new patients. Caroline Cummings, a reporter for CBS Minnesota, joined CBSN’s Tanya Rivero to…

Mass protests against Covid restrictions in European cities - BBC News

Mass protests against Covid restrictions in European cities – BBC News

The Belgian capital Brussels is the latest European city to see mass protests and unrest over tighter coronavirus restrictions. Tens of thousands of people took to the streets, some throwing fireworks and missiles at police who responded with tear gas…

Libya considers extraditing Lockerbie bombing suspect - BBC News

Libya considers extraditing Lockerbie bombing suspect – BBC News

More than 30 years after the Lockerbie bombing, Libya is considering extraditing a man wanted by the United States in connection with the attack. 270 people died when a PanAm plane was blown up over Scotland, just before Christmas in…

Gunmen "disguised as doctors" kill dozens in attack on Afghan hospital - BBC News

Gunmen “disguised as doctors” kill dozens in attack on Afghan hospital – BBC News

Dozens of people have been killed and injured in an attack on Afghanistan’s main military hospital in the capital, Kabul. Afghanistan’s Taliban government said that gunmen disguised as doctors had driven into the hospital in an ambulance before opening fire.…

Brazil’s President “should be charged with crimes against humanity” over Covid deaths - BBC News

Brazil’s President “should be charged with crimes against humanity” over Covid deaths – BBC News

In Brazil a parliamentary inquiry has said that the country’s President, Jair Bolsonaro, should be charged with crimes against humanity over his handling of the coronavirus pandemic. The country’s death toll from the pandemic is more than 600,000, the second…

Norway bow and arrow killings were act of terrorism say police - BBC News

Norway bow and arrow killings were act of terrorism say police – BBC News

Police are treating a bow and arrow attack in Norway that left five people dead as an act of terrorism. A 37 year old is being held after a man went on the rampage in the town of Kongsberg. Espen…

Anger and grief of families of soldiers killed in Afghan war - BBC News

Anger and grief of families of soldiers killed in Afghan war – BBC News

It’s 20 years since US forces first launched airstrikes against Al Qaeda and the Taliban in Afghanistan, in response to the attacks of 9/11. For military families of coalition troops who lost relatives in the conflict, it will be a…