Dallas warning sirens ‘set off by hacker’

Dallas warning sirens ‘set off by hacker’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Many US cities have siren systems for warning residents about hurricanes or tornadoes A hacker has been blamed for setting off more than 150 warning sirens in the US city of Dallas over the weekend. The sirens are usually used to warn of extreme weather events such as tornadoes. “All […]

North Korea missiles: US warships deployed to Korean peninsula

North Korea missiles: US warships deployed to Korean peninsula

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Carl Vinson is now heading towards the Korean peninsula The US military has ordered a navy strike group to move towards the Korean peninsula, amid growing concerns about North Korea’s missile programme. The Carl Vinson Strike Group comprises an aircraft carrier and other warships. US Pacific Command described the […]

IS in Afghanistan: US special forces soldier is killed

IS in Afghanistan: US special forces soldier is killed

Image copyright Supplied Image caption The group known as Islamic State is believed to be in a strong position in Nangarhar province An American special forces soldier has been killed while carrying out operations against the group known as Islamic State (IS) in Afghanistan, the US military has said. It says the soldier was killed […]

Pearl Jam, Tupac and Joan Baez join Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Pearl Jam, Tupac and Joan Baez join Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam (pictured) gave a warning about climate change The late rapper Tupac Shakur, 1960s protest singer Joan Baez and grunge legends Pearl Jam have all entered the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They were inducted alongside the Electric Light Orchestra (ELO), Journey and Yes during […]

Trump’s Syria strike celebrated by ‘terrorists’, Iran says

Trump’s Syria strike celebrated by ‘terrorists’, Iran says

Image copyright EPA Image caption Syrians protested outside the UN offices in Damascus Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has said “terrorists are celebrating” US strikes on a Syrian airbase. His comments echo the response from Russia, which like Iran is allied to Syria, and from Syria itself. At least six people are reported to have been […]

Trump to make China visit after hosting Xi for talks

Trump to make China visit after hosting Xi for talks

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Trump calls his relationship with Mr Xi “outstanding” US President Donald Trump has accepted his counterpart Xi Jinping’s invitation to make a visit to China, said Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Mr Trump is hosting the Chinese president for a two-day visit at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida. […]

Syria war: US warns of ‘more’ after missile strikes

Syria war: US warns of ‘more’ after missile strikes

Media captionThe Pentagon has released video of missiles being launched from US Navy ships, targeted at a Syrian airfield. The US envoy to the UN has warned America may take further action after bombarding a Syrian air base suspected of using chemical weapons. Nikki Haley said her country would not stand by when chemical weapons […]

Trump to make China state visit, says top US diplomat

Trump to make China state visit, says top US diplomat

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Trump calls his relationship with Mr Xi “outstanding” US President Donald Trump has accepted his counterpart Xi Jinping’s invitation to make a state visit to China, said Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Mr Trump is hosting the Chinese president for a two-day visit at his Mar-a-Lago estate in […]