Turkey ‘seeks arrest’ of basketball star

Turkey ‘seeks arrest’ of basketball star

Image copyright EPA Image caption Enes Kanter joined the New York Knicks in September 2017 Turkish prosecutors have issued an international arrest warrant for New York Knicks basketball player Enes Kanter, Turkish media report.They reportedly accuse Mr Kanter, a 26-year-old centre at the NBA club, of having links with armed groups said to be behind…

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Democrats ask Trump to call off speech

Democrats ask Trump to call off speech

Image copyright Getty Images Democrats have asked President Donald Trump to postpone a speech to Congress, arguing security cannot be guaranteed due to the government shutdown.Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said in a letter to Mr Trump that he should deliver the speech in writing instead unless federal agencies reopen.Mr Trump is due to…

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Massive ice disk forms in US river

Massive ice disk forms in US river

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe giant ice disc has been slowly spinning A rare natural phenomenon taking shape in the US state of Maine is mesmerising people around the world.A giant slow-turning ice disc, measuring approximately 91m (298ft) wide, has formed in the Presumpscot River in the city of Westbrook. The…

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‘Civilians trapped’ as Kenya siege goes on

‘Civilians trapped’ as Kenya siege goes on

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionNairobi Dusit hotel attack: explosions, gunfire and rescue operation A deadly siege by suspected militants in Nairobi has ended after all the attackers were “eliminated”, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has said.Gunmen attacked a compound in the Westlands district of Kenya’s capital on Tuesday, killing at least 14…

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Gillibrand prepares for presidential run

Gillibrand prepares for presidential run

Image copyright Scott Kowalchyk/CBS/Handout Image caption Kirsten Gillibrand announced her run on the Late Show New York Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has announced her plans for a 2020 presidential run during an appearance on late-night television. She told CBS host Stephen Colbert she has launched an exploratory committee for her bid on Tuesday. Mrs Gillibrand,…

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