Dad meets baby hours before his death

Dad meets baby hours before his death

Image copyright Sarah J Scott Photography Image caption Brett Kinloch, pictured with his daughters Freya (left) and Ella (right), was idolised by his oldest child, his wife Nicola said A father got to meet his newborn daughter who was born just three hours before he died when his wife rushed to his bedside shortly after…

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US polar vortex death toll rises to 21

US polar vortex death toll rises to 21

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Chicago’s frozen shoreline At least 21 people have died in one of the worst cold snaps to hit the US Midwest in decades.Ninety million people – a third of the US – have seen temperatures of -17C (0F) or below. Some 250 million Americans overall have experienced the “polar…

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Staggering Afghan death toll revealed

Staggering Afghan death toll revealed

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption President Ghani, who took office in 2014, revealed the figure at the World Economic Forum Afghan President Ashraf Ghani says more than 45,000 members of the country’s security forces have been killed since he became leader in 2014.The figure is far higher than previously thought, with Mr Ghani saying…

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China sentences Canadian man to death

China sentences Canadian man to death

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Robert Lloyd Schellenberg told the court in Dalian: “I am not a drug smuggler” A court in China has sentenced a Canadian to death for drug smuggling in a ruling which will worsen a diplomatic row between the two countries.Robert Lloyd Schellenberg was originally given a 15-year jail term…

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Paris bakery blast death toll rises

Paris bakery blast death toll rises

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionVideo showed the aftermath of the explosion, with flames engulfing the ground floor The death toll from a suspected gas explosion in central Paris has risen to four after rescue workers found the body of a woman in the rubble.Two firefighters and a Spanish tourist were also…

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