Aero India: One dead as planes crash during rehearsal

Two India Air Force planes collided in mid-air while rehearsing an aerobatic performance, killing one pilot and injuring two others. The crash on Tuesday took place as the pilots practised a display ahead of the Aero India air show in Bengaluru.

Islamic State group: Civilians evacuated from last Syria enclave

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Syrian Democratic Forces said it did not know how many people the lorries were carrying Civilians have been evacuated from the last village in Syria still held by the Islamic State (IS) group.At least 15 lorries carrying men, women and children were seen leaving Baghuz, near the Iraqi border,…

The controversial genius of Karl Lagerfeld

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Karl Lagerfeld was known for his outspoken comments as well as his designs Karl Lagerfeld's death on Tuesday prompted an outpouring of grief from the fashion world. The German designer, who was the creative director for Chanel and Fendi, was one of the industry's most revered figures.Tributes were paid…

How many IS foreign fighters are left in Iraq and Syria?

Image copyright Reuters Tens of thousands of foreign nationals have travelled to Syria and neighbouring Iraq to fight for the Islamic State (IS) group.With the end of the IS territorial "caliphate" imminent, the US has led calls to repatriate the hundreds of men women and children who have been detained on the battlefield. However, many…

Russia bans smartphones for soldiers over social media fears

Image copyright Tass/Getty Image caption Taking videos and pictures, like selfies, will be banned for active servicemen Russia's parliament has voted to ban soldiers from using smartphones while on duty, after their social media use raised issues of national security.The bill forbids military personnel from using a phone with the ability to take pictures, record…

Turkmen police stop women drivers

Image copyright Valery SharifulinTASS via Getty Images Image caption The Turkmen government seems keen to keep women off the road Turkmen women are complaining that the police are taking away their driving licences on spurious grounds, amid reports that the Central Asian country has quietly banned women from driving altogether.Since the weekend, groups of four…