'I was in my truck as the mudslide hit'

What do you do when you see a huge mudslide coming and there's nowhere to go?Elias Nunes gives a first-hand account of how he and his colleague survived the Brumadinho dam's collapse.

Exploding e-cigarette kills 24-year-old Texas man

Image copyright EVA HAMBACH/AFP/Getty Images Image caption There have been hundreds of documented vape pen injury cases in the US An exploding vaporiser pen resulted in the death of a 24-year-old Texas man, a post-mortem examination has ruled.The pen's battery blew up when William Brown tried to use it, sending shards of metal into his…

Paris fire: Eight dead, many injured

Image copyright Reuters/B.Moser Image caption The fire was brought under control in the early hours of Tuesday morning Eight people have died in a fire at a building in south-western Paris, fire service officials say.Nearly 30 people - including three firefighters - were injured. One person is in a serious condition.The death toll could still…

Venezuela crisis: Juan Guaidó backed by Lima Group

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWhy Venezuela matters to the US... and vice versaA group of Latin American countries and Canada has urged the Venezuelan military to support opposition leader Juan Guaidó as interim president.In a statement, 11 of the 14 members of the Lima Group called for a change of power…

Russians detained over baby swinging street act in Malaysia

Image copyright Facebook/zac.abdulcheah Image caption Police are questioning the couple over alleged abuse Two Russians have been detained in Malaysia over a street act which involved swinging their baby by the legs and throwing it up into the air.The pair are being questioned over alleged abuse of the four-month-old girl, police told news agency AFP.…

Top cleric urges Middle East's Muslims to 'embrace' Christians

Image copyright EPA Image caption Pope Francis and Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb signed a "document on human fraternity" The head of Sunni Islam's highest seat of learning has urged the Middle East's Muslims to "embrace" local Christians.Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb, the grand imam of al-Azhar in Egypt, told an interfaith meeting in Abu Dhabi attended by Pope…