Suspect named in US kidnap girl case

Police have named a suspect in the case of a 13-year-old Wisconsin girl who was kidnapped in October after her parents were murdered. Jake Thomas Patterson, 21, is being held on two counts of first-degree homicide and one count of kidnapping, police said on Friday. Jayme Closs was located on Thursday evening and is to […]

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Cuba bus crash: Foreigners among seven dead

Image copyright ReutersImage caption The bus was reportedly carrying 22 foreign tourists A bus crash in eastern Cuba has left at least seven people dead, including four foreigners, and dozens others injured, local media say. Two of the foreigners were from Argentina while one was from France and another from Germany. Some 33 people were […]

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Rahaf al-Qunun flying to Canada in asylum bid

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe #SaveRahaf campaign went viral after Rahaf started tweeting about her plight for asylum A Saudi woman who fled her family and refused to leave a Bangkok hotel is now flying to Canada where she is seeking asylum, Thai officials say. Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, 18, refused to […]

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Snow brings parts of Europe to standstill

Image copyright EPAImage caption An avalanche crashed into a hotel in the Swiss Alps, stunning guests sitting in the restaurant Heavy snowfalls brought chaos to parts of Germany and Sweden on Friday, leaving roads blocked, trains halted and schools shut. The Red Cross helped drivers stuck on a motorway in the southern German state of […]

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