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Paris police shoot woman at station after threats

French counter-terrorism police have shot a woman reportedly threatening passers-by in southern Paris. A police source told the BBC that they intervened at Bibliothèque François-Mitterrand train station on Tuesday after being alerted by passengers. The woman, said to be wearing a veil, reportedly threatened to blow herself up. When she refused to comply with police…

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What China wants from Israel-Hamas war

As the conflict between Israel and Hamas intensifies, an unlikely development has emerged – China playing the part of peace broker. But there are limits to what it can achieve. China’s top diplomat, Wang Yi, discussed the conflict with officials in Washington at the weekend amid fears of a bigger regional war. The US has…

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