At least five people shot dead at BPM music festival in Mexico

At least five people shot dead at BPM music festival in Mexico

At least five people were shot dead and nine others wounded at a nightclub in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, in the early hours of 16 January. The BPM music festival is dance music event, with an after-party hosted at the Blue Parrot nightclub. The video shows a person lying in the street, with people fleeing down the street or hiding behind tables and chairs. The festival organisers said that three members of the BPM security team lost their lives while trying to protect those inside the venue. Jan 16, 2017
Police officer swerves to avoid overturning truck

Police officer swerves to avoid overturning truck

Dramatic dash cam footage captured the moment a Kansas Highway Patrol trooper was forced to swerve, avoiding a truck that had jackknifed across the interstate into oncoming traffic. On 15 January, freezing rains battered parts of Kansas, Oklahoma and Missouri, leading to two people being killed in separate car accidents, as well as a 20 car pileup in Wichita. Jan 16, 2017
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte: I will declare martial law if I want to. Nobody can stop me

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte: I will declare martial law if I want to. Nobody can stop me

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on 15 January that he will declare martial law if the drug problem worsens. Duterte has led a brutal war on drugs since he took office, with an estimated 6,000 people being killed in the anti-drug campaign in police operations and unexplained killings by suspected vigilantes. The Philippines endured a decade of martial law from the early 1970s, and memories of campaigns to restore democracy and protect human rights are fresh in the minds of many people. Jan 16, 2017