The latest headlines from BBC News. My name is Mike Embley.
Thirteen people have been killed in a shooting inside a US navy complex in the heart of Washington DC. The suspect, Aaron Alexis, died in a gun battle with the police. He left the US navy reserve two years ago; been working for a company upgrading the navy’s computer equipment. Police say they have no evidence that another gunman was involved.
The UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon, has said a UN report has concluded that sarin gas has been used in Syria. The UN doesn’t say who carried out the attack in a suburb of Damascus last month. The US, Britain, and France have all said it was clear from the type of rockets used, and the direction they came from, that the Syrian government was to blame.
Engineers in Italy have completed a 19 hour operation to raise the Costa Concordia. 32 people died when the vessel ran aground almost two years ago. The captain is on trial for alleged manslaughter.