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Jesse Jackson diagnosed with Parkinson's

Jesse Jackson diagnosed with Parkinson's

17 November 2017 From the section US & Canada Image copyright Reuters Image caption Jesse Jackson has remained an activist in later life US civil rights activist Jesse Jackson has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. “My family and I began to...
Singapore cuts trade ties with N Korea

Singapore cuts trade ties with N Korea

Singapore suspends trade ties with North Korea 17 November 2017 From the section Business Image copyright Getty Images Singapore has suspended all trade with North Korea, a customs notice showed, as the UN and US seek ever tougher measures against the state. Singapore...
Senator apologises for groping woman in photo

Senator apologises for groping woman in photo

A US senator has apologised after a radio host accused him of “forcibly” kissing her and groping her in a photo while she was sleeping. Leeann Tweeden posted her claims against Minnesota Democrat Al Franken on the website of KABC, a Los Angeles radio...
Cobalt warning over electric vehicles boom

Cobalt warning over electric vehicles boom

The boom in electric vehicles is increasing the risk of cobalt mined by children in the Democratic Republic of Congo ending up in batteries, a report from Amnesty International has found. Cobalt is a crucial component in lithium-ion batteries, used in devices from...
Greece searches for the missing after deadly floods

Greece searches for the missing after deadly floods

Greece searches for the missing after deadly floods 16 November 2017 From the section Europe Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTorrential rain overnight created fast-flowing torrents of red mud Rescue teams in central Greece are searching for...
Missing explorer 'found' in Papua New Guinea

Missing explorer 'found' in Papua New Guinea

British explorer Benedict Allen – who went missing in Papua New Guinea – has been sighted safe and well, according to reports. The 57-year-old, who has no mobile phone or GPS device with him, was dropped off by helicopter in the remote jungle three weeks...
Charles Manson in hospital 'in serious condition'

Charles Manson in hospital 'in serious condition'

Convicted mass murderer Charles Manson has been taken to hospital and is reported to be in a serious condition. The 83-year-old former cult leader was taken to a Bakersfield, California hospital from California State Prison on Tuesday, US reports said. He is serving...
'Biblical disaster' after deadly Greece floods

'Biblical disaster' after deadly Greece floods

At least 15 people have died in Greece after the central Mediterranean was hit by heavy flooding and violent storms. Roads around the country were turned to muddy torrents and homes half-submerged by heavy rainfall that is expected to continue for several days. Walls...
Tillerson calls for Myanmar Rohingya crisis probe

Tillerson calls for Myanmar Rohingya crisis probe

Tillerson calls for Myanmar Rohingya crisis probe 15 November 2017 From the section Asia Image copyright AFP US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has called for an independent investigation into Myanmar’s Rohingya crisis. Myanmar’s army has been accused of...

Tillerson: Rohingya crisis 'just horrific'

The US secretary of state has condemned “just horrific” scenes during a visit to Myanmar for talks with Aung Sang Suu Kyi. Speaking on Wednesday during a joint conference with the country’s leader, he called for a impartial investigation into human...

Three dead and children hurt in US shooting

Three people have died and schoolchildren have been injured in a shooting in northern California, US authorities have said. Police said a “number” of students were shot and wounded at a primary school in Rancho Tehama Reserve, about 130 miles north of...
Senate committee questions Trump nuclear authority

Senate committee questions Trump nuclear authority

Senate committee questions Trump nuclear authority 14 November 2017 From the section US & Canada Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Minot Air Force Base houses part of the US arsenal of Minuteman Intercontinential Ballistic Missiles For the first time...
The 'ticking bombs' IS left behind in Iraq

The 'ticking bombs' IS left behind in Iraq

Nobody has had to fight a war quite like this one. A transnational group of religious fanatics rolled over Iraq’s borders in 2014 with jeeps and guns and an all-pervasive claim on the Islamic faith. From the old al-Nuri Mosque in Mosul, the self-declared caliph...
FDA approves 'trackable' pill

FDA approves 'trackable' pill

14 November 2017 From the section Health Image copyright Getty Images US regulators have approved the first pill that can be digitally tracked through the body. The Abilify MyCite aripiprazole tablets – for treating schizophrenia and manic episodes – have...
PM in powerful attack on Russia 'meddling'

PM in powerful attack on Russia 'meddling'

Theresa May has launched a powerful attack on Russian President Vladimir Putin’s foreign policies during a speech in the City of London. The Prime Minister pledged the UK will continue to play a leading diplomatic role after Brexit, suggesting a post EU divorce...

Elephant tramples safari tourists to death

Two tourists have been trampled to death by an elephant after they got too close to the animal while taking pictures. Police in Zambia said the holidaymakers were killed on Saturday while on safari. “A lady from Belgium aged 57 and a 64-year-old man from the...
North Korea soldier defects at DMZ to South

North Korea soldier defects at DMZ to South

North Korea soldier defects at DMZ to South 13 November 2017 From the section Asia Image copyright Reuters Image caption The DMZ is one of the world’s most heavily militarised borders A North Korean soldier has defected to South Korea at the heavily protected...
Explained: The Rohingya refugee crisis

Explained: The Rohingya refugee crisis

Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims have been forced to flee from their homes in Myanmar. But who are the Rohingya? What is happening to them? Is it genocide and what can be done about it? We answer all of your questions below. Use the menu at the top to...
Geldof returns honour over Suu Kyi

Geldof returns honour over Suu Kyi

12 November 2017 From the section Europe Bob Geldof to return his Freedom of the City of Dublin award in protest against Burmese leader Aung San Suu Kyi This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for...
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