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Australia to create national space agency

Australia to create national space agency

25 September 2017 From the section Australia Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Australian government has committed to creating a national space agency Australia will establish a national space agency to grow its space industry, the government has said....
Trump urges NFL boycott over anthem protest

Trump urges NFL boycott over anthem protest

Donald Trump has renewed his attack on NFL stars kneeling during the national anthem, by urging fans to stop going to games “until players stop disrespecting our Flag & Country”. In tweets posted on Sunday morning, the US President told fans if they...
US warned of dangerous Hurricane Maria swells

US warned of dangerous Hurricane Maria swells

Hurricane Maria’s path along the coast of the US eastern seaboard is forecast to cause dangerous surf and rip currents in coming days. The storm, which devastated Puerto Rico, and tore across other Caribbean island already ripped apart by Hurricane Irma, is...
Unrepentant Trump stands by anthem rebuke

Unrepentant Trump stands by anthem rebuke

Donald Trump has doubled down on his criticism of NFL players who kneel during the national anthem, declaring: “Tell them to stand!” The US President hit out at NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, who said Mr Trump’s remarks about players who take a knee...
Brexit: UK needs to clarify issues – Macron

Brexit: UK needs to clarify issues – Macron

Brexit: UK needs to clarify issues – Macron 23 September 2017 From the section UK Politics Related Topics Brexit Image copyright Reuters The UK must provide more clarity about its negotiating position on Brexit, the French president has said. Emmanuel Macron...
The enduring appeal of 'aloof' Angela Merkel

The enduring appeal of 'aloof' Angela Merkel

In the 12 years since she was first elected, through steady pragmatism, with no frills, no stardust, Angela Merkel has become the planet’s most powerful woman and Europe’s most influential leader. Against the global trend of political change (or is it...
Iran tests missile despite Trump pressure

Iran tests missile despite Trump pressure

Iran tests missile despite Trump pressure 23 September 2017 From the section Middle East Image copyright EPA Image caption The Khoramshahr missile was displayed at a military parade on Friday Iran says it has successfully tested a new-medium range missile, in defiance...
The forgotten quake victims outside Mexico City

The forgotten quake victims outside Mexico City

Just how much damage the Mexico earthquake has caused is still impossible to gauge because proper analysis of affected regions outside Mexico City has yet to be carried out. One hundred miles south of the capital lies the Jojutla, the largest town near the epicentre...
Crack in dam sparks Puerto Rico evacuations

Crack in dam sparks Puerto Rico evacuations

Puerto Rico is facing renewed danger in the wake of Hurricane Maria, as the Guajataca Dam fails under the strain of weather damage and heavy rainfall. The government has called the situation “extremely dangerous”, and the struggling dam is reportedly...
Uber Has Just Been Barred From London

Uber Has Just Been Barred From London

Ted Aljibe / AFP / Getty Images Uber will be barred from operating in London from the end of September after the city's transport authority concluded that it was a “not fit and proper” company to have a private operator licence. Transport for London...

Airport worker 'swapped hundreds of luggage tags'

A baggage handler has been accused of sending passengers’ bags to the wrong destinations by swapping luggage tags. Tay Boon Keh has been charged with 286 counts of causing mischief for allegedly swapping tags at Singapore Changi Airport every day for almost four...
Myanmar VP 'concern' over Rakhine

Myanmar VP 'concern' over Rakhine

Rohingya crisis: Myanmar VP ‘concerned’ about Rakhine exodus 21 September 2017 From the section Asia Related Topics Asia migrant crisis Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Van Thio said the situation in Rakhine had “improved”...
Rouhani slams Trump in United Nations speech

Rouhani slams Trump in United Nations speech

Hassan Rouhani has used his speech at the United Nations General Assembly to slam the United States and present Iran as a moderate and measured international player.  Speaking on Wednesday morning in New York, the Iranian President said his regime strives “to...
Fears thousands left homeless by Mexico quake

Fears thousands left homeless by Mexico quake

There are fears thousands of people could have been left homeless by Tuesday’s earthquake in Mexico, as rescue work continues. The executive director of Oxfam has told Sky News that the focus in the coming hours will shift towards all the people who are unable...
Donald Trump: The UN has not reached its potential

Donald Trump: The UN has not reached its potential

Donald Trump: The UN has not reached its potential 18 September 2017 From the section US & Canada Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTrump is to make his debut at the UN General Assembly: Will he listen or lecture? The United Nations is not...
Rolling Stone magazine is up for sale

Rolling Stone magazine is up for sale

Trailblazing music and popular culture magazine Rolling Stone is putting itself up for sale. Publisher Wenner Media – the majority shareholder – said it was exploring strategic options for its stake in the iconic magazine “to best position the brand...
Rhino horn smuggled as jewellery

Rhino horn smuggled as jewellery

By Victoria Gill Science reporter, BBC News 18 September 2017 From the section Science & Environment Image copyright Wildlife Justice Commission Criminal networks smuggling rhino horn out of Africa are turning it into jewellery to evade its detection in airports,...
Trump labels Kim Jong Un 'Rocket Man' in jibe

Trump labels Kim Jong Un 'Rocket Man' in jibe

Donald Trump has taken a swipe at North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, labelling him ‘Rocket Man’ following the secretive state’s controversial missile tests. On Twitter, the US leader said: “I spoke with President Moon of South Korea last night....
Bangladesh seeks UN help in Rohingya crisis

Bangladesh seeks UN help in Rohingya crisis

Bangladesh’s Prime Minister is seeking UN help in the Rohingya crisis, amid worsening conditions for the 400,000 refugees fleeing violence in Myanmar. Sheikh Hasina has travelled to New York to call for international pressure on the Myanmar regime to ensure...
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