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North Korea 'cannot abandon nuclear programme'

North Korea 'cannot abandon nuclear programme'

North Korea has said it cannot abandon its nuclear programme, which it says is necessary as a deterrent to a US threat. Han Tae Song, the country’s ambassador to the United Nations, ruled out negotiations with America as long as joint US-South Korea military...
Argentine navy loses contact with submarine

Argentine navy loses contact with submarine

Argentine navy loses contact with submarine 17 November 2017 From the section Latin America & Caribbean Image copyright AFP Image caption The San Juan (first from left) is seen here with two other subs in 2014 The Argentine navy is searching the South Atlantic for...
Fire rips through Cameroon parliament

Fire rips through Cameroon parliament

17 November 2017 From the section Africa Image copyright Camer24 The main parliament building in Cameroon’s capital Yaoundé has been badly damaged by fire which ripped through four floors. Firefighters managed to put out the blaze before it could reach the...
House Republicans pass $1.4tn tax overhaul bill

House Republicans pass $1.4tn tax overhaul bill

House Republicans pass $ 1.4tn tax overhaul bill 16 November 2017 From the section Business Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Republicans are poised to pass the most sweeping rewrite of the US tax code since 1986 House Republicans have passed a controversial...
Far-right figures lose Twitter 'blue tick'

Far-right figures lose Twitter 'blue tick'

Twitter has removed the blue verification tick from several high-profile far-right accounts, following accusations it was not doing enough to combat hate speech. The micro-blogging platform last week temporarily stopped verifying users amid rising complaints that the...
Diplomat in fatal fall from New York balcony

Diplomat in fatal fall from New York balcony

Australian diplomat dies in New York building fall 16 November 2017 From the section Australia Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Julian Simpson was on the seventh floor of a Manhattan building when he fell An Australian diplomat has died after falling from a...
Ex-PM returns to Zimbabwe amid military 'coup'

Ex-PM returns to Zimbabwe amid military 'coup'

Zimbabwe’s defeated ex-prime minister has returned to the country as politicians eye opportunities for power while President Robert Mugabe is under house arrest. Morgan Tsvangirai, the opposition leader who was made Mr Mugabe’s deputy between 2009 and 2013...
Godspeed! Pope given gold-rimmed Lamborghini

Godspeed! Pope given gold-rimmed Lamborghini

The Pontiff has been given an upgrade on his Popemobile – a personalised white and gold Lamborghini Huracan worth around £180,000. Pope Francis received the supercar as a gift from Lamborghini, but rather than getting behind the wheel he immediately blessed the...
Airbus announces biggest ever aircraft deal

Airbus announces biggest ever aircraft deal

Airbus is to sell 430 jets to airline owner Indigo Partners in a deal worth $ 49.5bn (£38bn) – described as the manufacturer’s largest ever. The European aircraft maker – which employs about 6,000 people at its wing assembly plant in Broughton, north...
British explorer missing in Papua New Guinea

British explorer missing in Papua New Guinea

A British explorer has gone missing in the remote jungles of Papua New Guinea. Benedict Allen, 57, was dropped in the area by helicopter three weeks ago and has not been heard from since. His most recent post on his Twitter page on 11 October read: “Marching off...
Iran-Iraq border earthquake is deadliest of 2017

Iran-Iraq border earthquake is deadliest of 2017

Iran-Iraq border earthquake is deadliest of 2017 13 November 2017 From the section Middle East Image copyright EPA Image caption Rescue teams in Iran are looking for people in collapsed buildings A huge rescue effort is under way after a powerful earthquake struck...
The budding bromance of Trump and Duterte

The budding bromance of Trump and Duterte

US President Donald Trump appears to have formed an unlikely bromance with self-proclaimed killer Rodrigo Duterte. Mr Trump met the Philippine leader as he comes to the end of his lengthy tour of Asia – and it appears their chemistry is better than that Mr...
Australian academic claims China book 'censored'

Australian academic claims China book 'censored'

Australian academic claims China book ‘censored’ 13 November 2017 From the section Australia Image copyright CHARLES STURT UNIVERSITY Image caption Prof Clive Hamilton says his book is critical of China An author has said a publisher withdrew plans to...
Junior drag car driver, 8, dies in Australia crash

Junior drag car driver, 8, dies in Australia crash

Junior drag car driver, 8, dies in Australia crash 13 November 2017 From the section Australia Image copyright Getty Images An eight-year-old girl has died after crashing her junior drag racing car on a track in Western Australia. Anita Board was on a solo “test...
At least 67 people dead in Iran-Iraq earthquake

At least 67 people dead in Iran-Iraq earthquake

At least 67 people have been killed after a magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck near the border between Iran and Iraq. The earthquake was centred about 19 miles outside the eastern Iraqi city of Halabja at about 6.20pm UK time. It was just 15 miles deep and was felt for...
Lebanese PM vows to return home 'in days'

Lebanese PM vows to return home 'in days'

Lebanon’s prime minister says he resigned to save his country from imminent danger and has vowed to return home “in days”. Speaking in Saudi Arabia, in his first public comments since quitting last week, Saad Hariri said he was “free” and...

Morocco qualify for the 2018 World Cup

Morocco will be back at a World Cup finals for the first time since 1998 Morocco qualified for the 2018 World Cup in Russia with a 2-0 victory away to Ivory Coast, who missed out on a fourth consecutive appearance at the finals. Goals from defenders Nabil Dirar and...
Trump calls Kim Jong-un 'short and fat'

Trump calls Kim Jong-un 'short and fat'

12 November 2017 From the section US & Canada Image copyright EPA Image caption Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump have previously called each other mad US President Donald Trump has offered Asia his services as a mediator, shortly after tweeting insults. At the start...
Where is Lebanon's Prime Minister?

Where is Lebanon's Prime Minister?

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has resigned – but the circumstances that led to the shock move are shrouded in mystery. His resignation is part of a much bigger geopolitical drama that is currently unfolding in Saudi Arabia and Lebanon. It came after the...
Thousands demand release of Catalan officials

Thousands demand release of Catalan officials

Tens of thousands of Catalan pro-independence supporters packed streets in Barcelona to demand the release of officials who pushed for the region to split from Spain. At the march, organised by Catalonia’s two main grassroots independence groups, activists waved...
Fire trucks to spray Delhi amid smog emergency

Fire trucks to spray Delhi amid smog emergency

Delhi has declared a public emergency as toxic smog continues to engulf the city, threatening residents with concentrations of dust 12 times the acceptable level. The government plans to use fire trucks and water cannons, normally used for riot control, to spray water...
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