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US expands travel ban to include N Korea

US expands travel ban to include N Korea

25 September 2017 From the section US & Canada The United States has expanded its controversial travel ban to include people from North Korea, Venezuela and Chad. The White House said the restrictions follow a review of information sharing by foreign governments....

Far-right gains but Merkel tops Germany poll

Angela Merkel is set for a fourth term as Germany’s chancellor, according to exit polls. However, the poll suggests the anti-immigration Alternative for Germany (AfD) party will enter the national parliament for the first time. Mrs Merkel party took between 32.5...
Violence fears in Iraq over Kurdish indy poll

Violence fears in Iraq over Kurdish indy poll

A controversial independence referendum is being held in the Kurdish region of northern Iraq, defying objections from international allies and raising fears of violence. The semi-autonomous region is expected to overwhelmingly vote ‘Yes’ at the polls on...
NASA asteroid probe slingshots round Earth

NASA asteroid probe slingshots round Earth

NASA scientists used a slingshot manoeuvre around the Earth in their mission to land a spacecraft on an asteroid. Returning to the planet almost a year after its launch, the probe came within 10,711 miles (17,237 km) of Antarctica, before following a route north over...
Meghan at Harry's games but not with Prince

Meghan at Harry's games but not with Prince

Prince Harry’s girlfriend, Meghan Markle, appeared at the opening ceremony of the Invictus Games but did not sit with the Prince.  There had been speculation that the Suits actress might join him for the event in Toronto as she lives and works in the city. But...
Kim and Trump in dangerous show of force

Kim and Trump in dangerous show of force

The rhetoric is pretty harmless. The North Korean foreign minister calls Donald Trump “mentally deranged and full of megalomania” at the UN today. Add this to “dog” and “dotard” (senile old man) and you get the picture. Trump has...
Soul singer Charles Bradley dies aged 68

Soul singer Charles Bradley dies aged 68

23 September 2017 From the section Entertainment & Arts Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Bradley, seen on tour in June 2017, before the sudden cancellation of his winter tour Charles Bradley, a soul singer who found fame in his later years, has died from...
US bombers stage North Korea show of force

US bombers stage North Korea show of force

US bombers stage North Korea show of force 23 September 2017 From the section Asia Image copyright US Pacific Command Image caption The bombers staged a show of force close to North Korea’s east coast US bombers have flown close to North Korea’s east coast...
Trump rails against Republican Obamacare rebels

Trump rails against Republican Obamacare rebels

Trump rails against Republican Obamacare rebels 23 September 2017 From the section US & Canada Image copyright Reuters Image caption President Trump said Republicans who oppose the new plan “don’t have the guts to vote for it” US President Donald...
Supermodels reunite in tribute to Versace

Supermodels reunite in tribute to Versace

Donatella Versace brought glamour and nostalgia to Milan Fashion week on Friday by creating a blockbuster reunion show in tribute to her late brother Gianni. The designer shocked audiences by bringing together some of the biggest models of the 1990s, all of whom had...
Puerto Rico dam bursts in wake of Hurricane Maria

Puerto Rico dam bursts in wake of Hurricane Maria

Puerto Rico dam bursts in wake of Hurricane Maria 22 September 2017 From the section US & Canada Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Floodwaters from Hurricane Maria have destroyed homes in Puerto Rico and knocked out the island’s electricty A dam has...
Hurricane Maria eye nears Turks and Caicos Islands

Hurricane Maria eye nears Turks and Caicos Islands

Hurricane Maria eye nears Turks and Caicos Islands 22 September 2017 From the section Latin America & Caribbean Image copyright Reuters Image caption Large parts of Puerto Rico are under water after the hurricane Hurricane Maria is nearing the Turks and Caicos...
'Uplifting' togetherness in Mexico quake search

'Uplifting' togetherness in Mexico quake search

Mexico is a hard place at the best of times. Cartel and general crime are endemic. It has one of the worst murder rates in the world and some of the poorest people as well. But what I have seen here over the past two or three days is quite simply the most uplifting...
New antibody attacks 99% of HIV strains

New antibody attacks 99% of HIV strains

By James Gallagher Health and science reporter, BBC News website 22 September 2017 From the section Health Image copyright SPL Scientists have engineered an antibody that attacks 99% of HIV strains and can prevent infection in primates. It is built to attack three...
NFL star who killed himself had brain disease

NFL star who killed himself had brain disease

A former NFL star who killed himself while serving a life sentence for murder had a brain disease linked to repeated head trauma, researchers have found. Aaron Hernandez, 27, had the most severe case of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) neurologists at Boston...
Trump hits North Korea with fresh sanctions

Trump hits North Korea with fresh sanctions

Donald Trump has signed an executive order to introduce new sanctions against North Korea over its nuclear weapons programme. The order boosts the US Treasury’s ability to clamp down on individuals and companies that finance and facilitate trade with the...
L'Oreal heiress Lillian Bettencourt dies at 94

L'Oreal heiress Lillian Bettencourt dies at 94

L’Oreal heiress Lillian Bettencourt dies at 94 21 September 2017 From the section Europe Image copyright AFP Image caption Ms Bettencourt was the world’s 14th wealthiest person, according to Forbes magazine’s 2017 list Liliane Bettencourt, the...

Death Wish coffee recall over botulism concerns

New York firm Death Wish Coffee has recalled a cold coffee range after tests showed there was potential for the drink to contain a deadly toxin. Specialist tests showed there was a “remote” chance, the company said, that its production process for the...
15 dead on Dominica after Hurricane Maria

15 dead on Dominica after Hurricane Maria

At least 15 people have died and 20 are missing on Dominica following Hurricane Maria, the island’s Prime Minister has said. It was a miracle the death toll was not in the hundreds, Roosevelt Skerrit added. The PM shed some tears as he spoke to a reporter on the...
NSA cryptography proposal rejected by allies

NSA cryptography proposal rejected by allies

Distrust of the US National Security Agency has caused experts from allied nations to reject its proposals for new cryptography standards. A “track record of subverting the standardisation process” has led to the intelligence agency losing much of the...
Bere Island buzzing over mystery lottery win

Bere Island buzzing over mystery lottery win

Bere Island buzzing over mystery lottery win 21 September 2017 From the section Europe Image copyright RTÉ Image caption Mary Murphy, the island’s postmistress, sold the winning ticket from her post office on Monday It’s the lottery jackpot mystery that...
Iran's leader Rouhani slams Trump in UN speech

Iran's leader Rouhani slams Trump in UN speech

Iran’s leader Rouhani slams Trump in UN speech 20 September 2017 From the section Middle East Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionIranian President Hassan Rouhani said his country would not be intimidated by threats President Hassan Rouhani...
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