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Moscow suicide bomb plot foiled, says FSB

A plan by suicide bombers to blow themselves up in Moscow has been foiled, according to Russia’s main intelligence agency. The plot involved “a series of terrorist attacks in crowded public places, including on public transport and in major shopping...
Leaders condemn 'repulsive' far-right protests

Leaders condemn 'repulsive' far-right protests

Theresa May and Angela Merkel strongly condemn the “repulsive” actions of far-right protesters in Charlottesville, their spokesmen have said. Heather Heyer, 32, was killed and 19 others injured when a car was allegedly driven into a crowd protesting...
Inside Atlanta's fight against sex trafficking

Inside Atlanta's fight against sex trafficking

America has a growing sex trafficking problem and the city of Atlanta has been identified as one of the hotspots. In this big southern city, a cultural and economic powerhouse, the illegal sex trade is worth about $ 300m (£230m) a year. The FBI has also named it as...

China to 'stop importing N Korean coal, iron ore'

China says it will stop importing North Korean coal, iron ore, fish and other goods in September as it implements UN sanctions. The UN Security Council, including China, backed a new resolution last weekend imposing fresh sanctions on the rogue state in retaliation...

17 people die in Burkina Faso restaurant attack

Seventeen people are dead after a restaurant in Burkina Faso’s capital was attacked by gunmen. Witnesses said that three gunmen pulled up in a 4×4 at the Aziz Istanbul restaurant in Ouagadougou at around 9.30pm on Sunday local time. They then started...

'Heavy fire' in Burkina Faso restaurant attack

A restaurant in Burkina Faso’s capital is under attack, with witnesses reporting heavy gunfire. Soldiers launched an operation against the suspected jihadists in the city of Ouagadougou after gunfire began around 9pm local time. More follows… World News...
Kenya election: Observers back Kenyatta victory

Kenya election: Observers back Kenyatta victory

Kenya election: Observers back Kenyatta victory 12 August 2017 From the section Africa Image copyright EPA Image caption Opposition supporters have been confronting police in Nairobi’s Mathare slum Kenya’s main monitoring group has backed the official...
Briton held for 'grooming girl' in Australia

Briton held for 'grooming girl' in Australia

A British tourist has been arrested in Australia for allegedly attempting to meet a girl he thought was 13 after grooming her over the internet. The 34-year-old had arranged to meet the youngster after several explicit conversations with her, police said. The New...
Oxford Uni worker in court on murder charge

Oxford Uni worker in court on murder charge

An ex-employee of Oxford University who is accused along with a US professor of killing a Chicago man has appeared in court for the first time since his arrest. Somerville College’s Andrew Warren, 56, and Professor Wyndham Lathem, 42, are facing murder charges...
Trump threatens 'military option' in Venezuela

Trump threatens 'military option' in Venezuela

US President Donald Trump has taken a break from his war of words with North Korea to threaten yet another country with the “military option”. Venezuela has become more unstable since its president Nicolas Maduro won a controversial election giving him new...
Peru orders expulsion of Venezuela ambassador

Peru orders expulsion of Venezuela ambassador

Peru orders expulsion of Venezuela ambassador 12 August 2017 From the section Latin America & Caribbean Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionNicolás Maduro on the BBC: “What would the Queen, my friend, say?” Peru has ordered the...

Kenyatta wins second term as Kenya's president

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has won a second term but opposition candidate Raila Odinga claimed the vote was rigged. The country’s election commission says Kenyatta won Tuesday’s election with 54.27% of the vote, calling it “credible, fair...
Syrian people traffickers jailed in Germany

Syrian people traffickers jailed in Germany

Syrian people traffickers jailed in Germany 11 August 2017 From the section Europe Related Topics Europe migrant crisis Image copyright Reuters Image caption A dingy filled with migrants that arrived safely in the Greek islands in the same year A German court has...
Hong Kong activist 'abducted by Chinese agents'

Hong Kong activist 'abducted by Chinese agents'

Hong Kong activist ‘abducted by Chinese agents’ By Juliana Liu Hong Kong correspondent, BBC News 11 August 2017 Image copyright AFP Image caption Howard Lam says he was warned against trying to engage with Liu Xia A veteran democracy activist in Hong Kong...
US 'locked and loaded' Trump warns N Korea

US 'locked and loaded' Trump warns N Korea

Donald Trump has warned North Korea that if it “acts unwisely” the US military is “locked and loaded”. Mr Trump tweeted that “military solutions are now fully in place”, adding: “Hopefully Kim Jong Un will find another...

China targets social media in new crackdown

China’s largest social media platforms are being investigated for suspected breaches of the nation’s strict cybersecurity laws. The new laws, which critics say seek to control citizens’ access to information, are being rigorously enforced ahead of a...

Amazon 'in talks over US ticketing market'

Amazon could soon be entering yet another new market – working with US venue owners to sell event tickets. Four sources told the Reuters news agency that Amazon was in talks to offer event ticketing in America, seeing the market as ripe for a new entrant. If...

Trump: Fire and fury remarks 'not tough enough'

President Trump has told North Korea to “get their act together” or it will be in trouble “like few nations have ever been”. Mr Trump also said his “fire and fury” comments were possibly not tough enough. More follows… World...
Saudi singer arrested for dabbing

Saudi singer arrested for dabbing

Saudi singer arrested for dabbing 10 August 2017 From the section Middle East Image copyright NCNC A popular singer has been arrested for “dabbing” during a concert in south-west Saudi Arabia. Abdallah Al Shahani, a TV host, actor, and Saudi national, was...
Lego boss replaced after eight months

Lego boss replaced after eight months

Lego boss replaced after eight months 10 August 2017 From the section Business Image copyright Lego Toymaker Lego has replaced its 61-year-old chief executive, Bali Padda, after just eight months in the job, saying he was never expected to remain in the post long-term...
Violence in Kenya over election hacking claims

Violence in Kenya over election hacking claims

Violent clashes have erupted in Kenya after an opposition leader suggested that hackers had manipulated voting results in the presidential election. Three people were killed after an attack inside a vote tallying centre on Kenya’s coast. A machete-wielding gang...
'Sick' Canadian pastor freed from N Korea jail

'Sick' Canadian pastor freed from N Korea jail

A Canadian pastor has been released from a North Korean jail following concerns over his health. Pyongyang said Hyeon Soo Lim, 62, was freed on “sick bail” following a “humanitarian” ruling by the state’s central court. It comes two...
David Letterman back from retirement at 70

David Letterman back from retirement at 70

David Letterman is coming out of retirement with a new talk show, two years after ending his 33-year-long stint at CBS. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the 70-year-old presenter has signed a new deal with Netflix, to host a six-episode series in 2018. “I...
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