Afghanistan election: Voters defy violence to cast ballots

Media captionLyse Doucet: ‘This is not the face of a people cowed by the Taliban’ Voters in Afghanistan have defied deadly attacks to cast ballots in large numbers in the nation’s long-awaited parliamentary elections. Several explosions targeted polling stations, with dozens of people killed or injured in scores of incidents across the country. Voting will […]

Australia government suffers Wentworth by-election defeat

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Independent candidate Dr Kerryn Phelps pictured after her poll victory in Sydney Australia’s governing coalition has lost its one-seat parliamentary majority after a by-election in Sydney. Kerryn Phelps, a local doctor and popular independent candidate, comfortably won the Wentworth seat. “This win tonight should signal a return of decency, […]

Migrant caravan halted by Mexico police on Guatemala border

Media captionMigrant caravan: ‘May God soften Trump’s heart’ Thousands of people travelling across Central America en masse to the US are stuck on Mexico’s southern border after a failed attempt to enter the country. Some of them broke through Guatemalan border fences but then clashed with Mexican riot police in no man’s land. On Friday, […]

US Mega Millions lottery jackpot hits record $1.6bn

Image copyright EPA A record-breaking US lottery jackpot of $1.6bn (£1.2bn) is up for grabs after players failed to pick the winning ticket in a $1bn Mega Millions draw. The competition, which saw 15 “second-tier” tickets scoop about $1m each, had people lining up at service stations and stores nationwide on Friday. The odds of […]

Jamal Khashoggi case: Fox and Mnuchin quit Saudi summit

Image copyright AFP Image caption Turkish forensic investigators have been searching for evidence at the Saudi consulate US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and UK International Trade Secretary Liam Fox have pulled out of an investment conference in Saudi Arabia. Their move comes amid allegations the country was behind the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. […]

Crimea attack: College shooting kills 19

Image copyright PA Image caption Russia has said the attack was an act of “mass murder” At least 19 people have been killed and dozens more wounded in a shooting at a college in Russian-annexed Crimea. An 18-year-old student ran through the technical college in Kerch firing at fellow pupils before killing himself, Russian investigators […]

Jamal Khashoggi: Turkish police search Saudi consul’s residence

Image copyright EPA Image caption The investigation team included prosecutors and forensics experts in white overalls Turkish investigators have entered the residence of the Saudi consul in Istanbul to gather more evidence about the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi. Turkish officials suspect the Saudi journalist was killed during a visit to the nearby consulate on 2 […]

Jamal Khashoggi: Trump suggests ‘rogue killers’ to blame

Media captionPresident Trump and the King of Saudi Arabia discussed the disappearance of the Saudi journalist US President Donald Trump has suggested “rogue killers” could be behind the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey. Speaking to reporters after a phone call with King Salman, he said the Saudi leader had firmly denied knowing […]

Nepal storm kills climbers on Himalayan peak Gurja

Image copyright Frank Bienewald/Getty Image caption Nepal is home to eight of the world’s 14 highest peaks At least seven climbers died when a violent snowstorm destroyed their camp on a Himalayan peak in western Nepal. A five-member South Korean expedition team and four Nepali guides were at the base camp of Mount Gurja when […]

Germany protest: Tens of thousands march against far right

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The organisers said many more people came than expected More than 100,000 people have been marching in the German capital Berlin to protest against xenophobia and the increasing influence of the far right. Rights groups organised the rally, as marchers held placards reading “Indivisible” and “United against racism”. The […]

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