Mike Pompeo: CIA chief ‘made secret trip to North Korea’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Pompeo’s mission reportedly was to prepare for the Trump-Kim summit CIA director Mike Pompeo travelled to Pyongyang for a secret meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, US media report. The meeting to prepare for direct talks between US President Donald Trump and Mr Kim took place on about […]

Syria chemical attack: Investigators allowed to visit site after delay

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Residents ride through the ruined streets of Douma on Sunday, a week after the attack Five days after their arrival, chemical weapons inspectors in Syria will be given access to an alleged attack site on Wednesday, Russia says. The team has been in the country since Saturday but has been […]

South Korean actress kidnapped by North’s Kim Jong-il dies

Image copyright AFP Image caption Ms Choi was one of South Korea’s most famous actresses during the peak of her popularity A South Korean actress, once kidnapped by North Korea and forced to make films for the state, has died at 92. Choi Eun-hee was a leading actress in the South when she was kidnapped […]

Ex-FBI chief James Comey says Trump ‘morally unfit to be president’

Image copyright AFP Image caption James Comey has infuriated President Trump as he promotes a new book Former FBI director James Comey has said Donald Trump is “morally unfit to be president”, who treats women like “pieces of meat”. Mr Comey was giving his first major television interview since he was fired by President Trump […]

Syria air strikes: US and allies attack chemical weapons sites

Media captionUS prepared to “sustain” strikes until Syrian regime stops using chemical agents – Trump The US, UK and France have bombed multiple government targets in Syria in an early morning operation targeting alleged chemical weapons sites. The strikes were in response to a suspected chemical attack on the Syrian town of Douma last week. […]

UN: Central African Republic corpse protest was propaganda

Image copyright AFP Image caption Protesters say civilians were killed in clashes between UN troops and armed groups The UN says protesters who placed corpses in front of their headquarters in the Central African Republic (CAR) were using the bodies for “propaganda”. “Some people are using dead bodies… to say that we have killed civilians,” […]

Australian jailed for ‘despicable’ fake cancer scam

Image copyright Facebook Image caption Hanna Dickenson (R) falsely claimed to have cancer, a court heard An Australian woman who faked having terminal cancer before scamming money from friends of her family has been jailed for three months. Hanna Dickenson, 24, accepted A$42,000 (£22,000; $31,000) after telling her parents that she needed medical treatment overseas. […]

Twenty dead in attempted breakout from Brazil prison

Image copyright AFP Image caption The entrance of the Santa Izabel prison complex A number of inmates at a jail in the northern Brazilian city of Belem have died during an attempted mass breakout. They were aided by an armed group outside the jail which used explosives against one of the prison walls. One guard […]

Commonwealth Games: Eight Cameroon athletes ‘desert’ team

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Weightlifter Arcangeline Fouodji Sonkbou is among the missing athletes, Cameroon officials say Eight Cameroonian athletes have gone missing from their accommodation at the Commonwealth Games in Australia, team officials have confirmed. Press attache Simon Molombe told the BBC officials viewed it as “desertion” and that the missing athletes had […]

Colombian FARC leader arrested on drug trafficking charge

Image copyright Reuters Image caption A court in New York wants Jesus Santrich (centre) on a drug trafficking charge One of the top leaders of Colombia’s former rebel group, the Farc, has been arrested in Bogota following a request from the United States. Jesus Santrich, a former peace negotiator, is accused of drug trafficking by […]

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