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 […]

Kim Jong-un makes first official mention of US talks

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Kim Jong-un (file picture) wants “dialogue” with the US North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has publicly acknowledged talks with the US for the first time, according to state media reports. US President Donald Trump agreed last month to talks with Mr Kim, but Pyongyang had been silent on the […]

US-China trade: Xi warns against ‘Cold War mentality’

Image copyright Getty Images Chinese President Xi Jinping has warned against a “Cold War mentality” as he vowed to open up parts of the country’s economy. His speech at the Boao Forum for Asia – often referred to as Asia’s Davos – appears to be an attempt to calm a trade row with the US. […]

Syria war: At least 70 killed in suspected chemical attack in Douma

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Footage on social media purported to show children being treated for the effects of the attack At least 70 people have died in a suspected chemical attack in Douma, the last rebel-held town in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta, rescuers and medics say. Volunteer rescue force the White Helmets tweeted graphic images […]

Lula: Former Brazilian president surrenders to police

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Lula left the steelworkers’ union in Sao Bernardo do Campo to give himself up to police Brazil’s former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is starting a 12-year sentence for corruption after surrendering to police. It follows a two-day stand-off that saw him take refuge in a steelworkers’ union building […]

Trump Tower fire: Man dies in blaze at New York property

Media captionTrump Tower fire: ‘You got to get out’ One man has died and four firefighters have been injured in a blaze at Trump Tower in New York. The victim was a male resident of the building who died after being taken to hospital, fire officials said. US President Donald Trump has a home and […]

Canada crash: 14 killed as junior hockey team’s bus and lorry collide

Image copyright Humboldt Broncos Image caption A photo posted to the team’s Twitter feed on 24 March after a playoff win Police in Canada have confirmed that 14 people were killed when a lorry and a bus carrying a junior ice hockey team collided on Friday evening. The Humboldt Broncos were travelling on Highway 35, […]

Brazil’s Lula must start prison term, Supreme Court rules

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Lula claims charges against him are politically motivated Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva will be imprisoned while he appeals his corruption conviction, the country’s Supreme Court has ruled. He is facing 12 years in jail on charges of accepting a bribe but had asked to remain free […]