50,000 face evacuation in Hannover over World War Two bombs

50,000 face evacuation in Hannover over World War Two bombs

Image copyright AFP Image caption Bombs from World War Two are still being found in Hannover 70 years on Around 50,000 people in Hannover will be evacuated from their homes on Sunday while experts defuse five World War Two bombs. The operation is the second largest of its kind carried out in Germany, and will […]

Brexit: EU-27 agree negotiating stance

Brexit: EU-27 agree negotiating stance

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The leaders of the 27 remaining European Union countries gathered in Brussels European Union leaders have unanimously agreed the negotiating guidelines for Brexit talks with UK. European Council President Donald Tusk, chairing the talks in Brussels, tweeted that the “firm and fair political mandate” for the talks was ready. […]

Turkish authorities block Wikipedia without giving reason

Turkish authorities block Wikipedia without giving reason

Image copyright Getty Images/PeterMacdiarmid Image caption Turkish people awoke to find all access to Wikipedia had been blocked Turkey has blocked all access inside the country to the online encyclopaedia Wikipedia, one of the world’s most popular websites. It was not initially clear why the ban had been imposed. The Turkey Blocks group said the […]

Trump fears ‘major, major conflict’ with North Korea

Trump fears ‘major, major conflict’ with North Korea

Media captionTrump: President Xi “is doing everything in his power” US President Donald Trump has said he would like to solve the North Korea crisis diplomatically, but that a “major, major conflict” is possible. In an interview with Reuters he praised China’s President Xi Jinping for his handling of North Korea, calling him “a very […]

Female Islamic clerics in Indonesia issue rare child marriage fatwa

Female Islamic clerics in Indonesia issue rare child marriage fatwa

Image copyright BBC Indonesia Image caption The congress has brought together female Islamic leaders from several countries Female Islamic clerics in Indonesia have issued an unprecedented fatwa against child marriage. The fatwa, which is not legally binding but will be influential, was issued after a three-day congress of female clerics in the country. The clerics […]

Brexit: Tusk says UK trade deal not a priority

Brexit: Tusk says UK trade deal not a priority

Image copyright PA Image caption UK PM Theresa May and the EU’s Donald Tusk. A Brexit deal has to be reached by early 2019 European Council President Donald Tusk says agreement on “people, money and Ireland” must come before negotiations on the European Union’s future relationship with the UK. Mr Tusk’s message came in a […]

Thai court seeks Red Bull heir arrest after five years

Thai court seeks Red Bull heir arrest after five years

Image copyright EPA Image caption Mr Vorayuth was initially arrested after the incident but has since failed to turn up to face charges A Thai court has issued an arrest warrant for Red Bull heir Vorayuth Yoovidhaya, in a move critics say is long overdue. Mr Vorayuth is accused of knocking down and killing a […]

Trump’s immigrant crime hotline trolled with calls about aliens and UFOs

Trump’s immigrant crime hotline trolled with calls about aliens and UFOs

Image copyright cosmin4000/Getty Images Image caption Have you seen this alien? When the US government uses the term “criminal alien”, it means someone who is not a US citizen that has been convicted of a crime. Twitter, meanwhile, thinks flying saucers and The X-Files. On Wednesday, the Department of Homeland Security opened a new office, […]

Borussia Dortmund bombs: ‘Speculator’ charged with bus attack

Borussia Dortmund bombs: ‘Speculator’ charged with bus attack

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Police originally treated the attack as terrorism but then changed course Police in Germany have charged a man suspected of being behind an attack on the Borussia Dortmund team bus. Rather than having links to radical Islamism, he was a market trader hoping to make money if the price […]

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