US defence chief Mattis visiting South Korea and Japan

US defence chief Mattis visiting South Korea and Japan

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Mattis flew in to Osan Air Base south of Seoul US defence secretary James Mattis is in South Korea on the first foreign trip by a senior official in the Trump administration. Mr Mattis is expected to use the visit to reassure Seoul of continuing US commitment to security […]

UC Berkeley cancels Breitbart speaker as students protest

UC Berkeley cancels Breitbart speaker as students protest

Image copyright AP Image caption The talk was cancelled after a fire was started on campus The University of California at Berkeley has cancelled a talk by the editor of the right-wing Breitbart News website, Milo Yiannopoulos, after student protests against his visit. Mr Yiannopoulos is an outspoken supporter of President Donald Trump. Hundreds of […]

Trump picks Neil Gorsuch as nominee for Supreme Court

Media captionDonald Trump picks Neil Gorsuch as US Supreme Court nominee President Donald Trump has nominated Colorado federal appeals court judge Neil Gorsuch for the US Supreme Court. If confirmed by the Senate, the 49-year-old would replace the vacancy left on the court by the late Justice Antonin Scalia. The upper chamber’s Democratic leader has […]

Marine Le Pen: Deadline passes for National Front leader to repay EU funds

Marine Le Pen: Deadline passes for National Front leader to repay EU funds

Image copyright AFP Image caption Marine Le Pen denies any wrongdoing A European Parliament deadline for France’s far-right leader Marine Le Pen to return more than €300,000(£257,000; $321,000) it says she has misspent, has passed. The presidential candidate had until midnight to repay the money, but said she had no intention of doing so. The […]

Amnesty: Philippine police ‘planned’ drug war killings

Amnesty: Philippine police ‘planned’ drug war killings

Image copyright AFP Image caption More than 7,000 people have been killed in the war on drugs since July Amnesty International has accused the Philippine police of “systematically planning” extrajudicial killings in the controversial war against drugs. The rights group also said in a report that the killings may constitute “crimes against humanity”. More than […]

Trump executive order: US judge temporarily halts deportations

Media captionProtesters shouted “let them in” at demonstrations at New York’s JFK Airport A US judge has issued a stay temporarily halting the deportation of visa holders or refugees under an executive order from President Trump. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a legal case early on Saturday in response to the order. The […]

Malaysia tourist boat missing with 31 people on board

Malaysia tourist boat missing with 31 people on board

Image caption The boat left Kota Kinabalu en route to the nearby island before it disappeared A boat carrying 31 people, including at least 28 Chinese tourists, has gone missing off the Malaysian coast, maritime authorities say. The boat lost contact after departing the eastern state of Sabah on Saturday. The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency […]

Football returns to Aleppo after five years of war

Football returns to Aleppo after five years of war

Image copyright AFP Image caption The derby marked the first professional game in Aleppo in five years A local football match took on significant meaning for supporters this weekend – as war-torn Aleppo saw its first live game in five years. Local side Al-Ittihad beat their city rivals Hurriya 2-1 on Saturday. There has been […]

Trump and Putin make counter-terror top priority in first call

Trump and Putin make counter-terror top priority in first call

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Trump – flanked by his vice president and senior aides – speaks to President Putin from the Oval Office Donald Trump held a series of phone calls with world leaders on Saturday – including one with Vladimir Putin. The Kremlin said both sides had agreed to make fighting […]

The Gambia ‘missing millions’ after Jammeh flies into exile

Media captionHundreds of people celebrated in Banjul as West African troops entered the presidential compound More than $11m (£8.8m) is missing from The Gambia’s state coffers following the departure of long-time leader Yahya Jammeh, an adviser to President Adama Barrow has said. Mai Ahmad Fatty said financial experts were trying to evaluate the exact loss. […]

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