Trump ‘will walk out’ if North Korea talks not fruitful

Media captionTrump on North Korea meeting US President Donald Trump says that if his planned talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un are not fruitful he will “walk out”. At a joint news conference, he and Japanese PM Shinzo Abe said maximum pressure must be maintained on North Korea over nuclear disarmament. Mr Abe is […]

Banyan: Insecticide ‘drip’ to save 700-year-old Indian tree

Image caption The tree is spread across three acres A 700-year-old banyan tree in the southern Indian state of Telengana has been put on special “drips” filled with diluted pesticides, to ward off insects. The tree is spread across three acres and is reportedly the second largest of its kind in the world. Officials are […]

India video reunites man with family after 40 years

Image copyright Mumbai Police Image caption Khomdram Gambhir Singh (right) was found living rough in Mumbai An Indian man who disappeared 40 years ago has been reunited with his family after his brother recognised him in a YouTube video that went viral. Khomdram Gambhir Singh went missing from Manipur state aged 26 in 1978. His […]

Nasa’s Tess: Planet-hunting satellite lifts off

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The man who made Novichok

The British government says a military-grade Novichok nerve agent of a type developed by Russia was used to poison former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia. Moscow denies any involvement. But a retired Russian scientist, Vladimir Uglev, says he manufactured a Novichok nerve agent which could have been the same one used on the […]

The Commonwealth of Nations: Who’s in the club?

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What’s the first film to be shown in Saudi Arabian cinemas?

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South Africa rhino poaching: ‘Web of corruption’ blamed

Image copyright Saving The Wild Image caption Pop star and Unicef ambassador Toya Delazy says the poaching of rhinos feels as if “we’re losing our humanity” Entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson and conservationist Jane Goodall have joined a list of famous names who have signed an open letter to South Africa’s government calling for an end […]

The holiday village run by spies

Arous was an idyllic holiday resort in the Sudanese desert, on the shores of the Red Sea. But this glamorous destination was a base for Israeli agents with a secret mission. “Arous on the Red Sea, a wonderful world apart,” the glossy brochure says, pronouncing it “the diving and desert recreation centre of Sudan” Illustrated […]

Lesbian mums can’t register baby in Italy

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption Italy has strict laws making fertility treatment available only to stable heterosexual couples. Authorities in Turin, northern Italy, have refused to register the baby of a lesbian couple. Chiara Foglietta, a Turin councillor, underwent artificial insemination in Denmark and gave birth last Friday to baby boy Niccolo Pietro. […]

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