Syrian civil war: ‘Three killed’ in attack on Turkish convoy

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Syria has condemned the convoy as an act of aggression and says it is heading for the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhoun A Syrian government air strike aiming to stop a Turkish convoy reaching a rebel-held town in northern Syria has killed three civilians, Turkey alleges. Another 12 people were […]

Sudan conflict: Army and civilians seal power-sharing deal

Media captionHemeti, the dominant figure in the military council, tells the BBC he will abide by the deal Sudan’s ruling military council and civilian opposition alliance have signed a landmark power-sharing deal. The agreement ushers in a new governing council, including both civilians and generals, to pave the way towards elections and civilian rule. Mohamed […]

US bids to detain Iranian tanker in Gibraltar

Media captionGrace 1: Inside the seized supertanker The US Department of Justice has made a last-minute request to the authorities in Gibraltar to halt the release of a seized Iranian supertanker. Grace 1, carrying Iranian oil, was stopped by Royal Marines on 4 July, triggering a standoff with Tehran. The vessel was due to be […]

Brexit: No chance of US trade deal if Irish accord hit – Pelosi

Media captionNacy Pelosi: The woman Republicans love to hate A US-UK trade deal will not get through Congress if Brexit undermines the Good Friday Agreement, the Speaker of the US House of Representatives has said. Democrat Nancy Pelosi, whose party controls the House, said the UK’s exit from the EU could not be allowed to […]

Greece wildfires leave blackened forests in their wake

Image copyright AFP Image caption Abandoned cars were left charred after flames ravaged through the forest Fires have been raging through a “unique, untouched pine forest” on the Greek island of Evia as authorities fight to keep the flames under control. Hundreds of people were evacuated from nearby villages as the fire broke out in […]

Tencent sorry for Typhoon Lekima deaths blunder

Image copyright China Daily via Reuters Image caption Typhoon Lekima battered eastern China – but casualties were not in the millions China’s largest video-streaming platform has apologised after it mistakenly said a typhoon had killed everyone in Shandong province – home to around 99 million people. Tencent Video made the error in a push notification […]

Hong Kong protests disrupt airport for second day

Media captionThe BBC’s Jonathan Head describes “complete chaos” inside the airport Flight check-in has been suspended at Hong Kong International Airport for a second consecutive day because of anti-government protests. The airport, which is one of the world’s busiest, has been the site of daily protests since Friday. Videos on social media show passengers struggling […]

Body found in Malaysia search for teenage tourist

Image copyright LBT/Family handout/PA Media Image caption Nora Quoirin, 15, went missing from her room on 4 August A body found in the search for a vulnerable girl who went missing on holiday is that of Nora Quoirin, Malaysian police have confirmed. Nora, who had special needs, disappeared from her room at the Dusun resort […]

Sydney incident: Man arrested over stabbings in city centre

Media captionDramatic video shows Sydney stabbing suspect’s arrest An armed man has been arrested after stabbing a woman in central Sydney and being detained on the street by members of the public. A second woman was found dead inside an apartment building on the same street. “All the information we have at hand would link […]

Ex-Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev charged with murder

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Almazbek Atambayev had been sidelined by his successor Kyrgyzstan’s former President Almazbek Atambayev has been charged with murder and plotting a government coup. He has also been accused of organising mass unrest and hostage-taking. Mr Atambayev was arrested last week in a dramatic police raid on his house that […]

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