Zimbabwe election: Zanu-PF has most seats, incomplete results show

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Zanu-PF has ruled the country since independence in 1980 Zimbabwe’s ruling Zanu-PF party has won the most seats in parliament, according to incomplete official results. President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s party is poised to win a substantial parliamentary majority in Monday’s poll – the first elections since long-serving ruler Robert Mugabe […]

Swedish crown jewels: Speedboat thieves steal priceless treasures

Image copyright Alamy Image caption The stolen jewels belonged to the Swedish monarchs who lived in the early 1600s Police in Sweden have launched a manhunt after thieves swiped some of the country’s crown jewels from a cathedral and escaped by speedboat. Two priceless crowns and an orb belonging to a 17th Century king and […]

Mexico plane crash: All 103 people on board survive

Image copyright AFP Image caption People on board said they “thanked God” they came away from the crash alive A passenger plane has crashed in the capital of Mexico’s Durango state, just moments after take-off. All 103 passengers and crew on board the Aeroméxico flight survived the crash but 97 of them are injured. State […]

North Korea working on new missiles, US officials say, despite thaw

North Korea appears to be building new ballistic missiles despite recent warming ties with the Trump administration and pledges to denuclearise, reports say. Unnamed US officials told the Washington Post that spy satellites had spotted continuing activity at a site that has produced ballistic missiles. Reuters quotes an official as saying it is unclear how […]

Greek fires: Residents ‘worsened disaster’ by illegal building

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The seaside town of Mati, east of Athens, has been the hardest-hit community Greek Defence Minister Panos Kammenos has told the BBC illegal construction contributed to one of the country’s worst-ever wildfire disasters. He said building by residents between wooded areas was a “crime” that had resulted in blocking escape […]

Pakistan election: Imran Khan leads in early counting

Media captionFive things to know about Imran Khan Early results from Pakistan’s election suggest ex-cricket star Imran Khan is on course to become prime minister. With nearly half the votes counted from Wednesday’s parliamentary election, Mr Khan’s PTI party is in the lead. It is expected to fall short of an overall majority and to […]

Kaitlan Collins: Row over CNN reporter’s White House ban

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption CNN’s Kaitlan Collins says she was barred for asking “inappropriate” questions A CNN reporter has been barred from a White House event for asking Donald Trump “inappropriate” questions. Kaitlan Collins said she was excluded from a Rose Garden event after asking about Russian President Vladimir Putin and Mr Trump’s ex-lawyer. […]

Trump and EU’s Juncker pull back from all-out trade war

Media captionDonald Trump: “This was a very big day for free and fair trade” The US and EU have agreed to avoid an all-out trade war and work to lower tariffs, in talks that US President Donald Trump hailed as “a very strong understanding”. He and European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker announced a “new phase” […]

Air India blames weather for bed bugs infestation

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Air India is India’s biggest international carrier India’s national carrier, Air India, has blamed the weather for a bed bug infestation on one of its recent flights from New York to the western city of Mumbai. Photos of a few business class passengers bitten by bed bugs were widely […]