Trump: ‘Yeah I’ll beat Oprah. Oprah would be a lot of fun’

Trump: ‘Yeah I’ll beat Oprah. Oprah would be a lot of fun’

Media captionTrump: ‘I can beat Oprah’ President Donald Trump says it would be “fun” to run against former chat show doyenne Oprah Winfrey, amid calls for her to launch a White House bid. “Yeah, I’ll beat Oprah,” Mr Trump told reporters during a meeting to discuss immigration reform with US senators. His daughter Ivanka Trump […]

North and South Korea to begin high-level talks

North and South Korea to begin high-level talks

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The meeting will take place at the Peace House, which sits in the border village of Panmunjom North and South Korea will meet on Tuesday for high-level talks, the first between the countries in two years. The meeting is set to take place at 10:00 local time (01:00 GMT) […]

Syria war: Explosion reportedly kills at least 23 in rebel-held Idlib

Syria war: Explosion reportedly kills at least 23 in rebel-held Idlib

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Syrian emergency workers at the site of the explosion in rebel-held Idlib At least 23 people are reportedly dead and many more injured after a large explosion in the rebel-held city of Idlib, in northwestern Syria. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the blast struck the headquarters of […]

Israel dig unearths prehistoric ‘paradise’

Israel dig unearths prehistoric ‘paradise’

Image copyright Tel Aviv University Image caption Hundreds of flint hand axes were discovered Israeli archaeologists have uncovered a rare prehistoric site near Tel Aviv described as a “paradise” for hunter-gatherers living 500,000 years ago. The site, next to a busy motorway at Jaljulia, has revealed hundreds of flint axes and other artefacts. Experts say […]

Brazil drug lord accused of deadly jail riot seized

Brazil drug lord accused of deadly jail riot seized

Image copyright AFP Image caption Vieira is believed to be the Red Command leader in the state of Goias Police in Brazil have arrested a drug lord accused of ordering a deadly prison riot on New Year’s Day. Nine inmates were killed and 14 injured during the unrest at a prison in the central state […]

John Young, US astronaut and pioneer, dies aged 87

John Young, US astronaut and pioneer, dies aged 87

Image copyright AFP Image caption John Young made his first space flight with Gemini 3 in 1965 US astronaut John Young, who flew to the moon twice and commanded the first ever space shuttle mission, has died aged 87, Nasa said. “Today, Nasa and the world have lost a pioneer,” agency chief Robert Lightfoot said […]

Saudi princes arrested for holding anti-austerity protest

Saudi princes arrested for holding anti-austerity protest

Image copyright AFP Image caption The protest took place in the Saudi capital Riyadh, local media reported Saudi authorities have arrested 11 princes for holding a protest at a royal palace in the capital Riyadh. The group were angered by the government’s decision to stop paying the water and energy bills of royals. Those involved […]

Trump: Tillerson ‘never questioned’ president’s mental health

Trump: Tillerson ‘never questioned’ president’s mental health

Media captionDozens queued for the midnight release of Fire and Fury US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says he has “never questioned” President Trump’s mental health after the author of controversial book said his staff saw him as a “child”. Michael Wolff says Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House is based on about […]

Trump Bannon row: Book publication brought forward to Friday

Trump Bannon row: Book publication brought forward to Friday

Media captionPresident Trump faces questions about his relationship with former top aide Steve Bannon A book containing damaging allegations about the Trump administration is to be released early after lawyers tried to block publication, its author says. Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House by Michael Wolff was due out on Tuesday but Mr […]

Iran protests: US brands Tehran’s accusations ‘nonsense’

Iran protests: US brands Tehran’s accusations ‘nonsense’

Media captionIran protests: Why people are taking to the streets The US has branded as “complete nonsense” Iran’s accusation that its enemies have been behind a wave of violent protests sweeping the country. Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei had made the accusation in his first comments on the protests. US envoy to the UN […]