North Korea-US talks: Who are North Korea’s American detainees?

Image copyright Reuters Image caption One of the three men who have been reportedly relocated, Kim Dong-chul, was sentenced to 10 years’ hard labour after appearing before the media to confess in March 2016 Three Americans detained in North Korea have been relocated to a Pyongyang hotel and are receiving good food and medical care, […]

Do not quit Iran deal, UN urges US

Media captionUN Secretary General Antonio Guterres tells US not to withdraw from nuclear deal with Iran UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has urged Donald Trump not to walk away from an international deal designed to prevent Iran acquiring nuclear weapons. Speaking to the BBC, Mr Guterres said there was a real risk of war if […]

Australia’s Commonwealth Bank lost data of 20m accounts

Image copyright Getty Images Australia’s Commonwealth Bank has admitted losing the bank records of almost 20 million people. Names, addresses, account numbers and statements were stored on two magnetic tapes which were meant to be destroyed by a subcontractor in 2016. But despite not receiving evidence the tapes had actually been destroyed, the bank did […]

Israel’s Iran documents show nuclear deal ‘was built on lies’

Media captionIsraeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu unveiled on Monday what he claims to be Iran’s secret atomic archive US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says a landmark nuclear deal with Iran was “built on lies”, after Israel claimed to have proof of a secret Iranian nuclear weapons programme. He said it showed that the accord with […]

Dozens of migrants in caravan stuck at US-Mexico border

Image copyright AFP Image caption The migrants began their gruelling trek north in southern Mexico on 25 March Dozens of migrants travelling in a caravan to seek asylum in the US have been stopped at the border. US border officials told some 150 people, many travelling with children, that the Mexico-US border crossing near San […]

Kabul bombings: Photographer Shah Marai among 21 dead

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The second explosion targeted those at the scene of the first At least 21 people have been killed in two explosions in the Afghan capital Kabul, including a leading photographer for the AFP agency and several other journalists documenting the scene. An attacker on a motorbike carried out the first […]

Syria war: ‘Iranian personnel among dozens dead’ in missile attacks

Missiles have hit a number of military sites in northern and central Syria, state media say, with unconfirmed reports of dozens of fatalities. Facilities in Hama and Aleppo provinces were hit, the Syrian military said. A UK-based monitoring group said Iranian personnel were among the dead. Weapons warehouses and command centres were struck, reports say. […]

Koreas summit: North Korean media hail ‘historic’ meeting

Media captionWelcoming Kim Jong-un with pomp and ritual Friday’s summit between the leaders of North and South Korea was a “historic meeting” paving the way for the start of a new era, North Korea’s media say. The North’s Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in of South Korea agreed to work to rid the peninsula of nuclear […]

Michael Cohen: Stormy Daniels case against Trump’s lawyer put on hold

Image copyright Getty/Reuters Image caption Stormy Daniels says she was paid $130,000 by Michael Cohen to keep quiet about a sexual encounter with Mr Trump A US judge has halted for 90 days a lawsuit by adult film actress Stormy Daniels against President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen. Judge James Otero said Mr Cohen’s […]

Peru child sacrifice discovery may be largest in history

Image copyright Gabriel Prieto/National Geographic Image caption Just a few of the skeletons discovered in Huanchaquito, near modern-day Trujillo Archaeologists have uncovered what may be the largest single mass child sacrifice event in human history. More than 140 children were sacrificed at about the same time in Peru’s northern coastal region, about 550 years ago. […]

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