Storm Harvey: ‘Catastrophic’ flooding expected to worsen

Storm Harvey: ‘Catastrophic’ flooding expected to worsen

Media captionThe water rose quickly trapping residents of La Vita Bella care home “Catastrophic” flooding in the US state of Texas is only expected to worsen in coming days as waters rise following a storm of historic proportions. A record 30in of rain (75cm) has already fallen on the city of Houston in the wake […]

Myanmar Rakhine: Thousands flee to Bangladesh border

Myanmar Rakhine: Thousands flee to Bangladesh border

Image copyright AFP Image caption Thousands of civilians have fled their homes in Rakhine state Thousands of people have fled their homes following two days of violence in a deepening crisis in the state of Rakhine in Myanmar. Members of the Muslim Rohingya minority escaped to the border with Bangladesh but Bangladeshi border guards are […]

Where is Santiago Maldonado? Argentina searches for missing protester

Where is Santiago Maldonado? Argentina searches for missing protester

Image copyright Facebook Image caption Santiago Maldonado has been missing since 1 August “Where is Santiago Maldonado?” Social media in Argentina is chiming with the same phrase, loaded with anger and frustration. The protester, 28, went missing at an indigenous-rights rally in Patagonia at the start of August, on land owned by Italian clothing company […]

Hurricane Harvey: ‘Catastrophic’ flooding to hit Texas

Hurricane Harvey: ‘Catastrophic’ flooding to hit Texas

Media caption‘I’m basically homeless’, one woman in Katy, Texas, told CBS News Texas will be hit by “catastrophic and life-threatening flooding”, the US National Hurricane Center has warned, as Hurricane Harvey moves inland. The category four storm – the biggest to hit the US mainland in 13 years – battered areas of the Texas coast […]

Yingluck trial: Thailand ex-PM ‘fled to Dubai’ before verdict

Yingluck trial: Thailand ex-PM ‘fled to Dubai’ before verdict

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Yingluck Shinawatra was facing a lengthy prison term if found guilty Thailand’s ex-PM Yingluck Shinawatra fled to Dubai ahead of the verdict in her trial over a rice subsidy scheme, members of her party have said. Puea Thai Party sources said Ms Shinawatra left Thailand last week. It was revealed […]

Angry army wives protest in Paris over military working conditions

Angry army wives protest in Paris over military working conditions

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Members and supporters of the Angry Soldiers’ Wives group pictured at the protest Several hundred women married to French soldiers are holding a demonstration in Paris to denounce the “deplorable working conditions” in the army. The protest was organised by the group Angry Soldiers’ Wives, which has nearly 5,200 […]

Tal Afar battle: Iraqi forces ‘dealing with final IS pockets’

Tal Afar battle: Iraqi forces ‘dealing with final IS pockets’

Media captionIraqi tanks blast IS positions in Tal Afar Iraqi forces say they are poised to recapture the city of Tal Afar from so-called Islamic State (IS) after six days of intense fighting. Troops have cleared the old citadel and its surrounding neighbourhood of militants, Lt Gen Abdul Amir Yarallah said on Saturday. Clashes were […]

Barcelona attack: Suspects ‘planned to hit key monuments’

Barcelona attack: Suspects ‘planned to hit key monuments’

Media captionThe four suspects were transferred to a Madrid jail on Monday night The cell behind the Barcelona van attack had planned to use explosives against monuments including the city’s Sagrada Familia cathedral, a suspect has told a Madrid court. Mohamed Houli Chemlal is one of four surviving suspects giving evidence. The group’s plans were […]

US Navy collision: Remains found in hunt for missing sailors

US Navy collision: Remains found in hunt for missing sailors

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The collision was reported at 05:24 local time on Monday east of the Strait of Singapore Human remains have been found in the hunt for 10 US sailors missing after their destroyer collided with a tanker near Singapore, the navy says. The discovery came when divers were sent down to […]

Afghanistan hails Trump support in ‘joint struggle’

Afghanistan hails Trump support in ‘joint struggle’

Media caption“We are not nation building again. We are killing terrorists,” President Trump said The Afghan president has hailed Donald Trump’s decision to commit US troops to the country to fight against the resurgent Taliban. Ashraf Ghani thanked the US for supporting “the joint struggle against the threat of terrorism”. Donald Trump has committed the […]

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