Colombian government and ELN rebels agree ceasefire

Colombian government and ELN rebels agree ceasefire

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The ELN has been engaged in armed conflict since 1964 Negotiators from the National Liberation Army (ELN) rebel group say they have agreed a temporary ceasefire with the Colombian government. It is the first time the two sides have agreed a ceasefire in more than 50 years of conflict. The […]

Trump visits Texas to meet victims of Storm Harvey

Trump visits Texas to meet victims of Storm Harvey

Media captionFlood victims have been returning to inspect the damage US President Donald Trump is visiting Texas for a second time in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. The hurricane made landfall in the state a week ago, causing devastating floods. Some residents have been allowed to return to their homes but flood waters are still […]

US orders Russia to close consulate and two annexes

US orders Russia to close consulate and two annexes

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The San Francisco consulate is one of five in the US Russia has been ordered to close its San Francisco consulate and two other annexes in response to “unwarranted” Russian action, the US has said. The consulate, and annexes in New York and Washington, must close by Saturday. The […]

Houston flood: More fires expected at stricken Arkema plant

Houston flood: More fires expected at stricken Arkema plant

Media captionThere is a fire at the Arkema plant A senior executive of the company which owns a flood-damaged chemical plant near the storm-hit US city of Houston says more fires and possibly explosions are expected at the site. Arkema’s Richard Rennard said people should stay away from the area as more chemicals could degrade […]

Maëlys de Araujo: Man held after girl disappears at French wedding

Maëlys de Araujo: Man held after girl disappears at French wedding

Image copyright AFP Image caption The alarm was raised almost immediately but a police search has failed to find Maëlys A man has been detained by French police investigating the disappearance of a nine-year-old girl at a wedding party in the eastern region of Isère early on Sunday, reports say. The 34-year-old was a wedding […]

Frankfurt to evacuate 70,000 after British WW2 bomb found

Frankfurt to evacuate 70,000 after British WW2 bomb found

Image copyright EPA Image caption The British bomb was found on Wismarer Strasse, which is close to the city centre German police will evacuate about 70,000 people from their homes on Sunday after an unexploded World War Two bomb was discovered in Frankfurt. It will be one of the biggest operations of its kind carried […]

Houston reels as Storm Harvey bears down on Louisiana

Houston reels as Storm Harvey bears down on Louisiana

Media captionThe numbers behind Storm Harvey Tropical Storm Harvey has made landfall again in the US state of Louisiana after hovering in the Gulf of Mexico. Flash-flood warnings have been issued for the state’s south. The storm, which previously reached hurricane status, has dumped record rainfall in the region. Large parts of the Texas city […]

Brazil court blocks Amazon mining decree

Brazil court blocks Amazon mining decree

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The reserve was created in 1984 by the then-military government A Brazilian court has suspended a government decree that would open up a vast natural reserve in the Amazon to commercial mining. The area covers 46,000 sq km (17,800 sq miles) and is thought to be rich in gold, […]

India doctor fight during operation goes viral

India doctor fight during operation goes viral

Image caption The doctors are seen trading insults in Hindi Two doctors in India were temporarily released from their duties after a video surfaced of them arguing while standing over a pregnant patient during an operation, their hospital says. Footage of the incident, at the Umaid hospital in north Rajasthan, has been widely circulated, causing […]

US-led strikes in Syria block IS militants evacuated from Lebanon

US-led strikes in Syria block IS militants evacuated from Lebanon

Image copyright Reuters Image caption IS militants and their families were photographed leaving the border zone on Monday US-led coalition aircraft have carried out strikes to halt a convoy evacuating Islamic State militants from the Lebanon-Syria border area towards Iraq. The coalition said it had not hit the convoy, but “cratered” a road in east […]

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