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Son of Nigeria’s Ken Saro-Wiwa dies

Son of Nigeria’s Ken Saro-Wiwa dies

Image caption Ken Saro-Wiwa Jr was a prominent journalist and became a presidential adviser The son of renowned Nigerian environmental activist Ken Saro-Wiwa, who was executed more than 20 years ago, has died in London. Ken Saro-Wiwa Jr, 47, passed away after suffering a stroke, his family say. He was a journalist who became an […]

Mosul battle: Kurds launch ‘large-scale’ offensive

Media captionIraq army convoy and BBC come under heavy fire near Mosul Kurdish fighters say they have launched a large-scale operation east and north of Mosul, as an offensive to oust so-called Islamic State (IS) militants from the Iraqi city continues. The Kurds say the operation aims to tighten the noose around the militants’ last […]

Syria conflict: Russia’s Aleppo ‘humanitarian pause’ takes effect

Syria conflict: Russia’s Aleppo ‘humanitarian pause’ takes effect

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Some 2,700 people have been killed or injured in rebel-held Aleppo in the past month, monitors say A “humanitarian pause” announced by Russia has formally come into effect in the Syrian city of Aleppo to allow civilians and rebels leave the city. Moscow earlier said air strikes by Russia and […]

Germany shootings: ‘Far-right gunman’ injures Bavaria police

Germany shootings: ‘Far-right gunman’ injures Bavaria police

Image copyright AFP Image caption Police say the man began shooting at them as soon as they appeared at his property early on Wednesday A 49-year-old man has been arrested after wounding four police officers in the southern state of Bavaria, German police say. The man opened fire after being asked to hand over his […]

Ukraine crisis: ‘No miracles’ at Berlin talks

Ukraine crisis: ‘No miracles’ at Berlin talks

Image copyright AP Image caption German Chancellor Angela Merkel (centre) ruled out “miracles” at the talks German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said talks with Russian, Ukrainian and French leaders about a stalled Ukraine peace deal “didn’t achieve miracles”. All sides have agreed to draw up a roadmap by the end of November on how to […]

Theresa May to urge ‘smooth Brexit’ at EU summit

Theresa May to urge ‘smooth Brexit’ at EU summit

Image copyright Reuters Theresa May is heading to Brussels for her first EU summit as UK prime minister as debate continues over the government’s Brexit strategy. The PM, who will trigger Brexit talks by the end of March, is expected to tell counterparts she wants a “smooth, constructive, orderly” process. But she faces more calls […]

Duterte in China: Philippine president holds talks with Xi

Duterte in China: Philippine president holds talks with Xi

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Duterte has brought a large trade entourage with him to China Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has met his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping in Beijing as they look to boost trade and build closer ties. Mr Duterte arrived in Beijing on Tuesday for a four-day visit. China and the Philippines […]

North Korea carries out second failed missile launch – South

North Korea carries out second failed missile launch – South

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption North Korea regularly conducts missile tests, but they are rarely successful North Korea has conducted an unsuccessful launch of an intermediate-range missile, according to the South Korean military. This is the second failed test in less than a week after the North’s recent launch of a Musudan missile, which […]

Super Typhoon Haima batters Philippines

Super Typhoon Haima batters Philippines

Image copyright EPA Image caption Over 10 million people were in the path of the storm The Philippines has been hit by Super Typhoon Haima, bringing sustained winds of up to 225km/h (140mph). The storm made landfall over Cagayan in the north on Wednesday, but there were no immediate reports of deaths or injuries. Tens […]

US presidential debate: Trump ducks election result pledge

Media captionPresidential debate: The moment Trump v Clinton turned nasty Republican Donald Trump has refused to commit to accepting the election result if he loses, in the final TV debate against Hillary Clinton. “I will tell you at the time,” he told moderator Chris Wallace. For days he has claimed the election is “rigged”. The […]