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Trump praises China’s Xi over handling of North Korea

Trump praises China’s Xi over handling of North Korea

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The president spoke to Reuters from inside his office at the White House Donald Trump has praised China’s President Xi Jinping for his handling of North Korea, calling him “a very good man” who loves his country. The US president told Reuters he would like to solve the crisis diplomatically […]

Female Islamic clerics in Indonesia issue rare child marriage fatwa

Female Islamic clerics in Indonesia issue rare child marriage fatwa

Image copyright BBC Indonesia Image caption The congress has brought together female Islamic leaders from several countries Female Islamic clerics in Indonesia have issued an unprecedented fatwa against child marriage. The fatwa, which is not legally binding but will be influential, was issued after a three-day congress of female clerics in the country. The clerics […]

Macedonia parliament stormed by protesters in Skopje

Macedonia parliament stormed by protesters in Skopje

Media captionA brawl broke out when protesters stormed the parliament in Skopje. Protesters stormed into Macedonia’s parliament on Thursday after an ethnic Albanian was elected as speaker. A brawl broke out injuring at least 10 people, including the Social Democrat leader Zoran Zaev, who was left with blood pouring down his face. The protesters, supporters […]

Arkansas executes Kenneth Williams, fourth man in a week

Arkansas executes Kenneth Williams, fourth man in a week

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Kenneth Williams’ lawyers said he was intellectually disabled Arkansas has put to death its fourth inmate within a week after a dozen years without a single execution. Kenneth Williams, 38, killed two people after escaping from a maximum-security prison where he was serving life for murdering a cheerleader. His […]

German parliament moves to partially ban the burka

German parliament moves to partially ban the burka

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Germany has not pursued a total ban on full-face veils as it is acknowledged this would violate its constitution Members of the lower house of parliament in Germany have approved a law that partially bans the full-face Islamic veil known as the burka. The bill will now go to the […]

US to honour ‘dumb’ Australia migrant deal

US to honour ‘dumb’ Australia migrant deal

Image copyright EPA Image caption Vice-President Mike Pence (l) with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull The United States has confirmed it will be going through with a migrant resettlement plan made with Australia. US President Donald Trump once called the deal, which was agreed under his predecessor, “dumb“. The agreement allows for up to 1,250 […]

United Airlines to tie executive pay to customer satisfaction

United Airlines to tie executive pay to customer satisfaction

Image copyright AFP Image caption United Airlines faced a publish relations disaster Two weeks after a passenger was violently dragged from one its planes, United Airlines says it is to link pay more closely to customer satisfaction. The US company has also revealed its chief executive, Oscar Munoz, will now not become chairman, as anticipated. […]

Cassini probe sets up Saturn ‘grand finale’

Cassini probe sets up Saturn ‘grand finale’

Media captionEarl Maize: “We can’t leave Cassini in an uncontrolled orbit near Saturn” Cassini is about to use a slingshot around Saturn’s moon Titan to put it on a path towards destruction. Saturday’s flyby will sweep the probe into an orbit that takes it in between the planet’s rings and its atmosphere. This gap-run gives […]

US accuses Iran of ‘alarming provocations’

US accuses Iran of ‘alarming provocations’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Rex Tillerson raised concerns about Iran as a “state sponsor of terrorism” US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has accused Iran of “alarming ongoing provocations” aimed at destabilising the Middle East and undermining America’s interests in the region. “An unchecked Iran has the potential to travel the same path […]

Venezuela crisis: Three killed at anti-government protests

Venezuela crisis: Three killed at anti-government protests

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Demonstrators want new elections and the release of opposition politicians At least three people have been killed in Venezuela in protests against the government of President Nicolas Maduro. A teenager in the capital Caracas and a woman in San Cristobal, near the Colombian border, were shot dead. A national guardsman […]

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