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US warns Syria over ‘potential’ plan for chemical attack

US warns Syria over ‘potential’ plan for chemical attack

Media captionAbo Rabeea says he is still suffering from the suspected chemical weapons strike in Khan Sheikhoun The US says it has identified “potential preparations” for another chemical attack in Syria, and issued a stark warning to the Syrian government. The White House said the activities were similar to those made before a suspected chemical […]

Brazil’s Michel Temer charged with corruption

Brazil’s Michel Temer charged with corruption

Image copyright AFP Image caption The embattled leader faces a series of corruption allegations Brazilian President Michel Temer has been charged with accepting bribes by the country’s chief prosecutor. He is accused of receiving money from the boss of a giant meatpacking firm implicated in a corruption scandal. Mr Temer denies any wrongdoing. The charges […]

Trump causes ‘major’ shift in global view of US: Pew

Trump causes ‘major’ shift in global view of US: Pew

Image caption Trump isn’t shy of sharing views on many countries – but what do they think of him? Donald Trump’s presidency has had a “major impact on how the world sees the United States”, a large new study says. The survey, by the Pew Research Center, interviewed more than 40,000 people in 37 countries […]

Senate healthcare bill leaves 22m more without cover, CBO says

Senate healthcare bill leaves 22m more without cover, CBO says

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A number of Republican senators have expressed reservations about the party’s plan Some 22 million Americans could lose their health insurance over the next decade under a Senate bill to replace Obamacare, a congressional report says. However, the bill would reduce the budget deficit, the non-partisan Congressional Budgetary Office […]

Colombia’s Farc has completed disarmament, UN says

Colombia’s Farc has completed disarmament, UN says

Image copyright EPA Image caption The registration by UN monitors of Farc weapons ran over schedule drawing concerns the handover would never be completed. Farc rebels in Colombia have handed over all of their personal weapons, completing the transfer of arms a day ahead of a revised schedule, United Nations monitors in Colombia say. A […]

China landslide leaves at least 140 missing in Sichuan

China landslide leaves at least 140 missing in Sichuan

Media captionThe rescue team has been searching for missing people More than 140 people are feared buried in a landslide in Sichuan province in south-western China, state media say. About 40 homes were destroyed in Xinmo village in Maoxian county, after the side of a mountain collapsed at about 06:00 local time (22:00 GMT Friday). […]

Colombia conflict: ELN rebels free Dutch journalists

Colombia conflict: ELN rebels free Dutch journalists

Image copyright DefensorĂ­a del Pueblo de Colombia Image caption The freed journalists (second and third from left) with a delegation of the Colombian Ombudsman’s Office Two Dutch journalists abducted last weekend by rebels in Colombia have been released after a day of conflicting reports about their fate. Derk Bolt and Eugenio Follender were handed over […]

White House: Qatar Gulf row is a ‘family issue’

White House: Qatar Gulf row is a ‘family issue’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Doha has been caught in the height of a diplomatic crisis for more than two weeks The US government has called the growing crisis between Qatar and its Gulf neighbours a “family issue”. White House press spokesman Sean Spicer made the comments during an off-camera briefing to journalists in Washington. […]

Venezuelan dad makes plea to president

Venezuelan dad makes plea to president

Media captionDavid Vallenilla says his son was not a criminal A man whose son was killed during an opposition protest in Venezuela’s capital Caracas has made a personal plea to President Nicolás Maduro. David Vallenilla’s 22-year-old son, also called David, was shot by military police on Thursday. Mr Vallenilla says he once worked with the […]

Saudis ‘foil suicide attack’ on Mecca’s Grand Mosque

Saudis ‘foil suicide attack’ on Mecca’s Grand Mosque

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The building collapsed after a suicide bomber blew himself up, the Saudi interior ministry said Saudi Arabia says it has foiled a “terrorist action” against the Grand Mosque in Mecca – Islam’s holiest site. A suicide bomber blew himself up when security forces surrounded the building he was in, the […]

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