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North Korea missile test was ‘new type of ballistic rocket’

North Korea missile test was ‘new type of ballistic rocket’

Image copyright KCNA Image caption The rocket is thought to be a powerful intermediate-range missile North Korea has claimed that the missile it tested on Sunday was a new type of rocket capable of carrying a large nuclear warhead. The missile, launched at a steep angle, reached an altitude of 2,000km (1,242 miles) and travelled […]

Ransomware infects computers worldwide

Ransomware infects computers worldwide

Image copyright Webroot Image caption The ransomware has been identified as WannaCry – here shown in a safe environment on a security researcher’s computer A massive cyber-attack using tools believed to have been developed by the US National Security Agency has struck organisations around the world. Computers in thousands of locations have been locked by […]

Trump insists he’s not under FBI investigation

Trump insists he’s not under FBI investigation

Media captionPresident Donald Trump seeks to set the record straight US President Donald Trump has insisted he is not under investigation, while dismissing the FBI director he fired as a “showboat” and “grandstander”. Mr Trump also told NBC News it was his decision alone to sack James Comey. Mr Comey was leading an inquiry into […]

Arctic summit: Trump to make ‘right decision for the US’ on climate

Arctic summit: Trump to make ‘right decision for the US’ on climate

Media captionThe BBC’s James Cook explains why the Arctic Circle summit in Alaska matters The US will consider its interests first as it reviews its climate change policy, the secretary of state says. Rex Tillerson told a meeting of the eight Arctic nations in Alaska that the US would not rush to make a decision […]

Mexican mum who investigated daughter’s death is killed

Mexican mum who investigated daughter’s death is killed

Image copyright EPA A Mexican businesswoman who headed a group of 600 families searching for their disappeared relatives has been killed. Miriam Rodriguez Martinez was shot in her home in the town of San Fernando in Tamaulipas state. She was known for successfully investigating the kidnap and murder of her daughter by a local drug […]

Zika virus: Brazil says emergency is over

Zika virus: Brazil says emergency is over

Image copyright EPA Image caption The virus has been linked to microcephaly, or abnormally small heads Brazil has declared an end to a national emergency over the Zika virus after a sharp decrease in cases. The number of cases dropped 95% between January and April, compared to the same period a year ago, officials said. […]

Pope Francis on special trip to Portugal’s Fatima shrine

Pope Francis on special trip to Portugal’s Fatima shrine

Image copyright EPA Image caption This week Fatima expects to see a record number of pilgrims Pope Francis is embarking on a high-profile pilgrimage to Fatima in central Portugal, a shrine where he plans to make two shepherd children saints. It is 100 years since the two – and a third child – reported seeing […]

Trump-Russia investigation: Michael Flynn ordered to hand over papers

Trump-Russia investigation: Michael Flynn ordered to hand over papers

Media captionNot all Republicans are happy with the Comey firing A US Senate panel investigating Russian interference in last year’s election has issued a rare formal demand for documents from President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser. Michael Flynn has failed to voluntarily co-operate with the investigation, the Senate Intelligence Committee says. He was forced […]

India wedding: At least 22 killed by collapsing wall

India wedding: At least 22 killed by collapsing wall

Image copyright Banwari Upadhyay Image caption The guests had taken shelter from heavy rain under a tin shack At least 22 people were killed when a wall collapsed during a wedding party in northern India. The guests had taken shelter from heavy rain under a tin shack when a wall collapsed onto it in the […]

Inside Venezuela’s anti-government protests

Inside Venezuela’s anti-government protests

Image copyright Alejandro Cegarra Image caption MarĂ­a Alvarez says she has been taking part in marches since 2002 Venezuelans angry with the government of President Nicolas Maduro have been taking to the streets almost daily since the beginning of April. Despite dozens of people being killed in protest-related violence, the demonstrations show little sign of […]