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Syria offensive: US seeks to address Turkey's 'legitimate' security concerns

Syria offensive: US seeks to address Turkey's 'legitimate' security concerns

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWhy is Turkey attacking Syria? The US is willing to work with Turkey to address its “legitimate” security concerns in northern Syria, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said. He was speaking after Turkey’s military incursion into northern Syria to fight the Kurdish YPG militia at the […]

Catholic Deacon accused of murder by air injection

Catholic Deacon accused of murder by air injection

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ivo Poppe allegedly caused embolisms by deliberately injecting air into the bloodstream A Catholic deacon accused of killing at least 10 people – including his own mother – has gone on trial in Belgium. Former nurse Ivo Poppe is suspected of killing his victims by injecting air into their […]

US announces new cargo screening for some Middle East flights

US announces new cargo screening for some Middle East flights

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Emirates – flying from Dubai – is just one of the affected airlines The US Transport Security Administration has brought in a new set of rules for air cargo coming from five Muslim-majority Middle Eastern nations. Cargo planes headed to the US from Egypt, Jordan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and […]

US shutdown to end as Senate strikes deal

US shutdown to end as Senate strikes deal

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSenator Schumer: ‘Trump the deal maker sat on the sidelines’ The US government partial shutdown is set to end after Senate Republicans and Democrats voted to approve a temporary funding bill. Senator Chuck Schumer said Democrats would support the bill if Republicans addressed a programme that shields […]

Jerusalem: US embassy to move by end of 2019 – Pence

Jerusalem: US embassy to move by end of 2019 – Pence

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMr Pence’s major announcement was interrupted briefly The US embassy will move from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem before the end of 2019, Vice-President Mike Pence has said. The date is earlier than some had expected when President Donald Trump declared last month that Jerusalem was Israel’s capital […]

Pope Francis sorry for upsetting abuse victims

Pope Francis sorry for upsetting abuse victims

Image copyright EPA Image caption The Pope made the apology while flying back to Rome after his visit to Chile and Peru Pope Francis has apologised for remarks he made last week in Chile defending a bishop accused of covering up sexual abuse. He said he realised his words hurt many, but repeated his belief […]

George Weah sworn in as Liberia's president

George Weah sworn in as Liberia's president

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Tens of thousands of people attended the inauguration at the Samuel Doe Stadium in Monrovia Former international footballer George Weah has been sworn in as president of Liberia. “I have spent many years of my life in stadiums, but today is a feeling like no other,” President Weah told crowds […]

Ecuador leader calls Julian Assange an 'inherited problem'

Ecuador leader calls Julian Assange an 'inherited problem'

Image copyright EPA Image caption President Moreno and Foreign Minister María Fernanda Espinosa would like to see Mr Assange leave the embassy Ecuador’s President Lenín Moreno has described Wikileaks founder Julian Assange as an “inherited problem” in a television interview. Mr Assange has been living inside the Ecuadorean embassy in London since June 2012, when […]

Australia police in fresh search for missing Beaumont children

Australia police in fresh search for missing Beaumont children

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The children were on their way back from Glenelg beach when they went missing in 1966 Australian police say they are investigating new leads in the case of three children who went missing more than 50 years ago. The disappearance of the Beaumont children has been one of Australia’s […]

Spain renews arrest bid as Catalonia's Puigdemont travels to Denmark

Spain renews arrest bid as Catalonia's Puigdemont travels to Denmark

Image copyright Press Eye Image caption Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont arrives at Copenhagen airport Catalonia’s former leader Carles Puigdemont has arrived in Denmark, triggering a new attempt by Spain’s prosecutor to have him arrested. An hour later the speaker of the Catalan parliament nominated him to head the regional government. Mr Puigdemont fled to […]