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California fires: Firefighters hold containment lines in north

Crews battling a deadly wildfire in northern California have managed to hold their containment lines, the state fire service says.They have contained 30% of the fire, stretching over 125,00

California wildfires: Death toll reaches grim milestone

The death toll in wildfires sweeping California has risen to 31, with more than 200 people still missing, officials have said.Six more people were confirmed killed in the Camp Fire in the n

Armistice Day: Macron urges world leaders to reject nationalism

Media playback is unsupported on your device French President Emmanuel Macron has urged world leaders marking the centenary of the World War One Armistice to reject nationalism.Addressing leaders in Pari

Jamal Khashoggi murder: Turkey ‘shared tapes’ with Saudi, US

Media playback is unsupported on your device Turkey says it has shared recordings related to the murder of the journalist and writer Jamal Khashoggi with the US, the UK, Saudi Arabia and others.Turkish P

California wildfires: Five dead and more than 150,000 evacuated

Media playback is unsupported on your device At least five people have been killed and more than 150,000 evacuated as two big wildfires rage in California, officials say.West of Los Angeles, the Woolsey

Thousand Oaks: Ex-Marine Ian David Long identified as suspect

Media playback is unsupported on your device A US Marine Corps veteran with suspected mental health issues killed 12 people in a busy bar in California, including a policeman, officials say.The shooting

Mid-term elections 2018: Trump hails ‘tremendous success’

Media playback is unsupported on your device US President Donald Trump has hailed "tremendous success" in the mid-term elections after a night of mixed results for his Republican party.The Democrats won

US mid-term elections 2018: Americans vote in ‘poll of a lifetime’

Americans are voting in nationwide elections that are being seen as a referendum on Donald Trump's presidency.Republicans and Democrats are battling for control of the two houses of Congres

Mid-term elections 2018: Race rows mire campaign homestretch

Race-baiting allegations have mired the homestretch of the US mid-term elections, turning it into one of the ugliest campaigns in recent times.US networks have withdrawn President Donald Tr

New Caledonia: French Pacific territory rejects independence

Voters in the French Pacific territory of New Caledonia have rejected a bid for independence.Final results showed that 56.4% chose to remain part of France while 43.6% voted to leave - a ti

Asia Bibi blasphemy case: Husband pleads for asylum

The husband of a Pakistani Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy after eight years on death row has pleaded for asylum from the UK, US or Canada.Asia Bibi's husband, Ashiq Masih, said they

Khashoggi murder: Turkish leader blames Saudi state directly

Media playback is unsupported on your device Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has for the first time accused the Saudi government directly of murdering journalist Jamal Khashoggi."We know that the

1MDB: Ex-Goldman bankers and Jho Low face US charges

Two former Goldman Sachs bankers and Malaysian financier Jho Low have been hit with US criminal charges in connection with one of the world's biggest financial scandals.The Department of Ju

Khashoggi murder: Turkey gives official details of Saudi writer’s death

Media playback is unsupported on your device Turkey has given its first official statement on how it believes Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi was killed, saying he was immediately strangled.The statement fo

Pittsburgh shooting: First of 11 funerals held for victims

The first of the 11 victims of the US shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh have now been laid to rest.Hundreds paid their respects on Tuesday at the funerals of brothers Cec

Lion Air crash: Jakarta Boeing 737 ‘had prior instrument error’

Media playback is unsupported on your device The Indonesian jet which crashed shortly after take-off had suffered instrument problems the day before, according to a technical log obtained by the BBC.A te

Pittsburgh shooting: Victims of synagogue attack named

Media playback is unsupported on your device The names of the 11 people killed in Saturday's attack on a synagogue in Pittsburgh have been released, with the oldest aged 97.Two brothers and a husband and

Pittsburgh shooting: Multiple casualties at Squirrel Hill synagogue

Media playback is unsupported on your device Eleven people have been killed, officials say, in a gun attack on a synagogue in the city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.The gunman, who opened fire as the Tree

US mail bombs: Cesar Sayoc charged after campaign against Trump critics

Media playback is unsupported on your device A 56-year-old man has been arrested in Florida in connection with a mail-bombing campaign aimed at critics of US President Donald Trump.US officials named the

Google sacks dozens over harassment

Google says it has sacked 48 people, including 13 senior managers, over sexual harassment claims in past two yearsThis breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh

‘Explosive devices’ sent to Clinton, Obama, CNN, and other US officials

Media playback is unsupported on your device Suspected explosive devices have been sent to top Democrats including Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, as well as CNN, US officials have said.It comes two da

Khashoggi murder planned days ahead, says Turkey’s Erdogan

Media playback is unsupported on your device The killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi was planned days in advance, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has told MPs from his ruling party.He said Turke

Trump: US to begin cutting foreign aid over migrant caravan

Media playback is unsupported on your device President Donald Trump has said the US will "begin cutting off" foreign aid to Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador over the unfolding migrant crisis.Mr Trump

Russia nuclear treaty: Gorbachev warns Trump plan will undermine disarmament

Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev says US President Trump's plan to withdraw from a key Cold War nuclear weapons treaty is a reversal of efforts to achieve nuclear disarmament. Mr G

Khashoggi killing: Turkey vows to reveal ‘truth’ on Saudi critic’s death

Media playback is unsupported on your device Turkey has vowed to reveal all details about the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, after Saudi Arabia admitted for the first time he had been killed in i