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Saudi Arabia oil attacks: Weapons debris ‘proves Iran behind them’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Saudi Arabia's defence ministry has shown off what it says is wreckage of drones and cruise missiles that proves Iranian involvement in weekend attacks on two oil faciliti

Israel election result too close to call – exit polls

Exit polls following Israel's second general election in five months suggest the result is too close to call.The centrist Blue and White alliance of former military chief Benny Gantz is pro

Saudi oil attacks: Nato chief ‘extremely concerned’ about escalation

Media playback is unsupported on your device The head of the Nato military alliance has said he is extremely concerned that tensions will escalate after an attack on Saudi oil facilities.Jens Stoltenberg

Saudi oil attacks: Iran condemns US ‘deceit’ after accusation

Media playback is unsupported on your device Iran has accused the US of "deceit" after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tehran was behind damaging drone attacks on two Saudi oil facilities.Mr Pompeo had rejected c

Saudi Arabia oil production reduced by drone strikes

Media playback is unsupported on your device Saudi Arabia's oil production has been severely disrupted by drone attacks on two major oil facilities run by state-owned company Aramco, reports say.Sources quoted by Reu

Climate change: Electrical industry’s ‘dirty secret’ boosts warming

It's the most powerful greenhouse gas known to humanity, and emissions have risen rapidly in recent years, the BBC has learned. Sulphur hexafluoride, or SF6, is widely used in the electrica

Eurozone gets fresh help to bolster flagging growth

The European Central Bank has unveiled fresh stimulus measures to bolster the eurozone, including cutting a key interest rate.The deposit facility rate, paid by banks on reserves parked at

Water found for first time on potentially habitable planet

Astronomers have for the first time discovered water in the atmosphere of a planet orbiting within the habitable zone of a distant star. The finding makes the world - which is called K2-18b

John Bolton: Trump’s national security adviser is out

US President Donald Trump has announced he fired his hard-line National Security Adviser John Bolton, saying he disagreed "strongly" with him."I asked John for his resignation, which was given to me this morning," M

Afghan peace deal: Trump says Taliban negotiations are ‘dead’

Media playback is unsupported on your device US President Donald Trump says talks with the Taliban aimed at ending the 18-year war in Afghanistan are "dead"."As far as I'm concerned, they are dead," he t

Afghan peace deal: Taliban says US has most to lose from cancelled talks

Media playback is unsupported on your device The Taliban says Americans have the most to lose from cancelling peace negotiations that sought to end the 18-year war in Afghanistan. In a statement, the gro

Ukraine and Russia exchange prisoners in landmark deal

Media playback is unsupported on your device Russia and Ukraine have completed a long-awaited exchange of prisoners. Those freed include 24 Ukrainian sailors and - controversially - a "person of interest

Hurricane Dorian: ‘Hundreds trapped’ on N Carolina island

Hundreds of people may be trapped on a North Carolina island amid rising floodwater after Hurricane Dorian made landfall, the state governor has warned.The storm struck the islands popular

Hurricane Dorian lashes US as Bahamas counts cost

Media playback is unsupported on your device Hurricane Dorian is expected to bring "life-threatening storm surges" up the US east coast after causing destruction and at least 20 deaths in the Bahamas.The

Hurricane Dorian: Scale of Bahamas devastation emerges

Media playback is unsupported on your device Rescuers have begun to reach areas of the northern Bahamas devastated by Hurricane Dorian, with aerial images showing a trail of destruction.PM Hubert Minnis

Hurricane Dorian: Storm inches north west, leaving devastation in Bahamas

Media playback is unsupported on your device Hurricane Dorian is moving very slowly north west over the Bahamas, leaving devastation and flooding in its wake. Satellite images showed large areas under wa

Hurricane Dorian: Bahamas sees ‘unprecedented devastation’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Hurricane Dorian appears to have caused "unprecedented" devastation in the Bahamas, the country's leader says.The storm, the second-strongest Atlantic hurrica

Hurricane Dorian: Bahamas slammed by category five storm

Media playback is unsupported on your device Hurricane Dorian has made landfall in the north-west Bahamas as a powerful category five storm with sustained winds of up to 180mph (285km/h).The "extremely d

Hong Kong protests: Demonstrators defy ban on march

Media playback is unsupported on your device Hong Kong police have used tear gas, rubber bullets and water cannon to disperse crowds as tens of thousands marched in the city, defying a ban.Demonstrators

Hong Kong activists arrested: Joshua Wong and others charged

Media playback is unsupported on your device A number of prominent pro-democracy activists and lawmakers have been arrested by police in Hong Kong. Joshua Wong and Agnes Chow, from the Demosisto party, w

Hurricane Dorian: ‘Extremely dangerous’ storm bears down on Florida

Hurricane Dorian is expected to strengthen into an "extremely dangerous" storm as it heads towards the US mainland, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) has warned.Dorian is currently a category one hurricane, but co

Italy crisis: PD and Five Star agree coalition deal after talks

The leaders of Italy's centre-left Democratic Party (PD) and populist Five Star Movement say they have agreed to form a coalition government."We consider it worthwhile to try this experienc

Amazon fires: Brazil to reject G7 offer of $22m aid

Media playback is unsupported on your device Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has ruled out accepting a G7 offer of aid to fight fires in the Amazon rainforest unless he gets an apology from his French

G7 summit: Trump ‘would meet Iran’s Rouhani if circumstances right’

Media playback is unsupported on your device US President Donald Trump says he is open to meeting Iran's President Hassan Rouhani under the right circumstances.It comes after Iran's foreign minister made

Hong Kong police fire gun and use water cannon on protesters

A Hong Kong police officer fired a gunshot during protests on Sunday, the first time a live round has been used since demonstrations broke out in June.Images show several other officers als