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Islamic State group defeated as final territory lost, US-backed forces say

Media playback is unsupported on your device The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) says the Islamic State group's five-year "caliphate" is over after the militants' defeat in Syria.SDF fighters

North Korea quits Kaesong liaison office with South Korea

North Korea has withdrawn from the inter-Korean liaison office which was opened amid a warming of ties last year to facilitate talks with the South.Seoul said it was contacted on Friday and

Iraq ferry sinking: ‘More than 70 dead’ in Tigris river

More than 70 people are reported to have died after a ferry sank in the Tigris river in Iraq's city of Mosul.Most of the passengers on board could not swim, the head of Mosul's civil defenc

Cyclone Idai: Mozambique survivors desperate for help

Media playback is unsupported on your device Mozambique's port city of Beira is reeling from the damage inflicted by Cyclone Idai.So far 200 people have been confirmed dead in the southern African countr

Cyclone Idai: ‘Massive disaster’ in Mozambique and Zimbabwe

Cyclone Idai has triggered a "massive disaster" in southern Africa affecting hundreds of thousands if not millions of people, the UN says. The region has been hit by widespread flooding and

Dutch shooting: Utrecht police arrest suspect after three killed

A man has been arrested following a shooting in the central Dutch city of Utrecht which left three people dead, police say.Five others were injured in the incident, which the authorities sa

Christchurch shootings: Stories of heroism emerge from attacks

Media playback is unsupported on your device Stories of heroism have emerged from Friday's attacks at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, in which 50 people died and dozens were wounded.A worshippe

Christchurch shootings: Brother proud of mosque victim’s ‘heroism’

Media playback is unsupported on your device The brother of a Pakistani man who was killed during Friday's mosque attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand, has told the BBC of his pride and pain.Khursheed Alam said he wa

Christchurch shootings: 49 dead in New Zealand mosque attacks

Media playback is unsupported on your device Forty-nine people have been killed and 48 wounded in shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, in the nation's deadliest attack.Prime Minister Ja

Brexit Article 50: Tusk to ask EU to consider long extension

Media playback is unsupported on your device European Council President Donald Tusk has said he will appeal to EU leaders "to be open to a long extension" of the Brexit deadline, if the UK needs to rethi

Nigeria school collapse: Lagos building disaster leaves 10 dead

Media playback is unsupported on your device At least 10 people have died and many more are feared trapped after a building containing a school collapsed in the Nigerian city of Lagos.The school, which w

Countries ban Boeing aircraft after crash

The UK's Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has banned the Boeing 737 MAX from operating in or over UK airspace "as a precautionary measure".It comes after an Ethiopian Airlines plane crashed o

Ethiopian Airlines: Flight recorders recovered from crash site

Media playback is unsupported on your device Investigators have found the flight data recorders from an Ethiopian Airlines plane that crashed on Sunday.The devices recovered at the crash site were the Bo

Ethiopian Airlines: ‘No survivors’ on crashed Boeing 737

Media playback is unsupported on your device An Ethiopian Airlines jet has crashed shortly after take-off from Addis Ababa, killing all on board.The airline said 149 passengers and eight crew members wer

Venezuela braces for rival protests amid power cuts

Rival demonstrations are taking place in Venezuela in response to calls by opposition leader Juan Guaidó and President Nicolás Maduro.In the capital Caracas, some supporters of Mr Guaidó

SpaceX Dragon demo capsule returns to Earth

Media playback is unsupported on your device America's new commercial astronaut capsule has completed its demonstration flight with a successful splashdown in the Atlantic Ocean.The SpaceX Dragon vehicle left the Int

Afzal Kohistani: ‘Honour killing’ whistleblower shot dead

Media playback is unsupported on your device The man at the centre of a campaign to expose one of Pakistan's most notorious "honour killings" cases has been shot dead nearly seven years after he brought it to nationa

Trump dealt blow as US trade deficit jumps

The US trade gap with the rest of the world jumped to a 10-year high of $621bn (£472.5bn) last year, dealing a blow to President Donald Trump's deficit reduction plan.The trade deficit is the difference between how

Hillary Clinton rules out 2020 presidential run

Hillary Clinton has ruled out a second US presidential run in 2020."I'm not running, but I'm going to keep on working and speaking and standing up for what I believe," Mrs Clinton told New

China accuses detained Canadians of spying

China has accused two Canadians of spying, as tensions between the nations grow over the possible extradition of a Huawei executive to the US.Michael Kovrig, a former diplomat, and Michael

Algeria protests: Students rally against Bouteflika fifth term

Media playback is unsupported on your device Students in Algeria have been holding fresh protests against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's plans to run for a fifth term in office.The 82-year-old presiden

SpaceX astronaut capsule demo for Nasa lifts off

Media playback is unsupported on your device The demonstration of a new US system to get astronauts into orbit is under way. The SpaceX company has launched a capsule designed to carry people from the Kennedy Space C

Abhinandan: Crowds gather for Indian pilot’s release

Crowds of Indians have gathered near a border crossing with Pakistan ahead of the release of an Indian fighter pilot captured by Pakistan. Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan said the pilo

Trump-Kim summit breaks down after North Korea demands end to sanctions

Media playback is unsupported on your device A summit between Donald Trump and the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un ended without agreement after the US refused North Korean demands for sanctions relief,

Trump knew about email hack, Cohen expected to tell Congress

Media playback is unsupported on your device US President Donald Trump's ex-lawyer Michael Cohen is expected to claim Mr Trump knew beforehand about a leak of hacked Democratic emails.In congressional testimony, Cohe