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Kyoto Animation fire: Arson attack at Japan anime studio kills 26

Media playback is unsupported on your device At least 26 people are dead and dozens injured after a man set fire to an animation studio in the Japanese city of Kyoto, officials say. Police said the 41-ye

US House condemns Trump attacks on congresswomen as racist

Media playback is unsupported on your device The US House of Representatives has voted to condemn President Donald Trump after a series of attacks aimed at four congresswomen.The symbolic resolution deno

Congresswomen hit back after Trump’s tweets branded racist

Media playback is unsupported on your device The four US congresswomen attacked by US President Donald Trump in tweets widely called racist have dismissed his remarks as a distraction. Representatives Alexandria Ocas

South Africa’s Jacob Zuma denies being ‘king of corrupt people’

Media playback is unsupported on your device South Africa's ex-President Jacob Zuma told a judge-led inquiry that allegations of corruption against him were a "conspiracy" aimed at removing him from the

New leak claims Trump scrapped Iran nuclear deal ‘to spite Obama’

Donald Trump abandoned the Iran nuclear deal to spite Barack Obama, according to a leaked memo written by the UK's former ambassador in the US.Sir Kim Darroch described the move as an act of "diplomatic vandalism",

Kismayo attack: At least 26 dead as gunmen storm Somali hotel

At least 26 people, including a prominent journalist and several foreigners, have been killed in an attack on a hotel in southern Somalia.A suicide bomber rammed a car containing explosives

Turkey defies US as Russian S-400 missile defence arrives

Media playback is unsupported on your device Turkey has received the first parts of a Russian S-400 missile defence system despite opposition from the US.The shipment arrived in an airbase in the capital

Iranian boats ‘tried to intercept British tanker’

Iranian boats tried to impede a British oil tanker near the Gulf - before being driven off by a Royal Navy ship, the Ministry of Defence has said. HMS Montrose, a British frigate shadowing

Libya conflict: French missiles found on pro-Haftar base

France has denied breaching a UN arms embargo after four of its anti-tank missiles were found on a base loyal to a rogue Libyan general.The country's defence ministry says the "unusable" US

Hong Kong extradition bill ‘is dead’ says Carrie Lam

Media playback is unsupported on your device Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has said the controversial bill that would have allowed extradition to the Chinese mainland "is dead".At a press conference on Tue

DR Congo’s Bosco Ntaganda convicted of war crimes by ICC

A former Congolese rebel leader has been found guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity.Fighters loyal to Bosco Ntaganda disembowelled babies and smashed their heads in, said judges

Iran nuclear deal: Government announces enrichment breach

Iran has announced it will break a limit set on uranium enrichment, in breach of the landmark 2015 deal designed to curb its nuclear ambitions. Deputy foreign minister Abbas Araqchi said Ir

California earthquake: Larger 7.1 magnitude quake hits

Media playback is unsupported on your device A 7.1 magnitude earthquake has rattled parts of Southern California, the biggest tremor to strike in 20 years.It struck at the shallow depth of 0.9km (0.6 mil

China Muslims: Xinjiang schools used to separate children from families

Media playback is unsupported on your device China is deliberately separating Muslim children from their families, faith and language in its far western region of Xinjiang, according to new research.At the same time

Russia submersible fire ‘was in battery compartment’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Russia says the main cause of the deadly incident on board a submersible which killed 14 crew on Monday was a fire in the battery compartment.Defence Minister

Libya migrants: Attack on camp ‘amounts to war crime’

Media playback is unsupported on your device An air strike which killed more than 44 migrants at a detention centre on the outskirts of the Libyan capital Tripoli may amount to a war crime, the UN says.M

Hong Kong protests: China says protesters ‘trample rule of law’

Media playback is unsupported on your device China has accused protesters who vandalised Hong Kong's parliament on Monday of "serious illegal actions" that "trample on the rule of law". A group of activists occupied

Hong Kong: Police and protesters clash on handover anniversary

Media playback is unsupported on your device Police in Hong Kong have clashed with protesters marking the anniversary of its handover from UK to Chinese rule.In chaotic scenes on Monday, police used pepp

US-North Korea: Trump and Kim Jong-un in symbolic DMZ meeting

Media playback is unsupported on your device Donald Trump has become the first sitting US president to set foot in North Korea, after meeting Kim Jong-un in the area between the two Koreas.After posing for handshakes

G20 summit: Trump and Xi agree to restart US-China trade talks

Media playback is unsupported on your device The US and China have agreed to resume trade talks, easing a long row that has fuelled a global economic slowdown.US President Donald Trump and China's Presid

G20 summit: Trump jokes to Putin about Russian election meddling

Media playback is unsupported on your device US President Donald Trump has appeared to make light of Russian election interference during a meeting with the country's leader, Vladimir Putin.A smirking Mr Trump wagged

Democratic debate: 2020 candidates’ divisions laid bare in feisty TV debate

Media playback is unsupported on your device Ten Democrats have clashed in the first TV debate of the race to oust President Donald Trump from the White House.Liberal firebrand Elizabeth Warren, who has been gaining

Migrant children crisis: Democrats agree $4.5bn aid for migrants at border

Media playback is unsupported on your device Democrats in the US House of Representatives have approved $4.5bn (£3.5bn) in humanitarian aid for the southern border.Several migrant deaths, coupled with r

Trump says sexual assault accuser E Jean Carroll ‘not my type’

US President Donald Trump has again denied allegations he sexually assaulted a columnist in the 1990s, saying "she's not my type".Mr Trump said E. Jean Carroll was "totally lying" about the

Erdogan’s party suffers blow after Istanbul re-run poll defeat

Media playback is unsupported on your device Turkey's ruling AK Party has lost control of Istanbul after a re-run of the city's mayoral election, delivering a stinging blow to President Erdogan.With near