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Nairobi hotel: DusitD2 siege over – Uhuru Kenyatta

Media playback is unsupported on your device Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has said that a siege by suspected militants in Nairobi is over and all the attackers have been "eliminated".Gunmen attacked the compound i

Canadian’s death sentence in China ‘horrific’, family says

The family of a Canadian man who has been sentenced to death in China say their "worst fears" have been realised.Robert Lloyd Schellenberg was given a 15-year jail term in November but, on

Trump threatens to ‘devastate’ Turkish economy over Syrian Kurds

US President Donald Trump has threatened to "devastate Turkey economically" if it attacks Kurdish forces in Syria following a planned pullout of US troops. In two tweets on Sunday, Mr Trump

Syria conflict: Pompeo ‘optimistic’ on deal to protect Kurds

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says he is optimistic an agreement can be reached with Turkey to protect Kurdish fighters in Syria after the US leaves.He was speaking in the United Arab E

US partial government shutdown becomes longest on record

Media playback is unsupported on your device The partial shutdown of the US government has become the longest on record, with still no end in sight to the political standoff.On Saturday it reaches its 22

Trump visits border amid US shutdown wall row

Media playback is unsupported on your device US President Donald Trump has threatened again to declare a national emergency to fund a border wall without Congress's approval."I have the absolute right to

Trump walks out of shutdown talks with a ‘bye-bye’

Media playback is unsupported on your device President Donald Trump has walked out of a meeting with Democratic leaders as negotiations broke down on the 19th day of a partial US government shutdown.Nanc

Trump wall: President addresses nation on border ‘crisis’

Media playback is unsupported on your device US President Donald Trump has made his first TV address to the nation from the Oval Office, escalating a stand-off with Congress that has led to an 18-day partial governme

North Korea’s Kim Jong-un visits China’s Xi Jinping

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has arrived in Beijing for an unannounced visit, at the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping.Mr Kim will be in China until 10 January with his wife Ri

Golden Globes 2019: Bohemian Rhapsody and Rami Malek are surprise winners

Queen movie Bohemian Rhapsody was the surprise winner of two major prizes at Sunday's Golden Globe Awards.The Freddie Mercury biopic took home the trophies for best film drama and best dram

Brazil deploys troops to stop violence in Fortaleza

About 300 troops have been sent to the north-eastern Brazilian city of Fortaleza to tackle a surge in criminal violence, authorities said.Soldiers will patrol there and across the state of

Trump threatens ‘national emergency’ over wall

Media playback is unsupported on your device US President Donald Trump has said he could declare a national emergency to build a US-Mexico border wall without the approval of Congress.It came after he me

US House challenges Trump on shutdown

Media playback is unsupported on your device The Democrat-controlled US House of Representatives has voted to end a partial government shutdown - but the move looks certain to be vetoed by President Trum

China Moon mission lands Chang’e-4 spacecraft on far side

China says it has successfully landed a robotic spacecraft on the far side of the Moon, the first ever such attempt and landing.At 10:26 Beijing time (02:26 GMT), the unmanned Chang'e-4 pro

Xi Jinping says Taiwan “must and will be” reunited with China

Chinese President Xi Jinping has urged the people of Taiwan to accept it "must and will be" reunited with China. In a speech marking 40 years since the start of improving ties, he reiterate

Kim Jong-un warns of change in direction on denuclearisation

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has said he is committed to denuclearisation, but warned he will change course if the US continues its sanctions.He made the remarks during his closely-watch

Syria conflict: Trump ‘committed to defeating IS’, says Lindsey Graham

A top Republican has said US President Donald Trump remains committed to defeating Islamic State (IS) in Syria, despite his plan to withdraw US troops.Senator Lindsey Graham said he was now

Bangladesh elections: Security on high alert ahead of polls

Bangladesh is voting in a general election, with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina seeking her third consecutive term in office.Security forces are on high alert, with some 600,000 security pers

Anak Krakatau: Indonesian volcano’s dramatic collapse

The scale of the dramatic collapse of the Indonesian volcano that led to last Saturday's devastating tsunami in the Sunda Strait is becoming clear. Researchers have examined satellite image

US shutdown impasse over Trump’s wall drags on

A partial US government shutdown is likely to continue into next week amid an impasse over funding for President Trump's proposed Mexico border wall.Both Congress chambers adjourned within

Donald and Melania Trump visit US troops in Iraq in Christmas trip

Media playback is unsupported on your device US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have made an unannounced Christmas visit to US troops in Iraq.They travelled there "late on Christmas n

Japan whale hunting: Commercial whaling to restart in July

Japan says it is to restart commercial whaling in July in a move that is likely to draw international criticism.It said it would withdraw from the International Whaling Commission (IWC), th

Mexico’s Puebla governor Martha Erika Alonso dies in helicopter crash

The governor of Mexico's central Puebla state, Martha Erika Alonso, has died in a helicopter crash, just days after being sworn into office.Her husband, Senator Rafael Moreno Valle, and two

Indonesia tsunami: Fears of new wave as Anak Krakatau volcano seethes

Media playback is unsupported on your device Coastal residents near Indonesia's Anak Krakatau volcano have been warned to keep away from beaches amid fears it could trigger a new tsunami.On Saturday, gia

‘Volcano tsunami’ hits Indonesia after Krakatoa eruption

At least 62 people have been killed and 584 injured after a tsunami hit the coast on Indonesia's Sunda Strait, government officials say.The country's disaster management agency says hundred