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Iran’s Rouhani fumes at US after Ahvaz parade attack

Media playback is unsupported on your device Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has criticised the US following a deadly attack on a military parade.Gunmen opened fire at Revolutionary Guard troops in the

Iran military parade attacked by gunmen in Ahvaz

Gunmen have opened fire on an Iranian military parade in the south-western city of Ahvaz, killing at least 25 people, including civilians, and injuring 60, state media say.The attackers sho

Brett Kavanaugh nomination: Trump challenges accuser

President Donald Trump has challenged the woman who has accused his Supreme Court nominee of sexual assault, demanding she provide evidence.Mr Trump questioned why the FBI was not called at

Russia reinstated by Wada after doping scandal suspension

A decision to lift the suspension of Russia's anti-doping agency has been labelled "the greatest treachery against clean athletes".The World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) has

North Korea’s Kim Jong-un agrees to shut missile site

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has agreed to shut one of the country's main missile testing and launch sites.He signed a pledge to permanently close the Tongchang-ri facility, after talks

Israel blames Syria for Russian aircrew deaths but ‘expresses sorrow’

Israel says Syria is to blame for the deaths of 15 Russian aircrew shot down by Syrian forces after Israel launched an air raid on the city of Latakia.Israel "expressed sorrow" for the deat

Brett Kavanaugh: Republican senators call for vote delay

A number of Republicans have said the vote on US President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, should be paused while allegations of sexual assault are properly heard.It

Typhoon Mangkhut: Deadly typhoon lands in south China

Media playback is unsupported on your device Typhoon Mangkhut is lashing China's most populous province, bringing winds of up to 100 mph (162 kph).Guangdong is on its highest alert for the storm, which a

Typhoon Mangkhut: 14 killed as storm batters Philippines

Media playback is unsupported on your device Some 14 people have been killed in a massive storm which brought destruction to the northern Philippines, a presidential adviser says.Typhoon Mangkhut ripped

Hurricane Florence: Life-threatening storm lands in North Carolina

Media playback is unsupported on your device Hurricane Florence has made landfall on the US East Coast, bringing with it winds, heavy rains and warnings of "catastrophic" floods. The centre of the storm

Aung San Suu Kyi defends verdict against Reuters journalists

Media playback is unsupported on your device Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi has defended the jailing of two Reuters journalists, despite international condemnation.She said Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo had broken

Skripal poisoning: Putin says suspects ‘civilians, not criminals’

Media playback is unsupported on your device The two suspects in the poisoning of ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter are civilians, not criminals, Russian President Vladimir Putin says.The UK

Migrant crisis: Scores drown off Libyan coast

More than 100 migrants died in a shipwreck off the Libyan coastline earlier this month, an aid agency says.Two rubber boats set off on 1 September but one of the vessels deflated and sank,

Swedish election: Main blocs neck and neck as nationalists gain

The Swedish general election has left the two main political blocs almost tied, with the anti-immigration party making gains on its previous results.With nearly all ballots counted, the gov

North Korea holds parade without ballistic missiles, reports say

Media playback is unsupported on your device North Korea did not display any intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) at a military parade to mark its 70th anniversary, reports say.It is also unclear

Egypt sentences hundreds over 2013 pro-Morsi protests

Egypt has delivered verdicts for more than 700 people over a pro-Muslim Brotherhood sit-in after President Mohammed Morsi was ousted in 2013.The court confirmed 75 people's death sentences

Syria war: Iran, Russia and Turkey meet to discuss Idlib

Media playback is unsupported on your device The presidents of Iran, Russia and Turkey are holding a key summit in Tehran that could decide the fate of Syria's last major rebel stronghold.There are fears

India court legalises gay sex in landmark ruling

Media playback is unsupported on your device In a historic decision, India's Supreme Court has ruled that gay sex is no longer a criminal offence.The ruling overturns a 2013 judgement that upheld a colon

Typhoon Jebi forces closure of Kansai airport, near Osaka in Japan

Media playback is unsupported on your device A major international airport in western Japan has been closed, with thousands of people evacuated, in the wake of deadly Typhoon Jebi.Kansai airport, a major

Trump attacks Sessions over prosecutions of Republicans

US President Donald Trump has accused Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the justice department of damaging the re-election chances of two Republican representatives by prosecuting them.The

Brazil’s 200-year-old national museum hit by huge fire

Media playback is unsupported on your device A fire has gutted the National Museum of Brazil in Rio de Janeiro, the oldest scientific institution in the country.Most of the 20 million items it contained,

Somalia’s capital Mogadishu hit by huge explosion

Media playback is unsupported on your device A suicide bomber has attacked a government office in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, causing a nearby school to collapse, police say.The car bomb in Howlwadag

US ends aid to Palestinian refugee agency Unrwa

The United States is ending all funding for the UN's Palestinian refugee agency, the US State Department says.It described the organisation, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (Unrw

Trump threatens to pull US out of World Trade Organization

President Donald Trump has threatened to withdraw the US from the World Trade Organization (WTO), claiming it treats his country unfairly."If they don't shape up, I would withdraw from the

Rohingya crisis: Myanmar leader Suu Kyi ‘should have resigned’

The outgoing UN human rights chief says Myanmar's de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi should have resigned over the military's violent campaign against the Rohingya Muslim minority last year.Z