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Trump impeachment: Legal team says charges ‘brazen and unlawful’

US President Donald Trump's legal team has issued its first formal response to the impeachment charges against him, describing them as a "dangerous attack" on democracy. The document said t

Libya civil war: UN envoy Salamé says foreign intervention must end

The UN's Libya envoy Ghassan Salamé has called on foreign powers to stop interfering in Libya's civil war.On the eve of peace talks in Berlin, Mr Salamé said foreign support of proxy grou

Iran plane crash: Khamenei defends armed forces in rare address

Media playback is unsupported on your device Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has defended the country's armed forces after it admitted shooting down a passenger plane by mistake.He said the

Sir David Attenborough warns of climate ‘crisis moment’

Media playback is unsupported on your device "The moment of crisis has come" in efforts to tackle climate change, Sir David Attenborough has warned.According to the renowned naturalist and broadcaster, "we have been

Russian government resigns as Vladimir Putin plans future

Russia's government has resigned, hours after President Vladimir Putin proposed sweeping constitutional changes that could prolong his stay in power.PM Dmitry Medvedev said the president's

Iran nuclear deal: European powers trigger dispute mechanism

European powers have triggered a formal dispute mechanism over Iran's breaches of key parts of the 2015 nuclear deal - a move that could spell its end.Iran has gradually lifted all limits o

Taal volcano: Lava spews as ‘hazardous eruption’ feared

Media playback is unsupported on your device A volcano in the Philippines has begun spewing lava, as authorities warn that a "hazardous eruption" is possible "within hours or days". In the early hours of Monday, a we

Iran plane downing: Second day of protests turns up heat on leaders

Media playback is unsupported on your device Iran's leaders are facing a second day of protests following their admission the military shot down a Ukrainian passenger plane, killing all 176 people on boa

Iran plane crash: Demands for justice after admission jet was shot down

Media playback is unsupported on your device Iran's admission it "unintentionally" shot down a Ukrainian passenger jet has sparked demands for justice for the 176 people on board who were killed.The call

Iran plane crash: Tehran rebuffs claims it shot down Ukrainian jet

Media playback is unsupported on your device Iran has again rejected suggestions that one of its missiles brought down a Ukrainian passenger jet near the capital, Tehran, on Wednesday.Its civil aviation chief said on

Iran crisis: Commander says more air strikes were planned against US

Media playback is unsupported on your device Strikes against US forces in Iraq could have been just the beginning of a major operation across the region if the US had responded, a senior Iranian commande

Iran targets US troops with missile strikes

Media playback is unsupported on your device Iran has carried out a ballistic missile attack on air bases housing US forces in Iraq, in retaliation for the US killing of General Qasem Soleimani.More than a dozen miss

Qasem Soleimani: Stampede kills 50 mourners at burial in Iran

Media playback is unsupported on your device Fifty people have been killed in a stampede as Iranians flocked to the burial of a top commander killed in a US drone strike, officials say.The deaths in Qasem Soleimani's

Soleimani: Huge crowds pack Tehran for commander’s funeral

Media playback is unsupported on your device Huge crowds have packed the streets of the Iranian capital Tehran for the funeral of Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani.Soleimani was assassinated in a US drone st

Iraqi MPs back plan to expel US troops

Iraqi MPs have passed a resolution calling for foreign troops to leave the country after the US killed a top Iranian general in a drone strike at Baghdad airport last week.Parliament in Baghdad also asked the Iraqi

Qasem Soleimani: Mourners gather in Iraq for funeral

Media playback is unsupported on your device A huge crowd in Iraq's capital Baghdad has followed the coffin of Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani, who was killed in a US air strike on Thursday.So

Qasem Soleimani: US kills top Iranian general in Baghdad air strike

Iran's most powerful military commander, Gen Qasem Soleimani, has been killed by a US air strike in Iraq. The 62-year-old spearheaded Iranian military operations in the Middle East as head

Australia fires: Angry residents berate PM Morrison in blaze-ravaged town

Australia's PM Scott Morrison had to cut short a visit to a town ravaged by fire after angry locals heckled him over the government's response.Locals said he had done very little to help Co

Australia fires: Death toll rises as blazes destroy 200 homes

Media playback is unsupported on your device Bushfires have killed at least eight people in south-eastern Australia since Monday, with two others remaining unaccounted for. The latest fires, which raced

US Baghdad embassy attacked by protesters angry at air strikes

Media playback is unsupported on your device Protesters angered by recent deadly US air strikes targeting an Iranian-backed Iraqi militia have attacked the US embassy compound in Baghdad.US troops fired

Australia fires worsen as every state hits 40C

Scores of fires are burning out of control across Australia amid a heatwave that has seen temperatures exceed 40C (104F) in every state.The most dangerous fires on Monday were in the state

Yemen: Houthis blamed for attack on military parade

Media playback is unsupported on your device A missile strike that targeted a military parade in southern Yemen has killed at least five people. The attack came at the end of a graduation ceremony for re

Rush-hour car bomb kills dozens in Somali capital

Media playback is unsupported on your device At least 76 people are reported to have been killed by a car bomb during morning rush hour in Somalia's capital.The blast took place at a checkpoint at a busy

Kazakhstan plane crash: Bek Air plane comes down near Almaty airport

Media playback is unsupported on your device A passenger jet has crashed in Kazakhstan, killing at least 12 people but leaving dozens of survivors. The Bek Air plane was flying from Almaty - Kazakhstan's largest city

Typhoon Phanfone: Philippines counts cost of deadly storm

Media playback is unsupported on your device Typhoon Phanfone has killed at least 13 people in the Philippines, leaving a trail of devastation through the centre of the country.The storm battered several islands with