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Ethiopia army chief shot dead in ‘coup bid’ attacks

The chief of staff of the Ethiopian army, Gen Seare Mekonnen, has been shot dead by his own bodyguard in the capital, Addis Ababa.He and another officer died trying to prevent a coup attemp

Trump warns Iran of ‘obliteration’ in event of war

President Trump has said he does not want war but warned Iran it would face "obliteration" if conflict broke out.Speaking to NBC on Friday, he said the US was open to talks but would not al

US-Iran: Trump ‘pulls back after approving military strikes’

Media playback is unsupported on your device President Donald Trump approved retaliatory military strikes against Iran on Thursday before changing his mind, US media report.The New York Times, citing sen

US confirms Iranian missile has shot down drone

A US military drone has been shot down by an Iranian surface-to-air missile while in international airspace over the Strait of Hormuz, US officials say.Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corp

Vaccines: Low trust in vaccination ‘a global crisis’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Public mistrust of vaccines means the world is taking a step backwards in the fight against deadly yet preventable infectious diseases, warn experts. The bigg

Gulf of Oman: US sends more troops amid tanker tension with Iran

The US military will send an additional 1,000 troops to the Middle East as tensions build with Iran.Acting Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan said the deployment was in response to what he

Hong Kong protest: Joshua Wong calls for HK leader Carrie Lam to resign

Media playback is unsupported on your device Hong Kong's most prominent student activist Joshua Wong has called for the resignation of leader Carrie Lam, after walking free from prison.Wong, 22, became the face of th

Hong Kong extradition bill: Large-scale march under way

Thousands of people are marching on government buildings in Hong Kong over a controversial extradition bill, despite a government climb-down.The bill, which would have allowed extradition t

Hong Kong extradition protests: Government suspends bill

The Hong Kong government has suspended its highly controversial plan to allow extraditions to mainland China, Chief Executive Carrie Lam has announced.She had previously refused to scrap th

Gulf of Oman tanker attacks: US says video shows Iran removing mine

Media playback is unsupported on your device The US military has released a video which it says shows Iran's Revolutionary Guard removing an unexploded mine from the side of an oil tanker damaged in an a

Trump would ‘take’ foreign information on rival in 2020 election

Donald Trump has said he would accept damaging information on his opponent during the 2020 election campaign, even if it came from a foreign government.In an interview with broadcaster ABC

Hong Kong extradition: Debate over bill delayed amid protests

Media playback is unsupported on your device Thousands of protesters and police in Hong Kong are engaged in a stand-off as anger grows over a bill which would allow extradition to mainland China. Early on Wednesday p

Hungary tourist boat accident: Bodies found as vessel is raised

Media playback is unsupported on your device At least two bodies have been recovered from the wreck of a tourist boat that sank on the Danube in the Hungarian capital, Budapest, last month.Divers entered

Hong Kong protests: Leader Carrie Lam defiant on extradition plan

Media playback is unsupported on your device Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has said she will not scrap a controversial plan to allow extradition to mainland China, despite mass protests.On Sunday, hundreds of thousands

Sudan crisis: Call for civil disobedience after arrests

Sudan's pro-democracy movement has called for a nationwide campaign of civil disobedience, days after a bloody military crackdown left dozens dead.Campaigners called for the action to start

US-Mexico talks: Agreement to avoid tariffs reached, says Trump

Media playback is unsupported on your device Mexico has agreed to take "unprecedented steps" to help stem the flow of migrants to the US in order to avoid trade tariffs threatened by President Donald Tru

UAE tanker attacks blamed on ‘state actor’

The United Arab Emirates has told the UN Security Council a "state actor" was most likely behind attacks on four tankers off its coast.The 12 May attacks bore the hallmarks of a "sophistica

US-Mexico talks: Trump says more progress needed to avoid tariffs

Media playback is unsupported on your device US President Donald Trump has said "not nearly enough" progress is being made in negotiations with Mexico to avert his threatened tariffs.Trump administration

Sudan crisis: Death toll from crackdown rises to 60, opposition says

The number of people killed in a crackdown on pro-democracy protests in the Sudanese capital Khartoum has risen to 60, an opposition group says.Members of a feared paramilitary group are re

Sudan crisis: Military calls for snap election amid protests

Media playback is unsupported on your device Sudan's military leaders say they are scrapping all existing agreements with the main opposition coalition and will hold elections within nine months. The ann

Donald Trump to arrive at Stansted Airport for UK state visit

US President Donald Trump will arrive in the UK on Monday morning for a three-day official state visit.Air Force One is expected to land at London Stansted Airport at 09:00 BST.The Queen wi

Trump: Prepare for no deal and send in Farage

The UK should walk away from the EU without a deal if it cannot secure the terms it wants, Donald Trump has said.The US president was speaking to the Sunday Times ahead of his arrival in the UK on Monday for a state

Virginia Beach shooting: 12 killed after city worker opens fire at colleagues

Media playback is unsupported on your device At least 12 people were killed and several injured on Friday in a mass shooting at a government building in the US state of Virginia.Police said the suspect,

Trump announces tariffs on all Mexico goods in latest anti-immigration measure

Media playback is unsupported on your device US President Donald Trump has announced tariffs on all goods coming from Mexico in a bid to curb illegal immigration.In a tweet, Mr Trump said that from 10 Ju

Hungary: Seven dead and many missing after boat capsizes in Budapest

Media playback is unsupported on your device At least seven people have died and 19 are missing after a boat capsized on the Danube river in Hungary's capital Budapest, state media reported.Thirty-three