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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

US government shutdown looms over border wall row

Media playback is unsupported on your device A partial US government shutdown is now just hours away after US lawmakers failed to break a budget impasse.Mr Trump, who has to sign off any deal, is insisti

US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis resigns

US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis will be retiring "with distinction" at the end of February, President Donald Trump announced on Thursday.Mr Trump tweeted that General Mattis "was a great he

Syria conflict: Trump’s withdrawal plan shocks allies

President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw all US troops from Syria has been met with heavy criticism.Mr Trump made the announcement on Wednesday, asserting that the Islamic State (IS) g

Donald Trump’s troubled charity foundation to shut down

US President Donald Trump's troubled charity foundation has agreed to close down amid allegations that he and others illegally misused its funds.The move was announced by the Attorney Gener

Former CBS boss Leslie Moonves denied $120m exit pay

Leslie Moonves, the former boss of CBS, will not receive a $120m (£95m) severance package after an inquiry into alleged sexual misconduct.The US broadcaster said that he misled the company over the allegations and

Saudi Arabia condemns US Senate ‘interference’

Saudi Arabia has denounced US Senate resolutions to end US military aid for a Riyadh-led war in Yemen and to blame the country's crown prince for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.Th

Climate change: COP24 deal to bring Paris pact to life

Negotiators in Poland have finally secured agreement on a range of measures that will make the Paris climate pact operational in 2020.Last-minute rows over carbon markets threatened to derail the meeting - and delay

Australia recognises West Jerusalem as Israeli capital

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has confirmed that his government will recognise West Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. However, he said Australia's embassy would not move from T

Strasbourg Christmas market attacker Chekatt shot dead

French police have shot dead the man who attacked Strasbourg's Christmas market on Tuesday, the interior minister has said.A police unit came across Cherif Chekatt in a Strasbourg street an

Michael Cohen blames Trump’s ‘dirty deeds’ as he is jailed

Media playback is unsupported on your device US President Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen, who once said he’d take a bullet for him, has lashed out at his ex-boss' "dirty deeds" as he was gi

Strasbourg shooting: Gunman at large after three killed and 12 injured

Media playback is unsupported on your device Three people have been killed and 12 others wounded in a shooting in the eastern French city of Strasbourg.The gunman, known to security services, is on the r

‘Surprise’ Palu tsunami clue found on seafloor

Scientists are getting closer to understanding the tsunami that struck Palu in Indonesia in September. Damaging waves rushed ashore after a Magnitude 7.8 quake, but researchers said at the

Yellow vest protests: Macron to hold crisis meeting

French President Emmanuel Macron is set to meet trade unions and employers' organisations, in a bid to defuse weeks of unrest in Paris and other cities.Monday's meeting comes ahead of a TV

Trump chief of staff John Kelly to leave White House job

President Donald Trump has announced that his chief of staff John Kelly will leave his job by the end of the year.There have been persistent reports for several days that Mr Kelly was under

Trump ex-lawyer Michael Cohen’s help with Russia probe revealed

President Donald Trump's ex-lawyer has given substantial help on how Russian nationals tried to affect the 2016 election, a legal memo has revealed.Michael Cohen's help is detailed in the m

Huawei arrest: Justin Trudeau denies political motivation

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government had no involvement in the arrest of a top executive from Chinese telecoms giant Huawei.Meng Wanzhou, Huawei's chief financial offi

Huawei executive arrested in Canada

Canadian authorities have arrested the daughter of the founder of Chinese telecoms giant Huawei at the request of US law enforcement.Meng Wanzhou, who is Huawei's chief financial officer and deputy chair, was arrest

Mueller investigation: No jail time sought for Trump ex-adviser Michael Flynn

The office investigating Russian collusion in the US election has recommended that ex-national security adviser Michael Flynn should not have to serve a jail sentence.Special Counsel Robert

France fuel protests: ‘Yellow vests’ pull out of PM meeting

Media playback is unsupported on your device Protesters from France's "gilet jaunes" (yellow vests) movement have pulled out of a meeting with Prime Minister Edouard Philippe scheduled for Tuesday. Some

Yemen war: Wounded Houthis rebels to be evacuated

A UN plane is to evacuate wounded Houthi rebels from Yemen in an effort to build confidence ahead of peace talks, the Saudi-led military coalition fighting the rebels says.The 50 rebels are

G20: US and China ‘will impose no new tariffs’

Chinese state TV says agreement has been reached with the US not to impose any additional trade tariffs after 1 January and talks will go on. It made the announcement after US President Don

G20 Argentina: Rifts laid bare as world leaders meet

Media playback is unsupported on your device World leaders have held the opening session of their annual G20 summit, with any number of disputes and disagreements on the table.Host president, Argentina's

Michael Cohen in court: Trump ex-lawyer admits lying to Congress

Media playback is unsupported on your device US President Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen has admitted he lied about a Trump property deal in Russia during the 2016 election.Cohen pleaded guil