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Election blow for Erdogan in big cities

The party of Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has lost control of the capital, Ankara, in local elections, in a blow to his 16-year rule. The main opposition is also slightly ahead i

Ukraine election: Comedian leads presidential contest – exit poll

A comedian with no political experience has won the most votes in the first round of Ukraine's presidential elections, according to exit polls.They say Volodymyr Zelenskiy - who played the

Ethiopian pilot: ‘Pitch up, pitch up!’

Details have begun to emerge of the final moments of an Ethiopian Airlines flight which crashed three weeks ago.An anti-stalling system on the plane, a Boeing 737 Max, has been blamed for t

Algeria: Hundreds of thousands march for President Bouteflika’s removal

Hundreds of thousands of people have taken to the streets in Algeria to demand the resignation of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika. Estimates say crowds in the capital, Algiers, reached a mil

Venezuela crisis: Guaidó banned from office for 15 years

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó will be barred from holding further public office for 15 years, the maximum allowed by law, the state financial controller has announced.Comptrolle

Shadowy group claims embassy raid

A shadowy group committed to ousting North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un has claimed it was behind a raid last month at the North Korean embassy in Spain.Cheollima Civil Defense, a self-styled

Algeria army urges removal of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika

Algeria's army chief of staff has demanded President Abdelaziz Bouteflika be declared unfit to rule after weeks of protests against him. Speaking on television, Lt Gen Ahmed Gaed Salah said

Trump hints at payback for ‘evil’ enemies over Mueller report

Media playback is unsupported on your device President Donald Trump says his enemies who did "evil" and "treasonous things" will be under scrutiny after he was absolved of colluding with Russia.Speaking

Norway cruise ship arrives at port after passenger airlifts

Media playback is unsupported on your device A cruise ship that got into trouble off the Norwegian coast has arrived safely at the port of Molde after the dramatic rescue of hundreds of people.The Viking

Islamic State group defeated as final territory lost, US-backed forces say

Media playback is unsupported on your device The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) says the Islamic State group's five-year "caliphate" is over after the militants' defeat in Syria.SDF fighters

North Korea quits Kaesong liaison office with South Korea

North Korea has withdrawn from the inter-Korean liaison office which was opened amid a warming of ties last year to facilitate talks with the South.Seoul said it was contacted on Friday and

Iraq ferry sinking: ‘More than 70 dead’ in Tigris river

More than 70 people are reported to have died after a ferry sank in the Tigris river in Iraq's city of Mosul.Most of the passengers on board could not swim, the head of Mosul's civil defenc

Cyclone Idai: Mozambique survivors desperate for help

Media playback is unsupported on your device Mozambique's port city of Beira is reeling from the damage inflicted by Cyclone Idai.So far 200 people have been confirmed dead in the southern African countr

Cyclone Idai: ‘Massive disaster’ in Mozambique and Zimbabwe

Cyclone Idai has triggered a "massive disaster" in southern Africa affecting hundreds of thousands if not millions of people, the UN says. The region has been hit by widespread flooding and

Dutch shooting: Utrecht police arrest suspect after three killed

A man has been arrested following a shooting in the central Dutch city of Utrecht which left three people dead, police say.Five others were injured in the incident, which the authorities sa

Christchurch shootings: Stories of heroism emerge from attacks

Media playback is unsupported on your device Stories of heroism have emerged from Friday's attacks at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, in which 50 people died and dozens were wounded.A worshippe

Christchurch shootings: Brother proud of mosque victim’s ‘heroism’

Media playback is unsupported on your device The brother of a Pakistani man who was killed during Friday's mosque attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand, has told the BBC of his pride and pain.Khursheed Alam said he wa

Christchurch shootings: 49 dead in New Zealand mosque attacks

Media playback is unsupported on your device Forty-nine people have been killed and 48 wounded in shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, in the nation's deadliest attack.Prime Minister Ja

Brexit Article 50: Tusk to ask EU to consider long extension

Media playback is unsupported on your device European Council President Donald Tusk has said he will appeal to EU leaders "to be open to a long extension" of the Brexit deadline, if the UK needs to rethi

Nigeria school collapse: Lagos building disaster leaves 10 dead

Media playback is unsupported on your device At least 10 people have died and many more are feared trapped after a building containing a school collapsed in the Nigerian city of Lagos.The school, which w

Countries ban Boeing aircraft after crash

The UK's Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has banned the Boeing 737 MAX from operating in or over UK airspace "as a precautionary measure".It comes after an Ethiopian Airlines plane crashed o

Ethiopian Airlines: Flight recorders recovered from crash site

Media playback is unsupported on your device Investigators have found the flight data recorders from an Ethiopian Airlines plane that crashed on Sunday.The devices recovered at the crash site were the Bo

Ethiopian Airlines: ‘No survivors’ on crashed Boeing 737

Media playback is unsupported on your device An Ethiopian Airlines jet has crashed shortly after take-off from Addis Ababa, killing all on board.The airline said 149 passengers and eight crew members wer

Venezuela braces for rival protests amid power cuts

Rival demonstrations are taking place in Venezuela in response to calls by opposition leader Juan Guaidó and President Nicolás Maduro.In the capital Caracas, some supporters of Mr Guaidó

SpaceX Dragon demo capsule returns to Earth

Media playback is unsupported on your device America's new commercial astronaut capsule has completed its demonstration flight with a successful splashdown in the Atlantic Ocean.The SpaceX Dragon vehicle left the Int