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Afghanistan war: UN says more civilians killed by allies than insurgents

Media playback is unsupported on your device Pro-government forces, including Nato allies, killed more civilians in Afghanistan in the first half of 2019 than insurgents did, UN figures show.The unpreced

Garlic festival shooting: Three dead in Gilroy California

Media playback is unsupported on your device Three people have been killed and 15 injured after a gunman attacked a food festival in California.The gunman was shot dead by police shortly after he began f

Hong Kong protests: Police fire tear gas near China’s liaison office

Media playback is unsupported on your device Hong Kong has seen a second day of violent clashes between police and pro-democracy demonstrators who are also angry at alleged police brutality.Police fired tear gas and

Hong Kong protests: Police fire tear gas at Yuen Long rally

Media playback is unsupported on your device Hong Kong police have fired tear gas at an unauthorised protest involving tens of thousands of people.Demonstrators had been marching through the northern dis

Syria war: ‘World shrugs’ as 103 civilians killed in 10 days

More than 100 people, including 26 children, have died in government attacks on hospitals, schools, markets and bakeries in the past 10 days, the UN's human rights chief said.Michelle Bachelet said the deaths were p

Europe heatwave breaks more temperature records

Media playback is unsupported on your device Much of Western Europe is facing record-breaking temperatures again, with the second heatwave in a month set to reach its peak on Thursday.Germany set a new t

Facebook to pay $5bn to settle privacy concerns

Facebook is to pay a $5bn fine to settle privacy concerns, the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced.The social network must also establish an independent privacy committee that Facebook's chief executive

South Korea fires warning shots at Russian military aircraft

South Korea says its jets fired warning shots at a Russian surveillance plane that entered its airspace on Tuesday.Officials said the plane twice violated the airspace over the disputed Dok

Hong Kong protests: Armed mob violence leaves city in shock

Media playback is unsupported on your device Hong Kong has been left in shock after a night of violence on Sunday, which saw dozens of masked men storm a train station.The men - dressed in white shirts a

Iran tanker seizure: Radio exchanges reveal Iran-UK confrontation

Media playback is unsupported on your device A recording has emerged of radio exchanges between a Royal Navy frigate and Iranian armed forces vessels, moments before a UK-flagged oil tanker was seized in the Gulf on

Tanker seizure: Jeremy Hunt warns Iran against choosing ‘dangerous path’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Iran may be choosing a "dangerous path" of "illegal and destabilising" behaviour after its authorities seized a British-flagged tanker in the Gulf, the foreign secretary h

Srebrenica massacre: Dutch troops ‘10% liable’ for Srebrenica deaths

Media playback is unsupported on your device The Dutch supreme court has upheld a ruling that the Netherlands was partially responsible for 350 deaths in Bosnia's Srebrenica massacre.The court said the state had 10%

Kyoto Animation fire: Arson attack at Japan anime studio kills 26

Media playback is unsupported on your device At least 26 people are dead and dozens injured after a man set fire to an animation studio in the Japanese city of Kyoto, officials say. Police said the 41-ye

US House condemns Trump attacks on congresswomen as racist

Media playback is unsupported on your device The US House of Representatives has voted to condemn President Donald Trump after a series of attacks aimed at four congresswomen.The symbolic resolution deno

Congresswomen hit back after Trump’s tweets branded racist

Media playback is unsupported on your device The four US congresswomen attacked by US President Donald Trump in tweets widely called racist have dismissed his remarks as a distraction. Representatives Alexandria Ocas

South Africa’s Jacob Zuma denies being ‘king of corrupt people’

Media playback is unsupported on your device South Africa's ex-President Jacob Zuma told a judge-led inquiry that allegations of corruption against him were a "conspiracy" aimed at removing him from the

New leak claims Trump scrapped Iran nuclear deal ‘to spite Obama’

Donald Trump abandoned the Iran nuclear deal to spite Barack Obama, according to a leaked memo written by the UK's former ambassador in the US.Sir Kim Darroch described the move as an act of "diplomatic vandalism",

Kismayo attack: At least 26 dead as gunmen storm Somali hotel

At least 26 people, including a prominent journalist and several foreigners, have been killed in an attack on a hotel in southern Somalia.A suicide bomber rammed a car containing explosives

Turkey defies US as Russian S-400 missile defence arrives

Media playback is unsupported on your device Turkey has received the first parts of a Russian S-400 missile defence system despite opposition from the US.The shipment arrived in an airbase in the capital

Iranian boats ‘tried to intercept British tanker’

Iranian boats tried to impede a British oil tanker near the Gulf - before being driven off by a Royal Navy ship, the Ministry of Defence has said. HMS Montrose, a British frigate shadowing

Libya conflict: French missiles found on pro-Haftar base

France has denied breaching a UN arms embargo after four of its anti-tank missiles were found on a base loyal to a rogue Libyan general.The country's defence ministry says the "unusable" US

Hong Kong extradition bill ‘is dead’ says Carrie Lam

Media playback is unsupported on your device Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has said the controversial bill that would have allowed extradition to the Chinese mainland "is dead".At a press conference on Tue

DR Congo’s Bosco Ntaganda convicted of war crimes by ICC

A former Congolese rebel leader has been found guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity.Fighters loyal to Bosco Ntaganda disembowelled babies and smashed their heads in, said judges

Iran nuclear deal: Government announces enrichment breach

Iran has announced it will break a limit set on uranium enrichment, in breach of the landmark 2015 deal designed to curb its nuclear ambitions. Deputy foreign minister Abbas Araqchi said Ir

California earthquake: Larger 7.1 magnitude quake hits

Media playback is unsupported on your device A 7.1 magnitude earthquake has rattled parts of Southern California, the biggest tremor to strike in 20 years.It struck at the shallow depth of 0.9km (0.6 mil