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Daphne Caruana Galizia: Malta suspect will not get immunity

Malta's Prime Minister Joseph Muscat has said a suspect in the murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia will not be granted immunity to reveal what he knows about the case. Businessman Y

Sudan crisis: Party of ex-leader Omar al-Bashir dissolved

A law has been passed in Sudan dissolving the party of ousted former president Omar al-Bashir.Mr Bashir seized power in a 1989 coup and ruled for almost three decades, until he was overthro

Hong Kong protests: Trump signs Human Rights and Democracy Act into law

US President Donald Trump has signed into law a bill that supports pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong.The Human Rights and Democracy Act mandates an annual review, to check if Hong Kong

Bangladesh Islamists sentenced to death for 2016 cafe attack

Seven Islamists have been sentenced to death for a 2016 attack on a cafe in the Bangladeshi capital in which 22 people, mostly foreigners, were killed.The attack on the Holey Artisan cafe i

Trump impeachment: White House aides can be made to testify

A federal judge has ruled that White House staff can be made to testify before Congress, rejecting the Trump administration's claims of immunity.The ruling specifically compels former White

Hong Kong elections: Carrie Lam promises ‘open mind’ after election rout

Hong Kong's leader Carrie Lam has said the government will "seriously reflect" after local elections saw massive gains by pro-democracy candidates. According to local media, 17 of the 18 di

Hong Kong elections: Record numbers vote in district council polls

Voters have turned out in record numbers to cast their ballots in Hong Kong's district council elections.By lunchtime, the number of voters had already surpassed the final total in the 2015

Epstein: US attorney general blames ‘screw-ups’ for suicide

US Attorney General William Barr has called the death of paedophile Jeffrey Epstein "a perfect storm of screw-ups".In an interview with AP News, Mr Barr said the jailhouse suicide, which came as Epstein awaited tria

Impeachment inquiry: Trump ‘promoted discredited Ukraine theory’

Media playback is unsupported on your device US President Donald Trump disregarded senior advisers and pushed a false theory that Ukraine had meddled in the 2016 election, an ex-White House aide has told the impeachm

Impeachment inquiry: Trump directed Ukraine pressure – Sondland

Media playback is unsupported on your device A top US diplomat has told an impeachment inquiry that he followed President Donald Trump's orders to put pressure on Ukraine to investigate his Democratic ri

Simon Cheng: Former UK consulate worker says he was tortured in China

Media playback is unsupported on your device A former employee of the UK's Hong Kong consulate has told the BBC that he was tortured in China and accused of inciting political unrest in the city.Simon Ch

Hong Kong Polytechnic University: Protesters still inside as standoff continues

Media playback is unsupported on your device Between 100-200 protesters remain barricaded inside a Hong Kong university surrounded by police, as the standoff enters a third day.Protesters inside Polytech

Hong Kong Polytechnic University: Police surround campus after night of violence

Media playback is unsupported on your device Police are surrounding a Hong Kong university campus after a fiery overnight stand-off with hundreds of protesters inside.Dozens of protesters tried to leave after sunrise

Sri Lanka election: Ex-defence chief Rajapaksa set to win vote

Sri Lanka's former wartime defence chief looks set to win the country's presidential election.Gotabaya Rajapaksa has claimed victory and his main rival has conceded, but official results ar

Impeachment inquiry: Trump ‘asked for probe in Ukraine with envoy’

Media playback is unsupported on your device A US diplomat told Donald Trump Ukraine would carry out investigations the president had asked for, a US official testified at the impeachment inquiry.State department off

Hong Kong protests: Man dies after being hit ‘by hard object’ during protests

Media playback is unsupported on your device A man has died in Hong Kong after being hit on the head during clashes between government supporters and protesters.The government said the 70-year-old cleane

Trump impeachment inquiry: New claims amid public hearing

Media playback is unsupported on your device A top US diplomat told impeachment hearings that President Trump directly asked about a Ukrainian investigation into his Democratic rival Joe Biden.In previou

Bolivia crisis: Jeanine Áñez declares herself interim president

Bolivian opposition senator Jeanine Áñez has declared herself interim president of the South American country following Evo Morales' resignation.Lawmakers from Mr Morales' party boycotted

Bolivia crisis: Evo Morales accepts political asylum in Mexico

Evo Morales has accepted an offer of political asylum in Mexico a day after resigning as president of Bolivia amid election fraud protests.In a tweet, he said it hurt to be leaving Bolivia

Hong Kong police shoot man in day of violence and chaos

Media playback is unsupported on your device A policeman has shot a protester during another day of violent demonstrations in Hong Kong.Footage posted on Facebook showed the officer drawing his gun befor

Australia bushfires: Three dead and thousands forced from homes

At least three people are dead and thousands have been displaced by a weekend of bushfires in Australia.On Sunday, the fire emergency's third day, more than 100 blazes were still burning ac

Ayodhya verdict: Indian top court gives holy site to Hindus

India's Supreme Court has ruled that the disputed holy site of Ayodhya should be given to Hindus who want a temple built there. The case, bitterly contested by Hindus and Muslims for decades, centred on the ownershi

Lula: Brazil court ruling could free jailed ex-president

Media playback is unsupported on your device Brazil's top court has voted to overturn a rule about the jailing of criminals - a change which could lead to ex-President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva being fr

Impeachment inquiry: Trump berates Democrats in Louisiana

US President Donald Trump has lashed out at his Democrat opponents in a defiant speech at a rally in Louisiana.He was speaking after it was confirmed that public impeachment hearings will b

Democrats claim victory in key Virginia and Kentucky elections

US Democrats have made gains in key state elections, in what is seen as a blow to President Donald Trump.Democrat Andy Beshear claimed victory in Kentucky's governor vote, after a tight rac