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Alabama Senate race: Trump candidate under spotlight as state votes

Alabama voters are heading to the polls in a Senate election that could have wider implications for Donald Trump.Republican candidate Roy Moore, a former Alabama judge who is embroiled in allegations of child sex abuse, has been endorsed by the US pr

New York explosion at Manhattan bus terminal

Media playback is unsupported on your deviceA man is being held after an attempted terror attack at America's biggest and busiest bus terminal, officials say."Terrorists won't win. We are New Yorkers," said Mayor Bill de Blasio after a blast in an un

Trump Jerusalem move: Tear gas at Lebanon US embassy protest

Media playback is unsupported on your deviceThere have been violent clashes near the US embassy in Lebanon, in the latest protest against President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.Security forces fired tear gas

Iraq declares war with Islamic State is over

Iraq has announced that its war against so-called Islamic State is over.Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi told a conference in Baghdad that Iraqi troops were now in complete control of the Iraqi-Syrian border.The border zone contained the last few areas

Jerusalem row: Clashes erupt over Trump move

Violence has flared between Israeli forces and Palestinians protesting at Donald Trump's contentious recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.Clashes erupted in the occupied West Bank and over the Israeli-Gaza border, where one Palestinian was ki

Trump Jerusalem move sparks Palestinian clashes

Media playback is unsupported on your deviceAt least 16 Palestinians have been wounded in clashes in the occupied West Bank, during protests against US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.Reports suggest the injuries

US recognition of Jerusalem ‘kiss of death’ for peace process

Media playback is unsupported on your deviceAn expected announcement by President Donald Trump that the US will become the first country to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital has been dubbed a "kiss of death" for the Middle East peace process by

Jerusalem: Turkey warns Trump against crossing ‘red line’

Turkey's president has warned it could sever ties with Israel if the US recognises Jerusalem as its capital.Recep Tayyip Erdogan said such a move would cross a "red line" for Muslims.A growing number of countries have urged Donald Trump not to make h

Malta arrests 10 over Caruana Galizia car bomb murder

Police in Malta have arrested 10 Maltese nationals in connection with the car bomb murder of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.Prime Minister Joseph Muscat told reporters that police operations were under way in the town of Marsa, and t

North Korea: US in race to address threat, says HR McMaster

Media playback is unsupported on your deviceWhite House national security adviser HR McMaster says the US is "in a race" to address the threat from North Korea.The potential for war is increasing every day but armed conflict is not the only solution,

Tax bill: Trump victory as Senate backs tax overhaul

US senators have passed a sweeping tax cuts bill, paving the way for Donald Trump's first big legislative victory.The package would mark the biggest tax overhaul since the 1980s. It was passed by 51 votes to 49, after a series of amendments in a mara

Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa gives key cabinet jobs to military figures

Zimbabwe's new President Emmerson Mnangagwa has named his cabinet, appointing senior military figures to high-profile positions. Critics have said that it has dashed hopes of change in the country.Mr Mnangagwa was inaugurated as president last week.

Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa gives key cabinet jobs to military figures

Zimbabwe's new President Emmerson Mnangagwa has named his cabinet, appointing senior military figures to high-profile positions. Critics have said that it has dashed hopes of change in the country.Mr Mnangagwa was inaugurated as president last week.

North Korea: Russia accuses US of goading Kim Jong-un

Media playback is unsupported on your deviceRussian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has accused the US of seeking to provoke North Korea into stepping up its nuclear missile programme.He rejected a call by the American envoy to the UN Security Council

Praljak trial: Bosnian Croat war criminal ‘takes poison’ in court

Media playback is unsupported on your deviceA war crimes appeal hearing in The Hague was cut short dramatically when one defendant drank what he said was poison upon hearing the verdict.Slobodan Praljak, 72, was one of six former Bosnian Croat politi

Kenya election: Kenyatta vows to overcome divisions

Media playback is unsupported on your deviceUhuru Kenyatta has vowed to overcome Kenya's divisions after being sworn in for a second term as president, at a ceremony boycotted by the opposition.Speaking after his inauguration in the capital Nairobi,

Mount Agung: Bali volcano alert raised to highest level

Media playback is unsupported on your deviceAbout 100,000 people near Bali's Mount Agung have been ordered to evacuate as officials fear a major eruption.Indonesian authorities have raised the state of alert to its highest level, and expanded the exc

China explosion: Ningbo port city rocked by major blast

Media playback is unsupported on your deviceAt least two people have been killed and dozens more injured in an explosion in the eastern Chinese port city of Ningbo, local officials say.The blast is said to have occurred at a factory at about 09:00 (0

Egypt attack: President Sisi pledges forceful response

Media playback is unsupported on your deviceEgypt's President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has vowed to respond with "the utmost force" after 300 people were killed at a North Sinai mosque during Friday prayers.The al-Rawda mosque in the town of Bir al-Abed

Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa takes power and vows to serve all citizens

Zimbabwe's new President Emmerson Mnangagwa has addressed a packed stadium, vowing to serve all citizens.He said he felt "deeply humbled" to take the role.And he said he was "not oblivious to the many Zimbabweans from across the political and racial

Myanmar Rohingya crisis: Deal to allow return of Muslim refugees

Bangladesh has signed a deal with Myanmar to return hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who fled a recent army crackdown.A statement from the Bangladesh foreign ministry said displaced people could begin to return within two months.The two side

Ratko Mladic jailed for life over Bosnia war genocide

Media playback is unsupported on your deviceFormer Bosnian Serb commander Ratko Mladic has been jailed for life for genocide and other atrocities in the 1990s Bosnian war.Known as the "Butcher of Bosnia", Mladic led forces during the massacre of Bosn

Zimbabwe ex-Vice-President Mnangagwa urges Mugabe to quit now

Zimbabwe's former vice-president, whose sacking led to last week's army takeover, has urged President Robert Mugabe to resign immediately.Emmerson Mnangagwa said he fled abroad two weeks ago when he learned of a plot to kill him, and he would not ret

Germany’s Merkel suffers blow as FDP pulls out of coalition talks

Media playback is unsupported on your deviceTalks on forming a coalition government in Germany have collapsed, leaving Angela Merkel facing her biggest challenge in 12 years as chancellor.The free-market liberal FDP pulled out after four weeks of tal

Ruling party sacks Mugabe as leader

Zimbabwe's ruling party Zanu-PF has sacked Robert Mugabe as its leader.It has appointed former vice-president Emmerson Mnangagwa - sacked by Mr Mugabe two weeks ago - as leader.The sacking of Mr Mnangagwa had prompted an extraordinary chain of events