Indonesia plane crash: Boy, 12, survives Papua accident

Indonesia plane crash: Boy, 12, survives Papua accident

Image copyright AFP Image caption Rescuers walked for two hours to reach the site of the crash A 12-year-old boy has been found alive in the wreckage of a plane crash which killed eight people in Indonesia. Photos from the scene show the boy conscious and looking at the camera. He was found with the […]

Argentina abortion: Senate defeats bill after polarising debate

Argentina abortion: Senate defeats bill after polarising debate

Image copyright AFP Image caption There were angry scenes as the vote was defeated Argentina’s senate has rejected a bill which would have legalised abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy. After a marathon debate, 38 senators voted against it and 31 in favour. Its defeat means lawmakers must wait until next year to […]

Lombok earthquake: Strong aftershock amid rescue efforts

Lombok earthquake: Strong aftershock amid rescue efforts

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Tens of thousands of homes have already collapsed The Indonesian island of Lombok has been hit by a strong tremor, as the search continues for victims of Sunday’s earthquake. US earthquake monitors said the latest aftershock had a magnitude of 5.9. It brought down some buildings. Rescue workers are […]

Brad Pitt hits back at Angelina Jolie’s child support claims

Brad Pitt hits back at Angelina Jolie’s child support claims

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Hollywood couple had been together since 2005 but only married in 2014 US actor Brad Pitt has rebutted claims made by his estranged wife Angelina Jolie that he has failed to support their children. In a court filing on Wednesday, the star’s legal team said he had paid more […]

Skripal attack: Russia faces US sanctions over Novichok use

Skripal attack: Russia faces US sanctions over Novichok use

Image copyright AFP Image caption Parts of the city of Salisbury were sealed off after the nerve agent attack The US has said it will impose fresh sanctions on Russia after determining it used nerve agent against a former Russian double agent living in the UK. Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were left seriously […]

Gaza air strikes ‘kill woman and child’ after rockets hit Israel

Gaza air strikes ‘kill woman and child’ after rockets hit Israel

Image copyright AFP Image caption A fireball exploding during an Israeli air strike Three Palestinians are reported to have been killed in a series of Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip, after militants there fired dozens of rockets into southern Israel. Gaza health ministry officials said a pregnant woman and her daughter, aged one, […]

Iran sanctions: Rouhani condemns US ‘psychological warfare’

Iran sanctions: Rouhani condemns US ‘psychological warfare’

Media captionWhat is the Iran nuclear deal? Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has hit out at the United States over its reinstatement of economic sanctions. He described the measures, which came into effect overnight, as “psychological warfare” which aimed to “sow division among Iranians”. The sanctions take aim at various sectors, with further punitive action planned […]

Venezuela President Maduro survives ‘drone assassination attempt’

Venezuela President Maduro survives ‘drone assassination attempt’

Media captionFootage showed dozens of soldiers running away before the transmission was cut off Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro says he has survived an assassination attempt involving explosive drones. Mr Maduro was speaking at a military event in Caracas when the alleged attack occurred. Live footage of his speech shows the president suddenly looking upwards – […]

Melania Trump backs NBA star LeBron James after Trump insults

Melania Trump backs NBA star LeBron James after Trump insults

Image copyright AFP/Getty US First Lady Melania Trump has backed basketball player LeBron James, hours after her husband made insulting remarks about him on Twitter. James had said in an interview that Mr Trump was divisive and had emboldened racists. In response, Mr Trump questioned James’ intelligence, saying it was not easy to make the […]

North Korea continuing nuclear programme – UN report

North Korea continuing nuclear programme – UN report

Image copyright KCNA Image caption North Korea carried out a series of long-range missile tests in 2017 North Korea has not stopped its nuclear and missile programmes, violating UN sanctions, a report commissioned by the UN Security Council says. It also says Pyongyang has resorted to a “massive increase” of illegal ship-to-ship transfers of oil […]