US child migrants: Melania calls for end to Trump’s separation policy

US child migrants: Melania calls for end to Trump’s separation policy

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Images and reports of hundreds of children as young as children and babies being separated from their parents as they try to cross the Mexico border have caused outrage US First Lady Melania Trump has called for an end to the policy of separating parents and children illegally entering […]

Taliban rules out extension of Afghanistan Eid festival ceasefire

Taliban rules out extension of Afghanistan Eid festival ceasefire

Media captionTears, hugs and selfies as Afghan troops and Taliban mark a truce for Eid A widely welcomed three-day ceasefire between security forces and the Taliban in Afghanistan appears to be over. The Taliban said its militants had been ordered to take up arms again on Sunday night – now the Eid festival had ended. […]

World Cup 2018: Brazil held to 1-1 draw by Switzerland in Group E opener

World Cup 2018: Brazil held to 1-1 draw by Switzerland in Group E opener

Media playback is not supported on this device World Cup 2018: Brazil 1-1 Switzerland highlights Pre-tournament favourites Brazil failed to win their opening game of a World Cup for the first time since 1978 as Switzerland earned a valuable draw in Rostov-on-Don. The five-time champions, so often lauded for their flair, failed to sparkle after […]

New Jersey arts festival: One shooter dead and 22 injured

New Jersey arts festival: One shooter dead and 22 injured

Image copyright Art All Night Image caption This photo, taken before the shooting, was posted on the event’s Facebook page At least 22 people, including a 13-year-old boy, were injured in a gun attack at an all-night arts festival in Trenton, in the US state of New Jersey. Police say at least two men opened […]

Macedonia name dispute: PMs watch as ministers sign ‘historic’ deal

Macedonia name dispute: PMs watch as ministers sign ‘historic’ deal

Image copyright AFP Image caption Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras (right) met Zoran Zaev near the border between the two countries Greece and Macedonia have signed a deal that aims to settle a decades-long dispute over Macedonia’s name. Under the agreement, Greece’s neighbour will be known as North Macedonia. Greek PM Alexis Tsipras said it […]

Afghanistan extends ceasefire with Taliban

Afghanistan extends ceasefire with Taliban

Media captionTears, hugs and selfies as Afghan troops and Taliban mark a truce for Eid Afghanistan has extended its unilateral ceasefire with the Taliban following an initial truce observed by both sides over the Eid festival period. President Ashraf Ghani appealed to the militants to follow the government’s lead and enter peace talks. In extraordinary […]

Taxi ploughs into pedestrians in Moscow injuring eight

Taxi ploughs into pedestrians in Moscow injuring eight

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The car came to a halt after hitting a lamppost At least eight pedestrians, including some Mexican World Cup fans, were injured after a taxi mounted a crowded pavement in central Moscow. CCTV footage posted on social media showed the car veer out of a queue of stationary traffic and […]

Spain ‘accepts French offer’ to receive migrants aboard Aquarius

Spain ‘accepts French offer’ to receive migrants aboard Aquarius

Image copyright EPA Image caption The migrants rescued by the Aquarius have spent a week in rough seas, many suffering seasickness, while their fate is decided Spain says it has accepted an offer from France to take in some of the 630 migrants rescued by the Aquarius ship off Libya and turned away by Italy. […]

Venezuela: Caracas club stampede leaves 17 dead

Venezuela: Caracas club stampede leaves 17 dead

Image copyright EPA Image caption Distraught relatives gathered in front of police headquarters in Caracas At least 17 people have been killed in a stampede in a nightclub in the Venezuelan capital Caracas, the Interior Minister NĂ©stor Reverol has confirmed. The stampede was triggered when a tear-gas canister was set off during a brawl, he […]

France Telecom suicides: Former bosses face trial

France Telecom suicides: Former bosses face trial

Image copyright AFP Image caption Didier Lombard denies his reforms led staff to take their own lives The former chief executive of France Telecom and six other managers are to stand trial over a spate of suicides among their staff in the late 2000s. Prosecutors have long claimed they presided over a culture of harassment […]