Fujimori: New rallies against Peru ex-president’s pardon

Fujimori: New rallies against Peru ex-president’s pardon

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Thousands took part in a protest rally in the capital Lima New rallies have been held across Peru against the decision to pardon former President Alberto Fujimori. In the capital Lima, students, trade unionists and human rights activists marched amid a heavy police presence. The protesters were demanding not only […]

North and South Korea begin high-level talks on Olympic Games

North and South Korea begin high-level talks on Olympic Games

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The meeting will take place at the Peace House, which sits in the border village of Panmunjom North and South Korea have begun high-level talks, the first between the countries in two years. The meeting started at 10:00 local time (01:00 GMT) at the Peace House in the truce […]

Russia probe: Trump lawyers ‘in talks over Mueller interview’

Russia probe: Trump lawyers ‘in talks over Mueller interview’

Image copyright Getty Images Donald Trump’s lawyers are in talks with investigators who are seeking to interview the US president as part of a justice department probe, reports say. The Washington Post, quoting an unnamed person close to Mr Trump, says investigation lead Robert Mueller is likely to interview him within weeks. Mr Trump’s legal […]

Steve Bannon says ‘treason’ remark not directed at Trump Jr

Steve Bannon says ‘treason’ remark not directed at Trump Jr

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Steve Bannon created a rift with his former boss, the president, with remarks to author Michael Wolff Steve Bannon, Donald Trump’s former chief strategist, has tried to reverse remarks in which he called the president’s son Donald Jr “treasonous”. The accusation appears in Michael Wolff’s new book Fire and Fury: […]

Syria war: Explosion reportedly kills at least 23 in rebel-held Idlib

Syria war: Explosion reportedly kills at least 23 in rebel-held Idlib

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Syrian emergency workers at the site of the explosion in rebel-held Idlib At least 23 people are reportedly dead and many more injured after a large explosion in the rebel-held city of Idlib, in northwestern Syria. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the blast struck the headquarters of […]

Israel dig unearths prehistoric ‘paradise’

Israel dig unearths prehistoric ‘paradise’

Image copyright Tel Aviv University Image caption Hundreds of flint hand axes were discovered Israeli archaeologists have uncovered a rare prehistoric site near Tel Aviv described as a “paradise” for hunter-gatherers living 500,000 years ago. The site, next to a busy motorway at Jaljulia, has revealed hundreds of flint axes and other artefacts. Experts say […]

Brazil drug lord accused of deadly jail riot seized

Brazil drug lord accused of deadly jail riot seized

Image copyright AFP Image caption Vieira is believed to be the Red Command leader in the state of Goias Police in Brazil have arrested a drug lord accused of ordering a deadly prison riot on New Year’s Day. Nine inmates were killed and 14 injured during the unrest at a prison in the central state […]

Fire and Fury: Trump says book is ‘fiction’ and author a ‘fraud’

Fire and Fury: Trump says book is ‘fiction’ and author a ‘fraud’

Media captionPresident Trump: “We didn’t have an interview” Donald Trump has rejected doubts over his mental health raised in a bombshell new book, describing the book as “fiction” and the author as a “fraud”. His remarks followed an earlier rebuttal on Twitter, in which the president claimed he was a “very stable genius” who was […]

Iran protests: Students ‘among more than 1,000 arrested’

Iran protests: Students ‘among more than 1,000 arrested’

Image copyright EPA Image caption There have been clashes with police at Tehran University since the protests began last month Ninety university students are among more than 1,000 people arrested since anti-government demonstrations began last month, say reformist MPs in Iran. Mahmoud Sadeghi told the Iranian Students’ News Agency that many of them were not […]

John Young, US astronaut and pioneer, dies aged 87

John Young, US astronaut and pioneer, dies aged 87

Media captionJohn Young became an astronaut in 1962 US astronaut John Young, who flew to the moon twice and commanded the first ever space shuttle mission, has died aged 87, Nasa said. “Today, Nasa and the world have lost a pioneer,” agency chief Robert Lightfoot said in a statement. Young was the only person to […]