Thais mourn death of revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej

Media captionJonathan Head looks back at the reign of King Bhumibol Adulyadej The people of Thailand are mourning the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world’s longest-reigning monarch, who died on Thursday aged 88. An emotional crowd held a late-night vigil in Bangkok, and black-clad crowds are now lining the streets. The king’s body will […]

US election 2016: Trump says groping claims ‘absolutely false’

Media captionMichelle Obama and Donald Trump’s duelling speeches on women Donald Trump has rejected a slew of accusations of sexual misconduct, telling supporters in Florida they are “totally and absolutely false”. The Republican presidential nominee said the women making the allegations were “horrible liars” and the media was colluding with rival Hillary Clinton. Several women […]

Samsung expects further profit hit from Note 7 fallout

Samsung expects further profit hit from Note 7 fallout

Image copyright AFP Samsung expects further blows to its profits from the withdrawal of the Note 7 phone, saying revenue will be affected in the first quarter of 2017. The tech giant had already revised down its third-quarter earnings guidance. On Friday, it said it expected an additional negative impact of around 3tn won ($2.7bn, […]

Nigeria’s President Buhari warned by first lady

Nigeria’s President Buhari warned by first lady

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed to tackle the rampant official corruption Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari’s wife has warned him that she may not back him at the next election unless he shakes up his government. In a BBC interview, Aisha Buhari said the president “does not know” most of […]

Colombia extends Farc ceasefire amid talks to save peace deal

Colombia extends Farc ceasefire amid talks to save peace deal

Image copyright AFP Image caption “Agreement now” reads a banner carried during a rally for peace in Cali, Colombia Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has extended a ceasefire with Farc rebels until the end of the year to give more time to save a peace deal. The accord, signed with the left-wing rebel group last […]

US election: Obama urges Republicans to shun Trump

Media captionPresident Obama said Donald Trump was unfit to become president US President Barack Obama has urged senior Republicans to formally withdraw their endorsement of Donald Trump as their presidential candidate. At a rally in support of Democratic contender Hillary Clinton, Mr Obama said it didn’t make sense to denounce Mr Trump’s controversial remarks while […]

Kim Kardashian West sues over claims she faked robbery

Kim Kardashian West sues over claims she faked robbery

Image copyright AP Image caption Kim Kardashian West was robbed by armed men dressed as police officers in Paris last week US reality TV star Kim Kardashian West is suing a celebrity gossip website for claiming that she faked being the victim of a robbery in Paris last week. The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages for […]

Paris attacks: Lawyers for Salah Abdeslam ‘will not defend him’

Paris attacks: Lawyers for Salah Abdeslam ‘will not defend him’

Image copyright Belgian/French police Image caption Abdeslam was arrested in a dramatic raid in March not far from his home in Brussels Lawyers for the main suspect in last year’s Islamist attacks in Paris say they will no longer defend him. Salah Abdeslam will use his right to remain silent, one of the lawyers, Frank […]

France burkini highest court suspends ban

France burkini highest court suspends ban

Image copyright Reuters Image caption A woman in a burkini in Marseille in southern France France’s highest administrative court has suspended a ban on full-body “burkini” swimsuits that was imposed in a town on the Mediterranean coast. The ban in Villeneuve-Loubet “seriously and clearly illegally breached fundamental freedoms to come and go, freedom of beliefs […]

Syria Darayya: Evacuation of siege town begins

Syria Darayya: Evacuation of siege town begins

Image copyright AP Image caption Resident carried what belongings they could take as they awaited evacuation Civilians and rebel fighters have begun leaving the Syrian town of Darayya after a deal was reached ending a four-year government siege. The first buses left the town, near the capital Damascus, accompanied by ambulances and Red Crescent vehicles. […]