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Brexit: Chancellor Merkel warns UK on scope of talks with EU

Brexit: Chancellor Merkel warns UK on scope of talks with EU

Image copyright Reuters Image caption German MPs frequently applauded Ms Merkel’s points about Brexit German Chancellor Angela Merkel says some British people have “illusions” about discussing the UK’s future ties with the EU at the same time as nailing down the UK’s Brexit terms. The future relationship can only be discussed once the exit issues […]

Kosovo ex-PM Haradinaj's extradition rejected by French court

Kosovo ex-PM Haradinaj's extradition rejected by French court

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Haradinaj went into politics after the Kosovo conflict and has twice been acquitted by a UN court A French court has refused to extradite a former prime minister of Kosovo who served as a rebel commander during the conflict with Serbia. Ramush Haradinaj, 48, is wanted by Serbia for […]

Vinod Khanna, India Bollywood actor, dies of cancer

Vinod Khanna, India Bollywood actor, dies of cancer

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Vinod Khanna acted in more than 100 Bollywood films One of India’s most well-known Bollywood actors Vinod Khanna has died aged 70, his hospital has confirmed. Khanna, also an active politician, had been suffering from cancer and was admitted to hospital earlier this month as his illness became more […]

United Airlines to offer up to $10,000 for forfeiting seat

United Airlines to offer up to $10,000 for forfeiting seat

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Civil rights leader Jesse Jackson led a protest at Chicago’s main airport after the incident United Airlines says it will offer up to $10,000 (£7,800) to passengers who give up seats on overbooked flights. The change comes as part of a review following an inquiry set up after a […]

Thaad missile defence operational in S Korea 'within days'

Thaad missile defence operational in S Korea 'within days'

Image copyright Reuters An advanced US missile system being installed in South Korea will be operational “within days”, the US Army has said. The Thaad system is designed to protect South Korea and US troops based there against threats from North Korea. The first key components were moved into place on Wednesday, but it was […]

Syria conflict: 'Huge explosion' rocks Damascus airport

Syria conflict: 'Huge explosion' rocks Damascus airport

A large explosion has hit an area near Damascus international airport, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says. “The blast was huge and could be heard in Damascus,” said Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the UK-based monitoring group. The airport lies about 25 km (15 miles) south-east of Syria’s capital. The blast was reportedly followed […]

US police killer Eric Frein is sentenced to death

US police killer Eric Frein is sentenced to death

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Frein was sentenced by a jury to death by lethal injection A man who eluded capture in the forests of Pennsylvania for seven weeks after fatally shooting a police officer in 2014 has been sentenced to death. Eric Frein killed the officer outside a police barracks and wounded another. He […]

Paraguay MPs reject amendment allowing president re-election

Paraguay MPs reject amendment allowing president re-election

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Protesters stormed the legislature and set the building alight last month The lower house of Paraguay’s Congress has voted overwhelmingly to reject a constitutional amendment that allowed the president to seek re-election. The proposal triggered riots last month, with protesters setting fire to part of the Congress building. President Horacio […]

Punishment Island

Punishment Island

Unmarried girls who got pregnant used to be seen as bringing shame to their families in parts of Uganda, so they were taken to a tiny island and left to die. The lucky ones were rescued, and one of them is still alive. The BBC’s Patience Atuhaire tracked her down. “When my family discovered that […]

Venezuela to withdraw from OAS as deadly protests continue

Venezuela to withdraw from OAS as deadly protests continue

Image copyright EPA Image caption Anti-government protesters in Caracas on Wednesday were met with tear gas and rubber bullets Venezuela says it will withdraw from Organization of American States (OAS), accusing the Washington-based grouping of meddling in its internal affairs. The government made the announcement after the OAS voted to hold an meeting of foreign […]

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