US Navy ship collides with oil tanker off Singapore

Image copyright US Navy Image caption The USS John McCain was performing a routine stop when it struck an oil tanker A US guided-missile destroyer has collided with an oil tanker off the coast of Singapore, the US Navy says. Ten sailors are missing, media reports say. A search and rescue operation is under way. […]

US-South Korea set for divisive military drills

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Foal Eagle, held earlier this year, saw US and South Korean troops practice a beach landing The US and South Korea are conducting annual military drills which consistently infuriate Pyongyang, despite appeals to halt the exercise. Last week North Korea appeared to back down from a threat to send […]

Spanish police ‘stop second attack’ after 13 killed in Barcelona

Spanish police say they have killed four people in Cambrils to stop what they say was a second attempted attack after an earlier one in Barcelona. Police warned people to stay off the streets, with shots reported in the port of Cambrils. Thirteen people died and dozens were injured when a van ploughed into crowds […]

North Korea leader ‘briefed’ on Guam missile plan

Image copyright AFP Image caption North Korea has stepped up its defiant tone against the US North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has been briefed on a plan to fire missiles towards the US Pacific territory of Guam, state media says. But the report said he would watch US actions before making a decision on “the […]

Trump condemns ‘evil racism’ in Charlottesville

Media captionTrump: “Racism is evil, and those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs” US President Donald Trump has spoken out against racist violence after the killing of a protester in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday. “Racism is evil and those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs,” he told […]

Taylor Swift wins assault case against DJ

Image copyright AFP Image caption Taylor Swift countersued DJ David Mueller over the 2013 incident Pop star Taylor Swift has won a sexual assault case against ex-radio DJ David Mueller, who she said had groped her at a 2013 concert. He assaulted her by grabbing her bottom beneath her skirt during a photo shoot, a […]

Sierra Leone floods kill hundreds as mudslides bury houses

Sierra Leone floods kill hundreds as mudslides bury houses

Image caption People may have been asleep when mudslides occurred More than 300 people have been killed in mudslides and flooding near Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown. A hillside in the Regent area collapsed early on Monday following heavy rains, leaving many houses covered in mud. A BBC reporter at the scene said many people may […]

Charlottesville: One killed in violence over US far-right rally

Media captionFootage captured the moment a car rammed into a crowd of counter-protesters in Charlottesville One person has died and 19 others were injured when a car rammed a crowd of people opposing a far-right rally in the US state of Virginia, police say. Earlier, street brawls erupted between white nationalists planning to attend the […]

Venezuela crisis: Latin Americans condemn Trump over ‘military response’

Media captionNicolás Maduro on the BBC: “What would the Queen, my friend, say?” The South American trading bloc Mercosur has condemned President Trump for saying he was considering military action in the Venezuela crisis. Argentina said dialogue and diplomacy were the only ways to promote democracy in Venezuela. Venezuela’s foreign minister said Mr Trump’s words […]

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