Pompeo praises ‘US ally’ Denmark after Trump cancels visit

Media captionWatch: Greenland wouldn’t be the first time the US bought territory US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has praised Denmark amid a public row over Greenland that saw President Donald Trump cancel a visit to the country. In a phone call with Danish Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod, Mr Pompeo “expressed appreciation for Denmark’s co-operation” […]

Initial evidence shows microplastics pose ‘minimal health risk’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Microplastics have been found in rivers, lakes, drinking water supplies and bottled water Microplastics in drinking water do not appear to pose a health risk at current levels, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). In its first report on the issue, the WHO found that larger particles, and most […]

Myanmar Muslims: ‘We’re citizens too’

From difficulties in getting jobs to mounting online abuse, some Muslims in Myanmar are uneasy over what they say are signs of daily discrimination, which have grown since the Rohingya crisis erupted in 2012. Three Muslims share their stories with the BBC. Video by Tessa Wong, Nick Beake and Closay Saw. Myanmar Muslims: ‘We’re citizens […]

El Salvador: Evelyn Hernández cleared over baby’s death

Media captionEvelyn Hernández thanked her mother after being cleared A 21-year-old woman in El Salvador whose baby was found dead in the toilet where she gave birth has been cleared of murder during a retrial. Evelyn Hernández had always maintained she was innocent, saying that she did not know she was pregnant and lost consciousness […]

Jeffrey Epstein ‘signed will two days before death’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Epstein’s more than $577m in assets were put into a trust, according to reports Jeffrey Epstein signed a will two days before killing himself in his New York jail cell, US media reports say. Court papers filed last week in the US Virgin Islands valued Epstein’s estate at more than […]

Syrian civil war: ‘Three killed’ in attack on Turkish convoy

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Syria has condemned the convoy as an act of aggression and says it is heading for the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhoun A Syrian government air strike aiming to stop a Turkish convoy reaching a rebel-held town in northern Syria has killed three civilians, Turkey alleges. Another 12 people were […]

Rashida Tlaib rejects Israel’s offer of ‘humanitarian’ visit

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib (left) and Ilhan Omar are critics of Israeli policy US congresswoman Rashida Tlaib has rejected Israel’s offer to allow her to make a “humanitarian” visit to her grandmother in the occupied West Bank. Ms Tlaib said that she could not comply with the “oppressive conditions” being […]

Peter Fonda, star of Easy Rider, dies aged 79

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Peter Fonda died peacefully at his home in Los Angeles, surrounded by relatives, his family said Peter Fonda, the star, co-writer and producer of the 1969 cult classic Easy Rider, has died at the age of 79. In a statement, his family said he suffered respiratory failure due to lung […]

Jeffrey Epstein death ruled ‘suicide by hanging’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Epstein was awaiting trial on sex-trafficking charges when he was found dead in his cell Jeffrey’s Epstein’s death in a Manhattan jail cell has officially been ruled a suicide by hanging, according to the New York medical examiner. The well-connected financier, 66, was found dead on Saturday while awaiting federal […]

Hong Kong crisis: Trump moots ‘personal meeting’ with China’s Xi

Image copyright Reuters Image caption US President Donald Trump has suggested having a “personal meeting” with Chinese President Xi Jinping over Hong Kong US President Donald Trump has suggested meeting Chinese President Xi Jinping to discuss the deepening political crisis engulfing Hong Kong. In a tweet Mr Trump said he was confident Mr Xi could […]

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