Eduardo Vela: ‘Stolen babies’ doctor escapes punishment in Spain

Media captionDr Vela is confronted with the allegations A Madrid court has let off a former doctor over stealing newborn babies from their mothers and supplying them to infertile couples. The court found gynaecologist Eduardo Vela, 85, had committed the crimes but could not legally be convicted because too much time had elapsed. He was […]

Economists win Nobel for work on climate and growth

Economists win Nobel for work on climate and growth

Image copyright Yale Image caption William Nordhaus’s research has been to used to examine the consequences of climate policy interventions This year’s Nobel prize for economics has been awarded to William Nordhaus and Paul Romer for their work on sustainable growth. The US economists’ research focuses on how climate change and technology have affected the […]

Russia’s GRU ‘targeted chemical weapons watchdog OPCW’

Image copyright Dutch Government Image caption The four suspects travelled on diplomatic passports Dutch security services say they expelled four Russians over a cyber attack plot targeting the global chemical weapons watchdog. The operation by Russia’s GRU military intelligence allegedly targeted the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons in The Hague in April. The […]

Trump mocks Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony

Media captionMr Trump cast doubt on Prof Ford’s credibility President Donald Trump has mocked the testimony of Christine Blasey Ford against his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh at a rally in Mississippi. “What neighbourhood was it in? I don’t know,” Mr Trump said. “But I had one beer. That’s the only thing I remember. And […]

Indonesia tsunami: Death toll rises to nearly 1,350

Image copyright AFP Image caption Survivors are growing desperate for food, fuel and water The number of people known to have died in Indonesia in Friday’s earthquake and tsunami has risen to 1,347, the country’s disaster response agency says. The death toll jumped on Tuesday from a previous confirmed figure of 844. The 7.5-magnitude quake […]

South China Sea: Chinese ship forces US destroyer off course

Media captionIn August, a BBC team flew over the disputed South China Sea islands in a US military plane A Chinese warship has forced an American destroyer to change course in the South China Sea by sailing close to it in an “unsafe and unprofessional” manner, the US Navy says. The USS Decatur was sailing […]

Indonesia earthquake and tsunami: Dead buried in mass grave

Media captionTsunami survivor: “I was hugging my wife, but when the wave came… I immediately lost her” Volunteers have begun burying victims of Indonesia’s deadly earthquake and tsunami in a mass grave. The disaster devastated swathes of Sulawesi island and has left at least 844 people dead. Four days after the natural disaster hit, some […]

US and Canada reach new trade deal to replace Nafta

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Relations between Donald Trump and Justin Trudeau, pictured earlier this year, have occasionally been fraught The US and Canada have reached a new trade deal, along with Mexico, to replace the current North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta). The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) gives the US greater access to […]

Charles Aznavour, French singing star, dies at 94

Charles Aznavour, French singing star, dies at 94

Image copyright Getty Images French singer and songwriter Charles Aznavour has died at 94 after a career lasting more than 80 years, a spokesman has confirmed. The performer, born to Armenian immigrants, sold more than 180 million records and featured in over 60 films. He was best known for his 1974 hit She and was […]

Indonesia earthquake: Huge surge in death toll

Media captionIt is feared many people remain trapped in collapsed buildings At least 832 people were killed in the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, the national disaster agency says. Many people were reported trapped in the rubble of buildings that collapsed in Friday’s 7.5-magnitude earthquake, agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo […]