Russia loses contact with new weather satellite

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Soyuz-2 spacecraft with Meteor-M satellite was launched from Vostochny Russia has lost contact with a weather satellite just hours after its launch from a new cosmodrome. “Contact has not been established because it is not on its planned orbit,” the space agency Roscosmos said. The Meteor-M satellite was carried […]

Deal signed to return Myanmar Rohingya

Deal signed to return Myanmar Rohingya

Bangladesh signs deal with Myanmar to return hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who fled recent violence This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version. You can receive Breaking News on a smartphone or tablet via the BBC News App. You […]

Argentina missing submarine: Loud noise investigated

Image copyright AFP/ Getty Images Image caption People prayed outside an Argentine navy base as fears grew about the missing sub’s oxygen supply Argentina’s navy is investigating reports of a loud noise detected a few hours after a submarine went missing. The ARA San Juan disappeared last Wednesday with 44 people on board. A spokesman […]

Zimbabwe needs immediate economic reforms, warns IMF

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Incoming new leader Emmerson Mnangagwa has promised “jobs, jobs, jobs” but analysts say rescuing Zimbabwe’s economy is a huge challenge Zimbabwe must act quickly to dig its economy out of a hole and access international financial aid, the International Monetary Fund has warned. Government spending and foreign debt are too […]

Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa to return as Mugabe’s likely successor

Media captionHow news of Robert Mugabe’s resignation was greeted across Zimbabwe Zimbabwe’s former vice-president, whose sacking led to the shock resignation of long-time leader Robert Mugabe, could be sworn in as the new president within hours, the ruling party says. Emmerson Mnangagwa, who fled to South Africa two weeks ago, is due to arrive back […]

US Navy aircraft carrying 11 crashes off Japan

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The aircraft was ferrying passengers to the USS Ronald Reagan in the Philippine Sea A US Navy aircraft carrying 11 crew and passengers has crashed into the sea off the coast of Japan. The cause of crash is unknown and the names those onboard are being withheld while next of […]

Lebanese PM Saad Hariri back in Beirut after shock resignation

Media captionLebanese President Michel Aoun greets returning Prime Minister Saad Hariri Lebanese PM Saad Hariri has arrived back in Beirut for the first time since announcing his shock resignation in Saudi Arabia more than two weeks ago. Mr Hariri was greeted at Beirut airport by members of the security forces as he disembarked from his […]

Zimbabwe latest: Emmerson Mnangagwa urges Mugabe to quit now

Image copyright EPA / The Herald Image caption President Mugabe is under pressure from the public and his own Zanu-PF party Zimbabwe’s former vice-president, whose sacking led to last week’s army takeover, has urged President Robert Mugabe to resign immediately. Emmerson Mnangagwa said he fled abroad two weeks ago when he learned of a plot […]

Charles Manson dies aged 83 after four decades in prison

Media captionCharles Manson’s followers carried out murders on his orders Charles Manson, the notorious cult leader who directed his followers to commit a string of brutal murders, and who became a symbol of the dark side of 1960s counterculture, has died aged 83. Manson was admitted to Bakersfield hospital, California earlier this month and died […]

Okinawa car crash sparks US troops alcohol ban in Japan

Image copyright AFP Image caption The US base in Okinawa houses tens of thousands of troops The US military has banned all soldiers stationed in Japan from drinking alcohol after one of its servicemen was involved in a deadly crash on Okinawa island linked to drink driving. US troops on Okinawa have also been told […]