Turkey kills 25 people in latest round of air strikes © BBC

Turkey kills 25 people in latest round of air strikes

At least 25 people have been killed as Turkey continues to target Kurdish-held areas in Syria, near the border city of Jarablus.

With or without insurance, visits to emergency rooms can be very expensive © washingtonpost

With or without insurance, visits to emergency rooms can be very expensive

If the need to go the emergency room arises, your first instinct is likely to be a 911 call. In an emergency, getting the right care fast should be the focus.

 US to invest $2.5bn in high-speed rail expansion © BBC

US to invest $2.5bn in high-speed rail expansion

US vice president Joe Biden has announced plans to lend railway operator Amtrak $2.45bn (£1.86bn) to expand services and make upgrades.

 Maine Governor Paul LePage criticised for 'racist' remarks © BBC

Maine Governor Paul LePage criticised for 'racist' remarks

The governor of Maine has said that people of colour were enemies of his state, and appeared to suggest they should be shot.

U.S. Navy ship fires warning shots at Iranian vessel © reuters

U.S. Navy ship fires warning shots at Iranian vessel

A U.S. Navy ship fired warning shots toward an Iranian fast-attack craft that approached two U.S. ships, a Pentagon spokesman said on Thursday, in the most serious of a number of incidents in the Gulf area this week.

 Hillary Clinton's flaws  © BBC

Hillary Clinton's flaws

It must be tempting for Hillary Clinton to do little but count down the clock to the election in November.

 Who are the hackers who cracked the iPhone? © BBC

Who are the hackers who cracked the iPhone?

What do we know about the curious, secretive NSO Group? Very little - but after this week, an awful lot more than we did before.

 Storm threats to Florida and Gulf Coast © BBC

Storm threats to Florida and Gulf Coast

A tropical system brewing in the Caribbean could strengthen into a hurricane before hitting Florida and the Gulf Coast in the coming days.

 Gun, bomb attack on American University in Kabul kills 12: police © reuters

Gun, bomb attack on American University in Kabul kills 12: police

Twelve people, including seven students, were killed in an attack on the American University in Kabul that sent hundreds of students fleeing in panic, police said early on Thursday, before the assault ended when two gunmen were shot dead.

Iran vessels make 'high speed intercept' of U.S. ship: U.S. official © reuters

Iran vessels make 'high speed intercept' of U.S. ship: U.S. official

Four of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) vessels "harassed" a U.S. warship on Tuesday near the Strait of Hormuz, a U.S. defense official said, amid Washington's concerns about Iran's posture in the Gulf and in the Syrian civil war.

 Companies made deals that could run afoul of U.S. whistleblower rules © reuters

Companies made deals that could run afoul of U.S. whistleblower rules

Wells Fargo (WFC.N), Advanced Micro Devices (AMD.O) and Fifth Third Bank (FITB.O) have in recent years agreed to settlement deals that seek to muzzle former employees in ways that some lawyers said could violate U.S. whistleblower protection laws.

 Orlando club shooting: Survivors' medical bills waived © BBC

Orlando club shooting: Survivors' medical bills waived

Hospitals in the US city of Orlando say they will not charge for treatment provided to survivors of the Pulse nightclub massacre in which 49 people were killed by a gunman in June.

 Donald Trump: "Hillary Clinton is a bigot" © cbsnews

Donald Trump: "Hillary Clinton is a bigot"

Donald Trump had made references to what he calls Hillary Clinton’s “bigotry” over the past week, but he had not called her a bigot outright. That changed Wednesday evening during a rally in Jackson, Mississippi.

 2 days after cash delivery, US paid $1.3 billion to Iran

2 days after cash delivery, US paid $1.3 billion to Iran

The Obama administration said Wednesday it paid $1.3 billion in interest to Iran in January to resolve a decades-old dispute over an undelivered military sale, two days after allowing $400 million in cash to fly to Tehran.

Trial of Russian man charged with hacking comes to close

Trial of Russian man charged with hacking comes to close

Federal prosecutors and defense lawyers will make their closing arguments Wednesday in the trial of a Russian man charged with hacking into U.S. businesses to steal credit card information.

 US warns European Commission over treatment of Apple © BBC

US warns European Commission over treatment of Apple

The US Treasury Department has warned the European Commission about taking action against Apple over tax avoidance allegations.

 Vietnam woman 'cuts off limbs for insurance payout' © BBC

Vietnam woman 'cuts off limbs for insurance payout'

A Vietnamese woman has admitted to paying for her foot and part of her arm to be cut off in order to claim an insurance payout, police say.

 Turkey sends tanks into northern Syria © BBC

Turkey sends tanks into northern Syria

Turkish tanks and other vehicles have rolled across the Syrian border after heavy shelling of an area held by so-called Islamic State (IS).

 Images of police on beach fuel debate © BBC

Images of police on beach fuel debate

Pictures have emerged of French police appearing to enforce the controversial "burkini ban" on a woman on a beach in the southern city of Nice.

 Earthquake in central Italy leaves dozens dead © BBC

Earthquake in central Italy leaves dozens dead

At least 73 people have been killed in an earthquake that hit a mountainous area of central Italy, authorities say.

 Clinton says U.S. presidential election an 'alternative reality' © reuters

Clinton says U.S. presidential election an 'alternative reality'

Democrat Hillary Clinton said on a late-night television show on Monday that sometimes she feels she is in an “alternative universe” in the U.S. presidential race against Republican Donald Trump.

 Murder-accused UK man 'admits brawl' with Bali policeman © BBC

Murder-accused UK man 'admits brawl' with Bali policeman

A British man accused of murdering an Indonesian police officer has reportedly admitted to his lawyer that he fought with the dead man.

 Texas judge blocks Obama's transgender bathroom directive © BBC

Texas judge blocks Obama's transgender bathroom directive

A Texas judge has blocked an order by the US government that schools allow transgender students to use bathrooms consistent with their gender identity.

 ANC loses power in Johannesburg for first time © BBC

ANC loses power in Johannesburg for first time

South Africa's governing ANC party has lost control of the country's largest city and economic centre, Johannesburg.

Mothers' pay lags far behind men © BBC

Mothers' pay lags far behind men

Women who return to work part-time after having a baby continue to earn less than men for many years afterwards, says a report by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS).

 Boy, 8, killed in grenade attack on apartment in Sweden © BBC

Boy, 8, killed in grenade attack on apartment in Sweden

An eight-year-old boy has been killed after a grenade was thrown into a flat in the Swedish city of Gothenburg, police said.

 Israel launches Gaza strikes after rocket attack on Sderot © BBC

Israel launches Gaza strikes after rocket attack on Sderot

The Israeli military says its aircraft and tanks attacked targets in the Gaza Strip overnight in response to rocket fire by Palestinian militants.

 Russia 'showed-off' over use of Iran airbase for Syria strikes © BBC

Russia 'showed-off' over use of Iran airbase for Syria strikes

Russia has stopped using an Iranian airbase to bomb targets in Syria, both countries have said.

 Ethiopia 'hero' runner gets asylum donations after Oromo protest sign © BBC

Ethiopia 'hero' runner gets asylum donations after Oromo protest sign

A crowd-funding campaign has raised more than $40,000 (£30,000) to help Ethiopia's Olympic marathon silver medallist Feyisa Lilesa seek asylum.

 Questions over Trump deportation plan © BBC

Questions over Trump deportation plan

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has signalled he may drop his proposal to deport 11 million people who are living illegally in the US.

 Pfizer to buy cancer drug firm Medivation for $14bn © BBC

Pfizer to buy cancer drug firm Medivation for $14bn

The US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has confirmed that it will buy a US cancer drug firm, Medivation, for about $14bn (£10.7bn).

 Smallpox eradication 'giant' Donald Henderson dies at 87 © BBC

Smallpox eradication 'giant' Donald Henderson dies at 87

US doctor and epidemiologist Donald Henderson, who led a successful campaign to wipe out smallpox worldwide, has died at the age of 87.

 Morgan Geyser, 14, in not guilty insanity plea © BBC

Morgan Geyser, 14, in not guilty insanity plea

One of two girls accused of stabbing a 12-year-old classmate to please the online horror character Slender Man has pleaded not guilty in a US court on the grounds of mental illness.

Brexit pushes Opel to cut staff hours in Germany © BBC

Brexit pushes Opel to cut staff hours in Germany

German carmaker Opel plans to cut its workers' hours this year because it expects Brexit to hurt its UK sales.

 Russia accuses Ukraine of attempted Crimea 'incursions' © BBC

Russia accuses Ukraine of attempted Crimea 'incursions'

Russia has accused Ukraine of trying to carry out armed incursions into Crimea - the territory annexed by Russia in 2014 after an unrecognised referendum.

 Nearly 18,000 have died in Syria state jails, says Amnesty © BBC

Nearly 18,000 have died in Syria state jails, says Amnesty

Nearly 18,000 people have died in government prisons in Syria since the beginning of the uprising in 2011, according to Amnesty International.

 Government jets 'bombs Kurds in Hassakeh' © BBC

Government jets 'bombs Kurds in Hassakeh'

Syrian government jets have reportedly bombed Kurdish-held areas of the north-eastern city of Hassakeh for the first time since the civil war began in 2011.

 China demands stricter rules for live streaming © BBC

China demands stricter rules for live streaming

China's internet regulator has demanded stricter controls over the popular practice of live streaming, as part of a range of new requirements for sites.

 Uber's $100m settlement with drivers rejected by judge © BBC

Uber's $100m settlement with drivers rejected by judge

A settlement between the taxi-hailing app Uber and some of its drivers has been rejected by a US judge.

 Seven Chicago police face the sack over teen death © BBC

Seven Chicago police face the sack over teen death

Chicago's police superintendent has recommended firing seven officers who were involved in the fatal shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald.

Has Donald Trump already blown it? © BBC

Has Donald Trump already blown it?

Last summer, Donald Trump could do no wrong. What a difference a year makes.

 US apologises for swimmers 'unacceptable behaviour' © BBC

US apologises for swimmers 'unacceptable behaviour'

The United States Olympic Committee has apologised for what it called the unacceptable behaviour of four US swimmers who falsely said they had been robbed at gunpoint in Rio.

 Ryan Lochte and James Feigen ordered to stay in Brazil © BBC

Ryan Lochte and James Feigen ordered to stay in Brazil

A judge in Brazil has issued an order preventing US swimmers Ryan Lochte and James Feigen from leaving the country after police queried their evidence in a robbery case.

 Saying kids were endangered, Uganda is closing schools backed by U.S., World Bank, Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg © washingtonpost

Saying kids were endangered, Uganda is closing schools backed by U.S., World Bank, Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg

Uganda’s education minister just announced that the government is closing a controversial chain of for-profit nursery and primary schools because, she said, national standards were being ignored and the “life and safety” of some 12,000 children were endangered because of poor hygiene and sanitation.

 Insurers continue to abandon ACA exchanges, limiting choice © washingtonpost

Insurers continue to abandon ACA exchanges, limiting choice

Aetna will abandon Affordable Care Act insurance exchanges next year in more than two-thirds of the counties where it now sells the coverage, the latest in a string of defections by big insurers that will limit customer choice in many markets.

 D.C. Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier steps down to work for the NFL © washingtonpost

D.C. Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier steps down to work for the NFL

D.C. Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier announced Tuesday that she will step down next month to take over as head of security for the National Football League, leaving behind a legacy of community engagement that endeared her from the city’s crime-ridden neighborhoods to the broader national stage

 The world's worst performing currency right now is Mongolia's © BBC

The world's worst performing currency right now is Mongolia's

Even Genghis Khan himself might find it hard to conquer this battle.

 'Militants' killed in St Petersburg and Moscow © BBC

'Militants' killed in St Petersburg and Moscow

A special forces raid in St Petersburg and an attack by gunmen near Moscow have left at least six suspected militants dead, officials say.

 Putin hints at war in Ukraine but may be seeking diplomatic edge © reuters

Putin hints at war in Ukraine but may be seeking diplomatic edge

Ukraine says it thinks Vladimir Putin is planning a new invasion, and it's not hard to see why: the Russian leader has built up troops on its border and resumed the hostile rhetoric that preceded his annexation of Crimea two years ago.

 Johnny Depp and Amber Heard settle divorce © BBC

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard settle divorce

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard have settled their divorce, saying neither of them intended to cause the other any physical or emotional harm.

Washington transfers 15 Guantanamo prisoners to UAE © Aljazeera

Washington transfers 15 Guantanamo prisoners to UAE

Fifteen Guantanamo Bay prisoners have been transferred to the United Arab Emirates, leaving 61 detainees at the notorious US military-run jail

 North Korean diplomat at London embassy 'defects to another country' © BBC

North Korean diplomat at London embassy 'defects to another country'

A diplomat at the North Korean embassy in London has defected and fled abroad with his family,

 Polish jail terms for Nazi camp slurs © BBC

Polish jail terms for Nazi camp slurs

Poland's conservative government says anyone who uses language that implies Polish responsibility for Nazi German atrocities will face jail or a fine.

Students continue to improve on Virginia’s statewide tests © washingtonpost

Students continue to improve on Virginia’s statewide tests

Passage rates for Virginia’s statewide standardized tests rose again, with 80 percent of students passing reading and math exams this year.

 Healthcare giant Aetna is pulling out of Obamacare © BBC

Healthcare giant Aetna is pulling out of Obamacare

The healthcare firm Aetna, one of the five biggest insurers in America, announced Monday during an earnings call that it is pulling out of the vast majority of Obamacare state health exchanges.

 U.S. inflation tame as economy gains momentum © reuters

U.S. inflation tame as economy gains momentum

U.S. consumer prices were unchanged in July on falling gasoline costs, but solid gains in industrial output and home building suggested a pickup in economic activity that could allow the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates this year.

 Twitter lifts Guccifer ban after Democrat phone numbers leak © BBC

Twitter lifts Guccifer ban after Democrat phone numbers leak

Twitter has reinstated a suspended account that publicised leaked personal data belonging to Democrat politicians.

Donald Trump calls for 'extreme vetting' of immigrants to US © BBC

Donald Trump calls for 'extreme vetting' of immigrants to US

US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has said that he would enact "extreme vetting" of immigrants.

 Man charged over Lower Lake blaze © BBC

Man charged over Lower Lake blaze

A California man has been arrested on arson charges over a fire that has destroyed more than 175 homes and threatens hundreds more.

 Kathleen Kane, Pennsylvania top lawyer, to face prison © BBC

Kathleen Kane, Pennsylvania top lawyer, to face prison

The top law enforcement official in the US state of Pennsylvania has been convicted of several crimes after she leaked documents critical of a rival.

 United States wins 1,000th Olympic gold medal © http://usdebate.com/debate/topic/2608-united-states-wins-1000th-olympic-gold-medal/

United States wins 1,000th Olympic gold medal

The United States won its 1,000th Olympic gold medal on Saturday when the American women's 4x100 meter medley relay team clinched victory at the Rio Games.

 Wall St. Week Ahead: Cheap clothes makes for pricy stocks at TJX, Ross © reuters

Wall St. Week Ahead: Cheap clothes makes for pricy stocks at TJX, Ross

Consumers are flocking to discount apparel retailers, but investors are faced with nothing close to a bargain as stocks in the sector rally.

 Boko Haram video shows captives © BBC

Boko Haram video shows captives

The Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram has released a video showing some of the kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls they are holding hostage.

 Swiss train attacker and one victim dead © BBC

Swiss train attacker and one victim dead

A 34-year-old woman who was injured in an attack by a knifeman on a Swiss train has died in hospital, police say.

 Iran Olympic protest: Woman asked to take down sign © BBC

Iran Olympic protest: Woman asked to take down sign

A female Iranian activist who held a protest banner during a volleyball match at the Rio Olympics was asked to take it down and leave by security staff.

Making a Murderer subject Brendan Dassey's conviction overturned © BBC

Making a Murderer subject Brendan Dassey's conviction overturned

A US federal judge has overturned the murder conviction of Brendan Dassey, whose case was examined in Netflix's popular Making a Murderer documentary.

 NYC Billionaire offers reward for stolen ice cream © BBC

NYC Billionaire offers reward for stolen ice cream

New York City billionaire John Catsimatidis is offering a financial reward for information leading to the arrest of ice cream shoplifters

 Manbij residents celebrate liberation © BBC

Manbij residents celebrate liberation

Residents in the northern Syrian city of Manbij have been celebrating new freedoms after being liberated from the rule of so-called Islamic State.

 US couple sues IP mapping firm over 'digital hell' © BBC

US couple sues IP mapping firm over 'digital hell'

A US couple is suing an internet mapping firm for $75,000 (£58,000) after years of "digital hell".

 Germany in new anti-terror plan to thwart Islamist militants © BBC

Germany in new anti-terror plan to thwart Islamist militants

Germans with dual nationality will lose their German citizenship if they fight for militant Islamist groups abroad under new anti-terror proposals.

 Ukraine puts troops on high alert as tension grows with Russia © BBC

Ukraine puts troops on high alert as tension grows with Russia

Ukrainian troops along the de facto border with Crimea and facing rebels in the east have been put on high alert.

 Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan stopped at US airport Started by Jacky, Just now © BBC

Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan stopped at US airport Started by Jacky, Just now

Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan has expressed his disappointment at being "detained" by US authorities at Los Angeles International Airport.

 Republican letter urges party to cut Trump's funding © BBC

Republican letter urges party to cut Trump's funding

More than 70 Republicans have signed a letter to the party's National Committee head urging him to stop helping Donald Trump's campaign.

 Pakistan lawyers strike in protest © BBC

Pakistan lawyers strike in protest

Lawyers across Pakistan are boycotting court to mourn the loss of some 70 people, many of them lawyers, killed in a bomb attack in Quetta.

 Florida says four new locally transmitted Zika cases, Congress must act on funds

Florida says four new locally transmitted Zika cases, Congress must act on funds

Florida has four new cases of people likely infected with Zika through mosquito bites in Miami, Governor Rick Scott said on Tuesday, as he urged Congress to reconvene and approve additional money to combat the virus.

 Finding Dory and Jungle Book boosts Disney revenues © BBC

Finding Dory and Jungle Book boosts Disney revenues

The popularity of films such as Finding Dory has helped Walt Disney post better-than-expected quarterly results.

 Putin mends broken relations with Turkey's Erdogan © BBC

Putin mends broken relations with Turkey's Erdogan

The leaders of Russia and Turkey have patched up a damaging quarrel, pledging to restore close economic relations.

 Pennsylvania family of five dead in 'murder-suicide' © BBC

Pennsylvania family of five dead in 'murder-suicide'

A Pennsylvania couple, who struggled to find medication after their young daughter received a heart transplant, have been found dead along with their children in an apparent murder suicide.

 Hamas prisoners end hunger strike in deal with Israel © Aljazeera

Hamas prisoners end hunger strike in deal with Israel

More than 200 Hamas-affiliated Palestinian prisoners have halted their hunger strike after reaching a deal with Israeli prison authorities to end body searches and improve prison conditions, the Gaza-based Prisoner's Media Office said.

 Florida governor criticizes Washington for lagging in Zika fight © reuters

Florida governor criticizes Washington for lagging in Zika fight

Florida Republican Governor Rick Scott on Sunday accused the federal government of lagging in providing assistance to combat the spread of the Zika virus in a Miami-area neighborhood, the site of the first U.S. transmission of the virus.

 Two dead in California skydiving accident © reuters

Two dead in California skydiving accident

Two California skydivers died on Saturday when their parachutes failed to open and they landed in a vineyard, the skydiving company's owner said.

Trump to propose deduction on childcare spending: aide © reuters

Trump to propose deduction on childcare spending: aide

U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will propose allowing parents to deduct spending on childcare from their income taxes in a speech on Monday meant to challenge the economic policies of Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, a campaign aide said.

 Turkey's Erdogan stages mass rally in show of strength after coup attempt © reuters

Turkey's Erdogan stages mass rally in show of strength after coup attempt

President Tayyip Erdogan told a rally of more than one million people on Sunday that July's failed coup would be a milestone in building a stronger Turkey, defying Western criticism of mass purges and vowing to destroy those behind the putsch.

 Iran plans to buy 20 regional jets from Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy © reuters

Iran plans to buy 20 regional jets from Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy

Iran intends to purchase 20 regional jets from a unit of Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, according to Asghar Fakhrieh Kashan, deputy minister for international affairs at the Ministry of Roads and Urban Development.

 Dollar holds upper hand after stellar U.S. jobs data © reuters

Dollar holds upper hand after stellar U.S. jobs data

The dollar strengthened against the yen on Monday, extending its gains after strong U.S. job figures bolstered expectations of faster economic growth and raised the probability of a Federal Reserve interest rate increase this year.

 Man charged over London murder © BBC

Man charged over London murder

A 19-year-old man has been charged with the murder of a US tourist in a knife attack in London's Russell Square.

 Father charged after leaving children © BBC

Father charged after leaving children

A father has been arrested after his twin 15-month-old girls died when he left them in a hot car in the US state of Georgia on Thursday.

 US jobs growth beats forecasts in July © BBC

US jobs growth beats forecasts in July

The US economy added a stronger-than-expected 255,000 jobs in July, fuelling speculation that interest rates could rise before the end of the year.

 Syrian rebels 'seize key town Manbij from IS' © BBC

Syrian rebels 'seize key town Manbij from IS'

A US-backed alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters has taken "almost complete control" of a strategically important Syrian city held by so-called Islamic State (IS), activists say.

 Donald Trump relents over Paul Ryan re-election

Donald Trump relents over Paul Ryan re-election

US presidential candidate Donald Trump has publicly backed House Speaker Paul Ryan days after snubbing him in a spat at the top of the Republican Party.

 Jewellery shops can no longer charge extra for credit cards © 247 emirates

Jewellery shops can no longer charge extra for credit cards

Jewellery shops in Dubai will no longer be able to charge additional credit card fee on buying gold jewellery after Department and Economic Development (DED) and Dubai Gold and Jewellery Group signed an agreement to install electronic price display units to ensure uniform and transparent pricing across retail jewellery outlets.

 Gas exports to reach 40 bcm per year © iran daily

Gas exports to reach 40 bcm per year

Iran's gas export will soon reach 40 billion cubic meters (bcm) per year in the near future in view of the four new international contracts it has recently signed, said the director of National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) for international affairs

 Facebook's News Feed to avoid 'clickbait' headlines by changing algorithm © dailysabah

Facebook's News Feed to avoid 'clickbait' headlines by changing algorithm

Facebook Inc's News Feed will show fewer "clickbait" headlines over the next few weeks, the company announced Thursday, as it seeks to establish itself as the prime web destination for news and social updates.

 Sasha Obama Has a Totally Normal Summer Job

Sasha Obama Has a Totally Normal Summer Job

She may have grown up living the sweet life in the White House, but that hasn't kept Sasha Obama from seeking out a totally normal summer job this year.

 Dollar awaits jobs data, sterling nurses losses after BoE © reuters

Dollar awaits jobs data, sterling nurses losses after BoE

The dollar held steady on Friday with its near-term fortunes riding on whether U.S. jobs data will rekindle expectations for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates this year.

 Seven ceasefire violations observed in Syria - Russia’s Defense Ministry © tass.ru

Seven ceasefire violations observed in Syria - Russia’s Defense Ministry

The ceasefire largely holds in most Syrian regions, with seven violations registered in past 24 hours, the Russian center for reconciliation of warring sides in Syria said on Thursday in a daily news bulletin posted on the Defense Ministry’s website.

 Palestinians decry impunity for Israeli settler attacks © BBC

Palestinians decry impunity for Israeli settler attacks

Bethlehem, occupied West Bank - On the evening of July 22, Palestinian youths from the Bethlehem-area village of Wadi Fukin ran to fields set ablaze by Israeli settlers.

 California mayor charged in youth camp strip poker scandal © BBC

California mayor charged in youth camp strip poker scandal

The mayor of Stockton, California, was arrested on Thursday on a felony eavesdropping charge stemming from a strip poker game he is accused of surreptitiously recording at a summer camp he hosts for disadvantaged inner-city children, prosecutors said.

 Syrian refugee Ninorta Bahno crowned 'wine queen' in Germany © BBC

Syrian refugee Ninorta Bahno crowned 'wine queen' in Germany

A Syrian refugee has been crowned "queen" of one of Germany's top wine-making regions, the first asylum seeker to receive such an accolade.

 Afghanistan's Taliban attack foreign tourist convoy © BBC

Afghanistan's Taliban attack foreign tourist convoy

Militants have attacked a convoy of foreign tourists in west Afghanistan, injuring six and their Afghan driver.

 Black Lives Matter activist DeRay McKesson sues police © BBC

Black Lives Matter activist DeRay McKesson sues police

Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson is suing the police and city of Baton Rouge over mass arrests during protests against police killings.

 Turkey scolds Austria in EU membership dispute © BBC

Turkey scolds Austria in EU membership dispute

Turkey has angrily rejected Austrian suggestions that its membership talks with the EU should be ended.

 Zika vaccines show early promise © BBC

Zika vaccines show early promise

Three different ways of designing a vaccine have been shown to be completely protective against the Zika virus.

 Toyota shares rise despite weak earnings and outlook © BBC

Toyota shares rise despite weak earnings and outlook

Shares in Japanese carmaker Toyota are trading higher despite the company reporting a weak outlook for profits in the current year.

 Nissan has no doubts over sponsorship © BBC

Nissan has no doubts over sponsorship

The chief executive of Nissan says it the was "the right decision" to sponsor the Rio Olympics, despite a slump in Brazilian car sales.

 Trump Taj Mahal casino to shut down after years of losses © BBC

Trump Taj Mahal casino to shut down after years of losses

Trump Taj Mahal, the Atlantic City casino, founded by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump but no longer under his ownership, will shut down after years of losses.

 South Africa local elections: ANC set for worst result © BBC

South Africa local elections: ANC set for worst result

South Africa's governing African National Congress (ANC) looks to be facing its biggest electoral setback since the end of apartheid, after the partial results of municipal elections.

 Egypt 'kills head of Islamic State's Sinai branch' © BBC

Egypt 'kills head of Islamic State's Sinai branch'

The Egyptian military says it has killed the head of the Sinai branch of so-called Islamic State (IS), along with dozens of its fighters.

 Obama says group is weakening but still a threat © BBC

Obama says group is weakening but still a threat

US President Barack Obama says there have been gains against so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria but warned the group still poses a threat.

 Republican's wife denies rule break © BBC

Republican's wife denies rule break

Melania Trump, the wife of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, has rejected suggestions that she violated visa rules when she started working as a model in New York.

 Woman killed, five hurt in central London knife attack © reuters

Woman killed, five hurt in central London knife attack

A woman was killed and five other people injured by a man with suspected mental health issues who went on a rampage with a knife in central London in an attack police said could be linked to terrorism.

 As U.S. crude wobbles near $40, new oil rally in doubt © reuters

As U.S. crude wobbles near $40, new oil rally in doubt

U.S. crude's slide below $40 a barrel this week has hardened the resolve of oil market bears to drive prices lower, with oversupply, refining cutbacks and a breakdown in the oil/dollar trade spelling an end to this year's rally.

 Trump hits back at 'disastrous' Obama

Trump hits back at 'disastrous' Obama

Donald Trump has dismissed Barack Obama's time in the White House as a "disaster" after the US president said he was not fit to succeed him

 Plane crash-lands at Dubai airport © BBC

Plane crash-lands at Dubai airport

An Emirates airline flight from India has crash-landed at Dubai International Airport, the Dubai government media office says.

 Yahoo probes possible huge data breach © BBC

Yahoo probes possible huge data breach

Yahoo is investigating claims the hacker linked to "mega-breaches" at MySpace and LinkedIn has posted details of 200 million Yahoo accounts to a marketplace on the dark web.

 U.S. consumer spending exits second quarter with strong momentum © reuters

U.S. consumer spending exits second quarter with strong momentum

U.S. consumer spending rose more than expected in June as households bought a range of goods and services, suggesting consumption will likely remain strong after surging in the second quarter.

 Rescuers say toxic gas dropped on Syrian town where Russian helicopter shot down © reuters

Rescuers say toxic gas dropped on Syrian town where Russian helicopter shot down

A Syrian rescue service operating in rebel-held territory said on Tuesday a helicopter dropped containers of toxic gas overnight on a town close to where a Russian military helicopter was shot down hours earlier.

 Turkish government has taken over military factories, shipyards, PM says © reuters

Turkish government has taken over military factories, shipyards, PM says

Turkey has taken over factories and shipyards that had been under control of the military general staff as part of a wide-ranging shake-up of the armed forces following last month's abortive coup, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Tuesday.

Hackers accessed Telegram messaging accounts in Iran - researchers © reuters

Hackers accessed Telegram messaging accounts in Iran - researchers

Iranian hackers have compromised more than a dozen accounts on the Telegram instant messaging service and identified the phone numbers of 15 million Iranian users, the largest known breach of the encrypted communications system, cyber researchers told Reuters.

 Wall Street opens lower; Pfizer weighs on Dow © reuters

Wall Street opens lower; Pfizer weighs on Dow

Wall Street opened lower on Tuesday after Pfizer's tepid forecast and weak U.S. economic data disappointed investors.

  Is Brazil ready for the Olympics? © BBC

Is Brazil ready for the Olympics?

Locals in Rio de Janeiro sometimes refer to their city as "a cidade maravilhosa" - "the marvellous city".

 Bedouin 'betrayed' by relocation plan © Aljazeera

Bedouin 'betrayed' by relocation plan

An Israeli government plan to relocate thousands of Bedouin citizens to what it has dubbed a new township in the southern Negev desert is a betrayal, a lawyer representing the Bedouin villagers has said.

 Uber sells Chinese business to Didi Chuxing © BBC

Uber sells Chinese business to Didi Chuxing

Taxi-booking app Uber has agreed to sell its business in China to rival Didi Chuxing.

 Top Nigerian scammer arrested © BBC

Top Nigerian scammer arrested

A Nigerian behind thousands of online scams around the world has been arrested in the southern oil city of Port Harcourt, Interpol alleges.

 Mother of US Muslim soldier hits back at Trump over speech silence © BBC

Mother of US Muslim soldier hits back at Trump over speech silence

The mother of a dead US Muslim soldier has hit back at presidential hopeful Donald Trump for questioning her silence during a speech by her husband.

 Russian helicopter shot down, killing five on board © BBC

Russian helicopter shot down, killing five on board

Five Russians on board a military helicopter were killed when it was shot down by rebels in northern Syria, Russia has said.

 Tesla to buy SolarCity in $2.6 billion stock deal © reuters

Tesla to buy SolarCity in $2.6 billion stock deal

Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA.O) said it would buy solar panel installer SolarCity Corp (SCTY.O) for $2.6 billion in shares to form a one-stop clean energy shop

 U.S. judge to weigh halt to North Carolina transgender bathroom law © reuters

U.S. judge to weigh halt to North Carolina transgender bathroom law

A U.S. judge will hear arguments on Monday to stop North Carolina from enforcing a state law barring transgender people from using bathrooms in government buildings and public schools that correspond with their gender identity.

Clinton Campaign: Russia Rigging US Election by Exposing How We Rigged Election

Clinton Campaign: Russia Rigging US Election by Exposing How We Rigged Election

Russia is manipulating the 2016 U.S. presidential election by leaking hacked emails from the Democratic National Committee’s (DNC) servers — emails that show the DNC rigged and manipulated the Democratic primary in favor of Hillary Clinton.

 Deadly strike on Save the Children maternity hospital © BBC

Deadly strike on Save the Children maternity hospital

An air strike has hit a maternity hospital supported by Save the Children in north-western Syria, killing two people and wounding others.

 Paris bombings suspects extradited to France from Austria © BBC

Paris bombings suspects extradited to France from Austria

Two alleged members of the Islamic State cell that carried out attacks on Paris in November have been extradited to France and reportedly charged with terrorism.

Erdogan says US general 'taking side of plotters' © BBC

Erdogan says US general 'taking side of plotters'

Turkey's president has blasted remarks by top US general Joseph Votel in the wake of the failed coup, accusing him of being "on the side of the plotters".

 Clinton speech soars - sometimes © reuters

Clinton speech soars - sometimes

Hillary Clinton had a tall order on Thursday night.

 Florida cases 'likely' to be first US-based infections © BBC

Florida cases 'likely' to be first US-based infections

Four people suffering from the Zika virus in Florida are probably the first cases contracted within the US, health officials say.

 Wall St. mixed as tech titans tee up quarterly reports © reuters

Wall St. mixed as tech titans tee up quarterly reports

Wall Street was mixed on Thursday as investors fretted about disappointing earnings from Ford and awaited quarterly scorecards from technology heavyweights Alphabet (GOOGL.O) and Amazon.com.

 Syrian Nusra Front announces split from al-Qaeda © BBC

Syrian Nusra Front announces split from al-Qaeda

Syrian jihadist group Jabhat al-Nusra, also known as the Nusra Front, has announced it has split from al-Qaeda.

 Merkel rules out migrant policy reversal after attacks © BBC

Merkel rules out migrant policy reversal after attacks

Recent attacks in Germany involving asylum-seekers would not change its willingness to take in refugees, Chancellor Angela Merkel has said.

 Obama endorses Clinton as political heir © BBC

Obama endorses Clinton as political heir

US President Barack Obama has delivered a stirring speech at the Democratic convention, hailing Hillary Clinton as his political heir and rounding on "home-grown demagogue" Donald Trump.

Vladimir Putin says Olympics 'less of a spectacle' without Russians © BBC

Vladimir Putin says Olympics 'less of a spectacle' without Russians

Russian President Vladimir Putin says medals won at Rio 2016 will be devalued by the banning of Russian competitors.

 Israeli troops kill Palestinian man over rabbi's murder © Aljazeera

Israeli troops kill Palestinian man over rabbi's murder

Israeli soldiers have killed a Palestinian man the military had accused of shooting dead an Israeli rabbi, after an exchange of gunfire in the occupied West Bank.

 Deadly IS blast rocks Kurdish city of Qamishli © BBC

Deadly IS blast rocks Kurdish city of Qamishli

Forty-four people have been killed in a massive bombing in the Kurdish-controlled city of Qamishli in north-east Syria, Syrian state TV reports.

 France church attack: Killers 'pledged allegiance to IS' in video © BBC

France church attack: Killers 'pledged allegiance to IS' in video

The so-called Islamic State (IS) has released a video it says shows two men who murdered a priest in France, pledging allegiance to the group.

 Dozens of media outlets shut © BBC

Dozens of media outlets shut

The Turkish authorities have announced the closure of dozens of media organisations, as a crackdown continues following the failed coup on 15 July.

Facebook trounces Wall Street estimates with sharp ad sales growth © reuters

Facebook trounces Wall Street estimates with sharp ad sales growth

The world's most popular website and phone app provided more evidence on Wednesday that it is getting better at turning eyeballs into profits as Facebook Inc (FB.O) trounced Wall Street's estimates, sending its shares to an all-time high.

Reagan would-be assassin John Hinckley Jr to be released © BBC

Reagan would-be assassin John Hinckley Jr to be released

John Hinckley Jr, the man who tried to assassinate US President Ronald Reagan, is to be released from a psychiatric hospital next month after 35 years.

 Nominated for president, but not for the front page © BBC

Nominated for president, but not for the front page

Hillary Clinton just became the first woman in US history nominated for president by a major party. So why is her husband on the front page of so many newspapers?

 Trump 'encourages Russia to hack Clinton emails' © BBC

Trump 'encourages Russia to hack Clinton emails'

Donald Trump has "actively encouraged" foreign powers to hack his presidential rival Hillary Clinton, her camp says.

 Iran says ready to start Iraq gas exports © iran daily

Iran says ready to start Iraq gas exports

Iran says the final preparations are being made to start a much-awaited project to export natural gas to its western neighbor – Iraq.

President Erdoğan to visit Russia in August, Deputy PM says © dailysabah

President Erdoğan to visit Russia in August, Deputy PM says

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is expected to visit Russia on August 9, which will mark the first time since the jet-downing crisis between the two countries, Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Şimşek said on Tuesday.

 Guard says she saw nightclub shooter with semi-automatic gun © cbsnews

Guard says she saw nightclub shooter with semi-automatic gun

A security guard at a Florida nightclub where two were killed in a mass shooting early Monday says she saw someone attack with a semi-automatic weapon, spraying bullets in the vicinity.

 Michael Jordan speaks out on US race violence, pledging $2m © http://usdebate.com/debate/topic/2461-michael-jordan-speaks-out-on-us-race-violence-pledging-2m/

Michael Jordan speaks out on US race violence, pledging $2m

Basketball star Michael Jordan has spoken out about racial tensions in the US, pledging $2m (£1.5m; €1.8m) to two charities to help improve relations.

 Ten killed in airport blasts © BBC

Ten killed in airport blasts

At least 10 people have been killed in two car bomb attacks near an entrance to the airport in Mogadishu, Somali police and eyewitnesses have said.

 Iraq car bomb kills 17 in Khalis, in attack claimed by IS © BBC

Iraq car bomb kills 17 in Khalis, in attack claimed by IS

So-called Islamic State (IS) says it carried out a car bomb attack that killed at least 17 people in the central Iraqi town of Khalis.

 'Islamic State behind attack' that kills 20 © BBC

'Islamic State behind attack' that kills 20

So-called Islamic State has said it was behind a suicide bomb attack on a security checkpoint in Iraq's capital, Baghdad, that has killed more than 20 people and injured at least another 35.

 Sanders says Clinton must be US president © BBC

Sanders says Clinton must be US president

Bernie Sanders has urged Democrats to put Hillary Clinton in the White House, in a speech to the party convention.

 BP profits hit by lower oil price © BBC

BP profits hit by lower oil price

Second-quarter profits at oil giant BP have almost halved from a year earlier as the company suffered from lower oil prices and weak refining margins.

 19 killed at care centre in Sagamihara © BBC

19 killed at care centre in Sagamihara

Nineteen residents have been killed in a knife attack at a care centre for people with mental disabilities in the Japanese city of Sagamihara.

 Michelle Obama denounces Trump 'hate' © BBC

Michelle Obama denounces Trump 'hate'

US first lady Michelle Obama has denounced Republican Donald Trump and passionately backed Hillary Clinton at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

 Shameful rise in Afghan child deaths and injuries, UN says © BBC

Shameful rise in Afghan child deaths and injuries, UN says

More Afghan children were killed or injured in the first half of this year than in any six-month period since 2009, says the UN.

 President Obama Defends Obamacare in Medical Journal © abcnews

President Obama Defends Obamacare in Medical Journal

President Obama took the unusual step of authoring a report in a prestigious medical journal to defend and draw attention to his signature Affordable Care Act. Obama is listed as the sole author of a report published today in the Special Communications section in the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA).

 Israeli tourist 'gang-raped' in India's Himachal Pradesh state © BBC

Israeli tourist 'gang-raped' in India's Himachal Pradesh state

A 25-year-old Israeli woman has been allegedly gang raped in a moving car in India's Himachal Pradesh state.

 Prince Harry 'regrets not speaking about Princess Diana's death' © BBC

Prince Harry 'regrets not speaking about Princess Diana's death'

Prince Harry has spoken of his regret that he did not talk about how the death of his mother, Princess Diana, affected him until three years ago.

 California struggles to contain wildfire near Los Angeles © BBC

California struggles to contain wildfire near Los Angeles

Fire crews in California are struggling to contain a wildfire that has destroyed 18 homes and threatens hundreds of others in mountains north of Los Angeles.

 Email row claims Debbie Wasserman Schultz © BBC

Email row claims Debbie Wasserman Schultz

The US Democratic Party chair says she will resign as a row over leaked emails threatens efforts for party unity at the presidential nominating convention.

Verizon to announce $5 billion deal to buy Yahoo on Monday © reuters

Verizon to announce $5 billion deal to buy Yahoo on Monday

Verizon Communications Inc (VZ.N) will announce an agreement on Monday to buy Yahoo Inc (YHOO.O) for about $5 billion, according to a person familiar with the matter.

 Multiple people shot in Florida nightclub © cbsnews

Multiple people shot in Florida nightclub

As many as 17 people were shot at a nightclub here early Monday morning

Aleppo tunnel bomb 'kills 38 government troops' © BBC

Aleppo tunnel bomb 'kills 38 government troops'

Dozens of pro-government troops were killed when rebels blew up a tunnel underneath a building in the Syrian city of Aleppo, reports say.

 Heavy rain in China kills at least 87, millions evacuated © reuters

Heavy rain in China kills at least 87, millions evacuated

Heavy rain in China has killed at least 87 people and forced 16 million from their homes, state media reported on Saturday.

 Turkey extends detention without charge to 30 days © BBC

Turkey extends detention without charge to 30 days

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has extended the period in which suspects can be detained without charge to 30 days, an official statement says.

 Nigeria's Muslims applaud lifting of hijab ban in Lagos schools © BBC

Nigeria's Muslims applaud lifting of hijab ban in Lagos schools

A leading Muslim group in Nigeria has welcomed a court ruling lifting the ban on girls wearing the headscarf in government schools in Lagos state.

 Amazon to enter student loan business © BBC

Amazon to enter student loan business

E-commerce giant Amazon has entered the student loan business, teaming up with US bank Wells Fargo to offer lower interest rates to subscribers of its "Prime Student" services.

 Cameron considered last-ditch appeal to Merkel © BBC

Cameron considered last-ditch appeal to Merkel

David Cameron made a late appeal to Germany's Angela Merkel for limits on free movement of people if the UK voted Remain, BBC Newsnight has learned.

 Hillary Clinton selects Tim Kaine as her running mate © BBC

Hillary Clinton selects Tim Kaine as her running mate

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has selected Tim Kaine, a centrist senator from Virginia, as her running mate.

 Obama signs into law opioid addiction bill to protect newborns © BBC

Obama signs into law opioid addiction bill to protect newborns

President Barack Obama on Friday signed into law a measure that pledges greater efforts to protect drug-dependent newborns and assist their parents.

 German-Iranian gunman kills nine in Munich, then himself: police © reuters

German-Iranian gunman kills nine in Munich, then himself: police

An 18-year-old German-Iranian gunman who apparently acted alone opened fire near a busy shopping mall in Munich on Friday evening, killing at least nine people in the third attack on civilians in Western Europe in eight days.

Murdered Pakistan celebrity's parents speak of pain © BBC

Murdered Pakistan celebrity's parents speak of pain

The parents of Pakistani social media celebrity Qandeel Baloch have spoken of their closeness to her and their bitterness towards their son, who has confessed to murdering her last week.

Prosecutor says suspect had accomplices © BBC

Prosecutor says suspect had accomplices

Nice truck attacker Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel received logistical support for his Bastille Day attack from five suspects who are now in custody, French prosecutor Francois Molins has said.

 Florida policeman shoots autistic man's unarmed black therapist in Miami © BBC

Florida policeman shoots autistic man's unarmed black therapist in Miami

A Florida policeman shot and wounded an autistic man's unarmed black therapist on Monday, local media reports.

 U.S. jobless claims hit three-month low; factory activity weakens © reuters

U.S. jobless claims hit three-month low; factory activity weakens

The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, hitting a three-month low as the labor market continues to gather momentum.

 State of emergency announced © BBC

State of emergency announced

Turkey's president has declared a state of emergency for three months following Friday night's failed army coup. The emergency allows the president and cabinet to bypass parliament when drafting new laws and to restrict or suspend rights and freedoms.

 France data authority criticises Windows 10 over privacy © BBC

France data authority criticises Windows 10 over privacy

Windows 10 gathers an "excessive" amount of personal data on users, the French data authority has said in a formal notice. Following complaints the operating system breached France's Data Protection Act, the National Data Protection Commission (CNIL) found "many failures".

 Veteran, 81, held hostage in N.Y. motel for years © BBC

Veteran, 81, held hostage in N.Y. motel for years

A New York man is accused of holding an 81-year-old Marine Corps veteran hostage in an upstate motel room for at least four years in order to steal his benefits checks.

 Former HSBC trader denies currency fraud allegations © BBC

Former HSBC trader denies currency fraud allegations

Stuart Scott, a former HSBC employee charged with fraud in the US, has said he "strongly denies the allegations".

 File-sharing 'mastermind' arrested in Poland © BBC

File-sharing 'mastermind' arrested in Poland

US authorities have charged a Ukrainian man alleged to be the mastermind of the world's biggest online piracy website.

 Appeal over 'shockingly lenient' sentence © BBC

Appeal over 'shockingly lenient' sentence

South African prosecutors say they will appeal against Oscar Pistorius's six-year sentence for murder, calling it "shockingly too lenient".

Trump says US may abandon automatic protections for Nato countries © BBC

Trump says US may abandon automatic protections for Nato countries

Donald Trump has said that if he is elected president he may abandon a guarantee of protection to fellow Nato countries. Speaking to the New York Times, Mr Trump said the US would only come to the aid of allies if they have "fulfilled their obligations to us".

 Police break up scuffles between protesters blocks from RNC © cbsnews

Police break up scuffles between protesters blocks from RNC

Police broke up a couple of skirmishes between groups of demonstrators a few blocks from the Republican National Convention as large crowds gathered Tuesday afternoon. There was no immediate word on any arrests or injuries.

 Who is whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov? © BBC

Who is whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov?

Grigory Rodchenkov says he created substances to help Russian Olympic athletes perform better and switched urine samples so that they could evade detection.

 Bosnia players warned of minefields © BBC

Bosnia players warned of minefields

Bosnians playing the hit mobile game Pokemon Go are being warned to avoid straying into areas still sown with landmines from the war in the 1990s.

Greek dilemma over soldiers who fled © BBC

Greek dilemma over soldiers who fled

Early on Saturday morning, an airport in the Greek town of Alexandroupoli, close to the Turkish border, received a distress signal. It was from a Turkish military helicopter.

 Purge widens to education sector © BBC

Purge widens to education sector

More than 15,000 education staff in Turkey have been suspended after last week's failed coup, as a purge of state officials widens still further.

 Rebels 'filmed beheading boy' in Aleppo © BBC

Rebels 'filmed beheading boy' in Aleppo

Videos have emerged online that appear to show Syrian rebels taunting and then beheading a boy they say is a captured Palestinian pro-government fighter.

 African Union approves regional force © BBC

African Union approves regional force

African leaders have backed plans to deploy regional troops to South Sudan after recent fighting between rival forces left hundreds of people dead.

 'Dozens of civilians killed' in US-led strikes near Manbij

'Dozens of civilians killed' in US-led strikes near Manbij

At least 56 civilians have died in US-led coalition air strikes near the Islamic State stronghold of Manbij in north Syria, opposition monitors say.

 For black families, hard questions from children over U.S. police killings © reuters

For black families, hard questions from children over U.S. police killings

In the eyes of four-year-old Autumn Unaeze, her grandfather in his blue police uniform is a superhero protecting people.

 Microsoft's cloud unit boosts profits © BBC

Microsoft's cloud unit boosts profits

Microsoft reported substantial growth in its cloud computing unit, which helped to boost quarterly profits.

Taiwan Bus Bursts Into Flames, Killing 26, Including 24 Tourists From China

Taiwan Bus Bursts Into Flames, Killing 26, Including 24 Tourists From China

A Taiwan tour bus carrying tourists from China crashed into a highway railing en route to the airport on Tuesday and burst into flames, killing all 26 on board, Taiwanese authorities said Tuesday.

 Trump is the most dangerous man to ever run for president © cbsnews

Trump is the most dangerous man to ever run for president

Hillary Clinton believes that Donald Trump is the most dangerous man ever to run for president of the United States.

 Turkey PM vows to purge Gulen movement 'by the roots' © BBC

Turkey PM vows to purge Gulen movement 'by the roots'

The Turkish Prime Minister, Binali Yildirim, has vowed to purge supporters of an exiled cleric "by the roots" in the aftermath of the failed coup.

 Brexit throws 'spanner in the works' of global growth © BBC

Brexit throws 'spanner in the works' of global growth

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said the UK's decision to leave the European Union has "thrown a spanner in the works" of its global growth forecast.

North Korea 'fires three ballistic missiles into sea' © BBC

North Korea 'fires three ballistic missiles into sea'

North Korea has fired three ballistic missiles into the sea off its east coast, say US and S Korean officials.

 Afghan refugee 'had IS flag in room' © BBC

Afghan refugee 'had IS flag in room'

A hand-painted flag of so-called Islamic State has been found in the room of an Afghan refugee accused of carrying out an axe and knife attack on a southern German train, officials say.

 Melania Trump 'plagiarised' Michelle Obama

Melania Trump 'plagiarised' Michelle Obama

Donald Trump's wife, Melania, took centre stage on the first day of the Republican National Convention but faced accusations that a portion of her speech plagiarised Michelle Obama.

 Pressure mounts in Aleppo after supply line cut © Aljazeera

Pressure mounts in Aleppo after supply line cut

Castello Road is rebel-held eastern Aleppo's lifeline.

 Iran hardliners gain authority in backlash that could sideline Rouhani © reuters

Iran hardliners gain authority in backlash that could sideline Rouhani

A year after Iran's nuclear deal with the West, hardliners are gaining authority in a backlash against pragmatic President Hasan Rouhani that his allies say could leave him sidelined or push him out of power in an election next year.

 Bank of America profit falls 19.4 percent as interest income drops © reuters

Bank of America profit falls 19.4 percent as interest income drops

Bank of America Corp (BAC.N), the second-largest U.S. bank by assets, reported a 19.4 percent fall in quarterly profit on Monday as low lending rates dented its interest income.

 India outrage after gang rape victim assaulted again 'by same men' © BBC

India outrage after gang rape victim assaulted again 'by same men'

There has been outrage in India after a student was allegedly gang-raped by five men who had also raped her three years ago.

Gavin Long, Baton Rouge gunman who railed against 'oppression' © BBC

Gavin Long, Baton Rouge gunman who railed against 'oppression'

The man who shot dead three police officers in the US city of Baton Rouge has been identified as a black military veteran who released a series of videos railing against the treatment of African-Americans by police.

 Thousands of police officers suspended © BBC

Thousands of police officers suspended

Turkish officials say that nearly 8,000 police officers have been suspended, reportedly on suspicion of having links to the coup attempt at the weekend.

 Can stocks stay at highs? That depends on earnings © reuters

Can stocks stay at highs? That depends on earnings

After finally eclipsing year-old record highs, the U.S. stock market will be tested again next week, when the onslaught of company earnings could help investors assess the impact of Britain's vote to exit the European Union.

 Erdogan demands from US to extradite Gulen to Ankara © tass.ru

Erdogan demands from US to extradite Gulen to Ankara

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says the Islamic cleric and leader of Hizmet opposition movement, Fethullah Gulen, who now resides in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania, should be extradited to Turkey, he said at a meeting in Istanbul on Saturday.

 Mass arrests after coup bid quashed, says PM © BBC

Mass arrests after coup bid quashed, says PM

Some 2,839 soldiers, including high-ranking officers, have been arrested after an attempted coup that is now over, says Turkey's PM Binali Yildirim.

 IS takes responsibility for Nice attack © BBC

IS takes responsibility for Nice attack

Islamic State on Saturday claimed responsibility for the deadly truck attack in the French city of Nice, saying the assault was a response to calls by the extremist group to target those nations allied against it.

 On-board recording discusses fire © BBC

On-board recording discusses fire

An audio recording made on board an EgyptAir flight that crashed in the Mediterranean Sea in May discusses a fire, investigators say.

 Newly released pages 'show no top Saudi link' © BBC

Newly released pages 'show no top Saudi link'

The White House has said previously classified papers concerning the 9/11 attacks released on Friday show there had been no official Saudi role

 Donald Trump unveils running mate Mike Pence © BBC

Donald Trump unveils running mate Mike Pence

Donald Trump has introduced Indiana Governor Mike Pence as his running mate, completing the Republican ticket for the presidential election.

 Pakistan social media celebrity 'killed by brother' © BBC

Pakistan social media celebrity 'killed by brother'

Pakistani social media celebrity Qandeel Baloch has been killed by her brother in an apparent 'honour killing' in the province of Punjab, police say.

 Military claims to have taken over © independent

Military claims to have taken over

The Turkish military have released a statement claiming to have taken over, Reuters reports.

 Herbalife reaches deal with US regulators © BBC

Herbalife reaches deal with US regulators

Dietary supplement firm Herbalife has reached a deal with the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to avoid being labelled a pyramid scheme.

 Who were the victims? © BBC

Who were the victims?

Children and adults, local residents and tourists were all among the dozens killed when a lorry ploughed into crowds on Nice's famous seafront Promenade des Anglais.

 Lorry driver confirmed as Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel © BBC

Lorry driver confirmed as Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel

The driver of a lorry that killed 84 people in an attack in the French city of Nice has been confirmed as Tunisian Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel, 31.

 Anti-Trump rebellion quashed in vote © BBC

Anti-Trump rebellion quashed in vote

The movement to stop Donald Trump from gaining the Republican presidential nomination prior to the party's convention has been crushed by a vote.

 Donald Trump chooses Mike Pence as his running mate © BBC

Donald Trump chooses Mike Pence as his running mate

Republican Donald Trump has selected Indiana governor Mike Pence to be his vice-presidential running mate, according to US media reports.

Obama urges unity amid racial tension © BBC

Obama urges unity amid racial tension

US President Barack Obama has urged police and black communities to come together, saying it should not be "us versus them", in a town hall meeting on race and policing.

 Many Obamacare customers paid lower out-of-pocket costs this year © cbsnews

Many Obamacare customers paid lower out-of-pocket costs this year

Many Obamacare customers are facing lower out-of-pocket health costs this year compared to 2015, federal health officials revealed Tuesday, as they continued pitching coverage sold on government health marketplaces as an affordable option for consumers.

 Dubai's Emirates is the 'World’s Best Airline' for 2016 © emitares247

Dubai's Emirates is the 'World’s Best Airline' for 2016

Emirates airline was today named the World’s Best Airline 2016 at the Skytrax World Airline Awards 2016, in addition to scooping up the awards for World’s Best Inflight Entertainment for a record 12th consecutive year, and Best Airline in the Middle East.

 Facebook sued by Israeli group over Palestinian attacks © bbc

Facebook sued by Israeli group over Palestinian attacks

An Israeli rights group is suing Facebook for $1bn on behalf of families of victims of Palestinian attacks.

 ISIL-held Raqqa hit by deadly air strikes © aljazeera

ISIL-held Raqqa hit by deadly air strikes

Air strikes in Raqqa, Syria have killed at least 12 people, among them fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS), as well as civilians and four children from one family, according to activist groups.

Hundreds forcibly disappeared in Egypt crackdown, says Amnesty © bbc

Hundreds forcibly disappeared in Egypt crackdown, says Amnesty

Egypt's security services have forcibly made hundreds of people disappear and tortured them in the past year to try to tackle dissent, a rights group says.

Holocaust Museum to Pokemon Go fans: Don't play here © cbsnews

Holocaust Museum to Pokemon Go fans: Don't play here

The Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. is telling visitors it's a place to reflect on history -- not to catch Pokemon.

JP Morgan to raise pay for 18,000 US staff © BBC

JP Morgan to raise pay for 18,000 US staff

Banking giant JP Morgan Chase plans to raise the hourly wages of 18,000 US staff over the next three years.

 'Twenty-three killed' near Bari in collision © BBC

'Twenty-three killed' near Bari in collision

Twenty-three people have been killed and dozens hurt in a head-on collision involving two passenger trains in southern Italy, officials say.

Bernie Sanders endorses Hillary Clinton © BBC

Bernie Sanders endorses Hillary Clinton

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has received an endorsement from her former rival Bernie Sanders.

 Iran government endorses agreement on visa-free regime with Armenia © news.az

Iran government endorses agreement on visa-free regime with Armenia

A session of Iran’s Cabinet made decisions on lifting of visa requirements between Armenia and Iran.

 Iran rejects NATO claims on missile work © iran-daily.com

Iran rejects NATO claims on missile work

The Iranian Foreign Ministry has dismissed a recent NATO communiqué concerning the Islamic Republic’s missile program as “a repetition of past baseless allegations.”

 123 police injured in anti-gentrification protest © BBC

123 police injured in anti-gentrification protest

Police in Berlin say 123 officers were injured in clashes with leftist protesters over the redevelopment of a district in the east of the city.

Obama and Clinton: a special and pragmatic relationship © BBC

Obama and Clinton: a special and pragmatic relationship

In a highly significant move, a "fired up" President Obama took to the stage in North Carolina to offer his unequivocal backing to his former rival turned ally, Hillary Clinton. Pragmatic partnership has replaced the bitterness and distrust which characterised the 2008 presidential campaign.

 Russia expels US diplomats in tit-for-tat row © BBC

Russia expels US diplomats in tit-for-tat row

Russia has expelled two US diplomats from Moscow, after the White House said it had ordered two Russian embassy staff to leave Washington.

US job creation rebounds strongly in June © BBC

US job creation rebounds strongly in June

The US economy created 287,000 jobs in June, rebounding strongly from disappointing growth in May.

 Marie Colvin's family sues Syria over death in Homs © BBC

Marie Colvin's family sues Syria over death in Homs

The family of Marie Colvin, the American journalist who died in Syria four years ago, is suing the regime of President Bashar al-Assad.

 Killer 'prepared larger attack' © BBC

Killer 'prepared larger attack'

The man who shot dead five police officers in Dallas and wounded seven more was planning an even larger attack, the city's police chief says.

Pound Overtakes Argentine Peso to Become 2016’s Worst Performer

Pound Overtakes Argentine Peso to Become 2016’s Worst Performer

The pound posted a third week of declines spurred by the Brexit vote, winning itself the title of 2016’s worst performer among major currencies.

 Mistaken Dallas "suspect" and his brother say they've received death threats © twitter

Mistaken Dallas "suspect" and his brother say they've received death threats

A man who was wrongly identified as a suspect in the deadly sniper attack in Dallas and his brother say they've received death threats, CBS station KTVT reports.

When cops and civilians both have guns © cbsnews

When cops and civilians both have guns

On Wednesday evening, police in Falcon Heights, Minn., fatally shot Philando Castile in his car. According to a video filmed by Castile's girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, who was sitting beside him when he was shot, Castile informed the officer that he had a firearm.

#PrayForAmerica: Twitter reacts to a week of violence © twitter

#PrayForAmerica: Twitter reacts to a week of violence

After a week marked by shocking violence -- the sniper attack that killed five Dallas police officers Thursday night, and the videotaped shooting deaths of two black men in Louisiana and Minnesota -- people are taking to social media to express their sorrow and call for peace.

 Five officers killed, six hurt by gunmen © BBC

Five officers killed, six hurt by gunmen

Five Dallas police officers have been killed and six wounded by gunmen during protests against the shooting of black men by police, authorities say.

Iran to receive 2nd batch of S-300 defense system © iran-daily.com

Iran to receive 2nd batch of S-300 defense system

Iran will take delivery of the second batch of Russia’s S-300 surface-to-air missile defense system in the not too distant future, a report said.

Traffic accidents kill 77 over first 5 days of Eid holiday in Turkey © dailysabah

Traffic accidents kill 77 over first 5 days of Eid holiday in Turkey

This year's Ramadan Bayram holiday is once again turning out to be one that is dominated by deaths on the road, with 77 people killed in collisions across the country in just the first 5 days of the 9-day holiday.

Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Fitr 2016 © Aljazeera

Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Fitr 2016

Muslims around the world are celebrating the three-day Eid al-Fitr festival, which commemorates the end of Islam's holy month of Ramadan.

Twitter live-streams Wimbledon matches © BBC

Twitter live-streams Wimbledon matches

Select tennis matches at Wimbledon are being live-streamed on Twitter.

Wuhan on red alert for further rain © BBC

Wuhan on red alert for further rain

The Chinese city of Wuhan is on red alert for more heavy rainfall, after torrential downpours overnight left parts of the city submerged.

Brexit concern and US jobs data deterred US rate rise © BBC

Brexit concern and US jobs data deterred US rate rise

The Federal Reserve believed it was "prudent to wait" for the UK vote on European Union membership before raising interest rates last month.

Lionel Messi handed jail term in Spain for tax fraud © BBC

Lionel Messi handed jail term in Spain for tax fraud

Argentina and Barcelona footballer Lionel Messi has been sentenced to 21 months in prison for tax fraud.

Fireworks thrown at dogs in live video, cops say © cbsnews

Fireworks thrown at dogs in live video, cops say

Police say detectives monitoring social media over the holiday weekend watched a live video of two men throwing fireworks at dogs chained in a backyard in South Carolina.

Archbishop: Divorced Catholics must abstain from sex © cbsnews

Archbishop: Divorced Catholics must abstain from sex

The head of the Roman Catholic Church in Philadelphia is closing the door opened by Pope Francis to letting civilly remarried Catholics receive Communion, saying the faithful in his archdiocese can only do so if they abstain from sex and live "as brother and sister."

 Alton Sterling shooting shown in disturbing new video © cbsnews

Alton Sterling shooting shown in disturbing new video

Disturbing new video has surfaced in the police killing of a black man who authorities say had a gun when he was shot on the pavement outside a convenience store.

NASA scientists, engineers thrilled with Jupiter probe © bbc

NASA scientists, engineers thrilled with Jupiter probe

Despite fears of radiation damage or a possibly crippling high-speed impact with debris in Jupiter's tenuous ring, NASA's Juno probe safely braked into orbit around the giant planet late Monday, firing its main engine for 35 tense minutes to slow down enough to be captured in the planned polar orbit, elated mission managers said Tuesday.

Clinton says Trump tweet 'anti-Semitic' © bbc

Clinton says Trump tweet 'anti-Semitic'

US Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton says a tweet from rival Donald Trump featuring a six-pointed star was "blatantly anti-Semitic".

  Call to overhaul French intelligence services © bbc

Call to overhaul French intelligence services

French intelligence services should be overhauled in the wake of the 2015 Paris attacks, a parliamentary commission of inquiry has recommended.

Tight security at July 4th fests to counter terror fears, gun violence © cbsnews

Tight security at July 4th fests to counter terror fears, gun violence

The United States celebrates July Fourth on Monday with parades, hotdog eating contests and fireworks shows amid heightened security because of concerns about terrorism in New York and timeworn holiday gun violence in Chicago.

U.S. apologizes over Ohio arrest of Arab, UAE says © cbsnews

U.S. apologizes over Ohio arrest of Arab, UAE says

The United Arab Emirates is warning its citizens to avoid wearing traditional garments when traveling abroad after an Emirati man was handcuffed in Ohio over terrorism fears.

Man killed trying to crash through chicken wing festival © cbsnews

Man killed trying to crash through chicken wing festival

Reno police said they shot to death a man who tried to run over an officer as he attempted to drive into a crowded chicken wing festival, reports CBS affiliate KTVN.

China fits final piece on world's largest radio telescope © BBC

China fits final piece on world's largest radio telescope

China has fitted the final piece on what will be the world's largest radio telescope, due to begin operations in September, state media report.

Bank of Israel buying 'hundreds of millions' of dollars © reuters

Bank of Israel buying 'hundreds of millions' of dollars

The Bank of Israel bought "hundreds of millions" of dollars of foreign currency on Monday, dealers said, after the shekel ILS= continued to strengthen for a fifth straight session.

Hillary Clinton questioned by FBI on emails © BBC

Hillary Clinton questioned by FBI on emails

US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has been questioned by the FBI over her use of emails while she was secretary of state, her campaign says.

Orlando alligator: 'Second' animal involved in attack © BBC

Orlando alligator: 'Second' animal involved in attack

The father of a toddler killed by an alligator at Disney World in Florida in June is reported to have said that two animals were involved in the attack.

Attack near US consulate in Saudi city of Jeddah © BBC

Attack near US consulate in Saudi city of Jeddah

A suspected suicide bomber has died after detonating a device near the US consulate in the Saudi Arabian city of Jeddah, the interior ministry says.

Thirty killed in Syrian strikes on Damascan suburb town: monitor © reuters

Thirty killed in Syrian strikes on Damascan suburb town: monitor

Intensive Syrian air strikes on Saturday killed at least 30 civilians in a Damascan suburb town northeast of the city a day after the reported execution of a Syrian air force pilot, a monitor and rebels said.

U.S. accuses Russian warship of aggressive maneuvers near U.S. navy ship © reuters

U.S. accuses Russian warship of aggressive maneuvers near U.S. navy ship

A Russian warship carried out aggressive and erratic maneuvers close to a U.S. Navy ship in the eastern Mediterranean Sea, the second such Cold War-style incident there in a matter of weeks, the U.S. military said on Saturday.

Two senior leaders 'killed in US-led air strike' © BBC

Two senior leaders 'killed in US-led air strike'

Two senior military leaders of so-called Islamic State (IS) were killed by a US-led coalition air strike near the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, the Pentagon says.

The technology behind the Tesla crash, explained

The technology behind the Tesla crash, explained

The crash that killed a Tesla driver in Florida when his car struck a tractor-trailer may mark the world's first fatal accident in which a computer was at the wheel.

Gunman shoots wife and four others, injuring 20 © BBC

Gunman shoots wife and four others, injuring 20

Five people have been shot dead and at least 20 injured in a cafe in north-eastern Serbia.

 Twenty killed at Holey Artisan Bakery in Dhaka © BBC

Twenty killed at Holey Artisan Bakery in Dhaka

Twenty people, said to be foreigners, were killed during an attack by suspected Islamist militants on a cafe in Bangladesh, the army says.

Thousands at 'March for Europe' Brexit protest © BBC

Thousands at 'March for Europe' Brexit protest

Thousands of people are marching through London to protest against the referendum decision to leave the European Union.

Why the US can afford to ignore Canada © BBC

Why the US can afford to ignore Canada

Despite being an important trade and defence partner, the US tends to ignore Canada. But that's paradoxically because the two get along so well, as Jordan Michael Smith writes.

Iran sacks bank chiefs amid uproar over high salaries © BBC

Iran sacks bank chiefs amid uproar over high salaries

The chief executives of four public banks in Iran have been sacked amid widespread criticism of their salaries, the state-run Irna news agency reports.

Facebook wins appeal on Belgian tracking © BBC

Facebook wins appeal on Belgian tracking

Facebook has won a long-running legal battle with the Belgian data protection authority over how it tracks non-users.

Fears for refugees stranded on Jordanian border © BBC

Fears for refugees stranded on Jordanian border

About 60,000 Syrian refugees stuck in the desert on the Jordanian border have received no aid for more than a week, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) says.

Israeli girl stabbed to death by Palestinian inside bedroom © BBC

Israeli girl stabbed to death by Palestinian inside bedroom

A teenage Israeli girl has been stabbed to death in an attack at a Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank.

 EU opens new phase in Turkey membership bid talks © BBC

EU opens new phase in Turkey membership bid talks

The EU has opened a new chapter in Turkey's EU membership talks, covering budget contributions to the bloc.

China willing to let yuan weaken © reuters

China willing to let yuan weaken

China's central bank is willing to let the yuan fall to 6.8 per dollar in 2016 to support the economy, which would mean the currency matching last year's record decline of 4.5 percent, policy sources said.

 Istanbul bombers were Russian, Uzbek, Kyrgyz nationals: Turkish official © reuters

Istanbul bombers were Russian, Uzbek, Kyrgyz nationals: Turkish official

Three suspected Islamic State suicide bombers who killed 42 people in a gun and bomb attack at Istanbul airport this week were from Russia, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan, a Turkish government official said on Thursday.

Cyclist in northern US killed by grizzly bear © BBC

Cyclist in northern US killed by grizzly bear

A grizzly bear has attacked and killed a cyclist just outside the Glacier National Park in the northern US state of Montana, police say.

 Gaza's Palestinians divided over Israel-Turkey deal © Aljazeera

Gaza's Palestinians divided over Israel-Turkey deal

Palestinians in Gaza are sharply divided over the reconciliatory deal signed between Israel and Turkey on Tuesday.

EU says no compromise on freedom of movement © BBC

EU says no compromise on freedom of movement

European Union leaders have warned that the UK must honour the principle of free movement of people if it wants to retain access to the single market after it leaves the bloc.

Rebels 'move on IS-held town near Iraq border' © BBC

Rebels 'move on IS-held town near Iraq border'

US-backed Syrian rebels say they are closing in on a town on the border with Iraq held by so-called Islamic State.

Wall Street cuts some Brexit losses as jitters ease © reuters

Wall Street cuts some Brexit losses as jitters ease

Wall Street was sharply higher on Wednesday, with the three major indexes recovering about half the losses suffered in the aftermath of Britain's shock vote to leave the European Union.

Facebook's political influence under a microscope © reuters

Facebook's political influence under a microscope

As the U.S. presidential campaign heats up, Facebook Inc is going out of its way to show its neutrality - an increasingly urgent matter for the social network as evidence of its power continues to emerge.

'I like waterboarding a lot', says Donald Trump © BBC

'I like waterboarding a lot', says Donald Trump

Republican Donald Trump has repeated calls for the return of waterboarding against Islamic State militants, saying: "I like it a lot."

Deaths rise to 41 as Turkey mourns © BBC

Deaths rise to 41 as Turkey mourns

Turkey is observing a national day of mourning after a gun and suicide bomb attack on Istanbul's Ataturk airport killed 41 people, including 13 foreign nationals.

Putin and Erdogan mend ties after Russia-Turkey jet incident © BBC

Putin and Erdogan mend ties after Russia-Turkey jet incident

The leaders of Turkey and Russia have spoken for the first time since the downing of a Russian military jet by Turkey sparked a diplomatic crisis.

S Korea, US and Japan in first ever joint missile drill © http://usdebate.com/debate/topic/2237-s-korea-us-and-japan-in-first-ever-joint-missile-drill/

S Korea, US and Japan in first ever joint missile drill

South Korea, the US and Japan have conducted their first joint missile-tracking drill, in the waters off the US state of Hawaii.

Stocks in the Asia Pacific region see more gains © BBC

Stocks in the Asia Pacific region see more gains

Stock markets in Asia have started the day with more gains, continuing the positive lead set by the US and Europe.

Trump promised millions to charity. We found less than $10,000 over 7 years. © washingtonpost

Trump promised millions to charity. We found less than $10,000 over 7 years.

In May, under pressure from the news media, Donald Trump made good on a pledge he made four months earlier: He gave $1 million to a nonprofit group helping veterans’ families.

Trump supporters more likely to view blacks negatively © BBC

Trump supporters more likely to view blacks negatively

Supporters of U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump are more likely to describe African Americans as "criminal," "unintelligent," "lazy" and "violent" than voters who backed some Republican rivals in the primaries or who support Democratic contender Hillary Clinton, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll.

Israel closes al-Aqsa to non-Muslims during Ramadan © aljazeera

Israel closes al-Aqsa to non-Muslims during Ramadan

Israeli authorities have closed the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem to Jews and other non-Muslim visitors until the end of Ramadan, after two days of clashes between worshippers and Israeli police.

Lebanon army detains 100 Syrians after Qaa bombings © bbc

Lebanon army detains 100 Syrians after Qaa bombings

Lebanon's army has detained more than 100 Syrians for entering the country illegally following a series of suicide bombings in a border village.

US border authority seeks travellers' social media details © bbc

US border authority seeks travellers' social media details

Travellers seeking visa waiver entry to the US may soon be asked to list their social media profiles - if a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposal is enacted.

50 Trump supporters explain why they love Trump © bbc

50 Trump supporters explain why they love Trump

Republican Donald Trump is a candidate and presidential nominee like no other. So what is it that his supporters like so much about him?

 VW owners in US to get up to $10,000 in emissions deal © bbc

VW owners in US to get up to $10,000 in emissions deal

Volkswagen car drivers in the US affected by its emissions scandal are due to get up to $10,000 (£7,500) after the firm agreed a deal with regulators.

Cameron to face EU leaders after vote to leave © BBC

Cameron to face EU leaders after vote to leave

David Cameron is to meet European Union leaders for the first time since the UK voted to leave.

Russian 'harassment' of US diplomats on rise © BBC

Russian 'harassment' of US diplomats on rise

Harassment against US diplomats by Russian security and intelligence services is on the rise, US officials say.

Payout of $10,000 for Windows 10 update © BBC

Payout of $10,000 for Windows 10 update

Microsoft has agreed to pay a Californian woman $10,000 (£7,500) after an automatic Windows 10 update left her computer unusable.

Iranians are angry about big bonuses paid to bureaucrats © BBC

Iranians are angry about big bonuses paid to bureaucrats

How much can you earn working for the Iranian state?

VW US emissions settlement reported to cost $15bn © reuters

VW US emissions settlement reported to cost $15bn

German carmaker Volkswagen has reportedly reached a $15bn (£11.3bn) settlement with US car owners after admitting it cheated emission tests.

Naked in the national interest © BBC

Naked in the national interest

When President Alyaksandr Lukashenka urged Belarusians "to get undressed and work till you sweat", there was every reason for his passionate appeal.

Parrot squawk 'evidence' in murder trial © BBC

Parrot squawk 'evidence' in murder trial

A prosecutor in Michigan is considering whether the squawkings of a foul-mouthed parrot may be used as evidence in a murder trial.

India Bihar 'exam topper' sent to jail for cheating © BBC

India Bihar 'exam topper' sent to jail for cheating

An Indian student has been sent to jail for cheating after she failed a retest.

Paris prosecutor opens manslaughter inquiry © BBC

Paris prosecutor opens manslaughter inquiry

The Paris prosecutor has opened a manslaughter investigation into last month's EgyptAir plane crash.

Company to sue over rejection © reuters

Company to sue over rejection

TransCanada, the company behind the disputed Keystone XL pipeline project, has filed a formal request to sue the US government for damages.

 US Supreme Court overturns ex-Virginia governor's conviction © BBC

US Supreme Court overturns ex-Virginia governor's conviction

The US Supreme Court has overturned a conviction against former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell on public corruption charges.

EU leaders reject informal talks with UK © BBC

EU leaders reject informal talks with UK

The European Union will not hold informal talks with the UK until it triggers Article 50 to leave, Germany, France and Italy have insisted.

Strict Texas abortion law struck down © BBC

Strict Texas abortion law struck down

The US Supreme Court has struck down a 2013 Texas abortion law that imposed restrictive regulations on the procedure.

How will Prince's estimated $300M fortune be divided? © cbsnews

How will Prince's estimated $300M fortune be divided?

More than two months after Prince's death, artists are still mourning the loss of one of the music industry's biggest stars.

Gay pride parades massive, exuberant and sorrowful after Orlando © cbcnews

Gay pride parades massive, exuberant and sorrowful after Orlando

With a moment of silence followed by the roar of motorcycles, New York City's gay pride parade kicked off Sunday, a celebration of barriers breached and a remembrance of the lives lost in the massacre at a gay nightclub in Orlando.

Israel, Turkey restore ties in deal spurred by energy prospects © reuters

Israel, Turkey restore ties in deal spurred by energy prospects

Israel and Turkey announced on Monday they would normalize ties after a six-year rupture, a rare rapprochement in the divided Middle East driven by the prospect of lucrative Mediterranean gas deals as well as mutual fears over growing security risks.

 Germany rules out informal negotiations © BBC

Germany rules out informal negotiations

The German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, has said there can be no talks on Brexit before the UK formally begins the process of leaving the EU.

U.S. banks' stress tests may offer comfort in Brexit tumult © reuters

U.S. banks' stress tests may offer comfort in Brexit tumult

And while the stresses that the Fed is testing for in this case are imagined, analysts say the results should be reassuring to investors worried about banks' exposure to Brexit, an outcome that took the world and markets by surprise.

Singapore Airlines plane catches fire after emergency landing  © bbc

Singapore Airlines plane catches fire after emergency landing

A Singapore Airlines plane bound for Milan caught fire shortly after making an emergency landing.

France and Germany 'in agreement' over UK's EU exit © bbc

France and Germany 'in agreement' over UK's EU exit

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande have said they are in "full agreement" on how to handle the fallout from the UK's decision to leave the European Union.

Argentina forward retires from international football © bbc

Argentina forward retires from international football

Lionel Messi announced his retirement from international duty after missing in a penalty shootout as Argentina lost a fourth major final in nine years.

US-backed forces 'enter IS-held Manbij' © BBC

US-backed forces 'enter IS-held Manbij'

A US-backed alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters has reportedly advanced into a strategically important Syrian town held by so-called Islamic State.

Four dead in West Virginia floods as rain-swollen rivers crest © BBC

Four dead in West Virginia floods as rain-swollen rivers crest

West Virginia declared a state of emergency amid the worst flooding in more than a century that killed at least four people and prompted rescues of hundreds of others forced to evacuate swamped homes, officials said on Friday.

"Brexit" threatens to undermine U.S.-Britain special relationship © BBC

"Brexit" threatens to undermine U.S.-Britain special relationship

Britain’s decision to leave the European Union could send damaging shockwaves through the bedrock Anglo-American “special relationship,” raising questions about London’s willingness and ability to back U.S.-led efforts in global crises ranging from the Middle East to Ukraine.

Sanders says he will vote for Clinton © BBC

Sanders says he will vote for Clinton

US Senator Bernie Sanders has said he will vote for his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in November's presidential election.

Obama migrant plan fails to pass supreme court © BBC

Obama migrant plan fails to pass supreme court

The Supreme Court has announced it is split on President Barack Obama’s plan to shield millions of undocumented immigrants living illegally in the US.

Trump predicts 'staggering' July fundraising for White House bid © reuters

Trump predicts 'staggering' July fundraising for White House bid

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, stung by a meager fundraising haul compared with that of Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, predicted on Friday his campaign would draw "staggering" numbers this summer.

'Surge' in searches on Irish passports, says Google © BBC

'Surge' in searches on Irish passports, says Google

Google has said there was a dramatic spike in searches for Irish passport applications as news of the UK's decision to leave the EU broke.

Pope speaks of Armenian 'genocide' © BBC

Pope speaks of Armenian 'genocide'

Pope Francis has again described the mass killing of Armenians under Ottoman Turkish rule in the First World War as "genocide".

Goldman Sachs replaces campus interviews with video © BBC

Goldman Sachs replaces campus interviews with video

Goldman Sachs is scrapping face-to-face interviews on university campuses in a bid to attract a wider range of talent.

South African court refuses Zuma appeal request in arms case © BBC

South African court refuses Zuma appeal request in arms case

A South African court has refused permission for President Jacob Zuma and prosecutors to appeal against its ruling that he should face corruption charges over a 1999 arms deal worth billions of dollars.

China weather: Tornado and hail kill scores in Jiangsu © BBC

China weather: Tornado and hail kill scores in Jiangsu

A tornado and hailstorm have killed at least 98 people and injured nearly 800 in the east Chinese province of Jiangsu, according to state media.

California wildfire forces hundreds to flee flames © BBC

California wildfire forces hundreds to flee flames

A wildfire has destroyed at least 80 buildings and forced hundreds of people to flee their homes in California.

EU referendum: UK 'must not delay leaving' © BBC

EU referendum: UK 'must not delay leaving'

EU leaders have insisted that the UK must move swiftly to negotiate leaving the organisation, saying any delay would prolong uncertainty.

Donald Trump in Scotland: 'Brexit a great thing' © BBC

Donald Trump in Scotland: 'Brexit a great thing'

US presidential hopeful Donald Trump has said it is a "great thing" that the people of the UK have "taken back their country" in voting to leave the EU.

New push to enroll young adults and other uninsured in Obamacare health plans © cnbc

New push to enroll young adults and other uninsured in Obamacare health plans

The Obama administration on Tuesday announced new tactics to push young adults without heath insurance and other remaining uninsured people to sign up for Obamacare plans starting this fall.

U.S. Supreme Court weighs review of canceled patent on prenatal test © BBC

U.S. Supreme Court weighs review of canceled patent on prenatal test

Companies, trade groups and universities who fear that many important discoveries may no longer qualify for patents are among a broad coalition urging the U.S. Supreme Court to review the cancellation of a patent on a less risky form of prenatal testing.

Afghanistan's dwindling Sikh, Hindu communities flee new abuses © reuters

Afghanistan's dwindling Sikh, Hindu communities flee new abuses

On a bright day in downtown Kabul, Jagtar Singh Laghmani was in his traditional herb shop when a man turned up, drew a knife and told him to convert to Islam or he would cut his throat. Only bystanders and other shopkeepers saved his life.

Britain votes on EU membership after tight and bitter campaign © reuters

Britain votes on EU membership after tight and bitter campaign

Britons were voting on Thursday on whether to stay in the European Union in a referendum that has split the nation and is being nervously watched by financial markets and politicians across the world.

 Kim says North Korean missiles can reach US in Pacific © BBC

Kim says North Korean missiles can reach US in Pacific

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has said his country's latest missile tests show it has "the sure capability to attack US interests".

Scores of refugees starved to death - MSF © BBC

Scores of refugees starved to death - MSF

Nearly 200 refugees fleeing Boko Haram militants have starved to death over the past month in Bama, Nigeria, the medical charity MSF says.

Donald Trump's five lines of attack on Clinton © BBC

Donald Trump's five lines of attack on Clinton

Donald Trump promised a bare-knuckles speech with sweeping attacks on Hillary Clinton, and on Wednesday he delivered it.

Barack Obama Jokes About Using LinkedIn After White House Stint

Barack Obama Jokes About Using LinkedIn After White House Stint

On January 20, at the ripe age of 55, Barack Obama will leave the White House, unsure of what comes next.

French authorities ban planned union demonstration against labor reform in Paris © dailysabah

French authorities ban planned union demonstration against labor reform in Paris

Paris police authorities said they have banned a planned union demonstration in the capital on Thursday, after previous such marches descended into violence.

Turkey to open Hatay border crossing for Eid al-Fitr © dailysabah

Turkey to open Hatay border crossing for Eid al-Fitr

Turkey's tightly sealed border with war-torn Syria will be opened for Syrians in Turkey, allowing them to spend the upcoming Muslim festival Eid al-Fitr at home

Israel army 'mistakenly' kills Palestinian teen © Aljazeera

Israel army 'mistakenly' kills Palestinian teen

Israeli troops have mistakenly killed a Palestinian boy while responding with gunfire to stones being thrown at Israeli vehicles in the occupied West Bank, the Israeli army said.

Air strikes on IS-held Raqqa 'kill 18 civilians' © BBC

Air strikes on IS-held Raqqa 'kill 18 civilians'

Activists say at least 18 civilians have been killed in air strikes in the Syrian city of Raqqa, the headquarters of so-called Islamic State.

Russia fan leader Shprygin expelled from France again © BBC

Russia fan leader Shprygin expelled from France again

The French authorities have expelled controversial Russia fan leader Alexander Shprygin for a second time.

Clinton's lead over Trump narrows to nine points © reuters

Clinton's lead over Trump narrows to nine points

Democrat Hillary Clinton’s lead over Republican rival Donald Trump has slipped by about five percentage points since mid-June, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Tuesday, bringing the race for the White House to within nine points.

Drone industry delight at new US rules © BBC

Drone industry delight at new US rules

The rules regarding flying drones in the United States have been greatly relaxed, paving the way for thousands of businesses to fly legally in the country's airspace.

Diesels more polluting below 18C, research suggests © BBC

Diesels more polluting below 18C, research suggests

Testing company Emissions Analytics told the BBC it has measured a significant rise in poisonous gas emissions from a wide range of models as the temperature drops.

Tesla offers $2.8 billion for SolarCity in 'no brainer' deal for Musk © reuters

Tesla offers $2.8 billion for SolarCity in 'no brainer' deal for Musk

Elon Musk on Tuesday sought to build a clean energy powerhouse as his electric car maker, Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA.O), made an offer to buy his solar installation firm SolarCity Corp (SCTY.O) in a stock deal worth as much as $2.8 billion.

Libyan forces 'make gains' in Sirte © BBC

Libyan forces 'make gains' in Sirte

Government-backed forces in Libya have made their largest gains yet into so-called Islamic State (IS) territory in Sirte city since their offensive began in May, officials say.

Two California men convicted of plotting to support IS © BBC

Two California men convicted of plotting to support IS

Two men from California have been found guilty of plotting to provide material support to the so-called Islamic State (IS) militant group.

North Korea test-fires missiles in defiance of UN sanctions © BBC

North Korea test-fires missiles in defiance of UN sanctions

North Korea has test-fired two mid-range ballistic missiles from its eastern coast, says South Korea.

US could spend $2.6 trillion less on health than original Obamacare estimates © cbc

US could spend $2.6 trillion less on health than original Obamacare estimates

A trillion here, a trillion there, and pretty soon you're talking about real money.

Cracks emerge in the European consensus on Russia © reuters

Cracks emerge in the European consensus on Russia

As the European Union squabbled over refugees, Greek bailouts and austerity in past years, it showed striking unity in another area: its resolve to punish Russia for the annexation of Crimea and support of separatists in eastern Ukraine.

China builds world's most powerful computer © BBC

China builds world's most powerful computer

A new supercomputer from China has topped the latest list of the world's most powerful machines.

Soros warns of Brexit threat to pound and jobs © BBC

Soros warns of Brexit threat to pound and jobs

Legendary investor George Soros has warned of "serious consequences" for British jobs and finances if the country leaves the EU.

Jordanian soldiers killed in bomb attack at Syria border © BBC

Jordanian soldiers killed in bomb attack at Syria border

At least six Jordanian soldiers have been killed and 14 hurt in a car bomb attack near a makeshift refugee camp on the Syria-Jordan border, officials say.

Six Flags’ newest theme park may be in Saudi Arabia © washingtonpost

Six Flags’ newest theme park may be in Saudi Arabia

With its oil economy tanking, Saudi Arabia is searching for new ways to make money

 Israel prosecutes a Palestinian poet over Youtube poem © Aljazeera

Israel prosecutes a Palestinian poet over Youtube poem

With a flick of her wrist, Dareen Tatour turned a page in her notebook, smoothed the paper and began reading aloud in a slow, steady cadence.

Uganda witness for Muslim cleric murder 'castrated' © BBC

Uganda witness for Muslim cleric murder 'castrated'

A witness in a trial over a spate of murders of Muslim clerics in Uganda was "beaten and castrated" because he agreed to testify, prosecutors say.

 Putin’s talks with leaders of Armenia, Azerbaijan will not be smooth © tass ru

Putin’s talks with leaders of Armenia, Azerbaijan will not be smooth

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s talks with his Armenian and Azerbaijani counterparts, Serzh Sargsyan and Ilham Aliyev, are not going to be smooth, Russian president’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov said on Monday.

Trump splits from top campaign aide © BBC

Trump splits from top campaign aide

The campaign manager for presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is to leave his job.

Bahrain revokes top Shia cleric Isa Qassim's citizenship © BBC

Bahrain revokes top Shia cleric Isa Qassim's citizenship

Bahrain has stripped the Sunni-ruled kingdom's most prominent Shia cleric of his citizenship.

Orlando gunman said 'I did the shooting' in police call © BBC

Orlando gunman said 'I did the shooting' in police call

A partial transcript of the calls between police negotiators and the gunman who killed 49 people at an Orlando nightclub has been released.

Wall St. jumps at the open as Brexit worries ebb © reuters

Wall St. jumps at the open as Brexit worries ebb

Wall Street opened sharply higher on Monday, with the S&P and the Dow recovering last week's losses, after polls over the weekend showed an increased possibility of Britain remaining in the European Union.

Trump says U.S. should mull more racial profiling after Orlando shooting © BBC

Trump says U.S. should mull more racial profiling after Orlando shooting

Republican Donald Trump said on Sunday the United States should consider more racial profiling, in response to a question about whether he supported greater law enforcement scrutiny of Muslim Americans after the Orlando mass shooting.

Suicide attack on minibus in Kabul kills at at least 14 © BBC

Suicide attack on minibus in Kabul kills at at least 14

A suicide attack on a minibus in Kabul has killed at least 14 people and injured several more, authorities said.

Erdoğan condemns Radiohead release party attack, calls for common sense © BBC

Erdoğan condemns Radiohead release party attack, calls for common sense

Unidentified attackers entered the Velvet Indieground record shop by force in Istanbul's central Firuzağa neighborhood on Friday, shouted at employees and beat fans of Radiohead. President Erdoğan, speaking two days after the incident, condemned the attack and called for common sense and respect.

PM attacks 'untrue' Leave claims © BBC

PM attacks 'untrue' Leave claims

David Cameron has urged people not to vote in the EU referendum on the basis of what he said were "completely untrue" claims from the Leave campaign.

Photos of possible personal items released © BBC

Photos of possible personal items released

Campaigners for families of those on board missing flight MH370 have released photographs of personal items that washed up on a Madagascar beach, hoping to identify them.

Chicago man shot dead during Facebook live-stream © BBC

Chicago man shot dead during Facebook live-stream

A Chicago man was shot dead while live-streaming a video of himself on Facebook, police said on Friday.

Former Vanderbilt college football player convicted of rape © BBC

Former Vanderbilt college football player convicted of rape

A former US college football player has been convicted after a jury found that he encouraged teammates to rape an unconscious woman he had been dating.

 Children die after storm catches boating group

Children die after storm catches boating group

At least 11 children and an adult died when a storm caught a boating party on Lake Syamozero in northern Russia's Karelia region.

Trumped by candidate's rhetoric, Republican lawmakers at a loss for words © reuters

Trumped by candidate's rhetoric, Republican lawmakers at a loss for words

The awkward efforts of Republicans to embrace their party’s standard-bearer Donald Trump looked particularly painful in Congress this week as lawmakers ducked into elevators, dashed away from reporters, ignored questions or, worse, tried to answer them.

 Russia strikes U.S.-backed rebels in Syria: U.S. official © reuters

Russia strikes U.S.-backed rebels in Syria: U.S. official

Russia carried out air strikes on Thursday in southern Syria against rebels battling Islamic State, including forces backed by the United States, a senior U.S. defense official said, adding Washington would raise the matter with Moscow.

British lawmaker shot dead, EU referendum campaigns suspended © reuters

British lawmaker shot dead, EU referendum campaigns suspended

A British member of parliament was shot dead in the street on Thursday, causing deep shock across Britain and the suspension of campaigning for next week's referendum on the country's EU membership.

 Obama condemns LGBT discrimination © BBC

Obama condemns LGBT discrimination

Discrimination against LGBT people must be tackled at home and abroad, President Obama has said after meeting relatives of Orlando attack victims.

Iran kills 12 PJAK terrorists near Iraqi border

Iran kills 12 PJAK terrorists near Iraqi border

Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards killed 12 PJAK terrorists near the Iraqi border in clashes in which three Guards were also killed, an Iranian news agency reported on Thursday.

VW plans huge investment to become electric cars leader © BBC

VW plans huge investment to become electric cars leader

Volkswagen plans to launch 30 all-electric models to reposition itself as a leader in "green" transport.

Israel wages water war on Palestinians

Israel wages water war on Palestinians

“Israel wants to prevent Palestinians from leading a dignified life and uses its control over our water resources to this end; while illegal Israeli settlements enjoy uninterrupted water service, Palestinians are forced to spend great sums of money to buy water that is theirs in the first place,” Hamdallah said in the statement.

Iran nuclear deal allows for sales of commercial aircraft © iran daily

Iran nuclear deal allows for sales of commercial aircraft

The US State Department spokesman said on Tuesday the landmark Iran nuclear deal allows licensing of commercial aircraft sales on a case-by-case basis.

Jo Cox MP dead after shooting attack © BBC

Jo Cox MP dead after shooting attack

An MP has died after she was shot and stabbed in an attack in her constituency, West Yorkshire Police have said.

Russia 'wants long-term Aleppo ceasefire' © BBC

Russia 'wants long-term Aleppo ceasefire'

Russia has called for a long-term ceasefire in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, hours after declaring a two-day pause in the fighting there.

 Disney's China fairytale begins with $5.5 billion park opening © reuters

Disney's China fairytale begins with $5.5 billion park opening

Walt Disney Co has opened the gates to its first theme park in China, prompting a rush from thousands of gathered Mickey Mouse enthusiasts to be the first to storm Treasure Cove, ride the Roaring Rapids or visit Disney's tallest castle.

U.S. investigators question wife of gunman in Orlando massacre © BBC

U.S. investigators question wife of gunman in Orlando massacre

U.S. investigators have questioned the wife of the gunman who killed 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando, the FBI said on Wednesday, and a law enforcement source said she could face criminal charges if there is evidence of any wrongdoing.

Congress Senate Democrats end marathon filibuster, announce Republicans agree to gun control vote © washingtonpost

Congress Senate Democrats end marathon filibuster, announce Republicans agree to gun control vote

Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) ended a blockade of the Senate floor after nearly 15 hours Thursday, announcing Republican leaders had agreed to hold votes on Democrat-backed measures to expand background checks and prevent suspected terrorists from acquiring guns.

 France expels Russia far-right fan chief

France expels Russia far-right fan chief

France to deport far-right leader of Russian footballer supporters' association and 19 fans after Marseille violence.

 Trump says he was ‘right’ about Obama and terrorists, citing questionable 2012 intelligence cable

Trump says he was ‘right’ about Obama and terrorists, citing questionable 2012 intelligence cable

Just two days after Donald Trump implied that President Obama sympathized with terrorists, provoking a backlash that included members of his own party, the presumed Republican presidential nominee declared himself “right,” based on a published report claiming administration “support” for the Islamic State.

Orlando shooter posted messages on Facebook pledging allegiance to the leader of ISIS and vowing more attacks © washingtonpost

Orlando shooter posted messages on Facebook pledging allegiance to the leader of ISIS and vowing more attacks

“With respect to the wife,” Ronald Hopper, an FBI assistant special agent in charge, said Wednesday, “that is only one of many interviews we’re doing.”

Did Disney do enough to warn its guests about alligators? © washingtonpost

Did Disney do enough to warn its guests about alligators?

The snatching of a 2-year-old boy by an alligator from a beach at a Disney resort Tuesday night immediately raised questions about the animal’s behavior and the company’s responsibility.

Niger says 34 migrants found dead in Sahara Desert © BBC

Niger says 34 migrants found dead in Sahara Desert

Niger says the bodies of 34 migrants, including 20 children, have been found in the Sahara Desert near the border with Algeria.

US senators stage gun control filibuster © BBC

US senators stage gun control filibuster

US Democratic senators are conducting a filibuster in an attempt to force a vote on gun control legislation following the shooting at an Orlando nightclub that left 49 people dead.

 Body of boy seized by alligator found © BBC

Body of boy seized by alligator found

Police searching for a young boy seized by an alligator at Walt Disney World in Florida have recovered a body.

Wreckage found in Mediterranean © BBC

Wreckage found in Mediterranean

Wreckage of the EgyptAir flight that went missing over the Mediterranean last month has been found, Egyptian investigators say.

Dubai police crack down on speed-seekers by seizing 81 cars © BBC

Dubai police crack down on speed-seekers by seizing 81 cars

Speed-seekers in Dubai have been found using the emirate's long, straight highways to hold illegal races, reaching speeds of nearly 200mph (300km/h), police say.

Malaysia's Islamic airline Rayani Air barred from flying © BBC

Malaysia's Islamic airline Rayani Air barred from flying

Malaysia's first Islamic-compliant airline, Rayani Air, has been barred from flying for breaching regulations.

PlayStation VR has Star Wars and Resident Evil VII © BBC

PlayStation VR has Star Wars and Resident Evil VII

Sony has unveiled a raft of new games that will be playable in virtual reality on the PS4.

Philippines condemns Abu Sayyaf killing of Canadian Robert Hall

Philippines condemns Abu Sayyaf killing of Canadian Robert Hall

The Philippine president has condemned the "brutal and senseless murder" of a Canadian man by Abu Sayyaf militants.

 French police chief's killer 'claimed allegiance to IS' © BBC

French police chief's killer 'claimed allegiance to IS'

A man claiming allegiance to so-called Islamic State (IS) stabbed a French policeman to death before being killed when police stormed a house, in what officials say was a "terrorist act".

 How do you get denied a gun in Florida? © BBC

How do you get denied a gun in Florida?

What would prevent you from buying a gun under Florida law?

Vigils held around world to honour victims © BBC

Vigils held around world to honour victims

Vigils have been held in Orlando, Florida, and around the world for the victims of Sunday's deadly gun attack on a gay nightclub.

 Qatar convicts Dutch woman held 'after being raped' © BBCb

Qatar convicts Dutch woman held 'after being raped'

A court in Qatar has handed a suspended sentence to a Dutch woman charged with having sex outside marriage after she told police she had been raped.

Club attacker had 'grudge in his heart', father says © BBC

Club attacker had 'grudge in his heart', father says

The father of a gunman who killed 50 people in an Orlando gay club says he did not know that his son had a "grudge in his heart".

French government calls for alcohol ban in match zones © BBC

French government calls for alcohol ban in match zones

The French government has urged cities hosting Euro 2016 matches to ban alcohol near venues and fan zones.

Club attacker 'disturbed' says ex-wife © BBC

Club attacker 'disturbed' says ex-wife

The ex-wife of a man who opened fire on a gay nightclub in Orlando in the early hours of Sunday has said he was "mentally unstable" and "disturbed".

The target was a gay nightclub. The target was also all of us. © washingtonpost

The target was a gay nightclub. The target was also all of us.

It happened late at night, and the early pictures released from the Pulse nightclub in Orlando were confusing, because they showed young men in their best party clothes leaning on each other in a way that could have been friends wandering home after a bartender’s last call, but was instead people running for their lives.

 Bombings rock Damascus suburb Sayyida Zeinab © BBC

Bombings rock Damascus suburb Sayyida Zeinab

At least 12 people have been killed in suicide bomb attacks on a suburb of Damascus which is home to Syria's holiest Shia shrine, state media say.

Singer Christina Grimmie's killer 'came to confront her' © BBC

Singer Christina Grimmie's killer 'came to confront her'

The man suspected of killing US singer Christina Grimmie apparently came from another city to confront her, police in Florida say.

How unfair funding makes it harder to desegregate schools © washingtonpost

How unfair funding makes it harder to desegregate schools

Each week, In Theory takes on a big idea in the news and explores it from a range of perspectives. This week, we’re talking about school desegregation. Need a primer? Catch up here.

Erdoğan pens powerful tribute to honor Muhammad Ali © dailysabah

Erdoğan pens powerful tribute to honor Muhammad Ali

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan wrote a powerful tribute to the legendary boxing champion Muhammad Ali, who passed away on Friday at the age of 74, saying Muslim nations should take lessons from the champion's struggle as a member of Muslim minority in the United States.

Lenovo phones get Tango augmented reality and snap-on modules © BBC

Lenovo phones get Tango augmented reality and snap-on modules

Lenovo has announced two unusual smartphones - a model that uses special cameras to scan its surroundings and a handset with optional snap-on parts.

Hindu monastery worker hacked to death in Bangladesh © BBC

Hindu monastery worker hacked to death in Bangladesh

A Hindu monastery worker has been hacked to death in Bangladesh, police said, the latest in a string of attacks on secular and minority targets.

Philly jury awards $1.3 million in baby heart surgery death

Philly jury awards $1.3 million in baby heart surgery death

A Philadelphia jury has awarded $1.3 million to the estate of a days-old infant who died in 2011 after heart surgery at St. Christopher’s Hospital for children.

Tesla says there is no safety defect in its Model S or X © reuters

Tesla says there is no safety defect in its Model S or X

Tesla Motors Inc said on Friday there was no safety defect in its Model S or Model X, and that the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) had not opened any investigation or any "preliminary evaluation" on the matter.

Power cut disrupts Brussels airport © reuters

Power cut disrupts Brussels airport

A 90-minute power cut disrupted flights at Brussels Airport early on Friday, with passengers unable to check in and board planes.

Emails in Clinton probe dealt with planned drone strikes © reuters

Emails in Clinton probe dealt with planned drone strikes

Emails between U.S. diplomats in Islamabad and State Department officials in Washington about whether to challenge specific U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan are at the center of a criminal probe involving Hillary Clinton's handling of classified information, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.

 U.S. researcher contracts Zika during experiment © reuters

U.S. researcher contracts Zika during experiment

A United States laboratory researcher was back at work after contracting the Zika virus by pricking herself with a needle during an experiment last month, broadcaster ABC News said on Thursday.

Hollande warns unions against disrupting tournament © BBC

Hollande warns unions against disrupting tournament

French President Francois Hollande has warned against attempts to disrupt Euro 2016 with strike action, on the eve of the football tournament.

Bill Gates launches chicken plan to help Africa poor © BBC

Bill Gates launches chicken plan to help Africa poor

Microsoft founder Bill Gates has launched a campaign to help extremely poor families in sub-Saharan Africa by giving them chickens.

Ethiopia base in Somalia attacked by al-Shabab © BBC

Ethiopia base in Somalia attacked by al-Shabab

Somali Islamist militant group al-Shabab says it has killed 60 Ethiopian soldiers in an attack on an African Union base in central Somalia.

Apple revamps App Store, may not win over developers © reuters

Apple revamps App Store, may not win over developers

Apple Inc announced a series of long-awaited enhancements to its App Store on Wednesday, but the new features may not ease concerns of developers and analysts who say that the App Store model - and the very idea of the single-purpose app - has seen its best days.

More than 22 killed, 70 wounded, in two bombings in BaghdadMore than 22 killed, 70 wounded, in two bombings in Baghdad © reuters

More than 22 killed, 70 wounded, in two bombings in BaghdadMore than 22 killed, 70 wounded, in two bombings in Baghdad

More than 22 people were killed and 70 wounded in two separate bombings on Thursday in Baghdad, one targeting a commercial street and the other an army checkpoint, Iraqi police said.

Israel suspends Palestinian entry permits after Tel Aviv attack © reuters

Israel suspends Palestinian entry permits after Tel Aviv attack

The Israeli military on Thursday revoked permits for 83,000 Palestinians to visit Israel and said it would send hundreds more troops to the occupied West Bank after a Palestinian shooting attack that killed four Israelis in Tel Aviv.

Russia unveils new passenger plane it says will rival Boeing, Airbus © reuters

Russia unveils new passenger plane it says will rival Boeing, Airbus

Russia on Wednesday presented a new medium-range passenger plane which state media said was superior to its Western-made counterparts in many respects and would be snapped up by both Russian and foreign carriers.

Wooing Sanders supporters will be tough task for Clinton © reuters

Wooing Sanders supporters will be tough task for Clinton

Winning over Bernie Sanders supporters who flocked to his insurgent presidential campaign will be the first and possibly toughest order of business for Hillary Clinton after she became the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee this week.

Thailand's King Bhumibol marks 70 years on the throne © BBC

Thailand's King Bhumibol marks 70 years on the throne

Thailand is marking 70 years since King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world's longest-reigning living monarch, ascended to the throne.

Four killed in shopping centre attack © BBC

Four killed in shopping centre attack

Two Palestinian gunmen killed four people and wounded six others after opening fire at a popular open-air shopping and restaurant area of central Tel Aviv, Israeli authorities say.

Should America continue to be a world leader? © BBC

Should America continue to be a world leader?

Towering slabs of granite and a wall of gold stars are part of Washington's World War II memorial, commemorating the US soldiers who lost their lives in that conflict. It is a suitably imposing tribute to a decisive intervention that sealed America's status as a 'superpower.'

Apple to lower App Store 'tax' for loyal subscribers © BBC

Apple to lower App Store 'tax' for loyal subscribers

If you sell an app, subscription or other product through the App Store, Apple gets 30% of the money.

France releases terror alert app ahead of Euro 2016 © BBC

France releases terror alert app ahead of Euro 2016

The French government has released a mobile phone app to alert the public in the event of a terrorist attack.

PKK claims car bombing attack that killed 6 in s.eastern Midyat © dailysabah

PKK claims car bombing attack that killed 6 in s.eastern Midyat

The PKK terror group on Thursday claimed responsibility for Wednesday's car bomb attack on a police station in the southeastern town of Midyat that killed six people, including three civilians, according to a statement on its website.

Hospital 'hit in Aleppo air strike' © BBC

Hospital 'hit in Aleppo air strike'

At least 15 people are reported to have been killed and dozens wounded in a series of air strikes on rebel-held areas in the Syrian city of Aleppo.

Pressure builds on judge over California sexual assault case © reuters

Pressure builds on judge over California sexual assault case

Senator Barbara Boxer on Tuesday decried a California judge's decision to sentence a college athlete to just six months in jail for sexual assault, while signatures on an online petition calling for the jurist's ouster passed 400,000.

Yahoo hires investment bank to sell about 3,000 patents: WSJ © reuters

Yahoo hires investment bank to sell about 3,000 patents: WSJ

Yahoo Inc (YHOO.O) has hired boutique investment bank Black Stone IP LLC to sell about 3,000 of the internet company's patents, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

Tesla CEO says working exclusively with Panasonic for Model 3 battery

Tesla CEO says working exclusively with Panasonic for Model 3 battery

Tesla Motors is working exclusively with Panasonic Corp to supply batteries for the Model 3, its first mass-market car, the U.S. automaker's chief executive said on Wednesday, sending Panasonic shares higher.

Car bomb hits police station in southeast Turkey, many wounded -sources © euronews

Car bomb hits police station in southeast Turkey, many wounded -sources

A car bomb attack hit a police station in the southeastern Turkish province of Mardin on Wednesday, wounding many people, security sources said, a day after 11 people were killed in a bombing in Istanbul.

Obama will not attend memorial © BBC

Obama will not attend memorial

US President Barack Obama is to miss the memorial to boxer Muhammad Ali on Friday because it clashes with his daughter's high school graduation.

EgyptAir plane 'lands in Uzbekistan after bomb threat' © BBC

EgyptAir plane 'lands in Uzbekistan after bomb threat'

An EgyptAir plane flying from Cairo to Beijing has been forced to make an emergency landing in Uzbekistan due to a bomb threat, Uzbekistan Airways says.

Clinton hails 'milestone for women'

Clinton hails 'milestone for women'

Hillary Clinton has thanked her supporters for helping her reach a historic moment for women - the US Democratic nomination for president.

Nigeria's Buhari 'broke promise to end medical tourism' © BBC

Nigeria's Buhari 'broke promise to end medical tourism'

A leading Nigerian doctor has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of reneging on a promise to end "medical tourism" by seeking treatment in the UK.

Silvio Berlusconi, Italy ex-PM, in hospital for heart problem © BBC

Silvio Berlusconi, Italy ex-PM, in hospital for heart problem

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been taken to hospital with a heart problem, according to a spokeswoman for his party.

EU Court rules no jail for illegal migrants © BBC

EU Court rules no jail for illegal migrants

Non-EU migrants illegally entering an EU state in the Schengen zone should not face detention on those grounds, says the European Court of Justice.

How NATO really provoked Putin © reuters

How NATO really provoked Putin

Poland is about to host the largest multinational military exercises on its territory in more than a decade. The “Anakonda-16” exercises, involving 31,000 troops from more than 20 countries, are intended to showcase the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s unity and speed one month before the alliance’s summit in Warsaw.

Turkey to suspend EU migration deal if no visa-free travel for Turks: minister © reuters

Turkey to suspend EU migration deal if no visa-free travel for Turks: minister

Turkey would have to suspend its agreement with the European Union to stem the flow of migrants into the bloc if there is no deal to grant visa-free travel to Turks, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told state broadcaster TRT Haber on Tuesday.

Playboy mansion bought by Hugh Hefner's neighbour © BBC

Playboy mansion bought by Hugh Hefner's neighbour

Playboy Enterprises put the mansion up for sale as part of a change in corporate strategy forced by the rise of free online porn.

Health insurance prices rose less on Obamacare exchanges than off them © cnbc

Health insurance prices rose less on Obamacare exchanges than off them

Most people who buy Obamacare plans have no idea what the terms "on-exchange" or "off-exchange" mean. But their pocketbooks apparently do.

Seven-year-old Yamato Tanooka 'forgives father' © BBC

Seven-year-old Yamato Tanooka 'forgives father'

A Japanese boy who was lost for six days in dense forests after his parents left him behind has been discharged from hospital.

Istanbul blast 'targets police bus' in Vezneciler © BBC

Istanbul blast 'targets police bus' in Vezneciler

Five people have been injured by a blast which targeted a police bus in central Istanbul, Turkish media say.

Clinton secures enough delegates to become first woman to top a major-party ticket © washingtonpost

Clinton secures enough delegates to become first woman to top a major-party ticket

Hillary Clinton has secured enough delegates to win the Democratic presidential nomination, according to the Associated Press, emerging from a long and bruising primary season to become the first woman to lead a major party in the race for the White House.

T-Mobile’s plan to give away free stock could create a tax headache for millions of first-time investors © washingtonpost

T-Mobile’s plan to give away free stock could create a tax headache for millions of first-time investors

T-Mobile wants its customers to have a stake in the company’s future — literally. So it’s offering existing subscribers a free share of its stock and additional shares to any customer, new or old, who draws fresh converts from competing wireless networks.

NY Fed first rejected cyber-heist transfers, then moved $81 million © reuters

NY Fed first rejected cyber-heist transfers, then moved $81 million

Hours before the Federal Reserve Bank of New York approved four fraudulent requests to send $81 million from a Bangladesh Bank account to cyber thieves, the Fed branch blocked those same requests because they lacked information required to transfer money, according to two people with direct knowledge of the matter.

Azerbaijan reports 32 ceasefire violations by Armenian forces © tass

Azerbaijan reports 32 ceasefire violations by Armenian forces

Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry on Monday reported 32 cases of ceasefire violations by Armenia over the past 24 hours.

What's in Donald Trump's tax returns? © BBC

What's in Donald Trump's tax returns?

On 23 September 1952, vice presidential candidate Richard Nixon gave a speech laying out "everything I have earned, everything I have spent and everything I own".

 U.S.-backed force says Islamic State fleeing Syrian city © reuters

U.S.-backed force says Islamic State fleeing Syrian city

Islamic State fighters have been fleeing the Syrian city of Manbij with their families as U.S.-backed groups advance to within 6 km (4 miles) in an attack that has killed more than 150 jihadists, a spokesman for the U.S.-backed forces said.

Kenya police 'ready to use lethal force' against protesters © BBC

Kenya police 'ready to use lethal force' against protesters

Nairobi's police chief has warned opposition supporters not to take part in Monday's protest in the Kenyan capital "if you value your life".

US warns China on steel overcapacity © BBC

US warns China on steel overcapacity

The US Treasury Secretary has urged China to reduce its excess steel capacity, which he says is distorting global markets.

Turkey's Erdogan says women who reject motherhood 'incomplete' © BBC

Turkey's Erdogan says women who reject motherhood 'incomplete'

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said a woman who rejects motherhood is "deficient" and "incomplete", urging women to have at least three children.

Three killed, nine hurt near Liege © BBC

Three killed, nine hurt near Liege

At least three people have been killed and nine injured in a train crash in the Belgian town of Hermalle-sous-Huy, near Liege, reports say.

Healthcare helps Wall St. to slight gains; jobs report next © reuters

Healthcare helps Wall St. to slight gains; jobs report next

Wall Street closed slightly higher on Thursday as fresh data gave a rosier view of the economy and further gains for healthcare shares countered declines in energy names.

Asian shares rise, dollar nurses losses after jobs shock © reuters

Asian shares rise, dollar nurses losses after jobs shock

Asian shares rose on Monday and the dollar dragged itself off its lowest levels in nearly a month after U.S. nonfarm payrolls showed the slowest job growth in more than five years, quashing expectations for a near-term U.S. interest rate hike.

U.S. Navy slaps drinking ban on 18,600 sailors in Japan, ends liberty © reuters

U.S. Navy slaps drinking ban on 18,600 sailors in Japan, ends liberty

The U.S. Navy slapped a drinking ban on sailors stationed in Japan on Monday and halted off base liberty after police arrested a U.S. sailor on the southern island of Okinawa on suspicion of drunk driving following a car crash that injured two people.

American journalist, translator killed in Afghanistan

American journalist, translator killed in Afghanistan

A veteran American photojournalist and a translator working for NPR were killed while accompanying Afghan troops in southern Afghanistan on Sunday, NPR and military officials said.

 California or bust? Clinton hopes to strike gold in pivotal vote © reuters

California or bust? Clinton hopes to strike gold in pivotal vote

If Hillary Clinton ends up losing California to Bernie Sanders, it will be because of voters like Nallely Perez.

Muhammad Ali 'had a tough time for a year' before death - doctor © BBC

Muhammad Ali 'had a tough time for a year' before death - doctor

The three-time world heavyweight champion, who had Parkinson's disease for 32 years, died aged 74 from "septic shock due to unspecified natural causes" according to his family.

Some sanctions to be lifted from Russia when Minsk accords implemented — US ambassador © tass

Some sanctions to be lifted from Russia when Minsk accords implemented — US ambassador

After the successful implementation of the Minsk Agreements, some sanctions will be lifted from Russia, US Ambassador to Russia John Tefft said on Friday.

Bomb explodes outside mosque in Latakia © BBC

Bomb explodes outside mosque in Latakia

A bomb has exploded near a mosque in a Syrian coastal city, killing and wounding several people

Another Gaza War Is Coming

Another Gaza War Is Coming

Israel ended its last military operation in Gaza almost two years ago. But among some Israeli military officials, national security experts, and activists here, there is a palpable sense that another war is imminent, and that soon Hamas rockets will again be raining down on Israeli cities, prompting a crushing military response on the beleaguered, 25-mile long strip.

 Paris floodwaters set to peak as more rain forecast

Paris floodwaters set to peak as more rain forecast

Floodwaters in Paris are forecast to peak on Friday with the River Seine due to reach 6m (19ft) above its normal level.

Gates Foundation chief admits Common Core mistakes

Gates Foundation chief admits Common Core mistakes

After spending several billion dollars attempting to reform public education over nearly 20 years, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is saying that, oops, the job is harder than its leaders had thought.

 Japanese missing boy Yamato Tanooka found alive in Hokkaido

Japanese missing boy Yamato Tanooka found alive in Hokkaido

A boy missing in remote woods in Japan since Saturday after being left alone by his parents as punishment has been found alive and well.

Asia stocks edge up as markets look to U.S. jobs data for Fed clues © reuters

Asia stocks edge up as markets look to U.S. jobs data for Fed clues

Asian shares advanced on Friday as traders awaited U.S. jobs data later in the day, with subdued activity in many markets underscoring investor wariness over rising prospects of a near-term Federal Reserve rate hike.

Hillary Clinton: Donald Trump is 'dangerously incoherent'

Hillary Clinton: Donald Trump is 'dangerously incoherent'

Hillary Clinton has called Republican presumptive nominee Donald Trump "dangerously incoherent".

Global terror attacks down 13% in 2015  © BBC

Global terror attacks down 13% in 2015

There was a marked fall in the number of terror attacks around the world in 2015, the US State Department has said.

Google’s appeal in Russian regulator case to be considered during closed session

Google’s appeal in Russian regulator case to be considered during closed session

In 2015, the Federal Antimonopoly Service ruled that Google Inc. and Google Ireland Ltd. had breached the competition protection law under the complaint of the Russian Internet company Yandex

 Exhibition displaying photos of 16th century Ottoman-era mosque set ablaze by PKK opened

Exhibition displaying photos of 16th century Ottoman-era mosque set ablaze by PKK opened

An exhibition displaying photographs of a mosque set ablaze twice by PKK was inaugurated in southeastern Diyarbakır province on Wednesday.

New concerns for Obamacare © washingtonpost

New concerns for Obamacare

Fresh problems for “Obamacare”: The largest health insurer in Texas wants to raise its rates on individual policies by an average of nearly 60 percent, a new sign that President Barack Obama’s overhaul hasn’t solved the problem of price spikes.

 U.S. auto sales fall in May as growth slows

U.S. auto sales fall in May as growth slows

U.S. auto buyers are tapping the brakes.

Former Wall Street executive charged with giving stock tips to fishing buddy

Former Wall Street executive charged with giving stock tips to fishing buddy

They met at a marina on the south shore of Long Island where they both kept their fishing boats. Soon, according to federal prosecutors, the Wall Street executive and plumber were spending every Saturday together fishing, playing pool or watching sports.

Saudis pledge not to shock oil markets as OPEC clash looms © reuters

Saudis pledge not to shock oil markets as OPEC clash looms

Saudi Arabia promised on Thursday not to shock the oil markets as OPEC headed into a heated debate about production policy, with Iran insisting on the right to raise output steeply.

German MPs recognise Armenian 'genocide' amid Turkish fury © BBC

German MPs recognise Armenian 'genocide' amid Turkish fury

The German parliament has approved a resolution declaring that the mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks during World War One was a "genocide".

 Thailand Tiger Temple to face charges over dead cubs © BBC

Thailand Tiger Temple to face charges over dead cubs

Wildlife authorities in Thailand have said they will press charges against a Buddhist temple where the bodies of 40 dead tiger cubs were found.

Trump angry as golf tournament is moved to Mexico © BBC

Trump angry as golf tournament is moved to Mexico

US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has reacted angrily after a leading golf tournament was moved from one of his courses to Mexico.

Calls for air drops of humanitarian aid to besieged towns © BBC

Calls for air drops of humanitarian aid to besieged towns

The US, UK and France have urged the UN to begin air drops of humanitarian aid to besieged areas in Syria.

A Palestinian teen killed an Israeli mom. Now their families struggle with why. © washingtonpost

A Palestinian teen killed an Israeli mom. Now their families struggle with why.

Natan Meir sat on the couch, his teenage daughter curled beside him, wrapped in a blanket, though the day was warm.

 Asia's April Iran oil imports rise 13% as Tehran retakes markets

Asia's April Iran oil imports rise 13% as Tehran retakes markets

Asian imports of Iranian oil in April rose by more than 13 percent from a year ago as Tehran vies to recoup market share lost under international sanctions, with shipments into India and South Korea offsetting a big slump in purchases by Japan.

Ex-Mossad head on Israel medical aid to al-Nusra Front © aljazeera

Ex-Mossad head on Israel medical aid to al-Nusra Front

The former head of Israel's intelligence agency Mossad defends the country's treatment of al-Nusra Front fighters on the Syrian border.

Tenants irked after apartment firm demanded Facebook 'likes' © BBC

Tenants irked after apartment firm demanded Facebook 'likes'

Tenants in Utah were asked to sign a new lease agreement requiring them to "friend" and "like" their apartment complex on Facebook.

California governor Jerry Brown endorses Hillary Clinton © BBC

California governor Jerry Brown endorses Hillary Clinton

California Governor Jerry Brown is endorsing Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton for president.

Black box signals heard, Egypt says © BBC

Black box signals heard, Egypt says

Signals likely to have come from the black boxes of the EgyptAir plane that crashed last month have been detected, Egyptian investigators say.

Forty dead cubs found in freezer © BBC

Forty dead cubs found in freezer

Forty dead tiger cubs have been found in a freezer at a Thai Buddhist temple accused of wildlife trafficking and animal abuse.

Russia's FSB security service says arrests hackers who defrauded banks © reuters

Russia's FSB security service says arrests hackers who defrauded banks

Russia's FSB security service said on Wednesday it had helped arrest members of what it said was an organized criminal group of hackers who stole 1.7 billion roubles ($25.42 million) from the accounts of Russian financial institutions.

U.S.-backed Syria forces launch offensive for Manbij pocket - U.S. officials © reuters

U.S.-backed Syria forces launch offensive for Manbij pocket - U.S. officials

Thousands of U.S.-backed fighters in Syria are launching an offensive to capture from Islamic State a crucial swathe of northern Syria known as the Manbij pocket following weeks of quiet preparations, U.S. officials disclosed to Reuters.

Global stocks limp into June on oil and data slips © reuters

Global stocks limp into June on oil and data slips

World shares started the new month on the back foot on Wednesday as sliding oil prices hurt energy-related shares and a raft of disappointing economic data dampened demand for riskier assets.

U.S. court rules $24.9 billion Dell buyout underpriced by 22 percent © reuters

U.S. court rules $24.9 billion Dell buyout underpriced by 22 percent

Michael Dell and Silver Lake Partners underpriced their 2013 $24.9 billion buyout of Dell Inc by about 22 percent and may have to pay tens of millions to investors who opposed the deal for the computer maker, a Delaware judge ruled on Tuesday.

North Korea editorial praises 'wise' Trump © BBC

North Korea editorial praises 'wise' Trump

North Korean state media has hailed US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump as a "wise politician" who could be good for the North.

World's longest and deepest rail tunnel to open in Switzerland © BBC

World's longest and deepest rail tunnel to open in Switzerland

The world's longest and deepest rail tunnel is to be officially opened in Switzerland, after almost two decades of construction work.

Chinese stowaway found in hold of Emirates flight to Dubai © BBC

Chinese stowaway found in hold of Emirates flight to Dubai

A Chinese teenager has been found hiding in the cargo hold of an Emirates passenger jet that had flown from Shanghai to Dubai.

 U.S. consumer spending surges; inflation creeping up © reuters

U.S. consumer spending surges; inflation creeping up

U.S. consumer spending recorded its biggest increase in more than six years in April and inflation rose steadily, more signs of an acceleration in economic growth that could persuade the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates again as early as June.

 Turkey counts cost of conflict as Kurdish militant battle rages on © BBC

Turkey counts cost of conflict as Kurdish militant battle rages on

Turkey's conflict with Kurdish militants, said to have killed more than 5,000 people since July, has also destroyed at least 6,000 buildings that will cost approaching 1 billion lira ($340 million) to rebuild, according to a government estimate.

 Tbilisi vegan cafe appeal over meat-wielding 'extremists' © BBC

Tbilisi vegan cafe appeal over meat-wielding 'extremists'

A vegan cafe in Tbilisi has appealed for public solidarity after being invaded by alleged ultra-nationalists wielding grilled meat and sausages.

VW profit tumbles 20% in wake of emissions scandal © BBC

VW profit tumbles 20% in wake of emissions scandal

Volkswagen profit has tumbled 20% in the first three months of 2016 as it continues to grapple with fallout from the diesel emissions scandal.

 North Korea missile test launch off east coast 'fails' © BBC

North Korea missile test launch off east coast 'fails'

North Korea has attempted to fire a ballistic missile off its east coast but the launch appears to have failed, South Korean military officials say.

Lionel Messi tax fraud trial opens in Spain © BBC

Lionel Messi tax fraud trial opens in Spain

The trial of Argentina and Barcelona footballer Lionel Messi on tax fraud charges has begun in Spain.

Air strikes on Idlib 'kill 23' © BBC

Air strikes on Idlib 'kill 23'

At least 23 people have been killed by air strikes on the rebel-held city of Idlib, in north-western Syria, activists say.

New call in Poland to extradite Roman Polanski to US © BBC

New call in Poland to extradite Roman Polanski to US

Poland's justice minister says he will appeal against a decision not to extradite film director Roman Polanski to the US for statutory rape.

The man hurting Clinton in her fight with Trump © BBC

The man hurting Clinton in her fight with Trump

Adding another unanticipated sidebar to this topsy-turvy election, Kenneth Starr has lavished praise on Bill Clinton, citing his "genuine empathy for human beings", calling him "the most gifted politician of the baby boomer generation" and commending his post-presidential philanthropy, which he noted was Carteresque in its benevolence.

 Islamic State group hits back as Iraqi army moves into Falluja © BBC

Islamic State group hits back as Iraqi army moves into Falluja

Militants from the so-called Islamic State have launched a dawn counter-attack as Iraqi government troops push into the city of Falluja.

 U.S.-led coalition troops seen near front line in new Iraq offensive © reuters

U.S.-led coalition troops seen near front line in new Iraq offensive

Servicemen from the U.S.-led coalition were seen near the front line of a new offensive in northern Iraq launched on Sunday by Kurdish peshmerga forces that aims to retake a handful of villages from Islamic State east of their Mosul stronghold.

Noble Group CEO quits unexpectedly, raising doubts over strategy © reuters

Noble Group CEO quits unexpectedly, raising doubts over strategy

Noble Group's (NOBG.SI) CEO Yusuf Alireza quit on Monday, a surprise move that comes just weeks after he secured crucial financing for Asia's biggest commodity trader and raises questions about its future strategy.

Judge criticized by Trump unseals documents in Trump University case © reuters

Judge criticized by Trump unseals documents in Trump University case

A judge, called a "hater" by Donald Trump for his handling of a lawsuit related to the businessman's Trump University real estate school, has unsealed documents related to the case.

Chad's ex-ruler convicted of crimes against humanity © BBC

Chad's ex-ruler convicted of crimes against humanity

Chad's ex-ruler Hissene Habre has been convicted of crimes against humanity and sentenced to life in prison at his war crimes trial in Senegal.

Turkey tourist arrivals see biggest drop in 17 years

Turkey tourist arrivals see biggest drop in 17 years

The latest official figures show that the number of foreign visitors to Turkey fell by 28 percent in April in what appears to be a result of tensions with Russia and security concerns after a wave of bombings.

Turkish rockets, U.S.-led coalition hit Islamic State in Syria

Turkish rockets, U.S.-led coalition hit Islamic State in Syria

Turkish and US-led coalition airstrikes killed 104 Islamic State militants in retaliation for the latest attack on a Turkish border province, Turkish media reported on Saturday, citing military sources.

Vladimir Putin visits Mount Athos, all-male Orthodox enclave

Vladimir Putin visits Mount Athos, all-male Orthodox enclave

Russian President Vladimir Putin is visiting the monasteries at Mount Athos, in northern Greece, one of Orthodox Christianity's holiest sites.

Cheapest fuel in a decade drives US holiday weekend © BBC

Cheapest fuel in a decade drives US holiday weekend

American drivers take to the roads this holiday weekend enjoying the lowest fuel prices for a decade.

Paris lightning strikes children's party in Parc Monceau © BBC

Paris lightning strikes children's party in Parc Monceau

Eleven people, most of them children, have been struck by lightning in a Paris park, with six of them seriously injured, officials say.

WHO rejects 'move Rio Olympics' call © BBC

WHO rejects 'move Rio Olympics' call

The World Health Organization (WHO) has rejected a call to move or postpone this summer's Rio Olympic Games over the Zika outbreak.

China Wanda City theme park opens in a battle with Disney © BBC

China Wanda City theme park opens in a battle with Disney

China's richest man has opened a massive entertainment complex to compete with US giant Disney.

WW2 aircraft in Hudson River © BBC

WW2 aircraft in Hudson River

A vintage World War Two aircraft has crashed in the Hudson River between New York and New Jersey.

Cameroon's Cardiopad inventor wins African engineering award © BBC

Cameroon's Cardiopad inventor wins African engineering award

Cameroonian inventor Arthur Zang has won a £25,000 ($37,000) prize for his device that does heart examinations.

Iran's uranium stockpile stays within limit set by nuclear deal: IAEA

Iran's uranium stockpile stays within limit set by nuclear deal: IAEA

Iran has stayed within the limits of a nuclear deal it reached with world powers last year on its stockpiles of uranium and heavy water, two chemicals that could be used for atomic bombs, the U.N. nuclear agency said on Friday.

Russia may extend counter-sanctions until end-2017: PM

Russia may extend counter-sanctions until end-2017: PM

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has ordered his ministers to draft proposals to extend Moscow's food import ban until the end of 2017.

Hollande 'won't back down' over protests © BBC

Hollande 'won't back down' over protests

French President Francois Hollande insists he will not back down over labour market reforms as trade unions threaten to escalate their protests.

Israel resumes cement shipments for private Gaza reconstruction after 45-day break © reuters

Israel resumes cement shipments for private Gaza reconstruction after 45-day break

Israel on Monday resumed deliveries to the Gaza Strip of cement for home reconstruction by private individuals, ending a 45-day-old ban it imposed after it accused the Palestinian enclave's Hamas rulers of seizing some of the stock.

 Life sentences for five convicted

Life sentences for five convicted

Five people convicted over the 2010 bomb attacks in Uganda's capital, Kampala, which killed 74 people, have been given life sentences.

Saudi Aramco says discovers new fields, to continue energy investments © BBC

Saudi Aramco says discovers new fields, to continue energy investments

Saudi Arabia's state oil giant Aramco discovered new oil and gas fields last year and the kingdom is committed to continue investing in its energy sector to meet future demand, its new energy minister said.

Islamic State drives Syria rebels from near Turkish border © reuters

Islamic State drives Syria rebels from near Turkish border

Islamic State fighters captured territory from Syrian rebels near the Turkish border on Friday and inched closer to a town on a supply route for foreign-backed insurgents fighting the jihadists, a monitoring group said.

U.S. first-quarter economic growth revised up to 0.8 percent

U.S. first-quarter economic growth revised up to 0.8 percent

U.S. economic growth slowed in the first quarter although not as sharply as initially thought, amid a surge in spending on home building and a steady increase in inventory investment by businesses.

China faces headaches from warming Vietnam-U.S. ties

China faces headaches from warming Vietnam-U.S. ties

At a stroke, the U.S. and Vietnam have complicated the strategic outlook for China over the disputed South China Sea.

 N Korea could be linked to cyber-attacks on banks, security firm says © BBC

N Korea could be linked to cyber-attacks on banks, security firm says

A top cyber-security firm is investigating whether North Korea could be linked to attacks on banks in recent months.

Barack Obama set for historic Hiroshima visit © BBC

Barack Obama set for historic Hiroshima visit

Barack Obama is set to arrive in Hiroshima and become the first serving US president to visit the Japanese city since the 1945 nuclear bombing.

Iran ready to cooperate in Oman oil, gas projects

Iran ready to cooperate in Oman oil, gas projects

Iran is willing to cooperate with Oman in developing oil and gas projects, said the Managing Director of Iran Ship Building and Offshore Industries Complex Co. (ISOICO) on Wednesday.

 Dubai's Burj Al Arab retains position as 'Best Hotel in the World' © emirates

Dubai's Burj Al Arab retains position as 'Best Hotel in the World'

Burj Al Arab, one of the world's most luxurious hotel, has won the ‘Best Hotel in the World’ and ‘Best Hotel in the Middle East’ awards at the Ultimate Luxury Travel Related Awards, as voted by the readers of the UK edition of Ultratravel, the Daily Telegraph's travel pages.

 Russia signs major oil rig deal with Iran © iran-daily

Russia signs major oil rig deal with Iran

Russia’s Krasnye Barrikady said on Thursday that it had won a contract worth $1 billion from Iran to construct five offshore drilling rigs for the country.

US soldiers spotted wearing PKK-linked YPG badges in offensive against Daesh in Raqqa © dailysabah

US soldiers spotted wearing PKK-linked YPG badges in offensive against Daesh in Raqqa

The Syrian affiliate of the PKK terrorist organization, the Democratic Union Party's (PYD) armed wings the People's Protection Units (YPG) and the Women's Protection Units (YPJ) started an all-out offensive against Daesh on Wednesday, this time targeting the very heart of the group: their de facto capital Raqqa.

Russian Foreign Ministry hopes for close coordination with US on Raqqah liberation

Russian Foreign Ministry hopes for close coordination with US on Raqqah liberation

Moscow hopes for closer cooperation with Washington on coordinating steps on liberating Syria’s Raqqah, Russian presidential

An American GI defected to North Korea. Now his sons are propaganda stars. © washingtonpost

An American GI defected to North Korea. Now his sons are propaganda stars.

Their names are Ted and James, and they look like the kinds of men you might bump into on the streets of Richmond, Va., where their father was born.

The real reason America controls its nukes with ancient floppy disks

The real reason America controls its nukes with ancient floppy disks

America’s nuclear arsenal depends on a surprising relic of the 1970s that few of us may recall: the humble floppy disk.

Donald Trump keeps attacking fellow Republicans © washingtonpost

Donald Trump keeps attacking fellow Republicans

A fresh string of attacks by Donald Trump this week on rivals in the GOP establishment — including one delivered against a prominent Latina governor in her home state — raised new doubts about his ability or desire to unite the party’s badly fractured leadership.

World leaders 'rattled' by Trump © BBC

World leaders 'rattled' by Trump

US President Barack Obama has said that international leaders "have good reason to be rattled" by pronouncements made by the Republican White House contender, Donald Trump.

 Obamas lease $4.3 million home in tony DC neighborhood - with nine bedrooms, an exercise room, and even a butler's pantry waiting for them when they quit the White House

Obamas lease $4.3 million home in tony DC neighborhood - with nine bedrooms, an exercise room, and even a butler's pantry waiting for them when they quit the White House

President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama have leased a spectacular 8,200 square-foot home in one of DC's most elegant neighborhoods as their first post-White House dwelling.

Eleven US states oppose transgender schools edict © BBC

Eleven US states oppose transgender schools edict

Eleven US states have filed a lawsuit challenging the Obama administration's recent efforts to expand the rights of transgender students.

US nuclear force 'still uses floppy disks' © BBC

US nuclear force 'still uses floppy disks'

The US nuclear weapons force still uses a 1970s-era computer system and floppy disks, a government report has revealed.

Nuclear power plant workers to join strike

Nuclear power plant workers to join strike

Workers at French nuclear power stations are due to down tools amid growing industrial action over controversial labour reforms.

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard in marriage split © BBC

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard in marriage split

Film star Johnny Depp and his actress wife Amber Heard are to divorce, US court documents have revealed.

World leaders visit Shinto religion's holiest shrine © BBC

World leaders visit Shinto religion's holiest shrine

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe has taken world leaders to the Shinto religion's holiest site, as the Group of Seven (G7) summit begins in the country.

Oil hits $50 a barrel for first time this year

Oil hits $50 a barrel for first time this year

The price of oil has gone above $50 a barrel for the first time in 2016 as supply disruptions and increased global demand continue to fuel a recovery.

PKK terror attack in eastern Turkey leaves 6 soldiers dead, 4 wounded © dailysabah

PKK terror attack in eastern Turkey leaves 6 soldiers dead, 4 wounded

Six Turkish soldiers were killed and four others were wounded in a PKK terror attack on Tuesday in the district of Çaldıran in eastern Van province.

 Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko released by Russia in prisoner swap © guardian

Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko released by Russia in prisoner swap

A Ukrainian pilot detained in Russia since 2014 has made a triumphant return home following a prisoner swap that saw her traded for two Russians.

Iran, Russia to cooperate in constructing offshore rigs

Iran, Russia to cooperate in constructing offshore rigs

An Iranian industrial company will, for the first time, build five offshore drilling rigs in cooperation with a Russian firm.

Report slams Israel's military law enforcement system © Aljazeera

Report slams Israel's military law enforcement system

Citing a raft of deep systemic failures, human rights group B'Tselem has announced that it will no longer cooperate with Israel's military law enforcement system.

Somalia president warns against closure © BBC

Somalia president warns against closure

Somalia's president has called for "a better way" to bring home refugees from his country, with Kenya insisting that it will go ahead with its plan to close the world's largest refugee camp.

Microsoft hangs up on smartphone workers © BBC

Microsoft hangs up on smartphone workers

Microsoft has announced plans to cut up to 1,850 jobs as part of efforts to scale back its smartphone business.

Eurozone deal unlocks €10.3bn © BBC

Eurozone deal unlocks €10.3bn

Greece has agreed a deal to unlock a further 10.3bn euros ($11.5bn; £7.8bn) in loans from its international creditors, after talks in Brussels.

Violent protests at Trump New Mexico rally © BBC

Violent protests at Trump New Mexico rally

Demonstrators outside a Donald Trump rally in New Mexico have set fire to campaign merchandise and clashed with police.

 Tsai Ing-wen 'extremist because single' article riles social media © BBC

Tsai Ing-wen 'extremist because single' article riles social media

An article on Chinese state media that said Taiwan's new leader Tsai Ing-wen has an "extremist style" because she is unmarried has prompted outrage online.

 Why has Trump caught Clinton in the polls? © BBC

Why has Trump caught Clinton in the polls?

For the first time in this long election campaign, Republican Donald Trump has pulled ahead of Democrat Hillary Clinton in the RealClearPolitics average of national polls.

Russia frees Ukraine servicewoman © BBC

Russia frees Ukraine servicewoman

Russia has freed jailed Ukrainian servicewoman Nadiya Savchenko, who became a symbol of resistance against Moscow.

 Kurds launch campaign north of IS-held Raqqa © BBC

Kurds launch campaign north of IS-held Raqqa

A US-backed alliance of Syrian Kurdish and Arab fighters has begun a campaign to expel Islamic State (IS) militants from land north of Raqqa.

 US seeks death penalty over Charleston church shooting © BBC

US seeks death penalty over Charleston church shooting

The US justice department is seeking the death penalty in the case of the Charleston church shooting which claimed nine lives last year.

Afghan Taliban announce successor to Mullah Mansour

Afghan Taliban announce successor to Mullah Mansour

The Afghan Taliban have announced a new leader to replace Mullah Akhtar Mansour who was killed in a US drone strike.

Swiss criminal probe into BSI bank over 1MDB links © BBC

Swiss criminal probe into BSI bank over 1MDB links

Swiss financial regulators have opened criminal proceedings against the country's BSI bank over links to corruption allegations against Malaysia's 1MDB fund.

Turkey could block EU deal over visas © BBC

Turkey could block EU deal over visas

Turkey's parliament will block a deal reached with the EU on migrants if Turks do not gain visa-free access to the bloc, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned.

Greece moves thousands of migrants from Idomeni camp © BBC

Greece moves thousands of migrants from Idomeni camp

Thousands of stranded migrants are being evacuated from the makeshift Idomeni camp on Greece's northern border with Macedonia.

Trying to bring more innovation to American health care © washingtonpost

Trying to bring more innovation to American health care

Susannah Fox, the chief technology officer of the Department of Health and Human Services, was the entrepreneur-in-residence at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and also served as the associate director of the Internet Project at the Pew Research Center.

Clinton and Trump sharpen their attacks © BBC

Clinton and Trump sharpen their attacks

US presidential hopefuls Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have sharpened their attacks as they both turn their attention to the general election.

Google's Paris HQ raided in tax probe © BBC

Google's Paris HQ raided in tax probe

French finance officials have raided the Paris offices of US internet giant Google as part of a tax fraud investigation.

IS 'destroyed helicopters' at Russian base © BBC

IS 'destroyed helicopters' at Russian base

New satellite imagery appears to reveal extensive damage to a strategically significant airbase in central Syria used by Russian forces after an attack by so-called Islamic State (IS).

The US veterans going back to live in Vietnam © BBC

The US veterans going back to live in Vietnam

More than 40 years after the end of the Vietnam war, dozens of ageing former American soldiers have gone back to the country to live. Some had difficulty adapting to civilian life in the US. Others have gone back in the hope of atoning for wrongs they believe were committed during the war.

Six things about the $6 Bourdain-Obama meal © BBC

Six things about the $6 Bourdain-Obama meal

Deep in the heart of Hanoi, US President Barack Obama sat down for a $6 meal with celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain on Tuesday. The chef, known for his love of adventurous street food, described the date in a series of tweets and an Instagram post.

Twitter revamps 140-character tweet length rules © BBC

Twitter revamps 140-character tweet length rules

Twitter is overhauling some of its rules to try to make itself simpler to use and more attractive to newcomers.

Russia Reenters Int'l Sovereign Bond Market With Eurobond Issue © sputnik

Russia Reenters Int'l Sovereign Bond Market With Eurobond Issue

Russia has resumed selling its government bonds on the international market, issuing its first Eurobonds earlier on Monday, a banking source told RIA Novosti on Monday.

UAE-US initiative to combat Daesh propaganda launches on Facebook

UAE-US initiative to combat Daesh propaganda launches on Facebook

The Sawab Center, a joint UAE-US initiative to combat Daesh propaganda on social media, announced the launch of its presence on Facebook, opening a new front in the battle to confront the spread of extremism online.

Tehran, New Delhi, Kabul ink historic transit deal

Tehran, New Delhi, Kabul ink historic transit deal

Iran, India and Afghanistan sign a key trilateral deal, known as the Chabahar agreement, to establish a strategic transit and transport route connecting the three countries.

Erdoğan, Merkel agree to continue visa-free travel talks, Turkish Presidency says © dailysabah

Erdoğan, Merkel agree to continue visa-free travel talks, Turkish Presidency says

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and German Chancellor Angela Merkel came to a mutual agreement on Monday during the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, for Turkey to continue its negotations with EU institutions for visa-free travel, according to presidential sources.

Austria far right thwarted, Van der Bellen elected president © BBC

Austria far right thwarted, Van der Bellen elected president

Alexander Van der Bellen has won Austria's presidential election, preventing Norbert Hofer from becoming the EU's first far-right head of state.

Facebook apologies for plus-size ad ban © BBC

Facebook apologies for plus-size ad ban

Facebook has apologised after refusing to run an advert featuring plus-sized model Tess Holliday wearing a bikini.

Shake-up in Israeli politics prompts 'seeds of fascism' warning

Shake-up in Israeli politics prompts 'seeds of fascism' warning

A military affairs commentator interrupts his broadcast to deliver a monologue: I'm alarmed by what's happening in Israel, he says, I think my children should leave.

 South Africa prosecutor to challenge Jacob Zuma corruption ruling

South Africa prosecutor to challenge Jacob Zuma corruption ruling

South Africa's prosecution says it will appeal against a court ruling that it should reconsider corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma.

Leaders gather for controversial World Humanitarian Summit © BBC

Leaders gather for controversial World Humanitarian Summit

Hundreds of world leaders have gathered in Istanbul for the opening of the first World Humanitarian Summit, organised by the United Nations.

Virginia health care: Pay by the month, get unlimited visits

Virginia health care: Pay by the month, get unlimited visits

In January, Dr. Maura McLaughlin started a new type of primary care practice in central Virginia. Instead of getting payments from insurance companies for each appointment, her patients pay her directly, and get unlimited visits for a fixed monthly fee.

Donald Trump isn’t empathetic. Is that a problem? © washingtonpost

Donald Trump isn’t empathetic. Is that a problem?

Donald Trump has cleared every electoral hurdle before him in this presidential race. He went from 1 percent, literally, to the top of the polls. He beat 16 other people for the Republican nomination.

In a time of hate, two education enemies find agreement © washingtonpost

In a time of hate, two education enemies find agreement

In this year of deep political splits and bad manners, who would have predicted that our great national-education debate has reached such a friendly, we-can-all-get-along moment?

Thirty climbers sick on Everest after three deaths  © BBC

Thirty climbers sick on Everest after three deaths

About 30 climbers have suffered frostbite or become ill on Mount Everest after three others died, apparently from altitude sickness.

IS suicide bomber kills army recruits in Aden © BBC

IS suicide bomber kills army recruits in Aden

At least 40 army recruits have been killed in a suicide bomb attack claimed by so-called Islamic State (IS) in the Yemeni city of Aden, officials say.

Bayer's Monsanto bid to create biggest agricultural supplier © BBC

Bayer's Monsanto bid to create biggest agricultural supplier

German drugs giant Bayer has made a $62bn (£43bn) offer for Monsanto, in a deal that would create the world's biggest agricultural supplier.

Obama lifts US embargo on lethal arms sales to Vietnam © BBC

Obama lifts US embargo on lethal arms sales to Vietnam

President Barack Obama has announced the US is fully lifting its embargo on sales of lethal weapons to Vietnam, its one-time enemy.

 Deadly blasts rock Assad strongholds

Deadly blasts rock Assad strongholds

At least 78 people have been killed in a series of bomb attacks in two government strongholds on Syria's Mediterranean coast, state media say.

Greek judges tell Syrian refugee Turkey is unsafe © BBC

Greek judges tell Syrian refugee Turkey is unsafe

Greek judges have ruled that a Syrian asylum seeker should not be sent back to Turkey because it is not safe.

Victims' families sue Putin and Russia © BBC

Victims' families sue Putin and Russia

Families of victims of downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 are suing Russia and its President Vladimir Putin in the European Court of Human Rights.

Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon resigns in protest © BBC

Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon resigns in protest

Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon has resigned, warning that Israel has been taken over by "dangerous and extreme elements".

Secret Service stops armed man © BBC

Secret Service stops armed man

The Secret Service has shot an armed man outside the White House, according to US officials.

Obama pushes for more Zika funding in US © BBC

Obama pushes for more Zika funding in US

President Barack Obama has criticised the US Congress for failing to back his request for a $1.9bn (£1.25bn) fund to combat the spreading Zika virus.

Man-eating Nile crocodiles found in US © BBC

Man-eating Nile crocodiles found in US

DNA tests have confirmed that three man-eating Nile crocodiles have been found living in Florida's swamps.

Standards for 'too big to fail' insurance firms coming soon © reuters

Standards for 'too big to fail' insurance firms coming soon

The Federal Reserve will soon take up prudential standards and liquidity requirements for insurance companies deemed "too big to fail" that are intended to head off risks to financial stability, Fed Governor Daniel Tarullo said in a speech to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners on Friday.

 The very idea of a President Trump scares some, bolsters others in Asia

The very idea of a President Trump scares some, bolsters others in Asia

Donald Trump's 'isolationist' foreign policy pronouncements are feeding insecurity in some Asian nations fearful of China's growing power, and risk emboldening nationalists and authoritarians in the region.

Wall Street higher at open © reuters

Wall Street higher at open

U.S. stocks opened higher on Friday as investors digested the possibility of a June rate hike, a day after the S&P 500 fell to its lowest in two months.

Obama's Hiroshima visit looks to future amid charges of selective amnesia © reuters

Obama's Hiroshima visit looks to future amid charges of selective amnesia

Japan and the United States are presenting U.S. President Barack Obama's visit to Hiroshima as an affirmation of a strong alliance and a step towards world denuclearization, but critics see selective amnesia and paradoxes on nuclear policy.

Russia proposes to U.S., coalition forces joint strikes in Syria from May 25

Russia proposes to U.S., coalition forces joint strikes in Syria from May 25

Russia has proposed to the Unites States and the U.S.-led coalition that they begin on May 25 joint air strikes in Syria, targeting the Nusra Front and other rebels who are not observing the ceasefire, Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Friday

Dollar cruises to third weekly win, stocks bounce

Dollar cruises to third weekly win, stocks bounce

The dollar cruised to its third straight week of gains on Friday and stocks and commodity markets showed signs that they too might be able to handle another U.S. interest rate hike in the coming months.

Parliament in Turkey backs lifting immunity from prosecution

Parliament in Turkey backs lifting immunity from prosecution

The Turkish parliament has approved a controversial bill that will strip MPs of their immunity from prosecution.

Iran-Saudi tensions simmer in Lebanon © BBC

Iran-Saudi tensions simmer in Lebanon

When thousands of mourners gathered in the southern suburbs of Beirut last week to bury top Hezbollah commander Mustafa Badreddine, who was killed in Syria, they repeatedly chanted "Death to al Saud".

Second schoolgirl rescued - Nigerian army © BBC

Second schoolgirl rescued - Nigerian army

A second schoolgirl from the more than 200 seized in the Nigerian town of Chibok has been found, the army says.

Why is Apple’s Tim Cook visiting India?

Why is Apple’s Tim Cook visiting India?

Less than seven hours after a midnight landing in India, Apple CEO Tim Cook was spotted in a famous Hindu temple in Mumbai on Wednesday.

Uber joins race for driverless cars

Uber joins race for driverless cars

US car-hailing company Uber has joined the race for driverless car technology, confirming it is testing a vehicle on the streets of Pittsburgh.

San Francisco police chief quits amid racism row © BBC

San Francisco police chief quits amid racism row

San Francisco's Police Chief Greg Suhr has stepped down hours after a police officer shot and killed a young black woman driving a suspected stolen car.

Veteran CBS News journalist Morley Safer dies

Veteran CBS News journalist Morley Safer dies

Morley Safer, who retired from CBS News just days ago, has died at age 84 after a 61-year career in journalism.

 Missing plane wreckage found

Missing plane wreckage found

Wreckage of EgyptAir flight MS804 has been found near Greek island of Karpathos, Egyptian aviation officials have confirmed.

Man arrested by Met Police

Man arrested by Met Police

A man has been arrested in the grounds of Buckingham Palace after scaling a perimeter wall, police have said.

Air strike on Rastan 'kills family'

Air strike on Rastan 'kills family'

A government air strike on a rebel-held town in central Syria has killed at least 12 members of the same family, activists and a monitoring group say.

Bayer makes takeover offer for agriculture giant Monsanto

Bayer makes takeover offer for agriculture giant Monsanto

German drug and chemicals-maker Bayer has made a takeover bid for agricultural giant Monsanto in a deal that could create the world's biggest supplier of seeds and pesticides.

Erdogan ally nominated as PM

Erdogan ally nominated as PM

The ruling AK Party in Turkey has picked Binali Yildirim as candidate for leader, a fortnight after a reported dispute with the president prompted the prime minister to quit.

Eric and Don have the Trump name, the money, the genes. Here’s what makes them different.

Eric and Don have the Trump name, the money, the genes. Here’s what makes them different.

The children released their own statement from Colorado ski country.

Trump’s business booms as he runs for president, financial disclosures show

Trump’s business booms as he runs for president, financial disclosures show

Business has boomed in Donald Trump’s financial empire during the time he has run for president, according to an analysis of his federal disclosure forms.

Gun that killed Trayvon Martin 'sold' in private auction

Gun that killed Trayvon Martin 'sold' in private auction

The handgun used to kill unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin in 2012 has been sold in a private auction, according to the website that hosted the sale.

Majority would welcome refugees - survey

Majority would welcome refugees - survey

A majority of people (80%) would accept refugees in their country, with many even ready to take them into their own home, a global survey suggests.

Chinese jets intercept US spy plane over South China Sea, Pentagon says

Chinese jets intercept US spy plane over South China Sea, Pentagon says

Two Chinese fighters have carried out an "unsafe" intercept of a US military aircraft over the South China Sea, the Pentagon says.

American B-52 bomber crashes in Guam © BBC

American B-52 bomber crashes in Guam

A B-52 bomber has crashed shortly after take-off at a US base in Guam, the US Air Force says.

The assault on public education in North Carolina just keeps on coming © washingtonpost

The assault on public education in North Carolina just keeps on coming

For the last five years in North Carolina, conservatives have dictated education (and every other policy) at the state level — and for students and teachers, the result has been a mess.

Polish PM wants Bill Clinton’s apology for political comment © washingtonpost

Polish PM wants Bill Clinton’s apology for political comment

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton should apologize to the Poles for having said they think “democracy is too much trouble” and want to have an “authoritarian dictatorship,” Poland’s prime minister said Wednesday.

House set to vote on AUMF legitimizing the war against the Islamic State

House set to vote on AUMF legitimizing the war against the Islamic State

After years of discussion, the House is set to vote Wednesday on the continued relevance of a war authorization the Obama administration relies on to legally justify the war against the Islamic State.

Palestinian hunger striker protests Israel's detention

Palestinian hunger striker protests Israel's detention

Sami al-Janazareh vowed to continue his strike if the Israeli court extends his administrative detention.

US slaps China steel imports with fivefold tax increase

US slaps China steel imports with fivefold tax increase

The US has raised its import duties on Chinese steelmakers by more than fivefold after accusing them of selling their products below market prices.

Nigeria unions to press ahead with strike despite court ruling

Nigeria unions to press ahead with strike despite court ruling

Nigeria's main trade union federation says it will press ahead with a general strike on Wednesday, despite a court injunction against the action.

Mark Zuckerberg to meet US conservatives over Trending row © BBC

Mark Zuckerberg to meet US conservatives over Trending row

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg will extend an olive branch to several high profile conservative figures in US politics on Wednesday.

Suzuki shares slump on reports of improper fuel economy testing © BBC

Suzuki shares slump on reports of improper fuel economy testing

Shares of Japanese car maker Suzuki Motor have tumbled by as much as 15% on reports it may have conducted improper fuel economy testing.

Donald Trump open to talks with North Korea

Donald Trump open to talks with North Korea

US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says he is willing to meet the North Korean leader to discuss Pyongyang's nuclear programme.

Russian opposition activists beaten in airport assault

Russian opposition activists beaten in airport assault

In an attack reflecting rising political violence in Russia, pro-Kremlin activists on Tuesday beat members of an opposition advocacy group led by a prominent whistleblower, injuring six people and leaving one hospitalized.

World powers vow to bolster truce and deliver aid

World powers vow to bolster truce and deliver aid

World powers have agreed to try to turn the crumbling partial truce in Syria into a more comprehensive ceasefire.

 US consumer prices rise at fastest pace in three years © BBC

US consumer prices rise at fastest pace in three years

US consumer prices rose at their fastest pace in three years in April as energy prices climbed, figures show.

Shahbaz Taseer recalls four-year hostage ordeal © BBC

Shahbaz Taseer recalls four-year hostage ordeal

Shahbaz Taseer, the son of a Pakistani politician, has spoken out about his four years in captivity.

Four more ways the CIA has meddled in Africa

Four more ways the CIA has meddled in Africa

The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has a long history of involvement in African affairs, so Sunday's reports that the 1962 arrest of Nelson Mandela came following a CIA tip-off don't come as a huge surprise.

Sinead O'Connor missing: Pop singer found in US © BBC

Sinead O'Connor missing: Pop singer found in US

Irish singer Sinead O'Connor has been found after being missing for more than a day, say police near Chicago.

Clinton leans on Democratic loyalists to gain upper hand in Kentucky primary

Clinton leans on Democratic loyalists to gain upper hand in Kentucky primary

Over the weekend, for example, Sanders supporters in Nevada put up a fight to win a small delegate edge at the chaotic state convention, perhaps foreshadowing a similar battle at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia in July.

Apple’s big bet on China is also a bet on driverless cars

Apple’s big bet on China is also a bet on driverless cars

Apple's unprecedented decision to throw $1 billion into a Chinese ride-hailing firm last week may seem like a head-scratcher. Why cars? And why not invest that money here in the United States?

Kerry and Lavrov chair Vienna meeting aimed at kickstarting Syria peace effort

Kerry and Lavrov chair Vienna meeting aimed at kickstarting Syria peace effort

Optimism in short supply at meeting of International Syria Support Group, which hopes to patch up partial ceasefire agreement

Hong Kong security tightened as top Chinese official visits

Hong Kong security tightened as top Chinese official visits

Tight security is in place in Hong Kong for the visit of the most senior official from Beijing since the pro-democracy protests of 2014.

Oil workers evacuate camps near Fort McMurray

Oil workers evacuate camps near Fort McMurray

Hundreds of Canadian oil workers have been ordered to evacuate camps near the fire-hit town of Fort McMurray as a resurgent wildfire heads towards them.

ICBC to be first Chinese lender to own London vault

ICBC to be first Chinese lender to own London vault

China's ICBC Standard Bank, the world's biggest bank by assets, has agreed to buy a massive vault in London.

EU security chief meets with leaders of Armenia and Azerbaijan — source

EU security chief meets with leaders of Armenia and Azerbaijan — source

Europe’s security chief Federica Mogherini is meeting the presidents of Azerbaijan and Armenia, Ilham Aliyev and Serzh Sargsyan, to discuss the settlement in Nagorno-Karabakh, a source at one of the delegations told TASS.

Iran arrests female models for posing without hijabs © Aljazeera

Iran arrests female models for posing without hijabs

At least eight people have been arrested in Iran in a crackdown on women posing for fashion photos online without a headscarf, Iranian media report.

Colleges heavily discount tuition, and it might be a race to extinction

Colleges heavily discount tuition, and it might be a race to extinction

The effects of growing income inequality continue to ripple through the American economy as every sector from retailers to automakers try to figure out how to appeal to an increasingly bifurcated consumer base — the rich, the poor, and a shrinking middle class.

Supreme Court sends Obamacare contraception case back to lower courts

Supreme Court sends Obamacare contraception case back to lower courts

A shorthanded Supreme Court declined Monday to decide challenges to an Affordable Care Act requirement about providing contraceptive coverage, saying that there was a possibility of compromise between religious objectors and the government.

Iran arrests eight for 'un-Islamic' Instagram modelling

Iran arrests eight for 'un-Islamic' Instagram modelling

Iran has arrested eight people working for online modelling agencies deemed to be "un-Islamic", the prosecutor of Tehran's cybercrimes court has said.

EU faces 'populist uprising'

EU faces 'populist uprising'

Former MI6 head Richard Dearlove has said Europe faces a "populist uprising" if it is unable to show its citizens it can control the migrant crisis.

David Cameron stands by attack on Donald Trump over Muslim 'ban'

David Cameron stands by attack on Donald Trump over Muslim 'ban'

Downing Street has said David Cameron stands by his criticism of Donald Trump but will work with whoever is elected US president.

US backs arming of government for IS fight

US backs arming of government for IS fight

The US and other world powers have said they are ready to arm Libya's UN-backed unity government to help it fight the self-styled Islamic State (IS) group.

Are shootings on the rise? © BBC

Are shootings on the rise?

A four-year-old has killed herself using her grandmother's gun, the latest in a string of shootings that involve young children. Are these incidents on the rise?

Oil prices rise on Nigerian outages, Goldman forecast

Oil prices rise on Nigerian outages, Goldman forecast

Oil prices jumped over 2 percent on Monday to their highest since October 2015 on growing Nigerian oil output disruptions and after long-time bear Goldman Sachs said the market had ended almost two years of oversupply and flipped to a deficit.

 Turkish, coalition forces hit Islamic State targets in Syria, kill 27

Turkish, coalition forces hit Islamic State targets in Syria, kill 27

Turkish and U.S.-led coalition forces struck Islamic State targets north of the Syrian city of Aleppo on Sunday, killing 27 fighters, state-run Anadolu Agency and other media reported.

 IS suicide bombers hit Taji gas plant

IS suicide bombers hit Taji gas plant

The Islamic State (IS) group has staged a suicide attack on a gas factory near Baghdad in which 14 people were killed and 20 wounded, Iraqi officials say.

 Bomb blast in Istanbul wounds four people

Bomb blast in Istanbul wounds four people

A bomb blast in the Istanbul district of Maltepe wounded four people overnight, Turkey's state-run Anadolu Agency reported on Monday.

Nigerian army says arrests suspected 'Avengers' militants in Delta

Nigerian army says arrests suspected 'Avengers' militants in Delta

The Nigerian army said on Monday it had arrested members of a militant group which has claimed responsibility for a wave of attacks on pipelines in the restive Delta region.

 Japan leads Asia to modest gains despite China data; dollar steady © reuters

Japan leads Asia to modest gains despite China data; dollar steady

Buoyant Japanese stocks led Asian stocks to modest gains on Monday, helping to offset some of the gloom from soft Chinese data, while the dollar firmed against the euro and yen after receiving a boost from upbeat U.S. indicators.

50th anniversary unmarked by state media

50th anniversary unmarked by state media

The 50th anniversary of the start of the Cultural Revolution, which plunged China into a decade of chaos, has been met with silence in state media.

 UN urges global response to refugee crisis

UN urges global response to refugee crisis

The UN high commissioner for refugees has warned that asylum seekers have become a global phenomenon that requires a global response.

Iran attracts over $3b direct foreign investment in post-JCPOA period

Iran attracts over $3b direct foreign investment in post-JCPOA period

Iranian government spokesman Mohammad Baqer Nobakht said on Saturday Iran has attracted over $3 billion of direct foreign investment after Tehran struck a nuclear agreement, also known as JCPOA, with world powers last year.

 Erdoğan’s daughter Sümeyye ties the knot with Selçuk Bayraktar in Istanbul

Erdoğan’s daughter Sümeyye ties the knot with Selçuk Bayraktar in Istanbul

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's younger daughter Sümeyye married Selçuk Bayraktar

Nigeria hosts regional summit on battling Boko Haram © Aljazeera

Nigeria hosts regional summit on battling Boko Haram

Regional and Western powers meet to agree on closer military cooperation as UN security council asks for new strategy.

ISIL seizes government-held hospital in Deir Az-Zor © Aljazeera

ISIL seizes government-held hospital in Deir Az-Zor

At least 20 pro-government troops killed after ISIL fighters overrun clinic as it advances in the eastern city.

Armenian immigrants look for a better life in Turkey © Aljazeera

Armenian immigrants look for a better life in Turkey

Armenian immigrants look for a better life in Turkey

Palestinian without ID: 'It's like I don't exist' © Aljazeera

Palestinian without ID: 'It's like I don't exist'

Qalqilya, occupied West Bank - Khalid Yasin, 25, graduated at the top of his class in high school, but no university would accept him.

Fifa's independent audit committee president resigns © BBC

Fifa's independent audit committee president resigns

Domenico Scala, Fifa's head of auditing and compliance, has resigned in protest at reforms at the governing body of world football.

North Korea detains Russian yacht © BBC

North Korea detains Russian yacht

A Russian yacht has been detained by North Korean coastguards in the Sea of Japan, Russia's foreign ministry says.

Top Italian fertility doctor Severino Antinori arrested

Top Italian fertility doctor Severino Antinori arrested

Well-known Italian fertility doctor Severino Antinori has been arrested after a woman said he had forcibly removed eggs from her at his clinic.

Two dead and 50 arrested © BBC

Two dead and 50 arrested

Two people have been killed in a mass brawl at a Moscow cemetery, apparently in a dispute about jobs, police say.

Saudi Arabia declares all atheists are terrorists in new law to crack down on political dissidents

Saudi Arabia declares all atheists are terrorists in new law to crack down on political dissidents

Saudi Arabia has introduced a series of new laws which define atheists as terrorists, according to a report from Human Rights Watch.

Belgian police warn citizens not to react to posts on social media

Belgian police warn citizens not to react to posts on social media

Belgian police have warned citizens not to use Facebook’s new Reactions, to protect their privacy.

Rio's new metro to work at half capacity for Olympics

Rio's new metro to work at half capacity for Olympics

A new metro line in Rio de Janeiro promised for the 2016 Olympics will open just days before the event and will not open to the public until after the Games, officials have said.

Magnetic Hyperloop pod unveiled at MIT

Magnetic Hyperloop pod unveiled at MIT

A people-carrying pod designed to levitate and travel at extremely high speeds has been unveiled in Boston.

First batch of asylum seekers from Italy arrive

First batch of asylum seekers from Italy arrive

A group of 10 asylum seekers from Italy has arrived in Switzerland under the European Union’s refugee relocation programme. They are part of a pilot group of 30 individuals of the 1,500 the country is willing to host.

Jihadists blamed for Badreddine death

Jihadists blamed for Badreddine death

Hezbollah's top military commander in Syria, Mustafa Amine Badreddine, was killed in artillery fire by jihadists, the Lebanese group says.

US retail sales rise is biggest in year

US retail sales rise is biggest in year

US retail sales saw their biggest rise for more than a year in April, largely because of a surge in car sales.

Trump denies posing as his own spokesman 'John Miller' in 1990s

Trump denies posing as his own spokesman 'John Miller' in 1990s

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has denied masquerading as a spokesman for himself in the 1990s after an audio tape was published.

Pfizer acts to stop its drugs being used in lethal injections

Pfizer acts to stop its drugs being used in lethal injections

It has emerged that the largest US pharmaceutical company, Pfizer, recently took steps to prevent its drugs being used in lethal injections

 Donald Trump's ex-butler calls for Obama to be killed

Donald Trump's ex-butler calls for Obama to be killed

The US Secret Service has launched an investigation after Donald Trump's former butler called for the death of President Barack Obama.

Is technology becoming less disruptive?

Is technology becoming less disruptive?

The Brooklyn Cruise Ship Terminal opened in 2006 - the same year that Twitter launched.

 Audi cars 'will talk to traffic lights', firm says © BBC

Audi cars 'will talk to traffic lights', firm says

Audi is introducing technology that will allow its cars to communicate with traffic lights, the manufacturer has announced.

Russia 'was behind German parliament hack'

Russia 'was behind German parliament hack'

Germany's domestic intelligence agency has accused Russia of being behind a series of cyber attacks on German state computer systems.

IMF says Brexit 'pretty bad to very, very bad'

IMF says Brexit 'pretty bad to very, very bad'

The International Monetary Fund chief has said a vote by the UK to leave the European Union would have "pretty bad, to very, very bad" consequences.

 Why is Russia so desperate to win Eurovision?

Why is Russia so desperate to win Eurovision?

Russia is the bookies' favourite to win this year's Eurovision song contest, and one reason for this is that it has spared no expense to produce an expertly staged performance. Winning Eurovision seems to have become a national priority, but why?

 Syria aid convoy denied entry to besieged suburb of Darayya

Syria aid convoy denied entry to besieged suburb of Darayya

Syrian government forces have blocked what would have been the first aid convoy to a besieged Damascus suburb for more than three years.

French Periscope death stirs social media safety fears

French Periscope death stirs social media safety fears

France has opened an investigation into the suicide of a 19-year-old woman who broadcast her death on the video-streaming app, Periscope.

Facebook investigating censorship claim

Facebook investigating censorship claim

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg has said the company is investigating claims it censored news reports with conservative viewpoints.

Second bank cyber-attack detected by Swift after Bangladesh raid

Second bank cyber-attack detected by Swift after Bangladesh raid

A cyber-attack, similar to one that saw $81m (£56m) stolen from Bangladesh's central bank, has hit a second bank.

US naval commander demoted after Iran's capture of sailors

US naval commander demoted after Iran's capture of sailors

The US Navy has demoted the commander of 10 US sailors who in January entered Iranian territorial waters and were briefly detained.

US schools 'must respect gender identity'

US schools 'must respect gender identity'

The Obama administration has told schools to allow transgender pupils to use the toilets that match their chosen gender identity.

Susannah Mushatt Jones, last US woman born in 19th Century, dies

Susannah Mushatt Jones, last US woman born in 19th Century, dies

The oldest known person in the world has died in New York aged 116.

South Africa gold miners to sue over lung disease

South Africa gold miners to sue over lung disease

Former gold miners in South Africa can go ahead with a class action against mining companies over health damage allegedly caused by their work, a court in Johannesburg has ruled.

 Apple invests in Chinese Uber rival Didi Chuxing

Apple invests in Chinese Uber rival Didi Chuxing

Apple has invested $1bn (£693m) in Didi Chuxing, the car-hailing app that has a greater market share than US rival Uber in China.

Paris St-Germain striker will leave in summer

Paris St-Germain striker will leave in summer

Zlatan Ibrahimovic will leave Paris St-Germain at the end of the season.

What the new photos of North Korea's leaders say

What the new photos of North Korea's leaders say

North Korea has released a new set of photos of Kim Jong-un and party and military leaders.

Hezbollah commander Badreddine killed in Syria

Hezbollah commander Badreddine killed in Syria

The man believed to be Hezbollah's most senior military commander in Syria's war has been killed in Damascus.

‘Iran investments still below expectations’

‘Iran investments still below expectations’

New indications have appeared in the US that show global investments have not increased to the extent Iran expected after the international community lifted the nuclear-related sanctions on the country.

 Air strikes target Syria's Aleppo after truce expires

Air strikes target Syria's Aleppo after truce expires

Syrian and Russian air strikes have targeted rebel-held areas in Aleppo province, killing and injuring several people, as rebels captured a village in Homs province, monitoring group says.

Obama won't cut off federal funding to N.C. because of bathroom bill

Obama won't cut off federal funding to N.C. because of bathroom bill

The Obama administration said Thursday it would not withhold federal funding to North Carolina as a result of its state law regulating the use of public bathrooms by transgender people and allowing discrimination against gays and lesbians.

How Israel forces more Palestinians out of Jerusalem

How Israel forces more Palestinians out of Jerusalem

Tucked away on a steep, potholed street in Sur Baher, a suburb in the southeastern hills of Jerusalem, Sarah Ali Dwayat's apartment sits empty.

Obama gives interview to college newspaper editor — just because he asked

Obama gives interview to college newspaper editor — just because he asked

When President Obama made a surprise appearance at a gathering of college journalists at the White House last month, Rutgers University student Dan Corey nervously used the first question to ask for a full interview.

French prosecutors probe '$2m payment' © BBC

French prosecutors probe '$2m payment'

French prosecutors are investigating a $2m (£1.4m) payment allegedly made to the son of the ex-world athletics chief and whether it was linked to Tokyo's bid for the 2020 Olympic Games.

Early test shows off high-speed Hyperloop transport system

Early test shows off high-speed Hyperloop transport system

An early test of Hyperloop - a proposed high-speed transport system - has accelerated a sled to 116 mph (187km/h) in 1.1 seconds in the Nevada desert.

How Donald Trump captures the White House

How Donald Trump captures the White House

In the week since Donald Trump effectively secured the Republican presidential nomination, a great deal of ink and airtime have been devoted to explaining why he will have a difficult time winning the presidency in the autumn.

Trayvon Martin gun to be auctioned by George Zimmerman

Trayvon Martin gun to be auctioned by George Zimmerman

A gun used to shoot dead unarmed Florida teenager Trayvon Martin is to be auctioned by the man who shot him, George Zimmerman.

Japanese art enthusiast Yusaku Maezawa in $98m art spree

Japanese art enthusiast Yusaku Maezawa in $98m art spree

A Japanese billionaire and art collector has spent $98m (£68m) in a shopping spree at two auctions of contemporary art in New York.

 US Congress 'bans members' Yahoo Mail'

US Congress 'bans members' Yahoo Mail'

A series of ransomware attacks on the House of Representatives has led US Congress to ban members from using Yahoo Mail, according to a leaked email.

 Elizabeth Marks gives gold medal to Papworth Hospital

Elizabeth Marks gives gold medal to Papworth Hospital

An American soldier has given her Invictus Games gold medal to the hospital team that saved her life.

 Sterling falls as investors fret over Brexit uncertainty © BBC

Sterling falls as investors fret over Brexit uncertainty

Sterling has fallen against the dollar and yen on growing uncertainty over the outcome of the UK's EU referendum.

 Taliban attack on police cadets near Kabul kills dozens © BBC

Taliban attack on police cadets near Kabul kills dozens

Taliban bombers have attacked an Afghan police convoy outside the capital Kabul, killing at least 30 people and wounding 50 others, officials say.

US activates missile shield base in Romania

US activates missile shield base in Romania

The US has activated a land-based missile defence station in Romania, which will form part of a larger and controversial European shield.

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NYC Billionaire offers reward for stolen ice cream

New York City billionaire John Catsimatidis is offering a financial reward for information leading to the arrest of ice cream shoplifters

Nigeria unions to resist 'criminal' fuel price hike

Nigeria unions to resist 'criminal' fuel price hike

Nigeria's trade union federation has said it will resist what it calls the "criminal" 66% rise in the petrol price, as fuel subsidies are removed.

Anton Yelchin, Star Trek's Chekov, killed by his own car © BBC

Anton Yelchin, Star Trek's Chekov, killed by his own car

Anton Yelchin, the Russian-born actor who played Chekov in the new Star Trek films, has been killed by his own car at his home in Los Angeles, police say.

Woman killed, five hurt in central London knife attack

A woman was killed and five other people injured by a man with suspected mental health issues who went on a rampage with a knife in central London in an attack police said could be linked to terrorism.

The 44th at 55

Happy birthday Mr. President!

Yahoo probes possible huge data breach

Yahoo is investigating claims the hacker linked to "mega-breaches" at MySpace and LinkedIn has posted details of 200 million Yahoo accounts to a marketplace on the dark web.

U.S. consumer spending exits second quarter with strong momentum

U.S. consumer spending rose more than expected in June as households bought a range of goods and services, suggesting consumption will likely remain strong after surging in the second quarter.

 Audi cars 'will talk to traffic lights', firm says © BBC

Audi cars 'will talk to traffic lights', firm says

Audi is introducing technology that will allow its cars to communicate with traffic lights, the manufacturer has announced.

 How many Muslims are there in the US?

How many Muslims are there in the US?

Pew Research Center's 2014 Religious Landscape Study found that 0.9% of US adults identify as Muslims.

Independence Day: What is it? Why is it celebrated on 4 July?

Independence Day: What is it? Why is it celebrated on 4 July?

Today , Americans will gather to celebrate Independence Day, which marks an event of massive historical significance for the country. These are the origins America's biggest holiday.

Nokia no longer the butt of tech jokes © BBC

Nokia no longer the butt of tech jokes

You know what? I think it's time to stop laughing at Nokia.

Ramadan 2016 USA - Ramadan Calendar 2016 USA Fasting Timetable

Ramadan 2016 USA - Ramadan Calendar 2016 USA Fasting Timetable

“O Allah! For you I have fasted, and with what You give me I break my fast.”

Ramadan starts in the United States

Ramadan starts in the United States

Ramadan is a month of fasting for many Muslims in the United States. Fasting during Ramadan is one of the Five Pillars (fundamental religious duties) of Islam. It is a time of self-examination and increased religious devotion.

 Why Americans are giving up citizenship in record numbers

Why Americans are giving up citizenship in record numbers

The prospect of mogul Donald Trump sitting in the Oval Office has driven celebrities and commonfolk alike to contemplate moving to Canada — or any other country that is not America

Alice in wonderland hidden messages © BBC

Alice in wonderland hidden messages

To fully experience what it means to vanish down a rabbit hole, just ask the internet about hidden messages in the book that coined the term, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

More young Americans 'living with parents' © BBC

More young Americans 'living with parents'

Living with a parent is now the most common living arrangement for young Americans, new research suggests.

Trying to bring more innovation to American health care © washingtonpost

Trying to bring more innovation to American health care

Susannah Fox, the chief technology officer of the Department of Health and Human Services, was the entrepreneur-in-residence at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and also served as the associate director of the Internet Project at the Pew Research Center.

Where teenagers can legally drink in the U.S. (yes, really)

Where teenagers can legally drink in the U.S. (yes, really)

It's one of the seemingly ironclad rules of adolescence: In the United States, you can't drink legally until you're 21.

Ford Escape, updated yet again

Ford Escape, updated yet again

The automobile business is changing so incredibly fast.

Frequently Requested Statistics on Immigrants and Immigration in the United States

Frequently Requested Statistics on Immigrants and Immigration in the United States

Immigration has significant effects on many aspects of life in the United States.

 Why smart kids shouldn’t use laptops in class © washingtonpost

Why smart kids shouldn’t use laptops in class

For the past 15 years, educators have debated, exhaustively, the perils of laptops in the lecture hall. Professors complain that laptops are distraction machines; defenders say that boring classes are to blame — students have always doodled or daydreamed, so what’s the difference that they’re browsing Facebook instead?

 When Muslims ruled the civilised world © Aljazeera

When Muslims ruled the civilised world

Beyond the paradox of celebrating a bygone Islamic civilization at the height of Islamophobia in the United States.

Everything you might want to delete off your Facebook page to protect your privacy

Everything you might want to delete off your Facebook page to protect your privacy

Facebook knows a lot about you, most of which is shared with friends to help you all out. But it has a dark side.

The dark side Hollywood erased

The dark side Hollywood erased

The little black dress. The pearls; the oversized sunglasses and the absurdly long cigarette holder. Breakfast at Tiffany’s – the 1961 film based on Truman Capote’s 1958 novella – has become more famous for its visual shorthands, its signifiers of New York chic and fashionable femininity, than its actual story or characters.

Is the nation’s math instruction in crisis?

Is the nation’s math instruction in crisis?

My recent column on the controversy over letting eighth-graders take algebra brought a torrent of anguished comments from parents and other experts who think math instruction is in crisis.

Did Jesus Predict Muhammad? A Biblical Portal Between Christianity and Islam

Did Jesus Predict Muhammad? A Biblical Portal Between Christianity and Islam

The time has come for Christians and Muslims to make peace between our communities.

Hundreds of Colleges Still Accepting 2016 Applications

Hundreds of Colleges Still Accepting 2016 Applications

It's not too late to apply to college if you're looking to move into a dorm room and hit the books this fall.

5 facts about illegal immigration in the U.S.

5 facts about illegal immigration in the U.S.

The number of unauthorized immigrants in the U.S. has stabilized in recent years after decades of rapid growth. But there have been shifts in the states where unauthorized immigrants lve and the countries where they were born.

How Obamacare can fix employer health benefits

How Obamacare can fix employer health benefits

Employers continue to struggle to pay for their workers' health benefits due to rising healthcare and related benefit costs, which have been increasing at a rate 3 times that of wages since 1999.

Audi to Unveil New A5 Coupe on June 2

Audi to Unveil New A5 Coupe on June 2

When the current Audi A5 [pictured above] initially launched, the masses and the media alike were taken aback by its utter loveliness, and it’s a testament to the car’s essential rightness of form that it’s only begun to look dated in the past three years or so.

Chanel stages fashion show in Cuba

Chanel stages fashion show in Cuba

French fashion house Chanel has staged its show in the Cuban capital Havana - the first international fashion show since the 1959 communist revolution.

Orthodox Easter in the United States

Orthodox Easter in the United States

Many Orthodox Christian churches, including the Greek Orthodox and the Russian Orthodox churches, celebrate the “miracle of Easter” on the Easter Sunday date in the Julian calendar.

Chicago Lockbox Extends Hours to Accept EB-4 Filings That Meet April Visa Bulletin

Chicago Lockbox Extends Hours to Accept EB-4 Filings That Meet April Visa Bulletin

As recently announced, the employment-based fourth preference (EB-4) visa limits have been reached for fiscal year 2016 for special immigrants from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.

Everyone is talking about Beyoncé’s new album. Here’s what you need to know

Everyone is talking about Beyoncé’s new album. Here’s what you need to know

At any given time, there are a few artists who transcend their fanbases and make news with their every move. It doesn’t matter if you’re a member of the Beyhive yourself; you’re going to be hearing about Beyoncé today.

What is the most expensive object on Earth?

What is the most expensive object on Earth?

True or false? A new nuclear power station in the south-west of the UK will be the most expensive object on Earth. That's the claim about the proposed plant at Hinkley Point in Somerset - but has anything else ever cost so much to build?

Denmark the 'happiest country' and Burundi 'the least happy'

Denmark the 'happiest country' and Burundi 'the least happy'

Denmark is the world's happiest country while Burundi is the least happy, according to a new survey.

The Immigrant Visa Process

The Immigrant Visa Process

Foreign citizens who want to live permanently in the United States must first obtain an immigrant visa. This is the first step to becoming a lawful permanent resident.

5 facts about illegal immigration in the U.S.

5 facts about illegal immigration in the U.S.

The number of unauthorized immigrants in the U.S. has stabilized in recent years after decades of rapid growth.

World's best and worst passports revealed

World's best and worst passports revealed

When it comes to crossing international frontiers, there's one travel document that opens more doors than any other.

Lego's new Porsche 911 GT3 RS

Lego's new Porsche 911 GT3 RS

Lego's new Porsche 911 GT3 RS set is gorgeous, desirable and not a little bit scary — which sums up actual car quite well. Three years in the making, the intimidating set joins the Danish toymaker's Technic line, highly complex model kits whose parts number in the thousands.