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World’s longest sea crossing: Hong Kong-Zhuhai bridge opens

World’s longest sea crossing: Hong Kong-Zhuhai bridge opens

Media captionFlying over the world’s longest sea bridge Chinese President Xi Jinping has officially opened the world’s longest sea crossing bridge, nine years after construction first began. Including its access roads, the bridge spans 55km (34 miles) and connects Hong Kong to Macau and the mainland Chinese city of Zhuhai. The bridge has cost about […]

Invictus Games: Athlete comforted in moving on-court moment

Invictus Games: Athlete comforted in moving on-court moment

Image copyright Getty Images/Invictus Games Sydney 2018 Image caption Paul Guest was quickly comforted by team-mate Edwin Vermetten A British athlete has been comforted by his team-mate in a moving moment at the Invictus Games, after becoming unsettled by the sound of a helicopter. Former mine warfare specialist Paul Guest was playing in a wheelchair […]

Northern Ireland: Tory MPs urge Theresa May to ditch unsolved killings probe

Northern Ireland: Tory MPs urge Theresa May to ditch unsolved killings probe

Image copyright PA Image caption Former soldiers staged a protest outside the Ministry of Defence Theresa May is facing demands from 150 Tory MPs and peers to drop plans to investigate past crimes in Northern Ireland and other military conflicts. In a letter to the PM, they say a new Historical Investigations Unit would put […]

MPs accuse government of complacency over ‘fake news’ on Facebook

MPs accuse government of complacency over ‘fake news’ on Facebook

Image copyright Getty Images/Facebook The government is not taking the urgent action needed to protect democracy from “fake news” on Facebook and other social media, MPs have warned. The culture committee wants a crackdown on the manipulation of personal data, the spread of disinformation and Russian interference in elections. Tory MP Damian Collins, who chairs […]

Street harassment ‘relentless’ for women and girls

Street harassment ‘relentless’ for women and girls

Image copyright Getty Images Women and girls across the UK face “relentless” harassment on the street and not enough is being done to stop it, MPs say. The politicians making up the Women and Equalities Committee looked into the issue for nine months and found the amount of harassment meant it became “normalised” for girls […]

Liam Fox says Trump ‘very keen’ on trade deal

Liam Fox says Trump ‘very keen’ on trade deal

International Trade Secretary Liam Fox has told the BBC he believes US President Donald Trump is “very keen” to do a trade deal. Mr Fox was speaking in New York, where he was in town to promote the ties between the two countries. His comments come just days after the Trump administration told Congress it […]

Khashoggi death: Turkey to reveal 'naked truth' on killing

Khashoggi death: Turkey to reveal 'naked truth' on killing

Image copyright AFP Image caption The search for evidence moved to an underground car park in Istanbul on Monday The Turkish president has vowed to reveal the “naked truth” about the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has stopped short of blaming the Saudis, is due […]

US mid-terms latest: The mystery of the vanishing candidate

US mid-terms latest: The mystery of the vanishing candidate

Image copyright Alamy The US mid-term elections in just over two weeks’ time will help define the rest of Donald Trump’s presidency. Americans will vote for members of both chambers of Congress, as well as for governors in 36 out of 50 states. Between now and then, we’ll bring you updates and all the best […]

Cameroon’s President Paul Biya wins seventh term

Cameroon’s President Paul Biya wins seventh term

Image copyright Anadolu Agency/Getty Images Image caption President Biya, 85, has been in power since 1982 Cameroon’s President Paul Biya has won a seventh term in office in polls marred by low turnout and voter intimidation. Mr Biya, at 85 sub-Saharan Africa’s oldest leader, took 71.3% of the vote, according to official results. Opposition calls […]

Liam Fox says Trump ‘very keen’ on trade deal

Liam Fox says Trump ‘very keen’ on trade deal

International Trade Secretary Liam Fox has told the BBC he believes US President Donald Trump is “very keen” to do a trade deal. Mr Fox was speaking in New York, where he was in town to promote the ties between the two countries. His comments come just days after the Trump administration told Congress it […]