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'Super Moon?'

'Super Moon?'

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Moon favours greater dialogue with North Korea, a change to current policy The outcome of South Korea’s presidential contest, while not quite an electoral landslide, certainly represents a seismic shift in the country’s political centre of gravity. Moon Jae-in’s success in winning the contest with some 41% of the […]

One clown-filled house for sale

One clown-filled house for sale

Image copyright Courtesy Ground2Air Media Image caption Trigger warning for coulrophobes – this house is filled with clowns A “charming” bungalow in south-western Ontario filled with hundreds of clown pictures, statues and knick-knacks is expected to sell over asking price. But the “cozy” property is not making headlines for its affordable price tag, which is […]

Senator Lindsey Graham questions Trump business deals

Senator Lindsey Graham questions Trump business deals

Image copyright Reuters Republican Senator Lindsey Graham says he has further questions about President Donald Trump’s business dealings in relation to Russia. The South Carolina senator asked former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper about the matter on Monday as he testified before a Senate panel. Mr Clapper declined to answer a question about concern […]

Syria war: US to arm Kurds in battle for Raqqa

Syria war: US to arm Kurds in battle for Raqqa

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The SDF is pressing IS back in the key city of Tabqa US President Donald Trump has approved supplying weapons to Kurdish forces fighting so-called Islamic State (IS) in Syria, the Pentagon says. Kurdish elements of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) would be equipped to help drive IS from […]

Mexico fireworks explosion kills 14

Mexico fireworks explosion kills 14

Image copyright EPA Image caption The explosion completely destroyed the building where the fireworks were stored Mexican officials say 14 people have been killed after a store of fireworks exploded in a village in Puebla state. At least five children are said to be among the dead. More than 20 people were also reported injured. […]

Climate change: China vows to defend Paris agreement

Climate change: China vows to defend Paris agreement

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Paris agreement aims to limit dangerous temperature rises by curbing fossil fuel emissions Chinese President Xi Jinping has vowed to protect the landmark Paris agreement, which aims to curb climate change and fossil fuel emissions. He made the promise in a phone call with incoming French President Emmanuel Macron, […]

South Korea presidency 'won by liberal Moon Jae-in'

South Korea presidency 'won by liberal Moon Jae-in'

Image copyright Reuters Image caption South Korea under Mr Moon is likely to overhaul its policy towards the North South Korean voters have overwhelmingly chosen the liberal candidate Moon Jae-in as their next president, an exit poll suggests. It put Mr Moon on 41.4%, with his nearest challenger, conservative Hong Joon-Pyo, on 23.3%. Mr Moon […]

Egyptian sports fans wrestling with regret

Egyptian sports fans wrestling with regret

Egyptian sports fans wrestling with regret By News from Elsewhere… …as found by BBC Monitoring Image copyright Martin Gabor/UWW Image caption Tarek Abdul Salam moved to Bulgaria after picking up an injury in training Wrestler Tarek Abdul Salam’s gold medal at the European Wrestling Championships this weekend is being mourned rather than celebrated by some […]

Venezuela Maduro: military courts 'used against protesters'

Venezuela Maduro: military courts 'used against protesters'

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The military (in the background) take position at a Caracas air base as opposition supporters rally in gas masks Venezuela’s opposition, non-government organisations and international bodies have accused the government of using military courts against its critics. The courts have detained at least 50 protesters, according to a local human […]

Germany army: New arrest over alleged anti-migrant plot

Germany army: New arrest over alleged anti-migrant plot

Image copyright EPA Image caption Last week German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen (C) toured the barracks in France where the two arrested men were stationed together A second soldier has been arrested in Germany in an investigation into far-right extremism in the country’s army. He was allegedly an accomplice to a lieutenant who […]