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Australia terror probe: Plane suspects 'made two plots'

Australia terror probe: Plane suspects 'made two plots'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Australian police have stepped up their presence at the nation’s airports Two men charged on terrorism offences plotted two separate methods to bring down a plane, Australian police allege. The first plot involved placing an improvised explosive device on an Etihad flight out of Sydney on 15 July, according […]

A strain on the marriage

A strain on the marriage

Image copyright EPA Ethnicity plays a big part in Kenya’s elections, with many people voting along communal lines, and occasional outbreaks of political violence in which people are targeted according to their ethnic background. This can make life difficult for mixed ethnicity couples, as the BBC’s Dickens Olewe in Nairobi found ahead of next week’s […]

Large fire rips through Dubai's Torch Tower

Large fire rips through Dubai's Torch Tower

Image copyright Nivetha Vijayathasan Image caption It was not immediately known how many people were in the building A large fire has ripped through a residential skyscraper in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates – for the second time in two years. Footage posted on social media showed flames spreading up the Torch Tower, and […]

Venezuela court asked to suspend inauguration of assembly

Venezuela court asked to suspend inauguration of assembly

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Anti-government protests in Caracas are an almost daily event Venezuela’s prosecutor’s office has asked a court to suspend Friday’s inauguration of a constituent assembly over claims of electoral fraud. It came after chief prosecutor Luisa Ortega opened an investigation into the allegations, which have been dismissed by President Nicol├ís Maduro. […]

'Grand jury assembled' in Trump-Russia investigation

'Grand jury assembled' in Trump-Russia investigation

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The inquiry by ex-FBI director Mueller (right) has been denounced as a “witch hunt” by the US president A special counsel investigating claims of Russian meddling in the US election has reportedly impanelled a grand jury. The reports by Wall Street Journal and Reuters news agency suggest Robert Mueller’s inquiry […]

North Korea missile 'as close as 100km' to Air France flight

North Korea missile 'as close as 100km' to Air France flight

Image copyright AFP Image caption The North Korean missile landed in the Sea of Japan, only minutes before the flight from Tokyo to Paris crossed its trajectory An Air France plane carrying more than 330 passengers may have came as close as 100km (62 miles) to a intercontinental ballistic missile launched by North Korea, officials […]

Suicide attack hits Kabul military convoy

Suicide attack hits Kabul military convoy

Suicide attacker hits military convoy in Kabul, at least three civilians killed and 5 US soldiers hurt – reports This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version. If you want to receive Breaking News alerts via email, or on a smartphone […]

Danish prince refuses to be buried with his wife, the queen

Danish prince refuses to be buried with his wife, the queen

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionQueen Margrethe married Prince Henrik in 1967 Prince Henrik of Denmark will not be buried next to his wife Queen Margrethe, royal officials say, with the prince unhappy at never being designated her equal. The 83-year-old has long complained at being named as prince rather than king. […]

Harvard University's 2017 intake 'majority non-white' for first time

Harvard University's 2017 intake 'majority non-white' for first time

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Harvard’s next intake of students will be more non-white than white for the first time More than half of Harvard University’s next student intake will not be white, for the first time in its 380-year history, official figures show. The varsity, which has educated more US presidents than any […]

Trump 'pressed Mexico to stop talk of wall payments'

Trump 'pressed Mexico to stop talk of wall payments'

Image copyright Getty Images US President Donald Trump urged the Mexican president to stop publicly saying he would not pay for a proposed border wall, according to transcripts. Mr Trump admonished Enrique Pena Nieto for publicly denouncing the wall during a 27 January phone call, transcripts obtained by the Washington Post show. “You cannot say […]