Iraqi PM in Mosul to celebrate victory

Iraqi PM in Mosul to celebrate victory

Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi has arrived in Mosul to congratulate Iraqi forces for their victory over IS in the city. Mr Abadi was there to thank “the heroic fighters and the Iraqi people for the great victory,” his office said. Iraqi forces, backed by US-led air strikes, have been battling to retake the city since […]

Liu Xiaobo: Western doctors contradict China on Nobel laureate’s cancer

Liu Xiaobo: Western doctors contradict China on Nobel laureate’s cancer

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Supporters have appealed to China to allow Mr Liu to travel abroad for treatment Two Western doctors have contradicted Chinese medical experts over the fate of a dying Nobel Peace Prize winner. Liu Xiaobo, an imprisoned pro-democracy advocate, was moved to hospital while serving an 11-year jail term, because […]

Turkey protest: Istanbul rally concludes anti-Erdogan march

Turkey protest: Istanbul rally concludes anti-Erdogan march

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The march reached Istanbul after 24 days Tens of thousands of people are due to rally in the Turkish city of Istanbul at the end of a 450km (280-mile) protest march against the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Huge crowds have joined the “justice” march since it began […]

Syria ceasefire: US and Russia-backed deal in effect

Syria ceasefire: US and Russia-backed deal in effect

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Deraa, in southern Syria, is among the cities devastated by the conflict A ceasefire brokered by the US and Russia has come into force in south-western Syria. It was announced after Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin met for the first time at G20 talks on Friday. The truce is […]

Eritrea capital Asmara makes World Heritage list

The Cinema Impero, completed in 1937, still holds screenings for thousands of Eritrean cinemagoers. The country’s representative to Unesco, Hanna Simon, said the announcement filled the city with “tremendous pride and joy but also with a profound sense of responsibility and duty”. Eritrea capital Asmara makes World Heritage list

G20 summit: Leaders seek to bridge climate gap in Hamburg

G20 summit: Leaders seek to bridge climate gap in Hamburg

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Dozens of protesters were detained after setting fire to vehicles and barricades in Hamburg overnight Negotiators at G-20 talks in Hamburg, Germany, are working on a final statement, with climate change as the only outstanding issue, officials say. They say a joint position on trade has been agreed, with […]

Ivanka Trump briefly takes Donald Trump seat at G20 table

Ivanka Trump briefly takes Donald Trump seat at G20 table

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ms Trump accompanied her father to earlier sessions before sitting in for him later In an unusual move Ivanka Trump briefly took her father Donald’s seat at a summit of world leaders on Saturday. The US president had stepped away for a meeting with the Indonesian leader during the […]

Battle for Mosul: IS defeat imminent, says state TV

Battle for Mosul: IS defeat imminent, says state TV

Media captionTroops shoot in the air and dance in the streets of Mosul So-called Islamic State (IS) defences in the Iraqi city of Mosul are collapsing fast and troops expect to take full control in the next few hours, state television has announced. Only a few metres remain to be taken, a correspondent said. Some […]

Japan floods: Deaths after Kyushu rain rise to 15

Japan floods: Deaths after Kyushu rain rise to 15

Image copyright EPA Image caption More rain is expected on Kyushu island at the wekend The death toll from flooding caused by recent heavy rain in southern Japan has risen to at least 15, officials say. Emergency teams are searching for another 15 people who are missing. Rivers burst their banks, destroying buildings and roads […]

Mike Pence ignores Nasa ‘do not touch’ sign

Mike Pence ignores Nasa ‘do not touch’ sign

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Nasa later reassured Mr Pence that it was “OK to touch the surface” US Vice-President Mike Pence has made a tongue-in-cheek apology to Nasa after a photo of him touching a piece of space flight equipment went viral. Mr Pence was visiting the Kennedy Space Center in Florida when he […]