Iran tanker: US issues warrant to seize Grace 1 supertanker

Iran tanker: US issues warrant to seize Grace 1 supertanker

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Grace 1, which is currently anchored in the Strait of Gibraltar, is carrying 2.1m barrels of oil The US justice department has issued a warrant to seize a detained Iranian oil tanker, a day after a judge in Gibraltar ordered it to be released. The Grace 1 supertanker, which is […]

Hong Kong protests: Trump suggests ‘personal meeting’ with Chinese president

Hong Kong protests: Trump suggests ‘personal meeting’ with Chinese president

Image copyright Reuters Image caption US President Donald Trump has suggested a “personal meeting” with Chinese President Xi Jinping over Hong Kong US President Donald Trump has suggested a “personal meeting” with Chinese President Xi Jinping to discuss the political crisis engulfing Hong Kong. In a tweet Mr Trump said he had “ZERO doubt” that […]

India PM Narendra Modi vows to ‘restore’ Kashmir’s ‘past glory’

India PM Narendra Modi vows to ‘restore’ Kashmir’s ‘past glory’

Image copyright Getty Images Prime Minister Narendra Modi said his decision to strip Indian-administered Kashmir of its special status would restore the region to its “past glory”. He said Kashmir will play an “important role” in India’s development during his Independence Day speech on Thursday. He said Article 370, the constitutional provision that granted it […]

Jeffrey Epstein: Questions raised over disgraced financier’s death

Jeffrey Epstein: Questions raised over disgraced financier’s death

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Epstein was awaiting trial on sex trafficking and conspiracy charges Questions have been raised as to how US financier Jeffrey Epstein was able to apparently commit suicide in his prison cell while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges. His body was discovered early on Saturday at a facility in New […]

Millions in Zimbabwe ‘facing food crisis’

Millions in Zimbabwe ‘facing food crisis’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Poor harvests have left many in need of humanitarian aid The UN has stepped up its emergency appeal for Zimbabwe, warning that more than five million people – a third of the population – are in need of aid. The World Food Programme (WFP) has launched a $331m (£270m) […]

India to revoke special status for Kashmir

India to revoke special status for Kashmir

Image copyright AFP Image caption India has deployed tens of thousands of troops to Indian-administered Kashmir in recent days India’s government has said it plans to revoke the part of the constitution that gives Indian-administered Kashmir special privileges. Article 370, which grants it significant autonomy, is sensitive because it is the basis on which the […]

US mass shootings: Trump condemns deadly attacks amid criticism

US mass shootings: Trump condemns deadly attacks amid criticism

Media captionDonald Trump spoke to reporters before boarding Air Force One President Donald Trump has said “hate has no place” in the US after 29 people were killed in two mass shootings over the weekend, amid accusations that he bears some responsibility. An attack on a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas left 20 dead, […]

Texas Walmart shooting: El Paso gun attack leaves 20 dead

Texas Walmart shooting: El Paso gun attack leaves 20 dead

Media captionPolice were filmed responding to the shootings Twenty people have been killed and 26 injured in a mass shooting in the Texas city of El Paso. Governor Greg Abbott described it as “one of the most deadly days in the history of Texas”. The massacre happened at a Walmart store near the Cielo Vista […]

Saeed Malekpour: Web designer escapes life sentence in Iran

Saeed Malekpour: Web designer escapes life sentence in Iran

Image copyright Center for Human Rights in Iran Image caption Saeed Malekpour’s death sentence was commuted to life imprisonment An Iranian-born Canadian resident has escaped from Iran after being imprisoned there for 11 years and returned to Canada. Saeed Malekpour was sentenced to life in prison over a programme he created for uploading photos to […]

Flyboarding Frenchman crosses Channel

Flyboarding Frenchman crosses Channel

French inventor Franky Zapata has made the first-ever successful Channel crossing on a jet-powered flyboard. The 40-year-old took off on Sunday morning from Sangatte near Calais, and landed in St Margaret’s Bay in Dover after a 20-minute journey. Mr Zapata, a former jet-ski champion, had failed in his first attempt to cross the Channel on […]

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