Trump: US would destroy North Korea if forced to defend itself

Trump: US would destroy North Korea if forced to defend itself

Media captionTrump: ‘Rocket Man’s suicide mission’ US President Donald Trump has told the UN General Assembly that America would destroy North Korea if forced to defend itself or its allies. In his debut speech, he mocked North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, saying: “Rocket man is on a suicide mission.” North Korea has tested nuclear bombs […]

Hurricane Maria regains strength after battering Dominica

Hurricane Maria regains strength after battering Dominica

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The French Caribbean island of Martinique suffered minor damage from Hurricane Maria The latest major Atlantic hurricane of the season, Maria, has powered back to category five strength after pounding the Caribbean island of Dominica. It weakened to a four after wreaking “widespread damage” on the island but is […]

German WW1 U-boat found off Belgium

German WW1 U-boat found off Belgium

Media captionThe two periscopes appeared to be intact, judging from footage taken by divers The wreck of a German submarine that sank during World War One has been found in the North Sea and officials believe 23 bodies may be inside it. The type UB-II submarine is said to be in good condition, lying at […]

North Korea says sanctions will accelerate nuclear programme

North Korea says sanctions will accelerate nuclear programme

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Kim Jong-un and top military officials celebrated Friday’s missile launch North Korea has warned that more sanctions and pressure will only make it accelerate its nuclear programme. In a strongly worded statement, Pyongyang called new UN sanctions “the most vicious, unethical and inhumane act of hostility”. Meanwhile, the presidents of […]

Rohingya ‘extremists’ trying to build stronghold – Myanmar army

Rohingya ‘extremists’ trying to build stronghold – Myanmar army

Media captionHeavy monsoons are adding to the misery in the Rohingya camps in Bangladesh Myanmar’s top general has blamed Rohingya people for the crisis that has led to hundreds of thousands crossing into Bangladesh. Gen Min Aung Hlaing said the Rohingya “has never been an ethnic group”, and accused “extremists” of trying to form a […]

Rohingya crisis: Bangladesh to restrict movement of refugees

Rohingya crisis: Bangladesh to restrict movement of refugees

Image copyright AFP Image caption Bangladeshi security forces are already guarding Rohingya camps near the border Bangladesh has announced wide-ranging restrictions on the movement of more than 400,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled neighbouring Myanmar since August. They must stay in fixed places allocated to them by the government and not travel elsewhere, police say. […]

Hurricane Irma: France, UK and Netherlands step up response

Hurricane Irma: France, UK and Netherlands step up response

Image copyright AFP Image caption President Macron flew by helicopter to the worst-hit French islands European countries are boosting relief efforts in their Caribbean territories devastated by Hurricane Irma, amid criticism over the response. French President Emmanuel Macron, who is visiting French islands that took the full force of the storm, said a huge “airlift” […]

Myanmar crisis: Bangladesh PM in Rohingya plea

Myanmar crisis: Bangladesh PM in Rohingya plea

Image copyright EPA Image caption Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims have crossed the border to Bangladesh Bangladesh’s prime minister has urged Myanmar to take back hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who have fled violence in Rakhine state. Speaking as she visited a refugee camp, Sheikh Hasina urged Myanmar to view the situation with […]

Hope Hicks named White House Communications Director

Hope Hicks named White House Communications Director

Image copyright EPA Twenty-eight-year-old interim White House Communications Director Hope Hicks will serve in the role on a permanent basis, US media report. The longtime Trump aide is the fourth person to fill the role, replacing Anthony Scaramucci, who was fired in July after just 10 days on the job. Ms Hicks has served as […]

North Korea threatens US with ‘greatest pain’ after UN sanctions

North Korea threatens US with ‘greatest pain’ after UN sanctions

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption North Korea says it has developed and tested a hydrogen bomb North Korea has threatened the United States with the “greatest pain” it has ever suffered following new sanctions imposed by the United Nations. Pyongyang’s envoy to the UN accused Washington of opting for “political, economic and military confrontation”. […]

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