Michelle Obama: ‘I won’t run for office’ for my children

Michelle Obama: ‘I won’t run for office’ for my children

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Obama only referred to Trump as “the new president” Former First Lady Michelle Obama appeared to rule out running for elected office during her first public remarks since leaving the White House. The Q&A at an architecture convention in Orlando came days after her husband made his first public […]

Ilie Nastase: Romania’s Fed Cup captain to quit game if punished by ITF

Ilie Nastase: Romania’s Fed Cup captain to quit game if punished by ITF

Media playback is not supported on this device Johanna Konta tears & Nastase sent off – dramatic scenes at Fed Cup Ilie Nastase will quit tennis if he is banned over derogatory comments he made about Serena Williams’ unborn child. Williams accused Nastase of racism after he was overheard asking if the child would be […]

Syria war: Israel Patriot missile downs ‘target’ over Golan

Syria war: Israel Patriot missile downs ‘target’ over Golan

Image copyright AFP Image caption A photo taken from a rebel-held town showed what appeared to be a blaze at Damascus airport Israel shot down “a target” over the Golan Heights, hours after it was accused of a missile strike at a military site near Damascus international airport. Israel deployed its Patriot missile defence system […]

Le Pen’s National Front ‘took 5m euros from EU’

Le Pen’s National Front ‘took 5m euros from EU’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Marine Le Pen is a fierce critic of the EU and sits in the European Parliament The far-right National Front (FN) of French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen may have defrauded the European Parliament of about €5m (£4m; $5.4m), EU sources say. It is more than twice the sum initially […]

Philippines police ‘keep people hidden in secret cell’

Philippines police ‘keep people hidden in secret cell’

Image copyright ABS-CBN Image caption Footage from local network ABS-CBN appears to show people sat in a narrow, cramped room At least 11 people have been found in a tiny dark room hidden behind a bookcase in a Philippine police station. The captives were discovered during a raid by the Commission on Human Rights (CHR), […]

France elections: Macron-Le Pen through to run-off, projections say

France elections: Macron-Le Pen through to run-off, projections say

Image copyright AFP/EPA Image caption The two face a run-off next month The centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen have won the first round of voting in French presidential elections, projected results say. Mr Macron won 23.7%, while Ms Le Pen won 21.7%, French TV says. The two saw off a strong […]

Nigeria’s Buhari suspends spy chief after $43m found in Lagos

Nigeria’s Buhari suspends spy chief after $43m found in Lagos

Media captionInside the Nigerian flat full of cash Nigeria’s foreign spy chief Ayo Oke has been suspended after anti-corruption officers found more than $43m (£34m) in a flat in the main city, Lagos, the president’s office has said. Muhammadu Buhari has ordered an investigation into how the spy agency headed by Mr Oke came into […]

‘Gibraltar-sized’ space rock passes Earth

‘Gibraltar-sized’ space rock passes Earth

Image copyright NASA/JPL-Caltech/GSSR Image caption This composite of 30 images of asteroid 2014 JO25 was generated using Nasa’s Goldstone Solar System Radar in California’s Mojave Desert A large asteroid the size of the Rock of Gibraltar has passed safely by Earth. The object, measured to be almost a kilometre wide, came within five times the […]

North Korea ‘will test missiles weekly’, senior official tells BBC

North Korea ‘will test missiles weekly’, senior official tells BBC

Image copyright AFP Image caption North Korea held a grand military parade on Saturday North Korea will continue to test missiles despite international condemnation and increasing military tensions with the US, a senior official has told the BBC in Pyongyang. “We’ll be conducting more missile tests on a weekly, monthly and yearly basis,” Vice Foreign […]

Turkey referendum: Campaign on Erdogan powers ‘was unequal’

Turkey referendum: Campaign on Erdogan powers ‘was unequal’

Media captionProtesters march through the Turkish capital calling for a recount Turkey’s referendum campaign was “unequal”, with opponents suffering restrictions and state resources being misused, international monitors say. Late changes in ballot counting marred the vote and removed a key safeguard, they added. Turkey has called the comments biased. In the referendum, voters gave sweeping […]

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