Migrant children crisis: Democrats agree $4.5bn aid for migrants at border

Migrant children crisis: Democrats agree $4.5bn aid for migrants at border

Media captionUS migrant children “hungry, dirty, sick and scared” – lawyer Elora Mukherjee Democrats in the US House of Representatives have approved $4.5bn (£3.5bn) in humanitarian aid for the southern border. Several migrant deaths, coupled with reports of “severely neglected” children at a Texan border patrol station, have helped shape the debate. But the bill […]

‘World’s best restaurant’ is France’s Mirazur

‘World’s best restaurant’ is France’s Mirazur

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Mirazur’s chef Mauro Colagreco said he felt like he “was in the sky” Mirazur in France has been crowned the world’s best restaurant at an awards ceremony in Singapore. The eatery on the French Riviera came top in the annual competition organised by the World’s 50 Best Restaurants. Mirazur, […]

Beauty queen ‘raped by Gambia’s ex-President Jammeh’

Beauty queen ‘raped by Gambia’s ex-President Jammeh’

Image copyright Fatou Jallow Image caption Fatou “Toufah” Jallow says she fled The Gambia after she was raped and now lives in Canada A 23-year-old former beauty queen in The Gambia, Fatou “Toufah” Jallow, has said she was raped by ex-President Yahya Jammeh when he was in office. Her testimony is part of a Human […]

‘Triple whammy’ threatens UN action on climate change

‘Triple whammy’ threatens UN action on climate change

Image copyright KIARA WORTH/IISD/ENB A “triple whammy” of events threatens to hamper efforts to tackle climate change say UN delegates. At a meeting in Bonn, Saudi Arabia has continued to object to a key IPCC scientific report that urges drastic cuts in carbon emissions. Added to that, the EU has so far failed to agree […]

US migrant children ‘hungry, dirty, sick and scared’

A lawyer who visited children at a migrant detention centre near El Paso, Texas, says she witnessed “the most degrading and appalling conditions that you could imagine”. Elora Mukherjee is director of the Immigrants’ Rights Clinic at Columbia Law School. Read more: Democrats seek $4.5bn aid for border migrants US migrant children ‘hungry, dirty, sick […]

Trump says sexual assault accuser E Jean Carroll ‘not my type’

Trump says sexual assault accuser E Jean Carroll ‘not my type’

Image copyright Reuters and Getty Image caption Ms Carroll has accused Mr Trump of sexually assaulting her in the 1990s US President Donald Trump has again denied allegations he sexually assaulted a columnist in the 1990s, saying “she’s not my type”. Mr Trump said E. Jean Carroll was “totally lying” about the alleged attack in […]

Erdogan’s party suffers blow after Istanbul re-run poll defeat

Erdogan’s party suffers blow after Istanbul re-run poll defeat

Media captionEkrem Imamoglu and his supporters celebrate in Istanbul Turkey’s ruling AK Party has lost control of Istanbul after a re-run of the city’s mayoral election, delivering a stinging blow to President Erdogan. With nearly all ballots counted, main opposition party candidate Ekrem Imamoglu had a lead of 775,000 votes, a huge increase on the […]

Ethiopia Amhara ‘coup ringleader on the run’

Ethiopia Amhara ‘coup ringleader on the run’

Media captionPM’s spokeswoman gives details of army chief’s assassination The suspected ringleader of Saturday’s failed coup plot in Ethiopia’s Amhara region is on the run, a senior security official has told the BBC. Four top officials, including the army chief, were killed while thwarting the coup, officials said. Flags are flying at half-mast after the […]

Trump warns Iran of ‘obliteration’ in event of war

Trump warns Iran of ‘obliteration’ in event of war

Image copyright IRIBNEWS Image caption Iranian TV published pictures of what it says was the wreckage of the US drone President Trump has said he does not want war but warned Iran it would face “obliteration” if conflict broke out. Speaking to NBC on Friday, he said the US was open to talks but would […]

Seven-storey building collapses in Cambodia

Seven-storey building collapses in Cambodia

Image copyright AFP Image caption Workers are missing after the under-construction building collapsed in Sihanoukville A seven-storey building has collapsed in Cambodia, killing three people with others reported missing. The under-construction building in the coastal city of Sihanoukville was owned by a Chinese company. “We have pulled out a body and we see two more […]

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