Brett Kavanaugh: Hundreds arrested in Supreme Court protest

Hundreds of protesters against US President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee have been arrested in Washington as the pick inched closer to winning confirmation. Republicans declared that an FBI report had exonerated Brett Kavanaugh of...

Republicans deplore Trump mocking Brett Kavanaugh accuser

US President Donald Trump is facing criticism from fellow Republicans after he mocked a woman who says she was assaulted by his Supreme Court nominee. Senators Jeff Flake and Susan Collins, both key votes to...

South Carolina: Seven officers shot, suspect in custody

Seven US law enforcement officers have been shot, one of them fatally, in an incident in South Carolina, officials say. Police in the city of Florence had been responding to a call for help from...

India Ganges ‘rape video’: Two men arrested

Two men have been arrested in Patna, in north-east India, after a video allegedly showing a woman being raped next to the holy River Ganges was shared widely on social media. Police say the men...

Beto O’Rourke: Democrats dazzled by rising star in Texas

A rising star in the Democratic Party could pull off an unlikely victory in the upcoming US mid-term elections by unseating a big-name Republican in the traditionally conservative state of Texas. Robert Francis "Beto" O'Rourke...

Tensions rise as US threatens to ‘take out’ Russian missiles

The threat from a senior US diplomat to "take out" Russian missiles that Washington believes are in breach of an important Cold War arms control treaty looks set to cause additional tensions with Moscow,...

Trump: ‘Scary and difficult time for young men’ in US

President Donald Trump has told reporters it is a "difficult" and "scary" time for young men in the US. Mr Trump's remarks came as he reiterated his support for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who...

Why Sulawesi’s tsunami is puzzling scientists

Friday's catastrophic tsunami event on Sulawesi Island is a puzzle. As the emergency response gathers pace, scientists are scratching their heads to understand why it generated such big waves. The magnitude 7.5 quake was certainly large...

Indonesia tsunami and quake: Bodies found in church buried by landslide

The bodies of 34 Indonesian students have been found under a church which was buried by a mudslide after the quake in Palu, say aid workers. At least 844 people are confirmed to have died...

China Uighurs: All you need to know on Muslim ‘crackdown’

China is facing growing criticism over its persecution of some Muslim minority groups, huge numbers of whom are allegedly being held in internment camps. In August, a UN committee heard that up to one million...

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