British PM Boris Johnson has sent a request to the EU for a delay to Brexit - but without his signature. Also: A state of emergency has been declared in the Chilean capital, and a football match in London is abandoned when players are racially abused by fans.
Tens of thousands on streets amid ongoing fury over jailed Catalan separatist leaders. Also, Turkey's president says Kurdish fighters are withdrawing from Syrian border, and two NASA astronauts make the first ever all-female spacewalk.
The five day pause in hostilities was announced after talks in Ankara between the Turkish president and the US Vice President, Mike Pence. Also: The British prime minister, Boris Johnson, says he's convinced the British parliament will back his new Brexit deal, and the ‘smart’ bracelet that the Vatican hopes will get young people praying more.
A Brexit agreement has been drawn up - but it needs approval by UK's parliament. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has urged MPs to 'get this excellent deal over the line'.
Also, US Vice President Mike Pence visits Ankara to urge halt to offensive against Syrian Kurds, and scientists discover the world's fastest ant.
129 Republicans voted with Democrats against Donald Trump's withdrawal of US forces. The president told reporters Syria wasn't America's problem. Also: artificial wombs, and the return of humpback whales.
Pro-democracy politicians in the Chinese territory demand Ms. Lam’s resignation in chaotic council meeting. Also: Turkish President Recep Erdogan says nothing will stop his military assault on Syrian Kurds. And we learn more about the school in Nigeria where dozens of men and boys were held captive and abused.
Russia's defence ministry said its forces, which have been deployed in Syria since 2015, were patrolling along the "line of contact" between Syrian and Turkish forces. Also: Hunter Biden denies wrongdoing over business dealings, and Elton John reveals the one person he spent his life trying to impress.
We'll hear from our correspondent on the ground and look at who is selling weapons to Turkey. 'Tortured' and shackled pupils are freed from a Nigerian Islamic school. Bulgaria's Football Union president Borislav Mihaylov resigns following the racist abuse of England players by fans in Sofia.
The US President has tweeted that he will sign an executive order in response to Turkey’s military incursion in northern Syria. Also: Angry protests across Catalonia over the sentencing of twelve leaders for the failed attempt to break away from Spain, and the winner of the Booker prize is revealed… and this year there’s a twist.
The verdicts have drawn thousands onto the streets in protest. Syrian government forces agree to help the Kurds battle the Turkish military incursion; they're now within the range of Turkish artillery. Tragedy in K-pop, the star Sulli has died aged 25.
Agreement allows the Syrian army to deploy along the border. Also: Japan deploys military in the aftermath of Typhoon Hagibis and the backlash against vaping and the use of e-cigarettes in the United States.
Kurdish forces fighting a Turkish offensive in northern Syria have said the United States has a moral obligation to help them. Also: Ecuador imposes curfew amid violent protests, and parachutist hits lamp-post on Spain's national day.
The US says it wants to step up efforts to stop Turkey's offensive in northern Syria against Kurdish forces. Also: major payments companies abandon Facebook's Libra, and the cosmonaut Alexei Leonov who became the first person to walk in space, has died aged 85.
Ethiopian PM given prize for efforts to 'achieve peace and international cooperation.' His peace deal with Eritrea ended a 20-year military stalemate following a border war between the two nations.
Also, casualties increase as Turkey continues its offensive into Kurdish-held areas of northern Syria, and we look back at the life of singer Karel Gott - the 'Sinatra of the East.'
International clamour increases for a halt to the attack, but Turkey encircles key Syrian towns. Also: Johnson and Varadkar "'can see pathway to a Brexit deal", and Japan ninja student gets top marks for writing essay in invisible ink.
Turkish President strongly defends incursion into Kurdish-held territory in Syria. He threatens to send millions of Syrian refugees to Europe if the Turkish offensive is described as an 'occupation.'
Also, Olga Tokarczuk and Peter Handke win Nobel Prizes for Literature for 2018 and 2019, and Iranian women are allowed to attend a men's football match for first time in decades.
The move comes hours after warplanes and artillery began hitting areas held by Kurdish-led forces. Also: two dead as gunman targets German synagogue, and a study suggests that owning a dog can help you live longer.
People are being urged to head to the Syrian border to resist the Turkish assault. This follows President Trump's controversial decision to withdraw US troops from the area. Also: northern California braces for huge power cuts to prevent wildfires, and the brown bears of Alaska eating their way to success.
Trump says he doesn't want his ambassador appearing before what he calls a kangaroo court. Also: We hear from the commander of Kurdish forces in Syria, and scientists say that salts found in a crater on Mars tell us more about what happened to the planet's water.
Houston Rockets boss Daryl Morey tweeted support for Hong Kong protesters. Also: Brexit talks between Britain and the EU reach breaking point, and a new scheme to even up the gender pay gap by employees deciding their own salary.
Turkey is expected to invade the border area after US troops began withdrawing from the war-torn country on Monday, with Mr Trump saying it was "time to get out of these ridiculous endless wars". Also: Striking doctors in Zimbabwe are defying government orders to go back to work, and the Korean musical genre that's churning out rock stars- and no, it’s not K Pop
The US withdraws troops from northern Syria, leaving its former Kurdish allies - who helped America defeat the Islamic State group - open to a Turkish attack. Also: Extinction Rebellion kicks off a wave of international climate change protests and anger over a tweet about Hong Kong prompts an apology from the Houston Rockets basketball team.
A US official says they have first-hand knowledge of a phone conversation in which Mr Trump asked his Ukrainian counterpart to investigate his political rival, Joe Biden. Also, the Iraqi government announces sweeping social reforms after security forces kill dozens of protestors. And Ginger Baker, the legendary drummer of the rock bank Cream is dead at the age of 80.
Critics circle the president over his attempt to dig the dirt on a political rival – but he remains defiant, saying he’s fighting corruption. He’s been accused of abusing his position by urging Ukraine to investigate the leading Democratic Party presidential candidate, Joe Biden. Also: Clashes on the streets of Hong Kong as a new ban on face masks comes into force. And, in Britain, Prince Harry takes on the tabloids in his battle for privacy.
Hong Kong's chief executive Carrie Lam bans face masks to try to quell unrest. Protesters have pledged to defy the new law, and immediately took to the streets in response.
Also, Iraq's most senior Shi'a cleric appeals for calm after days of clashes between police and protestors, and are we damaging the environment by buying too many trainers ?
UK Prime Minister tells Parliament he's made serious attempt to get Brexit deal with EU. But opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn has described the proposals as 'unrealistic and damaging.'
Also, curfew imposed in Baghdad as 18 die in clashes between police and protestors, and should tourists to America's South be told more about the brutal legacy of slavery ?
The US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, said five officials due to testify before committees this week would not appear. Also: Peru in turmoil after president dissolves parliament, and Russian alcohol consumption falls steeply.
The police in Hong Kong have shot and injured a protester, during some of the worst clashes in nearly four months. There's turmoil Peru after President Vizcarra dissolves Congress. And how baby scans show body parts dating back 250 million years.
Australia confirms Donald Trump asked their prime minister to help investigate the Russia inquiry as Congress orders his lawyer to hand over documents related to the impeachment investigation. Also: a controversial change in health advice as scientists say we can carry on eating red meat, and more than 500 years after their ancestors were forced into exile Jews with roots in Spain are being welcomed back.
Al Shabab militants blasted though gates and sent in fighters before being reportedly pushed back. Also: France pays final respects at the funeral of Jacques Chirac, and inequalities in heart attack care in UK "costing women's lives".
Four months after a scandal brought him down, Sebastian Kurz has been returned to power but he will need to form another coalition to govern. Also, the British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, defiantly insists that a no-deal Brexit can happen regardless of a law to stop it - even as newspapers publish claims about his private life. And one of Latin America's best known singers, José José, has died.
Afghanistan's presidential election is held amid insurgent bomb attacks. Also: British PM under pressure to explain relationship with American businesswoman, new treatment halves the number of deaths from skin cancer and The Irishman enters Oscars race with world premiere.
India and Pakistan have already fought two wars over the disputed territory. Also: Half a million people have taken part in a demonstration in the Canadian city of Montreal led by the teenage climate activist, Greta Thunberg, and how Saudi Arabia is relaxing dress codes and visa rules as it tries to attract more tourists.
Pavlo Klimkin contradicts Donald Trump's claims about the role played by his presidential rival Joe Biden in the sacking of Ukraine's chief prosecutor. Prince Harry in the footsteps of Princess Diana in Angola minefields; and, long lost Liszt composition to be performed
Top Democrats on Capitol Hill accuse Donald Trump of trying to cover up details of a phone call to his Ukrainian counterpart. They say Mr Trump’s lawyers ordered a transcript of the call – in which he urged Ukraine to investigate his possible presidential rival, Joe Biden -- to be moved to a computer server usually reserved for matters of national security. Also: the dangers lurking in a friendly cup of tea. And Britain’s poet laureate ponders the impact of climate change.
The committed Europhile whose later years were blighted by corruption scandals has died at the age of eighty-six. Also: White House "tried to cover up Trump call details", and UK's new polar research ship officially named the "Sir David Attenborough".
The notes show Mr Trump asked the Ukrainian president to investigate his Democratic rival, Joe Biden. Also: Netanyahu is asked to try to form Israeli government, and the transgender man who gave birth and wants to be recognised as a father - not a mother.
Scientists say the oceans and frozen regions are feeling the heat from rising temperatures as never before. Also: angry exchanges in UK parliament over recent suspension and US toy maker launches a gender neutral doll.
US Democrats have opened a formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump over claims that he sought political help from Ukraine. Also: Boris Johnson says he “profoundly disagrees” with UK Supreme Court ruling, and a French chef sues the Michelin guide over star rating.
The British PM Boris Johnson says he will "respect the verdict" but "strongly disagrees" with the judges' decision. Also: Spain court backs dictator Franco's exhumation, and the German illness of a hangover.
In an emotional address to the UN climate summit, the Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg warned of people dying, ecosystems collapsing and said we were on the brink of mass extinction. She accused world leaders of not doing enough. Also, President Trump says the scandal over a phone call with his Ukrainian counterpart is a "Democrat witch hunt", and we'll hear the claims about how seat belts and the temperature of an office can contribute to gender inequality.
Carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases are reportedly rising at their fastest rate. Also: Could a phone call by Donald Trump lead to his impeachment? And Iranian women will be allowed to attend an international football match.
Joe Biden calls for President Trump to be investigated over an alleged phone call to Ukraine's leader about him and his son. Also: Saudi Arabia once again blames Iran for last week's drone strikes. And health officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo plan to roll out a second Ebola vaccine.
Millions of young people across the globe campaigned against climate change and Greta Thunberg the teenager who started the movement addressed crowds in New York. This comes before Monday’s UN climate summit. Also: President Trump dismisses whistleblower allegations, and we hear from the young people on the Kosovo Serbian divide.
Millions of people worldwide join a strike led by schoolchildren. Demonstrators are calling for global action on climate change.
Also, Philippines government's rewards for convicts to be returned to prison prove a bit too effective, and a German ship sets off on what's billed as the biggest Arctic research expedition ever.
Justin Trudeau admits wearing blackface make-up is racist. The revelations have rattled his campaign to win a second term. Also: the former British Prime Minister, David Cameron, reveals he asked the Queen for help ahead of the Scottish independence referendum, and Tunisia's ousted ex-president, Zine al Abidine Ben Ali, dies in exile aged 83.
Truck packed with explosives was detonated by Taliban outside hospital in city of Qalat. Local media say many victims were doctors and patients.
Also, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and rival Benny Gantz jostle over terms of a unity government, and how teenage boys at a South African school are trying to curb violence against women.
WHO says flu-like pandemic can spread in just 36 hours and kill 80 million around the world. After the attacks on its oil facilities, Saudi Arabia says another war is the last thing the region needs; and what's happened to Delhi's only privately-owned elephant.
Exit polls suggest there will be no clear winner in Israel's second election in five months. Also: US officials say Saudi oil attack drones launched from Iran, and soot pollution particles "cross the placenta".
A BBC investigation finds nearly 500 civilians were killed during August - more than in Syria and Yemen combined. Also, the UK's highest court decides on the legality of the government's suspension of Parliament.
Turkey's president Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the zone needed to be extended for the goal to be met. Also: Boris Johnson attacked by Luxembourg PM over Brexit, and scientists think they have found a way to stop the common cold.
Brent crude, the international benchmark used by oil traders, jumped to $71.95 a barrel at one point. Also: UN investigators warn that ethnic Rohingyas who are still in Myanmar face the continuing threat of genocide, and the world's first climate telethon in Denmark raises enough money to plant almost a million trees.
Houthi rebels claim responsibility for attacks which the UN fears may severely limit production. Also, African leaders attend the state funeral of Robert Mugabe, but few Zimbabweans turn out; and the solid gold toilet stolen from an English palace.
Sulphur hexafluoride, the most powerful greenhouse gas known to humanity, is widely used in the electrical industry to prevent short circuits and accidents. Also: The missing people crisis in Nigeria after the decade-long insurgency of the Islamist group Boko Haram; and the rapper in Idlib creating art amid the chaos.
Former president Robert Mugabe to be buried in National Heroes Acre monument in Harare. His family had wanted him to be buried in his home village.
Also, thousands protest in Johannesburg at high levels of violence against women, and the Liverpool gardens that inspired a well-loved Beatles song are now open to the public.
An environmentalist coalition says an area of forest the size of 30 football pitches disappears every minute. Also, US congressional lawmakers grant themselves more power to investigate President Trump. And a Nigerian singer has been arrested after taking sides in a political row.
Britain's PM spoke after Scotland's highest civil court ruled shutdown was unlawful. The power to suspend - or prorogue - Parliament lies with the Queen, who follows advice of the PM.
Also, how Syrian doctors in Idlib have moved underground to escape airstrikes by government, and the very unconventional life and music of US singer Daniel Johnston - who's died aged 58.
Riots on the streets, food price rises and reduced medical supplies are real risks of the UK leaving the EU without a deal, a government document has said. Also: Water has been found on a potentially habitable planet, and commemorations have been held across America to mark 18 years since the 9/11 attacks.
Scotland’s highest civil court rules on Boris Johnson’s suspension of UK Parliament. A UK government appeal against the ruling will be heard by the Supreme Court in London next week.
Also, Dutch doctor cleared in landmark euthanasia case, and how Jeanne Socrates became the oldest person to sail around the world solo and non-stop.
Mr Bolton had disagreed with the president on a number of foreign policy challenges from Afghanistan to Iran. Also: Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vows to annex occupied Jordan Valley; and why social media influencers that get paid millions of dollars per post are here to stay.
More than a million tonnes of water that has been used to cool melted reactors is kept in giant tanks. Did President Trump's actions put a top US spy in jeopardy ? Plus convicted of trying to attend a football match - an Iranian female football fan who set herself on fire a week ago has died.
British MPs reject government's calls for a snap election hours before a five-week suspension of parliament. Also: Trump says Afghan peace talks are dead, and a major operation is underway to save thousands of fish in the Darling River in Australia.
Mr Johnson has ruled out asking the EU to delay the Brexit deadline of 31 October, although the Irish government has said it would support another extension. Early results suggest big losses for Vladimir Putin's party in Moscow city elections. British Airways pilots begin a two-day strike in an on-going dispute over pay and conditions.
The head of the US agency for international development says the agency is working with the government of the Bahamas to provide emergency shelter, medical care, food and water. Also: the Taliban says the US has most to lose from cancelled talks, and the Spanish singer Camilo Sesto dies, aged 72.
Amber Rudd said she no longer believed leaving the European Union with a deal was the British government's "main objective". Also: Russia and Ukraine in landmark prisoner exchange, and climate protestors hold red carpet sit-in at Venice Film Festival.
Officials say hundreds, possibly thousands, are still missing in the Abacos and Grand Bahama. Also: India's Moon landing attempt appears to fail, and a pub landlord makes plans for world-record gathering of Nigels.
We look at legacy of controversial and authoritarian figure who ruled for 37 years. He was renowned as a liberation fighter and statesman, but criticised for his repressive and intolerant policies.
Also, Bahamas government says that death toll from Hurricane Dorian will be 'staggering', and concern in China over use of AI to monitor schoolchildren.
The architect of Donald Trump's Middle East peace plan announces his resignation to spend more time with his family. One of the most powerful Atlantic storms on record lashes America's south east coast, flooding parts of Charleston in South Carolina. And South Africa temporarily closes its embassy in Nigeria after deaths, violent protest and accusations of xenophobia.
Boris Johnson's brother Jo says he is 'torn between family loyalty and national interest.' His decision has generated enormous controversy at a time of high tension in UK politics.
Also, residents of South Carolina prepare for Hurricane Dorian, and how music superstar Sir Paul McCartney's grandchild gave him inspiration for his new book.
Parliament rejects the British Prime Minister's call for a snap election after it passed legislation forcing him to ask for a third delay to the UK's departure from the European Union. Also: the number of people killed by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas has risen to twenty and the photographer, Peter Lindbergh, who helped create the concept of the supermodel, has died.
The proposal, introduced in April, would have allowed criminal suspects to be extradited to mainland China.Britain's prime minister, Boris Johnson, faces a vote by MPs later on whether to force a delay to Brexit. An outcry in India over new traffic penalties, with one rickshaw driver fined nearly forty times his day's earnings.
Boris Johnson loses his majority in Parliament and suffers a stinging defeat over Brexit, raising the prospect of a snap general election. After battering The Bahamas for a whole day, Hurricane Dorian has finally begun to move on - heading towards the United States. But the scale of the damage is not yet known. And scientists believe an Indonesian volcano could pose a greater threat than first thought.
Dorian fell in strength on Tuesday to category three, but Grand Bahama island faced at least another day of heavy rain, high winds and storm surges. The British parliament has just reconvened after its summer break for what's expected to be one of the stormiest sessions in decades - on Brexit. Plus we report from Poland where a government scheme is trying to persuades citizens to come back home.
Residents post footage showing flood waters engulfing homes and cars being swept away. Also: why Amsterdam wants a certain type of tourist, and the trainee pilot who landed his plane after his instructor collapsed.
Police and pro-democracy demonstrators have fought running battles in Hong Kong; Reports of another deadly shooting in the US with multiple victims in the State of Texas; Tens of thousands demonstrate against the suspension of parliament in the run-up to Brexit:
An aircraft hit the same location in the province of Idlib twice in half an hour, killing nearly forty people. The plane was from a Russian airbase. Russia has denied involvement. Also, people in Florida are preparing for Hurricane Dorian as it gathers strength in the Caribbean, and if you like fancy dress and can engage with dignitaries there might be a job for you on St Helena.
Several prominent campaigners detained amid a police crackdown. They include Joshua Wong and Agnes Chow of political party Demosisto, and independence campaigner Andy Chan.
Also, residents of Indian-administered Kashmir accuse security forces of carrying out beatings and torture, and how our ancient ancestors had a much bigger impact on our planet than we'd previously realised.
President Trump announces a new command, saying enemies of the US are weaponising earth's orbit and threatening its vital interests. Also: why there's no single 'gay gene', and the car driven with another car on its roof
Prime Minister's critics say he's trying to prevent MPs from blocking a no-deal Brexit. But British government says the 5-week suspension of Parliament will still allow time to debate withdrawal from EU.
Also, a new government for Italy, Brazil's jailed former President criticises his successor, and how technology will shape our lives in next 50 years.
There’s been outrage among opposition MPs after the Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he will suspend parliament just before Britain is due to leave the EU. He insists the decision was not motivated by a desire to force through a no deal Brexit. Also: Italy looks set to form a new coalition government and a skull that’s more than 3 million years old shines a new light on human evolution.
British government set to shut down Parliament - just weeks before UK due to leave EU. This could mean opposition politicians won't have time to stop a 'no deal' Brexit.
Also, how communities in Amazon rainforest are responding to wildfires crisis, controversy over Palestinian children in Israeli jails, and what happened when Costco opened its first branch in China.
Jair Bolsonaro, escalates dispute with his French counterpart over fires raging in the Amazon; The women who've accused the late American financier, Jeffrey Epstein, of abusing them sexually have their day in court; How insects could be the future of pet food - as long as they're treated humanely...
The British MPs said using a vote of no confidence to bring down the government remained an option. Also: Brazil has rejected a G7 offer of $22m aid to tackle the fires in the Amazon, and sleep tales for people who struggle with insomnia.
President Trump says he has "good feelings" about a possible new deal with Iran; Drug maker Johnson and Johnson fined for its part in Oklahoma's opioid addiction crisis; Kenya becomes the first East African country to export oil
President Donald Trump said the two countries will 'very shortly' resume discussions. International leaders at the G7 summit have agree to provide logistical and financial support to help fight fires in the Amazon rainforest. Plus how a vast 'pumice raft' drifting through the Pacific Ocean could help the Great Barrier Reef.
US officials at the G7 summit in Biarritz have expressed surprise at the unscheduled visit by Iran’s foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. Also: violent clashes intensify amid Hong Kong protests, and marking forty years since a landmark flamenco record was released in Spain.
The French President Emmanuel Macron said he will try to convince the G7 leaders that tensions, especially trade tensions, were bad for everybody. Also: Brazilian officials say hundreds of new fires are now burning in the Amazon region, and NASA is reported to be investigating the first allegation of a crime in space.
President Jair Bolsonaro orders soldiers to be sent to the region, after pressure from European Union leaders. Also: Trump says US firms "hereby ordered to quit China", and vets harvest eggs from the last two surviving female northern white rhinos in Kenya.
President Jair Bolsonaro considers options for tackling fires across Amazon rainforest. Several countries have expressed concern over destruction of precious habitat - and possible impact on global warming.
Also, Russia launches world's first floating nuclear power-station, and how 'body positivity' is a top theme at biggest arts festival on earth.