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.
Russia remains concerned about the possible deployment of US missiles not only in the Asia-Pacific region but also in Europe. Also: the French President Emmanuel Macron says the record number of fires in the Amazon rainforest is an "international crisis", and why is Taylor Swift re-recording her old albums?
Seoul pulls out of intelligence-sharing agreement with Tokyo, as trade-dispute worsens. We look at the implications of this announcement.
Also, France's President Macron tells UK Prime Minister Johnson that Brexit backstop is indispensable, why low-skilled migrant workers in Japan are protesting, and how US is witnessing a cheese revolution.
At his first meeting with Mrs Merkel since taking office, Mr Johnson repeated his demand that the EU scrap the backstop - a previously negotiated guarantee of an open border on the island of Ireland. Also: Nigeria said to be on the brink of being declared polio-free and there's shock in Russia after a couple who took their baby to an opposition rally are threatened with having their children put into care.
The power sharing government in Sudan is finally taking charge after months of negotiations. Denmark defiant on Greenland after President Trump cancels state visit. Why are Spiderman fans railing against Sony?
Italy's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has resigned following a blistering attack on his coalition partner. Also: Sudan's military leaders and opposition alliance have formed a sovereign council to lead the country during its transition to civilian rule, and how hackers are finding new ways to access personal information.
Government forces, backed by Russia, closed in on the town in recent weeks. A new study shows children make you happier - once they've left home. Plus we'll hear from a teenage Somali poet who's just been published on iTunes in the US.
The New York City police officer involved in the high-profile 2014 chokehold death of an African-American man has been fired. Also: Twitter and Facebook have taken steps to block what they described as a state-backed Chinese misinformation campaign, and a French couple who were caught with Sardinian sand in their car could face up to six years in jail.
He's admitted receiving ninety million dollars from the Saudi Crown Prince. Turkey has condemned an air attack on a convoy it says was reinforcing one of its observation posts in northern Syria. Plus Prince Andrew says any suggestion he exploited young girls with the disgraced billionaire Jeffrey Epstein is abhorrent.
A suicide bomber targets guests at a Shia marriage in the Afghan capital. Initial reports say many of the victims were women and children. Also: a landmark deal between Sudan’s military and the civilian opposition, and why a woman may be the next person to walk on the Moon
Conditional Israeli offer- to allow US politician to make personal visit to the occupied West Bank; Brother of the leader of the Afghan Taliban is killed in a mosque in Pakistan; And a judge in Germany rules against a girl who wanted to sing in an all-boys choir
Li Ka-shing's appeal came as the Chinese military gathered at the Hong Kong border. The territory has seen political unrest for 10 weeks, and more protests are due this weekend. Also: Greenland says it's not for sale, after reports that Donald Trump wants the US to buy it, and a 9 year old girl sues an all male choir which won't let her join.
The US president had said Israel should stop Rashia Tlaib and Ilhan Omar from visiting. Also: Gibraltar releases Iranian oil tanker, and thousands sign a petition to rename 5th Avenue outside Trump Tower in New York after Barack Obama.
The Indian prime minister Narendra Modi has said his decision to strip Indian-administered Kashmir of its special status will restore the region to its "past glory". Also: the remarkable escape of passengers and crew on a Russian airliner that made an emergency landing, and the secret search for a huge dinosaur hoard.
The Canadian PM Justin Trudeau says he accepts the ethics commissioner report, but disagrees with some of its conclusions. Also: stock markets tumble in US as recession fears grow, and 'human-sized penguin' lived in New Zealand.
After days of disruptions, the Airport Authority in Hong Kong said it had obtained a temporary injunction banning protesters from entering certain areas. Also: the latest on the ASAP Rocky case in Sweden, and the advert for cheese that's been banned for sexism.
Squads of riot police arrived after thousands of demonstrators flooded the terminal buildings. Also: Trump delays some tariffs on Chinese imports, and a British university has banned beef to help climate change.
Our correspondent there says what has been a peaceful awareness exercise on previous days has become an active attempt to shut down business. The sister of the jailed Saudi women's rights activist, Loujain al-Hathloul, says she's been offered her freedom if she says she hasn't been tortured.The sixteen year-old Swedish climate activist - Greta Thunberg - prepares to set sail to the US on a zero-carbon yacht.
The new policy, known as the 'public charge rule', aims to deny permanent residency and citizenship, mainly to millions of undocumented, low-paid Hispanic people. Also: Authorities start to resume services in Hong Kong airport as hundreds of protesters leave for the night, and the little boy who broke his nose trying to meet his idol.
Some of the demonstrators have begun to leave after a dire warning from the Chinese authorities. We hear from disputed Kashmir - still under lockdown - as it celebrates Eid al Adha. Plus Priyanka Chopra defends herself against accusations she's a warmonger.
Yemeni separatists have taken control of the port city after days of fighting with troops loyal to the government. The UN says up to forty people have been killed and more than two-hundred-and-fifty wounded so far. Also: Pro-democracy protesters and police clash in Hong Kong, as both sides change tactics; and the herd of dairy cows living on a robot island.
The 66-year-old, who once counted President Trump and the British royal, Prince Andrew, as his friends, died in an "apparent suicide" in prison. He was due to stand trial next year on charges of trafficking dozens of underage girls for sex. Also: southern separatists in Yemen seize the presidential palace in Aden and a British lawyer warns Muslims against making the Hajj after pilgrims were swindled out of thousands of dollars.
The US president also said he had spoken to the NRA gun lobby so their views could be "represented and respected". Also: civilians have been killed in renewed fighting in the Yemeni port of Aden, and the unusual T-shirt that a six year old boy wore at school.
Heavy security presence across Indian-administered Kashmir remains largely in place. Thousands of troops are patrolling the streets, four days after the Indian government revoked the Muslim-majority state's autonomy.
Also, Malaysia files corruption charges against current and former directors of Goldman Sachs, and is it a good idea to build a helter-skelter inside a cathedral ?
United Nations experts say a switch to a plant-based diet can help reduce climate change. A major report warns that increasing global consumption of meat and dairy produce is fuelling global warming.
Also, Kyrgyzstan's ex-president is arrested after raids on home, the two Saudi sisters who are in hiding in Turkey after fleeing their family, and why Germany no longer leads the world in nudism.
Toni Morrison was not only the first African American woman to win a Nobel Prize for literature but she also won the Pulitzer Prize and became the first black female editor of Random House. Her work mostly focused on slavery, the experiences of the black community and racial prejudice. Also: twenty seven years after the civil war ended, Mozambique has officially signed a peace deal, and thousands of tardigrades may have been scattered on the moon- but what are they?
It is one of the strongest warnings Beijing has issued over the protests so far. What's happening in Indian administered Kashmir- a day after it was stripped of its special status? Plus the artificial 'tongue' helping to tackle the counterfeit whisky trade.
Hundreds of flights are cancelled and train services disrupted during the city’s morning rush-hour. Also: India to revoke special status of Kashmir, and President Donald Trump has said "hate has no place" in the US after two mass shootings over the weekend.
A shooting at a supermarket in the US state of Texas that left 20 dead is being investigated as domestic terrorism. Also: A key leader in Cambodia's Khmer Rouge who was convicted of genocide has died, and a Frenchman has become the first person to cross the English Channel on a jet-powered flyboard.
At least nineteen people reported killed in another mass shooting in the United States, this time in a shopping mall in El Paso, Hundreds of protesters in Moscow are detained at the latest rally calling for free and fair elections; And how Detroit in Michigan once seen as the epitome of the rust belt is making an impressive economic comeback,
Texas congressman, John Ratcliffe, is withdrawn from consideration, amid criticism that he is under-qualified. He is also accused of padding his intelligence credentials. Also, officials in the DRC say only half of ebola cases are identified; and the head of Brazil's space research institute loses his job after a row with the President over deforestation.
Seoul says the taxes are retribution after its government demanded reparations for Japanese atrocities committed before and during World War II. Also, the US pulls out of a nuclear arms treaty with Russia, sparking fears of an arms race. And cognac sees a revival in North America, as the favourite drink of rap stars.
The US president announced fresh tariffs of 10% on another $300bn of Chinese products from September. Also: Rwanda reopens DR Congo border amid Ebola crisis, and Saudi Arabia allows women to travel independently.
The sanctions freeze any assets of Mohammed Javad Zarif in America, or controlled by US entities. Also: a second person has died of Ebola in eastern Congo, and will the threatened vaquita porpoise survive?
Healthcare was on the agenda as the first group of Democratic candidates debated in Detroit. Also: all schools in Sudan have been closed following demonstrations over the death of students at an earlier rally, and the pretty Austrian village that is being overrun by tourists.
President Trump took part in events at the historical settlement of Jamestown in Virginia, marking the four hundredth anniversary of the birth of democracy in America. Also: 'World shrugging' as Syria death toll mounts, and ear 'tickling' therapy could 'help thwart ageing'.
Up to a million ethnic Uighurs and other Muslims are believed to have been detained in the camps for months, or years, without trial. The ruler of Dubai ruler and his estranged wife begin a London court battle. Plus in Sweden the American rapper ASAP Rocky has appeared in court, pleading not guilty to assault.
Officials say a fight between rival gangs in the northern Brazilian prison lasted five hours. Also: outrage as high school students shot dead in Sudan, and India tiger census shows rapid population growth.
The city has seen eight consecutive weekends of anti-government protests. In India, an investigation is underway after a teenager who's accused a politician of rape is seriously injured in a road accident. And we'll explain why some are calling today 'Earth Overshoot Day'.
Dan Coats is leaving office after clashing with President Trump on national security. Also, dozens of mourners 'killed by Boko Haram' at a funeral in north Nigeria. And Brazil miners kill tribal leader in Amazon land invasion.
Mr Trump called Elijah Cummings a 'brutal bully', and his district a 'rat infested mess'. Mr Cummings had criticised conditions in migrant detention centres. Also: Russian police detain more than a thousand activists and the joke of the Roman pen.
The agreement will force thousands of Central American migrants to seek asylum in Guatemala instead of the US. Also, pro-democracy demonstrations last late into the night at Hong Kong’s airport. And Russians are urging their government to act, as hundreds of forest fires tear through the Arctic.
UN human rights chief says over 100 people died in government attacks in past 10 days. Michelle Bachelet criticised the 'failure of leadership by the world's most powerful nations'.
Also, pro-democracy protestors hold sit-in at Hong Kong's international airport, and a young Rwandan man walks across his country - to raise awareness of the 1994 genocide.
Migrant boat with 300 people aboard sinks attempting crossing to Europe. Initial reports say as many as one hundred and fifty people died -- though the final figure remains unclear. Also: Europe swelters, the US government announces the return of the death penalty for federal crimes, and the threat of annihilation facing Kenya’s donkeys.
Much of northern Europe swelters as second heatwave in one month reaches its peak. Highest-temperature records broken in UK, France, Germany and Netherlands.
Also, Britain's new Prime Minister Boris Johnson promises "beginning of a golden age", and French inventor fails in attempt to cross English Channel on jet-powered flyboard.
She hands over the reins of power to her successor, Boris Johnson, along with the keys to Number 10 Downing Street. Later, Mr Johnson will announce his most senior cabinet appointments. In the US the former special counsel Robert Mueller is testifying before Congress on his report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
We hear about Boris Johnson from the people who know him best as European leaders and members of his own party warn of difficulties ahead. Also: A Gambian soldier has admitted involvement in the killing of about fifty African migrants on the orders of the former president and scientists warn that the next 18 months will be a crucial period for dealing with global warming.