Gunmen attack hotel in Pakistan

Gunmen have stormed a five-star hotel in the restive Pakistani province of Balochistan, officials say. Security forces cordoned off the Pearl Continental Hotel in the port city of Gwadar after the attack by at least…

US states abortion law fuels boycott call

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Alyssa Milano was among a number of actors pledging not to film in Georgia if the law passed A new abortion law in the US state of Georgia has…

French hostages praise rescue from hell

Image copyright AFP Image caption Patrick Picque, left, and Laurent Lassimouillas, right, with a South Korean hostage who has not been named Two French tourists who were held hostage in Burkina Faso have thanked the…

Cuba steps up rationing amid shortages

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Cubans have posted online about the problems using the hashtag #lacolachallenge, or queue challenge Cuba has announced rationing of more products amid shortages it blames on the US trade embargo…

Yemen rebels prepare to leave key port

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Houthi supporters at a rally in the capital Sanaa, last month Yemen's Houthi rebels are preparing to withdraw from a key strategic port, in the first major step since a…

Trump warm on China despite trade war

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionChinese Vice-Premier Liu He says talks should progress in a "principled" mannerPresident Donald Trump says US-China relations remain "very strong" despite the two countries being embroiled in…

Can you cram 16 gigs into a single…

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Foals are the biggest name on the bill at this year's Great Escape "This," warns my colleague, "is a spectacularly bad idea"' "There's no way you'll cope." And with…