Ambassador leak not in public interest say police

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption UK ambassador Sir Kim Darroch (l) called President Trump's administration "inept" in leaked emails Scotland Yard has said it respects the rights of the media, but that the recent…

Iran tanker could be released with guarantees

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The oil tanker was suspected of carrying crude oil to Syria Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said the Iranian tanker detained by Royal Marines near Gibraltar could be released, if…

The best news photos of the week

Our selection of some of the most striking news photographs taken around the world this week. Image copyright Anuwar Hazarika / Reuters Image caption A makeshift raft is used to navigate past submerged houses in…

Storm Barry closes in as Louisiana locks down

Image copyright AFP Image caption President Trump declared a federal state of emergency in Louisiana as the storm approached Storm Barry is nearing Louisiana's coast, bringing the threat of heavy rain and floods to millions…

Powerful X-ray telescope launches to map cosmos

Image copyright Roscosmos/DLR Image caption Artwork: The Spektr-RG mission is really two telescopes in one One of the most significant Russian space missions in the post-Soviet era has launched from Baikonur, Kazakhstan. The Spektr-RG telescope…

Met Police criticised over press leak warning

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption UK ambassador Sir Kim Darroch (l) called President Trump's administration "inept" in leaked emails Scotland Yard has been criticised for warning media organisations against publishing leaked government documents. Metropolitan…

New Zealanders hand over guns in Christchurch

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption'The law changed, and made everyone feel safer'New Zealanders have started handing over their semi-automatic weapons as part of a buyback scheme following a ban after the…

Four things you may not know about Apollo…

Image copyright NASA Image caption Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins practises in the simulator in June 1969 - one month before launch Fifty years on, the Apollo Moon programme is probably still humankind's single greatest…