Many dead in Iraq Shia shrine stampede

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Actors dressed as ancient warriors re-enact battle scenes as part of the Ashura commemorations At least 31 people have been killed in a stampede during commemorations for the Shia holy…

Netanyahu pledges to annex occupied Jordan Valley

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Jordan Valley accounts for around one-third of the West Bank Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed to annex part of the occupied West Bank on the border with Jordan…

Resignation calls over Trumps #sharpiegate row

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Wilbur Ross attends the NOAA's 2019 Hurricane Season Outlook briefing US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has been urged to resign after reportedly threatening weather officials who contradicted President Donald…

Trump sacks national security adviser John Bolton

Image copyright EPA US President Donald Trump has fired his National Security Adviser John Bolton. "I informed John Bolton last night that his services are no longer needed at the White House," he wrote. "I…

There is a way to get a Brexit…

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSome MPs voiced their objection to the suspension in the CommonsBoris Johnson has said "there is a way" of getting a new Brexit deal with the EU…

US couple lose child custody over cancer refusal

Image copyright Taylor Bland-Ball Image caption Taylor Bland-Ball and Joshua McAdams' son was diagnosed with cancer in April A cancer-stricken four-year-old boy in Florida has been ordered to live with his grandmother after his parents…

Russia plays down story of extracted US spy

Image copyright EPA Image caption CNN said President Trump's meeting with Russia's Sergei Lavrov in 2017 had spooked the CIA Moscow has played down reports in American media that the US extracted a high-level spy…