Stormy Daniels ‘told to leave Trump alone’ over affair claims

Adult film actress Stormy Daniels, real name Stephanie Clifford, says she was threatened to keep quiet about an alleged sexual encounter with Donald Trump...

Russia and Taliban deny US claims of working together

Russia and the Taliban have separately rejected comments made by the head of US forces in Afghanistan that Moscow has been supporting, and even...

Japan’s PM Abe apologizes amid cronyism scandal

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, his ratings in a slump amid a suspected cronyism scandal and cover-up, apologized again on Sunday for causing anxiety...

First non-stop flight arrives in London from Perth

The first scheduled non-stop flight between Australia and the UK has touched down in London's Heathrow Airport. Qantas Flight QF9 completed its 14,498km (9,009-mile) journey...

China warns the US it will defend national interests on trade

China warned the US it will defend its interests on trade, Chinese state media says, after US President Donald Trump backed tariffs on Chinese...

Hundreds of thousands Americans demand tighter gun control

Hundreds of thousands of Americans gathered across the country for a series of marches demanding tighter gun control. The student-led protests - called March For...

France lauds policeman who swapped with hostage

Tributes are pouring in for a French police officer who died saving the lives of hostages in a supermarket siege by an Islamist gunman...

Maldives push ahead with Chinese projects despite Indian concerns

India is a brother, but China is like a long-lost cousin found, Maldives Ambassador to China Mohamed Faisal has said, asserting that his country...

EU leaders say it is ‘highly likely’ Russia is behind attack

EU leaders have agreed with the UK government that it is "highly likely" Russia is responsible for the nerve agent attack in the UK. In...

South Korea to shut off computers to stop people working late

The government in South Korea's capital is introducing a new initiative to force its employees to leave work on time - by powering down...

Trump replaces National Security Adviser McMaster with Bolton

President Donald Trump is replacing US National Security Adviser HR McMaster with Bush-era defence hawk and former United Nations ambassador John Bolton. Mr Trump tweeted...

Maldives President lifts state of emergency after 45 days

Maldives President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom on Thursday lifted a state of emergency after a period of 45 days. The declaration of the state of...

‘Dozens dead’ in New Year attack near Kabul Sakhi shrine

At least 31 people have been killed and 65 wounded in a suspected suicide bomb attack near a shrine in the Afghan capital Kabul,...

French ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy under formal investigation

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been placed under formal investigation over allegations he received campaign funding from late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. He is...

Facebook’s Zuckerberg ‘sorry’ over Cambridge Analytica ‘breach’

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has admitted that the social network "made mistakes" that led to millions of Facebook users having their data exploited by...

US investigating Facebook over misuse of private information

The US Federal Trade Commission is reported to be investigating Facebook after allegations that 50 million users' private information was misused by a political...

Rohingya children in Bangladesh being trafficked for sex

Girls in their early teens are being trafficked into prostitution in Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh, a BBC News investigation has found. Foreigners seeking...

Billionaire James Packer quits Crown Resorts over mental health

Australian billionaire James Packer has resigned as a director of his casino empire Crown Resorts Limited. The businessman is "suffering from mental health issues", a...

Xi Jinping tells parliament China must not be complacent

Chinese President Xi Jinping has told the National People's Congress (NPC) that China must not become complacent about its development. Speaking at the closing session...

US and South Korea set date for postponed Foal Eagle military drills

Large-scale military exercises involving the US and South Korea will go ahead on 1 April, the two countries have announced. The drills are a major...