Kurds launch attack near IS ‘capital’

A US-backed alliance of Syrian Kurdish and Arab fighters begins a campaign to expel Islamic State militants north of their stronghold Raqqa. BBC News – World  More...

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By admin On Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

Leaked tape forces Brazil minister out

A key minister in Brazil’s new government steps aside after he was caught on tape allegedly conspiring to obstruct a major corruption probe. BBC News – World  More...

By admin On Monday, May 23rd, 2016

Iraq PM announces Falluja assault

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announces the start of a military operation to retake Falluja from so-called Islamic State (IS). BBC News – World  More...

By admin On Sunday, May 22nd, 2016

Austria votes in close-fought election

The European Union could see its first far-right president if Norbert Hofer wins the run-off round in Austria’s election. BBC News – World  More...

By admin On Saturday, May 21st, 2016

‘Smoke detected’ before EgyptAir crash

There were smoke alerts inside the cabin of the EgyptAir passenger plane shortly before it crashed in the Mediterranean, unconfirmed reports say. BBC News – World  More...

By admin On Friday, May 20th, 2016

EgyptAir flight mystery investigated

A major inquiry is under way after an EgyptAir passenger jet suddenly vanished from radar screens over the southern Mediterranean. BBC News – World  More...

By admin On Thursday, May 19th, 2016

Superbugs to ‘kill every three seconds’

Superbugs will kill someone every three seconds by 2050 unless the world acts now, a hugely influential report says. BBC News – World  More...

By admin On Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

Trump open to talks with North Korea

US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says he would meet the North Korean leader face-to-face to discuss its nuclear programme. BBC News – World  More...

By admin On Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

HK security tight ahead of Chinese visit

Hong Kong launches a major security operation ahead of a high-level Chinese visit, as concerns grow over the territory’s freedoms and interference by Beijing. BBC News – World  More...

By admin On Monday, May 16th, 2016

Philippine president backs death penalty

The Philippines president-elect says he will reintroduce capital punishment and give security forces permission to shoot to kill. BBC News – World  More...