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Raqqa: IS 'capital' falls to US-backed Syrian forces

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:20:33 GMT

A US-backed alliance says three years of jihadist rule in the northern Syrian city are over.

'Islamic State': Raqqa's loss seals rapid rise and fall

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 15:49:45 GMT

IS has lost its 'capital' Raqqa, but it has taken the might of a global alliance to crush it.

Murdered journalist's son hits out at Malta

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 20:26:54 GMT

Malta's Daphne Caruana Galizia was "assassinated" for standing up to corruption, her son says.

Drone shows Rohingyas fleeing

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 23:07:50 GMT

Drone footage supplied by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees shows thousands of Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar on Monday.

Indonesia massacres: Declassified US files shed new light

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 22:03:17 GMT

Newly declassified documents show US embassies knew about mass killings in Indonesia in the 1960s.

Man Booker Prize: George Saunders wins for Lincoln in the Bardo

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 22:12:46 GMT

The US author is awarded the £50,000 prize for his first full-length novel, Lincoln in the Bardo.

Reese Witherspoon: I was assaulted at 16

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 15:53:46 GMT

The Hollywood star says the incident was at the hands of an unnamed director.

Trump's latest travel ban order blocked

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 20:27:36 GMT

A judge says the policy "suffers from precisely the same maladies as its predecessor".

Catalonia: Protests after Spain detains separatists

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 21:24:39 GMT

A candlelit protest is held after a Spanish judge jails two Catalan pro-independence leaders.

Weinstein scandal: Game of Thrones actress 'felt powerless'

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 22:22:44 GMT

Weinstein was "holding tightly to the back of my arm" after she rebuffed him, Lena Headey said.

'I fight back,' Trump warns McCain

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:43:29 GMT

“At some point I fight back and it won't be pretty," the president says of Senator McCain's speech.

Ukraine anti-graft protesters clash with riot police

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 22:17:04 GMT

Demonstrators demanding major anti-corruption reforms vow to stay put, setting up tents in Kiev.

Kirkuk: Iraqi forces seize largest oilfields near city

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:06:27 GMT

Two more oilfields are seized as government troops take over areas under Iraqi Kurdish control.

Trump's drug czar choice pulls out

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:08:15 GMT

The congressman helped pass a bill that reportedly neutered efforts to slow the flow of opioid drugs.

Searching for clues after Somali massacre

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:59:16 GMT

A Facebook page is helping to identify those killed or missing in Somalia's deadliest terror attack in a decade.

Red sun phenomenon 'caused by Saharan dust', analysis shows

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:35:32 GMT

The dust was dragged in from the Sahara by the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia.

Trump denigrates Obama over false fallen soldier claim

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 21:24:25 GMT

The president falsely claimed his predecessor had not called the families of fallen US soldiers.

A bird's-eye view of sharks

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 23:11:17 GMT

Drones become the latest weapon to protect swimmers and surfers from shark attacks.

China congress: Why Beijing has banned hot air balloons

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 23:02:18 GMT

China is on high alert ahead of its Communist Party congress - and all sorts of things are banned.

The Hollywood women tackling sexual harassment

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:19:20 GMT

Actresses Margot Robbie and Lake Bell, alongside producer Kathleen Kennedy have spoken out.

The US protests that you've forgotten

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 22:52:16 GMT

Since September, hundreds of people have descended on the streets of St Louis in protest. This is why.

High speed camera uses 1,000 frames per second

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 23:21:12 GMT

The camera that can process images faster than the eye can see.

Malta journalist Caruana Galizia: Anti-corruption warrior

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:46:24 GMT

The murder of Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia is seen as an attack on democracy.

Kirkuk: The city that highlights Iraq's war within a war

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:26:53 GMT

The fall of Kirkuk reflects the struggle to control Iraq after the defeat of IS, says Michael Knights.

Why is China investing heavily in south-east Europe?

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:35:01 GMT

Beijing's spending spree in Greece and the Balkans raises concerns that the EU will object to its involvement in the region.

Social media silence over Somalia massacre

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 12:52:22 GMT

Deadly bomb attacks in Somalia kill at least 281 people but there are no hashtags of solidarity

Chechen 'gay purge' victim: 'No one knows who will be next'

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 23:42:33 GMT

Maxim Lapunov says he spent 12 days in a blood-soaked cell, beaten, threatened and humiliated.

Venezuela: Caracas after the chaos remains stressful

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:02:58 GMT

Residents of Caracas say they are frustrated and stressed by the politics of confrontation, says Will Grant.

Are women safer in single-sex carriages?

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 23:28:48 GMT

Women-only carriages have been trialled around the world, but do they work?

From sweets to furniture: The secrets of selling online

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 23:30:42 GMT

What's the best way to sell online? And how do you make sure your website really works?

Real Madrid 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 22:52:04 GMT

Harry Kane says Tottenham showed they "can handle" playing in the Champions League after a draw at Real Madrid moves them towards the last 16.

NK Maribor 0-7 Liverpool

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 22:21:12 GMT

Liverpool record their biggest Champions League win in almost 10 years as they thrash Maribor to go top of Group E.

Manchester City 2-1 Napoli

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 22:31:53 GMT

Pep Guardiola felt Man City's 2-1 Champions League win over Napoli was a "perfect" performance against a side he rates as one of the best he has ever faced.

Anthony Joshua: World champion says he is 'in no rush' to fight in the US

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 21:56:45 GMT

British world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua says he is "in no rush" to fight in the United States.

Ryder Cup 2018: US still has something to prove says Jim Furyk

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 20:30:06 GMT

US Ryder Cup skipper Jim Furyk says there is still work to be done to fully restore his country's reputation in the tournament.

Warren Gatland: The criticism & hurt that led to bitter end to Lions involvement

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 15:34:31 GMT

As Warren Gatland's involvement with the Lions comes to a bitter end after a tour he "hated", Chris Jones asks how did it come to this?