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N Korea ambassador to Italy 'disappears'

South Korea's spy agency says that the top diplomat fled Pyongyang's Rome embassy with his wife.

The announcement follows unconfirmed reports that Pyongyang's top diplomat in Italy had sought asylum from an unidentified Western country.

Jo Song-gil, the acting North Korean amba...

White House suspends credentials for CNN's Jim Acosta

Press secretary Sarah Sanders says the White House is suspending Jim Acosta's access.

Press secretary Sarah Sanders says a reporter's access was removed because he put "his hands on a young woman".

Mr Acosta, chief White House correspondent for CNN, was called a "rude, terrible...

Yoga gunman 'posted misogynist videos'

A gunman who killed two women at a Florida yoga studio had previously posted misogynistic and racist videos online, it has emerged.

Scott Paul Beierle, 40, had also been accused of harassing women and grabbing their bottoms, police say.

Beierle killed Nancy Van Vessem, 61, and ...

Niels Högel: German ex-nurse admits killing 100 patients

An ex-nurse in Germany has admitted at the start of his trial that he murdered 100 patients, making him one of the world's most prolific serial killers.

Detectives say Niels Högel administered fatal doses of medication to the people in his care - causing cardiac arrest - at two hospita...

Blow for Merkel in German election

The main parties in Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition lose votes in a regional election in Hesse.

Her centre-right CDU party and the centre-left SPD were each 10% down on the previous election in Hesse state.

SPD leader Andrea Nahles said the federal government's poor perfor...

Trump attacks 'media hostility' after mail bombs

The US president was speaking after a series of suspect packages were sent to high-profile figures.

In scripted remarks at a Wednesday night rally in Wisconsin, the president vowed to catch the perpetrator, while calling on the media to end "constant negative and oftentimes false attac...

How the Finnish survive without small talk

Their desire for avoidance is a predisposition so common that it’s become hard-baked into Finnish culture.

I met my now best friend Hanna a few years ago during my first visit to Helsinki, on a coffee date set up out of desperation. Without any acquaintances in the city, I just wanted ...

Floor collapse injures 30 at US university

Dramatic footage showed a large section of the floor give way during a party in South Carolina.

At least 30 people were injured when a floor collapsed at a party at Clemson University, South Carolina.

The Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity annual homecoming party was just getting start...

Turkey 'to reveal all' on Khashoggi death

Turkey has vowed to reveal all details about the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, after Saudi Arabia admitted for the first time he had been killed in its consulate in Istanbul.

"Turkey will never allow a cover-up," a ruling party spokesperson said.

Saudi Arabia suggested...

Your US mid-term elections daily digest

The fallout from a bitter Texas debate and what one tiny donation means - it’s your mid-terms roundup.

The US mid-term elections in just under three weeks' time will help define the rest of Donald Trump's presidency.

Americans will vote for members of both chambers of Congress,...

Turkey 'has recording proving Saudi murder'

Turkish officials have audio and video evidence that shows missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was tortured and killed inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, the BBC has been told.Mr Khashoggi, a critic of the Saudi government, has not been seen since he entered the building on 2 October...

West accuses Russia of global cyber-plots

What is Russia accused of?

The Netherlands has accused four Russians of plotting to hack the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), which had been probing the chemical attack on a Russian ex-spy in the UK

The UK government accused the GRU of being behind f...

Huge surge in Indonesia quake toll

At least 832 people were killed in the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, the national disaster agency says.

Many people were reported trapped in the rubble of buildings that collapsed in Friday's 7.5-magnitude earthquake, agency spokesman Su...

Yellowstone grizzlies' protection restored

A US judge has ordered protection to be restored to grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone National Park, blocking plans for the first hunts there in nearly 30 years.

The Montana judge's ruling overturns the Trump administration's policy.

The judge sided with wildlife groups, ...