• 6 Aug 2018

    Police in the US have raided a makeshift compound in a remote area of New Mexico after receiving a tip off calling for food and water which led them to discover 11 emaciated children under the age of 15, as well as three women who are believed to be their mothers and two heavily armed men.…

  • 6 Aug 2018

    It’s been reported that the government is putting in an extradition request to Moscow for two Russian nationals suspected of the Salisbury Novichok poisoning. The move is likely to put further strain on Russian-UK relations which have been difficult ever since the attack in March.

  • 6 Aug 2018

    Thousands of terrified tourists are being taken off the island of Lombok by boat after an earthquake destroyed roads, bridges and damaged huge numbers of buildings. At least 98 people were killed and over 200 injured, with thousands more now homeless.

  • 5 Aug 2018

    Venezuela’s president was in the middle of his speech at a military commemoration in Caracas when two explosions were heard, causing soldiers to scatter. The government lost little time in describing the incident as an attack involving explosive drones. But firefighters said gas canisters had exploded in a nearby apartment. Meanwhile many of the culprits…

  • 3 Aug 2018

    The seventeen-year-old spent eight months in jail and was released this week to a hero’s welcome and praise from the Palestinian President. A regular child protester Ahed was arrested after being filmed slapping and kicking an Israeli soldier outside her home on the same day a teenage relative had been injured by what’s thought to have been an Israeli plastic bullet. 

  • 1 Aug 2018

    We have following two people who, with tens of thousands of others, are so desperate to flee the danger and destruction in their homelands, they risk everything in the attempt to make it to the United States on the ‘El tren de la muerte’ – the Death Train. When President Trump introduced tough new policies to stop migrants…

  • 31 Jul 2018

    The trial of Donald Trump’s former campaign chair, Paul Manafort, has begun in Virginia. It may not be about Russia, but it will be held in the shadow of the collusion controversy that’s long loomed over the White House. Of all the Americans charged so far in the Mueller Investigation, Mr Manafort is the first…

  • 31 Jul 2018

    Facebook says it has identified a co-ordinated attempt to interfere in November’s mid-term elections in the United States. Ed Howker has been going through the details.

  • 31 Jul 2018

    As the first official results begin coming in, Zimbabwe’s election commission chief has said the outcome of the country’s landmark election may not be known till Saturday. The incumbent president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, and his rival, opposition leader Nelson Chamisa, are both confident about their chances. Supporters on both sides are already celebrating, but the final tally…

  • 30 Jul 2018

    Radio presenters have a sad and difficult history of mispronouncing his name. But today it was Jeremy Hunt’s own turn to struggle with identifying someone correctly. While on an official visit to China, the foreign secretary mistakenly told his hosts mistakenly that his wife was “Japanese” – when she is, in fact, Chinese. Paul McNamara…

  • 30 Jul 2018

    The UN has warned that heavy fighting around Yemen’s main port – which is in the hands of the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels – is just “one airstrike away from an unstoppable” cholera epidemic. The main entry point for food and other supplies into the country is the port city of al-Hodeida. It is under renewed attack…

  • 30 Jul 2018

    For the first time ever, Robert Mugabe has not been an election candidate in Zimbabwe. Polls have just closed there in the first full presidential and parliamentary contest since the country’s long serving ruler was ousted. Mr Mugabe – who was in power for 37 years – has announced he would not be voting for…

  • 29 Jul 2018

    At least 14 people have died in a powerful earthquake in Indonesia’s central Lombok island – a popular tourist destination. The 6.4 magnitude quake struck just before 7 o clock local time this morning – damaging thousands of homes and leaving hundreds of people injured, most of them hit by debris and falling blocks of…

  • 29 Jul 2018

    Hundreds of people in Greece have been mourning the deaths of at least 88 people who died in the wildfires which swept through an area east of Athens – many accusing the Greek government of being underprepared for the fires and downplaying the true scale of the damage.  

  • 28 Jul 2018

    Wildfires continue to rage on America’s West Coast – forcing thousands of people from their homes. The fires are being fuelled by a combination of high temperatures and low humidity – along with strong winds.