UK readies for historic Brexit deal vote

MPs are preparing to vote on whether to back Theresa May's deal for leaving the European Union. The so-called "meaningful vote" will take place later as five days of debate on Brexit come to an...

Zimbabwe fuel price protests turn deadly

Several people have been killed during protests in Zimbabwe after the government more than doubled the price of fuel overnight. Hundreds more were arrested as demonstrators took to the streets in the cities of Harare...

DRC candidate appeals against vote result

An opposition presidential candidate in the Democratic Republic of Congo has filed an appeal in the constitutional court against last month's poll result. Martin Fayulu insists he won the vote and has demanded a manual...

Chinese coal miners die in roof collapse

At least 21 miners died when a roof collapsed in a coal mine in northern China, officials say. Sixty-six miners were rescued after the accident on Saturday at the Lijiagou mine near the city of...

Casualties after gas explosion in Paris

Firefighters are tackling a blaze in a business in the centre of Paris after a powerful explosion which injured at least 20 people, police say. Cars were wrecked and other buildings were damaged by the...

Suitcase full of cash stolen from Robert Mugabe

Three people have appeared in court in Zimbabwe, accused of stealing a suitcase containing $150,000 (£117,600) of cash from the country's ousted president, Robert Mugabe. The suspected thieves allegedly spent the money on cars, homes...

Trump visits border amid US shutdown wall row

US President Donald Trump has threatened again to declare a national emergency to fund a border wall without Congress's approval. "I have the absolute right to declare a national emergency," he told reporters. The White House...

Trump walks out of shutdown talks with a ‘bye-bye’

President Donald Trump has walked out of a meeting with Democratic leaders as negotiations broke down on the 19th day of a partial US government shutdown. Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer stuck by their refusal...

Opposition leader named DR Congo president

Opposition candidate Felix Tshisekedi has won the Democratic Republic of Congo's tightly contested presidential vote, the electoral commission says. The provisional result puts him ahead of rival opposition candidate Martin Fayulu who has denounced it...

President Trump escalates migrant wall standoff

US President Donald Trump has made his first TV address to the nation from the Oval Office, escalating a stand-off with Congress that has led to an 18-day partial government shutdown. Mr Trump insisted on...
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