Sudan dissolves former ruling party of al-Bashir

A law has been passed in Sudan dissolving the party of ousted former president Omar al-Bashir. Mr Bashir seized power in a 1989 coup and ruled for almost three decades, until he was overthrown by...

Trump signs law backing Hong Kong protesters

US President Donald Trump has signed into law a bill that supports pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong. The Human Rights and Democracy Act mandates an annual review, to check if Hong Kong has enough autonomy...

TikTok apologises and reinstates banned US teen

Chinese-owned social network TikTok has apologised to a US teenager who was blocked from the service after she posted a viral clip criticising China's treatment of the Uighur Muslims. The firm said it had now...

First bodies of UK truck Victims arrive in Vietnam

The bodies of 16 Vietnamese people who were found dead in a refrigerated lorry in the UK have arrived back in Vietnam. They were among 39 migrants - eight women and 31 males, including two...

Trump invited to impeachment hearing

Congress has invited US President Donald Trump to its first impeachment hearing on 4 December. Jerrold Nadler, the Democratic chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said Mr Trump could either attend or "stop complaining about...

Priests jailed for child abuse in Argentina

A court in Argentina has sentenced two Roman Catholic priests to more than 40 years in prison for sexually abusing deaf children at a church school. Horacio Corbacho and Nicola Corradi, as well as a...

Trump aides can be made to testify, judge rules

A federal judge has ruled that White House staff can be made to testify before Congress, rejecting the Trump administration's claims of immunity. The ruling specifically compels former White House counsel Don McGahn to testify...

US Navy Secretary fired over handling of Seal case

US Defence Secretary Mark Esper has fired Navy chief Richard Spencer over his handling of the case of a Navy Seal demoted for misconduct. The case of Edward Gallagher, who was convicted for posing with...

Huge gains for pro-democracy groups in HK polls

Hong Kong's opposition pro-democracy movement has made unprecedented gains in the Chinese territory's district council elections, early results show. According to local media counts, 17 of the 18 councils are now controlled by pro-democracy councillors. Despite...

Israel PM Netanyahu defiant in face of ‘coup’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has defiantly vowed to hold onto power after being charged with bribery, fraud and breach of trust in connection with three separate cases. He condemned the charges as a "coup"...
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