Australia PM’s ‘lewd’ reply angers Anderson

Australia PM’s ‘lewd’ reply angers Anderson

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Pamela Anderson has been a vocal supporter of Julian Assange Actress Pamela Anderson has criticised Australia's prime minister for making "smutty" remarks about her, after earlier asking him to help Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.Ms Anderson had urged Scott Morrison to bring Mr Assange to Australia.Mr Morrison rejected her plea,…
Yemen Houthis move closer to ceasefire

Yemen Houthis move closer to ceasefire

Image copyright EPA Image caption Millions of Yemenis are at risk of starvation following three years of war Yemen's Houthi rebels say they are halting drone and missile strikes on the Saudi-led military coalition after a request from the United Nations. The move comes after the coalition ordered a halt in its offensive on the…
Peru’s former president seeks asylum

Peru’s former president seeks asylum

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Alan Garcia asked for asylum at the Uruguayan embassy in Peru's capital Lima Peru's former president has requested asylum at the Uruguayan embassy after being barred from leaving the country. Alan Garcia is accused of taking bribes from Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht in exchange for government contracts to build a…
Finland bemused by Trump raking comment

Finland bemused by Trump raking comment

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Trump made the comments while inspecting wildfire damage in California Finns have been baffled by US President Donald Trump's comments praising the country for managing its vast forests by raking. Citing a conversation with his Finnish counterpart, Mr Trump said they spend "a lot of time on raking and…
Trump ‘won’t listen’ to Khashoggi tape

Trump ‘won’t listen’ to Khashoggi tape

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe BBC's Frank Gardner looks at what could happen to the man known as MBSUS President Donald Trump says he has been briefed on a recording of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's murder - but will not listen to it himself."It's a suffering tape, it's a terrible tape,"…
Macron: Europe must prevent ‘global chaos’

Macron: Europe must prevent ‘global chaos’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The French president was speaking on the occasion of Volkstrauertag, Germany's national day of mourning for victims of war France's President Emmanuel Macron has called for closer ties between his country and Germany, saying Europe "has the obligation not to let the world slip into chaos".Mr Macron is in…
Kenya stops NGO offering abortion services

Kenya stops NGO offering abortion services

Image copyright Marie Stopes Kenya Image caption Marie Stopes promotes family planning across Kenya The authorities in Kenya have banned the international health organisation Marie Stopes from offering any form of abortion services. The Medical Practitioners Board says it made the decision after investigating complaints that the group's adverts were promoting abortion.Abortion is illegal in…
French fuel protests leave 400 injured

French fuel protests leave 400 injured

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThousands march in France over diesel taxDemonstrations in France over rising fuel prices have left more than 400 people injured, officials say, as protests spilled into a second day.The French interior ministry said that nearly 300 protesters were questioned, with 157 among them taken into custody.Some 288,000…
Political controversy at ‘Chinese Oscars’

Political controversy at ‘Chinese Oscars’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTaiwanese director Yue Fu (R) won the best documentary awardControversy has broken out at the Golden Horse awards amid a row over the status of Taiwan.The 55th annual awards - dubbed the "Chinese Oscars" - were held in the Taiwanese capital Taipei on Saturday.Fu Yue, who won…
Sophia Florsch: Formula 3 driver fractures spine in Macau Grand Prix crash

Sophia Florsch: Formula 3 driver fractures spine in Macau Grand Prix crash

Sophia Florsch says she will have surgery on MondayFormula 3 driver Sophia Florsch has fractured her spine in a high-speed crash at the Macau Grand Prix in China.The 17-year-old German's car lost control going into a bend before flying through the air and crashing backwards into fences.A statement from her team, Van Amersfoort Racing, said…
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