Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict: Russia offers to host Nagorno-Karabakh peace talks

Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict: Russia offers to host Nagorno-Karabakh peace talks

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Publishedduration49 minutes agoimage copyrightEPAimage captionIt is the worst fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh since a 1994 ceasefireRussia has offered to host talks on ending the fighting between Azerbaijan and Armenian forces in the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh.Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov made the offer in calls to both governments, his office said - adding that he had urged…
Pope rejects US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meeting

Pope rejects US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meeting

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Publishedduration5 hours agoimage copyrightReutersimage captionUS Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in Italy on a state visitThe Vatican has denied US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo an audience with Pope Francis.The Holy See said the Pontiff does not receive politicians during an election period.The move adds to a diplomatic row following comments by Mr Pompeo…
Taku Sekine: Top chef ‘takes own life’ after assault allegations

Taku Sekine: Top chef ‘takes own life’ after assault allegations

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Publishedduration10 minutes agoimage copyrightGetty Imagesimage captionTaku Sekine had denied sexual assault allegationsA Japanese chef known for his restaurant in Paris has died of suicide, his family says.Taku Sekine took his own life on Monday after he was the target of "false" sexual assault claims, a statement from his relatives said. His restaurant, Dersou, was named…
Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict: Azerbaijan president vows to fight on

Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict: Azerbaijan president vows to fight on

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Publishedduration13 minutes agoimage copyrightArmenian defence ministryimage captionArmenia's defence ministry has published photos of an SU-25 jet it claims was shot down by a Turkish warplaneAzerbaijan's president has vowed to fight on until Armenian forces leave disputed territory, on the fourth day of fierce fighting in the region."We only have one condition: Armenian armed forces must…
Parisians alarmed by sonic boom by warplane

Parisians alarmed by sonic boom by warplane

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Publishedduration34 minutes agoimage copyrightGetty Imagesimage captionA French military plane Rafale, pictured here in 2018, was dispatched in Paris on TuesdayA French military plane broke the sound barrier and startled Parisians after it was scrambled to aid a commercial aircraft which had lost radio contact.Players at the French Open Grand Slam tennis tournament paused play in…
Coronavirus: Israel passes law to ban mass protests during lockdown

Coronavirus: Israel passes law to ban mass protests during lockdown

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Publishedduration11 minutes agoimage copyrightEPAimage captionPeople protested outside the Israeli parliament before the law was approvedIsrael's parliament has handed the government the power to ban mass protests during the country's second nationwide coronavirus lockdown.Demonstrators will be confined to groups of up to 20 people and must stay within 1km (0.6 miles) of their homes. The law…
First person cured of HIV, Timothy Ray Brown, dies

First person cured of HIV, Timothy Ray Brown, dies

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Timothy Ray Brown, also known as the Berlin patient, pictured in 2012 The first person cured of HIV - Timothy Ray Brown - has died from cancer. Mr Brown, who was also known as "the Berlin patient", was given a bone marrow transplant from a donor who was naturally…
France announces ‘gradual’ ban on wild animals in circuses

France announces ‘gradual’ ban on wild animals in circuses

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Publishedduration27 minutes agoimage copyrightGetty Imagesimage captionHundreds of wild animals are reported to belong to French circusesFrance has said it will gradually ban the use of wild animals in travelling circuses as part of sweeping new animal welfare measures.On Tuesday, Ecology Minister Barbara Pompili said, "Our attitude to wild animals has changed."She also announced a ban…
Coronavirus: Belgium Covid-19 deaths surpass 10,000

Coronavirus: Belgium Covid-19 deaths surpass 10,000

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SummaryBelgium's coronavirus death toll passes 10,000, while over 117,000 people have been infectedDonald Trump and rival Joe Biden clash over vaccines and masks during a chaotic debateNew York City has announced it will fine people who refuse to wear face masks or coveringsUK PM Boris Johnson will lead a briefing later after the UK recorded…
Trump and Biden duel in chaotic, angry debate

Trump and Biden duel in chaotic, angry debate

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBiden: 'Do you believe for a moment what he's telling you?'President Donald Trump and his challenger Joe Biden have fiercely clashed in one of the most chaotic and rancorous White House debates in years.Amid angry shouting and name calling, the two fought over the pandemic, race and…