Hunt urges Iran to ‘reverse illegal’ ship seizure

Hunt urges Iran to ‘reverse illegal’ ship seizure

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFootage released by Iran's Revolutionary Guard-affiliated Fars news agency appears to show Stena Impero being seizedThe foreign secretary has urged Iran to reverse its "illegal" seizure of a British-flagged tanker in the Gulf.Jeremy Hunt said it "raises very serious questions" about the security of British and international…
‘Fake news’: BBC reporter heckled in Hong Kong

‘Fake news’: BBC reporter heckled in Hong Kong

The BBC's China correspondent Stephen McDonell has been interrupted on air by pro-Beijing protesters in Hong Kong. There have been mass demonstrations in the city in recent weeks against a proposed extradition bill that would have allowed people to be sent to China for trial.This weekend is seeing mass protests by both pro- and anti-China…
Thousands demand fair elections in Moscow

Thousands demand fair elections in Moscow

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Thousands attended the rally in Moscow on Saturday More than 20,000 protesters have gathered in Moscow demanding free and fair elections in the Russian capital.Protesters are calling for opposition candidates to be allowed to register for the September polls.The authorities have refused to register them despite each candidate gathering the…
Hong Kong police find explosives ahead of protests

Hong Kong police find explosives ahead of protests

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Protests against the extradition bill have brought tens of thousands on to the streets Hong Kong police are investigating whether a haul of explosives found there is linked to ongoing protests.The police said it was the biggest seizure of the explosive TATP they had ever made. Other weapons and…
New search in bid to solve Vatican mystery

New search in bid to solve Vatican mystery

Image copyright AFP Image caption The search is continuing at the Teutonic Cemetery The Vatican is set to make its latest attempt to unravel the mystery of the disappearance of a teenage Italian girl 36 years ago.The first attempt on 11 July exhumed two tombs a tip-off had said might contain Emanuela Orlandi's remains.But it…
Architect of Malaysia’s Petronas Towers dies at 92

Architect of Malaysia’s Petronas Towers dies at 92

Image copyright AFP Image caption César Pelli died at his home in New Haven, Connecticut, his family said The Argentine-American architect César Pelli, designer of the Petronas Towers in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur, has died at the age of 92. The towers were the world's tallest buildings at their inauguration in 1998 and kept…
UK ‘deeply concerned’ by Iran tanker seizure

UK ‘deeply concerned’ by Iran tanker seizure

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJeremy Hunt warns of "serious consequences" for IranThe UK government has said it is "deeply concerned" about Iran's "unacceptable" seizure of a British-flagged tanker in the Gulf.The Stena Impero's owners say they have been unable to contact the ship, which was seized in the Strait of Hormuz,…
‘They tried to buy my daughter’

‘They tried to buy my daughter’

As Donald Trump's 45-day deadline for Mexico to curb migration to the US fast approaches, some migrant families are facing an uncertain future.Among the measures put in place is the so-called "Remain in Mexico" policy - where asylum seekers are sent back across the border to wait for their applications to be processed. The BBC's…
Africa Cup of Nations: Algeria beat Senegal to win final

Africa Cup of Nations: Algeria beat Senegal to win final

Algeria's only effort of note all game was the heavily deflected shot in the second minute that ultimately proved to be the winnerAlgeria won the Africa Cup of Nations for the second time as a freak early goal secured a 1-0 win against Senegal in the final in Cairo.Baghdad Bounedjah's shot took a huge deflection…
Torpedoed US warship found, solving WWII cold case

Torpedoed US warship found, solving WWII cold case

Image copyright Smithsonian Channel Image caption A diver with the USS Eagle points to a marking for the United States Navy A private dive team has found the last American warship sunk off the US east coast in WWII - solving a 75-year-old naval cold case.The sinking of the USS Eagle PE-56 was first deemed…