BBC : International (244)

Barcelona attack: Suspects 'planned to hit key monuments'

Four surviving suspects have been giving evidence in court at a preliminary hearing in Madrid.

China relaunches world's fastest train

The high-speed trains will be able to run at speeds of 350km/h following safety checks on rail lines.

Angry protest at Charlottesville meeting over far-right rally

The city council is harangued over its handling of a white supremacy rally that ended in tragedy.

Kim Wall: Unidentified torso 'deliberately mutilated'

Danish police say they do not yet know if the torso belongs to missing journalist Kim Wall.

Ischia earthquake: Three brothers freed from rubble

Three boys are pulled alive from rubble on the island of Ischia, after a major tremor killed two women.

Sixty migrants found locked in icy truck on US-Mexico border

The migrants were found lying on sheets of ice by border patrol agents in Texas.

Russian theatre director Serebrennikov charged in fraud case

Kirill Serebrennikov is accused of embezzlement and is a critic of Russian censorship in the arts.

Uganda police: Arrests over ritual serial killings

Police say most victims were sex workers who had been raped and strangled.

Nigerian president to 'work from home' after rat infestation

Muhammadu Buhari has just returned from extended medical leave, but now has an office infestation.

Australia Zoo asks public to name white koala joey

Australia Zoo has asked the public to name a white koala joey.

Barcelona attack: Surviving suspects face judge

Four surviving suspects are being questioned by a judge as they are told the charges against them.

Ischia earthquake: Last of three brothers freed from rubble

Three boys are pulled alive from rubble on the island of Ischia, after a major tremor killed two women.

Afghanistan hails Trump support in 'joint struggle'

President Ghani thanks Donald Trump for supporting Afghanistan's battle against the Taliban.

IS conflict: Iraqi forces enter outskirts of Tal Afar

Troops and militiamen are fighting their way into the biggest city in Iraq still under IS control.

Kim Wall: Torso found amid search for submarine journalist

Police say it is "too early" to tell if the body is missing Swedish journalist Kim Wall.

Triple talaq: India court bans Islamic instant divorce

The ruling on "triple talaq" is seen as a major victory for women's rights in India.

Barcelona attack: Surviving suspects face judge

The surviving suspects will hear the charges against them and could be questioned if they testify.

Russian theatre director Serebrennikov held in fraud case

Kirill Serebrennikov is suspected of embezzlement and is a critic of Russian censorship in the arts.

Trump rules out Afghan troops withdrawal

The president indicates he will send more US troops to a conflict he once called "a complete waste".

Italian quake on Ischia kills two women

A baby is pulled alive from rubble on Ischia, but rescuers are working to free her two brothers.

Triple talaq: India court bans Islamic instant divorce

The ruling on "triple talaq" is seen as a major victory for women's rights in India

Trump rules out Afghan troops withdrawal

The president indicates he'll send more US troops to a conflict he once called "a complete waste".

Italian quake on Ischia kills two women

Rescuers on Ischia work to save two children from the rubble on Ischia.

Indian court rules against instant divorce

The ruling against the "triple talaq" is seen as a major victory for women's rights in India

Trump vows 'fight to win' in Afghanistan

A hasty US withdrawal from Afghanistan would leave a vacuum for terrorists, the president said.

Chile abortion: Court approves easing total ban

News of the judges' ruling by 6-4 led to celebrations among left-of centre parties in Santiago.

Men in South Africa court on cannibalism charges

Arrests are made after a KwaZulu-Natal man complained to police he was "tired" of eating human flesh.

Kim Wall: Torso found amid search for submarine journalist

"Too early" to tell if woman's remains are those of missing Swedish journalist Kim Wall, police say.

Trump to unveil Afghanistan war strategy

The US president is expected to outline a more aggressive US counter-terrorism policy in the region.

Earthquake on Ischia leaves at least one dead and 25 injured

An earthquake on Ischia leaves at least one person dead, with reports of others trapped and injured.

Barcelona attack: Van driver shot dead by police

Younes Abouyaaqoub, wearing a fake explosive belt, was cornered west of Barcelona after a tip off.

Ambushed Ohio judge shoots gunman dead outside court

Judge Joseph Bruzzese was shot several times, but returned fire in a gunfight outside his chambers.

Trump travel drains Secret Service budget

The expenses include some $60,000 on golf cart rentals alone at President Trump's resorts.

Kim Wall: Torso found amid search for submarine journalist

Police say it is too early to say if it belongs to missing Swedish journalist Kim Wall.

Barcelona attack: Suspected van driver 'shot down'

An extensive manhunt was under way for 22-year-old Younes Abouyaaqoub.

US Navy orders 'operational pause' after collision

The inquiry will look at "all related accidents at sea", US Defence Secretary James Mattis says.

University of Texas removes four Confederate statues

The monuments are symbols of "modern white supremacy and neo-Nazism", the school's president says.

Russia condemns US visa restrictions in diplomatic tussle

US consulates will no longer issue visas to Russians - only the Moscow embassy will do so.

Solar eclipse 2017: US public in thrall to sky show

Skywatchers in the US are taking in the first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse since 1918.

Grace Mugabe: South Africa immunity decision condemned

South Africa's main opposition party accuses the government of protecting its "dodgy friends".

James Dresnok, last US soldier to defect to N Korea, dies

James Dresnok was believed to be the last living US soldier to defect, crossing the DMZ in 1962.

Renowned publisher reverses China censorship

Cambridge University Press restores access to sensitive China stories after academics protest.

Barcelona attack suspect 'hijacked car to escape'

Police describe how the driver of a van used in the Barcelona attack escaped, as a manhunt widens.

Kim Wall died in accident on submarine, says Peter Madsen

Danish inventor Peter Madsen has said he "buried" missing reporter Kim Wall at sea, police say.

US-South Korea hold military drills amid tension

Pyongyang has already lashed out at the annual drills, saying they were "adding fuel to the fire".

IS conflict: Iraq army makes advances on Tal Afar

The northern city was once a strategic IS supply route between Mosul and the Syrian border.

Spanish woman 'crushed between floors' in Seville hospital lift

The Spanish woman was being wheeled out of a lift when it began moving upwards, reports say.

France's Brigitte Macron gets role but no 'first lady' title

An official charter gives the president's wife duties but no formal "first lady" role.

Barcelona attacks: Key suspect hunt widened across Europe

The hunt for the driver suspected of killing 13 people in Barcelona last week widens across Europe.

Kim Wall died in accident on submarine, Danish inventor says

Danish inventor Peter Madsen has said that he "buried" missing reporter Kim Wall at sea, police say.