BBC : International (232)

Spain warns Catalonia on self-rule as deadline looms

The deputy prime minister speaks out as a deadline nears for Catalan leaders to drop a secession plan.

Xi Jinping: 'Time for China to take centre stage'

The president tells the Communist Party congress it is time for China to "take centre stage".

Trump 'insensitive' to soldier's widow, lawmaker says

A lawmaker says she overheard the president say the fallen sergeant "knew what he signed up for".

Iraq takes disputed areas as Kurds 'withdraw to 2014 lines'

Iraq's military says it has completed an operation to retake disputed areas held by Kurdish forces.

Australia risks humanitarian crisis over asylum, UNHCR says

The UN's refugee agency says the nation "cannot walk away" from people it has held in detention.

Kenya election official Roselyn Akombe flees to US

Roselyn Akombe says she fears for her life ahead of next week's presidential election re-run.

Trump's latest travel ban blocked by federal judge

A judge says the policy "suffers from precisely the same maladies as its predecessor".

Iraqi forces retake Kurdish-held areas in Nineveh province

The push into disputed areas comes weeks after a controversial Kurdish independence referendum.

China's Communist Party congress begins in Beijing

The gathering determines who leads China and the country's direction for the next five years.

Kenya 'unable' to hold credible run-off election

Kenya's electoral commission is under "political" siege, a senior member of the body tells the BBC.

China Communist Party congress set to start in Beijing

The gathering will determine who leads China - and the country's direction for the next five years.

Weinstein scandal: Game of Thrones actress 'felt powerless'

Weinstein was "holding tightly to the back of my arm" after she rebuffed him, Lena Headey said.

Trump's latest travel ban order blocked

A judge says the policy "suffers from precisely the same maladies as its predecessor".

Indonesia massacres: Declassified US files shed new light

Newly declassified documents show US embassies knew about mass killings in Indonesia in the 1960s.

Raqqa: IS 'capital' falls to US-backed Syrian forces

A US-backed alliance says three years of jihadist rule in the northern Syrian city are over.

Catalonia: Protests after Spain detains separatists

People take to the streets after a Spanish judge jails two Catalan pro-independence leaders.

Tom Marino: Controversial Trump drug czar pick withdraws

The congressman helped pass a bill that reportedly neutered efforts to slow the flow of opioid drugs.

Trump fires back after McCain attacks 'spurious nationalism'

At some point I fight back and it won't be pretty," the president says of Senator McCain's speech.

Philippine conflict: Duterte says Marawi is militant-free

President Duterte visits Marawi a day after two top militants were confirmed dead by the army.

Aerial footage as Rohingya flee Myanmar

Drone footage supplied by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees shows thousands of Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar on Monday.

Clinton: Trump 'uses tactics to dominate women'

Hillary Clinton accuses President Trump of trying to make women leaders feel intimidated.

Hollywood women speak out on harassment

Actresses Margot Robbie and Lake Bell, alongside producer Kathleen Kennedy have spoken out.

Drones used to spot sharks in Australia

Drones become the latest weapon to protect swimmers and surfers from shark attacks.

Raqqa: IS 'capital' falls to US-backed Syrian forces

The Syrian Democratic Forces say three years of jihadist rule in the Syrian city of Raqqa are over.

Malta journalist death: Caruana Galizia's son hits out

Malta's Daphne Caruana Galizia was "assassinated" for standing up to corruption, her son says.

Tom Marino: Controversial Trump drug czar pick withdraws

The congressman helped pass a bill that reportedly weakened efforts to slow the flow of opioid drugs.

Kirkuk: Iraqi forces seize largest oilfields near city

Two more oilfields are seized as government troops take over areas under Iraqi Kurdish control.

Carrie Fisher gave a cow tongue to predatory producer

The Star Wars actress gave a cow tongue in a Tiffany box to teach the Hollywood producer a lesson.

'Anne Frank' children's costume sparks controversy

Retailers remove the outfit after a social media backlash over its portrayal of the Holocaust victim.

Afghanistan Taliban suicide attacks kill dozens

More than 70 are dead and 168 injured in two attacks as militants storm police in Afghanistan's Paktia and Ghazni provinces.

Petr Pavlensky: Russia artist held over Paris bank fire

Pyotr Pavlensky, notorious for nailing his scrotum to Moscow's Red Square, fled to France in January.

Catalonia: Spain detains two separatists

A Spanish judge orders the detention of two Catalan pro-independence leaders accused of sedition.

Portugal fires: Three days of national mourning for wildfire victims

At least 36 people died in Portugal and three in Spain in a wave of wildfires Sunday and Monday.

Australia launches revenge porn reporting tool

One in five Australians have been victims of image-based abuse, but very few report the offence.

US urges calm as Kirkuk crisis escalates

The call comes as Iraqi forces take over the city after a controversial Kurdish independence vote.

Syria war: US-backed forces 'control' Raqqa

The Syrian Democratic Forces says only a few dozen Islamic State militants remain in the city.

Two Catalan separatists in Spanish custody

A Spanish judge orders the detention of two Catalan pro-independence leaders accused of sedition.

Iraqi forces enter Kirkuk as Kurds flee

Iraqi forces take over key buildings three weeks after a Kurdish independence referendum.

Portugal and Spain wildfires: Dozens dead and injured

At least 31 people are dead in Portugal and three in Spain as dozens of wildfires spread.

Einstein's waves detected in star smash

Scientists detect the warping of space generated by the collision of two neutron stars.

Malta blogger Daphne Caruana Galizia dies in car bomb attack

Government critic Daphne Caruana Galizia dies in an attack the PM calls "barbaric".

US Army sergeant Bowe Bergdahl admits desertion

The 31-year-old US Army sergeant tells the court his conduct was "very inexcusable".

Spain says Catalonia leader Puigdemont 'unclear' on independence

Madrid extends the deadline to Thursday as Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont calls for further talks.

Somalia attack: 165 unidentified bodies buried

Saturday's truck bombing in the capital is the deadliest attack in Somalia's 10-year insurgency.

Ahmad Khan Rahimi found guilty of New York bombing

Rahimi, 29, was described by prosecutors as a "soldier in a holy war against Americans".

Cairo 'most dangerous' megacity for women - survey

A survey of 19 megacities around the world finds the Egyptian capital the least friendly to women.

Ophelia: School roof takes off

High winds sent the structure flying through the skies in Cork, Ireland.

Spain and Portugal tackle wildfires

The approach of Hurricane Ophelia has brought strong winds that have fanned the flames.

Mogadishu: Somalis protest against al-Shabab

Somalis reacted to a devastating bomb attack on Saturday by marching and donating blood.

Kirkuk: Iraqi government forces enter disputed city

Iraqi government forces enter disputed city of Kirkuk, residents say, weeks after Kurdish independence referendum