UK consulate staffer detained at China border

Image copyright Facebook The UK Foreign Office has expressed concern over reports that a Hong Kong consulate employee has been detained at the Chinese border. Media reports say Simon Cheng, who is thought to be…

Syrian rebels forced from key stronghold

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Smoke rises from Khan Sheikhoun in this photo taken Monday Syrian opposition forces have withdrawn from the strategic town of Khan Sheikhoun, deep in the last rebel-held province. Government…

US tests medium-range cruise missile

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Pentagon issued a handout photo of the missile test launch The US has tested a medium-range cruise missile weeks after pulling out of a key treaty with Russia that…

Fate of Italys coalition to be decided

Image copyright Reuters/Getty Images Image caption Left to right: Matteo Salvini of the League, PM Giuseppe Conte and Five Star's Luigi Di Maio The fate of Italy's coalition is set to be decided after weeks…

Woman cleared of baby death seeks justice for…

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionEvelyn Hernández thanked her mother after being clearedA 21-year-old woman acquitted of the aggravated murder of her baby in El Salvador has called on her supporters to…

Gunman holds bus passengers hostage in Rio

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionArmed police surround bus with hostages on boardAn armed man is holding a number of passengers hostage on a commuter bus in the Brazilian city of Rio…

Nasa confirms ocean moon mission

Image copyright NASA Image caption Artwork: Europa Clipper will try to determine whether the moon can support biology Scientists working on an audacious mission to the ocean world of Europa can proceed with the final…

Sister of gunman among dead in Ohio shooting

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionA chant erupts during the governor's address.Protesters' chants of "do something" interrupted remarks from Ohio's governor during a vigil for the victims of a mass shooting on…