North Korea threatens US with ‘greatest pain’ after UN sanctions

North Korea threatens US with ‘greatest pain’ after UN sanctions

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption North Korea says it has developed and tested a hydrogen bomb North Korea has threatened the United States with the “greatest pain” it has ever suffered following new sanctions imposed by the United Nations. Pyongyang’s envoy to the UN accused Washington of opting for “political, economic and military confrontation”. […]

Hope Hicks named White House Communications Director

Hope Hicks named White House Communications Director

Image copyright EPA Twenty-eight-year-old interim White House Communications Director Hope Hicks will serve in the role on a permanent basis. The longtime Trump aide is the fourth person to fill the position, replacing Anthony Scaramucci, who was fired in July after just 10 days on the job. Ms Hicks has served as President Donald Trump’s […]

Duterte drug war: Philippines cuts rights body’s budget to $20

Duterte drug war: Philippines cuts rights body’s budget to $20

Image copyright AFP Image caption Thousands have been killed since President Duterte launched his war on drugs last year Lawmakers in the Philippines have voted to give an annual budget of just 1,000 pesos ($20; £15) to the public body investigating the country’s controversial war on drugs. The cut to the budget of the Commission […]

Spain Catalonia: Ballot papers for banned referendum to be seized

Spain Catalonia: Ballot papers for banned referendum to be seized

Media captionThousands march in Barcelona in support of an independence referendum Catalonia’s public prosecutor has ordered the seizure of all ballot papers ahead of a banned independence referendum deemed illegal. The vote on breaking away from Spain, planned for 1 October, has been suspended by the constitutional court. But Catalonia’s pro-independence government says it will […]

Hurricane Irma: Time runs out for Florida evacuation

Hurricane Irma: Time runs out for Florida evacuation

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The outer bands of Irma have already reached Miami Florida’s state governor has told residents ordered to leave their homes to go to shelters and avoid the roads as Hurricane Irma approaches. Rick Scott said it was now too late to drive away from the danger areas. After devastating […]

Mexico earthquake: Rescue efforts continue as death toll rises

Mexico earthquake: Rescue efforts continue as death toll rises

Media captionThis is what the southern region of Mexico woke up to after an 8.1 magnitude quake The race to rescue those trapped in the rubble continues, more than 24 hours after a powerful earthquake struck off Mexico’s southern coast. The 8.1 magnitude quake left at least 61 people dead, according to officials. Another 200 […]

Mexico’s strongest quake in century strikes off southern coast

Mexico’s strongest quake in century strikes off southern coast

Media captionA bowling alley shakes in Tuxtla Gutierrez, 240km from the epicentre An earthquake described by Mexico’s president as the country’s strongest in a century has struck off the southern coast, killing at least 33 people. The quake, which President Enrique Peña Nieto said measured 8.2, struck in the Pacific, about 87km (54 miles) south-west […]

Hurricane Irma wreaks major damage in Caribbean

Hurricane Irma wreaks major damage in Caribbean

Media captionGales and flooded cars in St. Martin Hurricane Irma has destroyed buildings and caused major flooding on several French island territories in the Caribbean. The four “most solid” buildings on Saint Martin, shared by France and the Netherlands, were destroyed, French Interior Minister Gérard Collomb said. Significant damage is also being reported in the […]

Salvador Dali: DNA test proves woman is not his daughter

Salvador Dali: DNA test proves woman is not his daughter

Image copyright AFP/EPA Image caption Ms Martínez says she was born in 1956 as a result of an affair between Dalí and her mother A Spanish woman who believed Salvador Dali was her father is not the surrealist artist’s daughter, a DNA test has proved. María Pilar Abel Martínez, a tarot card reader who was […]

North Korea nuclear crisis: US seeks tough UN approach

North Korea nuclear crisis: US seeks tough UN approach

Image copyright AFP Image caption Nikki Haley (R) talking to UK envoy Matthew Rycroft before the UN Security Council meeting The US envoy to the UN has urged the Security Council to take the “strongest possible measures” against North Korea after its latest nuclear test. “The time has come to exhaust all diplomatic means before […]