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Senate confirms Trump Supreme Court pick Neil Gorsuch

Senate confirms Trump Supreme Court pick Neil Gorsuch

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Neil Gorsuch The US Senate has confirmed President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, after a bitter, 14-month battle for control of the highest court in the land. The chamber voted 54-45 on Friday to seal the confirmation of Denver appeals court judge Neil Gorsuch. Republicans took the historic step this week […]

Voice of Toy Story's Mr Potato Head dies

Voice of Toy Story's Mr Potato Head dies

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Rickles was sarcastically nicknamed “Mr Warmth” for his penchant for comedic insults. American comedian Don Rickles, whose entertainment career spanned more than 60 years, has died, according to his publicist. He was 90 years old. Rickles died on Thursday of kidney failure at his Los Angeles home. The stage […]

German Mittelstand wants 'soft Brexit'

German Mittelstand wants 'soft Brexit'

Image copyright AFP Image caption India-Dreusicke plastics: Many German small firms are geared towards exports Germany’s “Mittelstand” of small and medium-sized firms (SMEs) could lose billions of euros if the UK is shut out of the single market, an industry representative has warned. The boss of the BVMW, which represents more than 270,000 SMEs, told […]

Vehicle driven into people in Stockholm

Vehicle driven into people in Stockholm

A vehicle has been driven into people in the Swedish capital Stockholm, injuring several people – police This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version. If you want to receive Breaking News alerts via email, or on a smartphone or tablet […]

Syria war: Russia condemns US missile strike on 'chemical weapons' base

Syria war: Russia condemns US missile strike on 'chemical weapons' base

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe Pentagon has released video of missiles being launched from US Navy ships, targeted at a Syrian airfield. Russia has reacted angrily after the US launched a missile strike on a Syrian government air base. US officials said the base had been used to launch a chemical […]

India police search for parents of girl 'living with monkeys'

India police search for parents of girl 'living with monkeys'

Image caption The condition of the little girl, who reportedly struggles to communicate, is said to be improving Police in northern India are searching lists of missing children to try to identify a girl believed to have been living with monkeys. The little girl, aged between eight and 10, was found a few weeks ago […]

Anti-Zuma protests across South Africa

Anti-Zuma protests across South Africa

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Demonstrators form the opposition Democratic Alliance in Johannesburg are due to converge a short distance from the ANC headquarters Protesters are gathering in major South African cities calling for President Jacob Zuma to step down after the sacking of a respected finance minister. Crowds are building ahead of demonstrations in […]

Air India stands firm on ban on MP who beat employee

Air India stands firm on ban on MP who beat employee

Image copyright PArliament of india Image caption The MP says the flying ban is preventing him from carrying out his duties effectively Air India is standing firm against a lawmaker it banned for beating one of its employees, despite his efforts to overturn the block. Ravindra Gaikwad, from the Hindu hard-line Shiv Sena party, tried […]

Steely politician

Steely politician

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe leader of Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, has given a wide ranging interview to the BBC’s Fergal Keane We met in the cavernous interior of the foreign affairs ministry where the old regime once plotted its campaigns against international sanctions and isolation. On the walls are […]

Writers' Strike

Writers' Strike

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Sitcoms like The Bang Theory and talk show hosts such as Jimmy Kimmel could suffer There could be another writers strike in the US – putting dozens of your favourite TV shows at risk. In a letter to media buyers, the Writers Guild of America (WGA) has threatened to […]