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Somalia: At least 30 dead in Mogadishu blasts

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe aftermath of the explosion in Mogadishu A massive bomb attack in a busy area of the Somali capital Mogadishu has killed at least 30 people, police say. Dozens more were wounded when a lorry packed with explosives detonated near the entrance …

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Planes crashes into sea off Ivory Coast

Aircraft crashes into sea off Ivory Coast shortly after taking off from Abidjan in a storm – witnesses This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version. You can receive Breaking News on a smartphone or tablet …

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Trump aims blow at Iran and threatens landmark nuclear deal

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTrump: ‘I can terminate US involvement in deal any time’ US President Donald Trump has condemned Iran as a “fanatical regime” and refused to continue signing off on a landmark international nuclear deal. In a combative speech on Friday, Mr Trump accused …

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Harvey Weinstein: US actress Rose McGowan makes rape allegation

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Harvey Weinstein and Rose McGowan appeared at a premiere for the film Grindhouse in 2007 The scandal deluging Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has deepened after US actress Rose McGowan publicly accused him of raping her. In a series of tweets, McGowan also accused Amazon …

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Iran nuclear deal: Trump poised to withdraw support

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Protesters outside the White House have urged Donald Trump to back the deal US President Donald Trump is expected to withdraw backing from the nuclear accord with Iran on Friday and lay out a more confrontational strategy. The move would not withdraw the US …

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Harvey Weinstein: US and UK police launch investigations

Image copyright Getty Images Police in the US and UK have launched investigations into allegations against film producer Harvey Weinstein. The New York Police Department is looking into an allegation dating from 2004 and is reviewing whether there are any additional complaints. London’s Metropolitan Police has received an allegation of …

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California wildfires: Winds fan ‘catastrophic’ blazes

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionCalifornia districts wiped out by wildfires Renewed high winds are fanning “catastrophic” wildfires that have killed at least 23 people in northern California, the state fire chief says. Thousands of people have been left homeless by the 22 huge blazes, which are …

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Catalonia: Spain issues deadline to separatists

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMr Rajoy accused the Catalan leader of creating confusion Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has given Catalonia’s separatist leader five days to say whether or not he has declared independence. If Carles Puigdemont confirms by Monday that he has, he will be …

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Catalonia: Spain takes step towards direct rule

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMr Rajoy accused the Catalan leader of creating confusion Spain’s prime minister has put Catalonia on notice that it could impose direct rule on the region. Mariano Rajoy said he had asked Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont to confirm whether or not he …

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Catalonia independence declaration signed and suspended

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionCatalan leader seeks talks to secure independence Catalan President Carles Puigdemont and other regional leaders have signed a declaration of independence from Spain, following the disputed referendum. However, they say the move will not be implemented for several weeks to allow talks …

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