Twenty-one people were injured after an explosion and fire on board a ship at the US Naval Base in San Diego, US Navy officials said. "Seventeen Sailors and four civilians are being treated for non-life threatening injuries at a local...
US actor Chadwick Boseman, best known for playing Black Panther in the hit Marvel superhero franchise, has died of cancer aged 43. He died at home in Los Angeles with his wife and family by his side, a statement posted...
Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro says he has tested positive for COVID-19 after months of downplaying the virus’ severity. Bolsonaro confirmed the test results while wearing a mask and speaking to reporters in capital Brasilia. “I’m well, normal. I even want to...
A pregnant woman has been beaten by people who suspected her of kidnapping a child in the Indian capital Delhi. Police told the BBC that the woman, 25, was in a stable condition and that three people had been arrested. It...
Boris Johnson faces a new battle in the Commons after his first vote as PM saw him lose to rebel Tories and opposition MPs who object to a no-deal Brexit. The Commons voted 328 to 301 to take control of...
Boris Johnson is considering seeking an early general election if MPs wanting to block a no-deal Brexit defeat the government this week. The BBC understands "live discussions" are going on in No 10 about asking Parliament to approve a snap...
US President Donald Trump is "likely" to share a stage with Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his mega event supported by Indian Americans in Houston, Texas, on September 22. Sources said a final confirmation is still awaited. Reports said...
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has blamed Iran for Saturday's drone attacks on Saudi oil facilities. He dismissed a claim by Yemen's Iran-backed Houthi rebels that they had attacked the two facilities, run by state-owned company Aramco. Iran said the...
Thousands of secondary school and university students have boycotted classes in Hong Kong, in the latest pro-democracy protests. Organisers say 10,000 pupils from 200 secondary schools did not turn up for the first day for the new school year. The student...
Australian Border Force officials are facing a surge of people-smuggling activity from Sri Lanka, with another fishing boat carrying 13 suspected illegal immigrants ­intercepted west of Christmas ­Island — the sixth attempted venture since May. The operation, near the Cocos...