California wildfires: Trump visits state’s deadliest blaze

US & Canada US & Canada California wildfires: Trump to visit state’s deadliest wildfire Image copyright AFP Image caption Dogs are being used to search for human remains among the devastation US President Donald Trump is heading to California to survey the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in the state’s history.The Camp Fire in northern … Read more

Apec summit ends without statement over US-China division

Apec summit ends without statement over US-China division AFP US VP Pence (3rd right) and China’s Xi did not appear together in Apec leaders pictures An Asian economic summit has ended without a formal leaders’ statement for the first time because of US-China divisions over trade.Papua New Guinea’s President Peter O’Neill said a closing statement … Read more

Golden Horse: Zhang Yimou’s Shadow wins most awards

Golden Horse: Zhang Yimou’s Shadow wins most awards Image caption Zhang Yimou had never won a Golden Horse until now One of China’s most acclaimed directors, a rising star with a tragic story and a documentary charting mass protests have all won top prizes at this year’s Golden Horse awards.The 55th annual awards – dubbed … Read more

Jamal Khashoggi: US ‘yet to conclude’ who was behind the murder

Jamal Khashoggi: US ‘yet to conclude’ who was behind the murder Media captionThe BBC’s Frank Gardner looks at what could happen to the man known as MBSThe US is yet to reach a final conclusion on the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, officials say, despite reports the CIA believes it was ordered by the Saudi … Read more

Florida election: Democrat Andrew Gillum concedes to Ron DeSantis

Florida mid-terms: Democrat Andrew Gillum concedes to Ron DeSantis Image copyright Reuters Image caption Andrew Gillum admitted defeat following a recount in Florida. Democrat Andrew Gillum has admitted defeat to his Republican rival in the race to be named Florida’s governor – for the second time.Mr Gillum, who hoped to be Florida’s first black governor, … Read more

Typhoon Mangkhut: Deadly typhoon takes aim at south China

Asia Asia Typhoon Mangkhut: Deadly typhoon takes aim at south China Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFlash floods and landslides have led to fatalities in the PhilippinesHeavy rain and strong winds are lashing the south coast of China as Typhoon Mangkhut closes in.Authorities in the heavily populated province of Guangdong have issued … Read more

Storm Florence: ‘Epic’ amounts of rain unloaded on Carolinas

Storm Florence: ‘Epic’ amounts of rain unloaded on Carolinas EPA Image caption Tropical storm Florence is continuing to unload inches, and even feet, of rain in places US east coast communities face “epic amounts of rainfall” from tropical storm Florence, which has been linked to at least 12 deaths.It has caused catastrophic flooding since arriving … Read more

Deadly ‘shark attack’ at Massachusetts beach

Deadly ‘shark attack’ at Massachusetts beach Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Wellfleet police say the man was pronounced dead at Cape Cod hospital on Saturday A man in his 20s has died after being injured in a suspected shark attack in the US state of Massachusetts. The incident happened at Newcomb Hollow Beach around … Read more

Pussy Riot’s Pyotr Verzilov flown to Germany for treatment

Pussy Riot’s Pyotr Verzilov flown to Germany for treatment Image copyright Reuters Image caption Pyotr Verzilov was one of those jailed for invading the World Cup final pitch Pyotr Verzilov, an activist with Russian protest group Pussy Riot, has been flown to Berlin for specialist medical treatment following a suspected poisoning in Moscow.He reportedly fell … Read more

US ‘serial killer’ border agent arrested in Texas

US ‘serial killer’ border agent arrested in Texas Image copyright Getty Images A US Border Patrol agent has been arrested in the state of Texas on suspicion of killing four prostitutes, reports say.Officers were looking for Juan David Ortiz after a fifth woman escaped from him and contacted police, AP reported.Mr Ortiz fled but was … Read more