Venezuela crisis: Guaidó hints at ‘amnesty’ for Maduro

Venezuela crisis: Guaidó hints at ‘amnesty’ for Maduro Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWho’s really in charge in Venezuela? The BBC’s Paul Adams explainsVenezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó has said he would consider an amnesty for President Nicolás Maduro if he cedes power.In an interview, Mr Guaidó – who declared himself interim … Read more

US shutdown: Senate rejects bills to reopen government

US shutdown: Senate rejects bills to re-open government Image copyright Getty Images The US Senate has rejected two bills to end the government shutdown, leaving no end in sight to the record-breaking closure of federal agencies.The Republican legislation failed by 50-47 and the Democratic bill followed suit by 52-44. Each bill needed 60 votes to … Read more

Turkey court frees hunger-strike Kurdish MP Leyla Guven

Turkey court frees hunger-strike Kurdish MP Leyla Guven Sabiha Temizkan Sabiha Temizkan (R) tweeted that her mother had been released A Turkish court has ordered the release of a Kurdish MP who has been on hunger strike for nearly 80 days.The court in Diyarbakir said Leyla Guven, 55, would be monitored.She has been in jail … Read more

Senior Florida official quits after blackface images emerge

Europe Europe Senior Florida official quits after blackface images emerge Image copyright Florida Department of State Image caption Michael Ertel served as Florida’s secretary of state for only a few weeks Florida’s Secretary of State Michael Ertel has resigned after photos emerged of him in blackface dressed as a victim of Hurricane Katrina.The images, printed … Read more

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