Europe

Theresa May requests two-year transition after Brexit

The British prime minister wants a two-year transition period once the UK leaves the European Union. Theresa May says the UK needs to stay in the single market, under its current terms, at least during that time, to make the process easier.

Asia Pacific

Virtual reality highlight of Tokyo Game Show convention

The latest cutting edge video games were unveiled at the annual Tokyo Game Show convention. A quarter of a million gaming enthusiasts are expected to visit. One of the hottest draws this year is VR, or Virtual Reality.

Asia

Risk of disease adds to Rohingya refugees' misery

More than 400,000 Rohingya refugees have arrived at camps in southeast Bangladesh, near the Myanmar border. Now there are fears food supplies will run out, while the risk of disease will rise.

Middle East

Kurdish leader Barzani: Independence will not disrupt fight against ISIL

Iraq's Kurdish leader, Masoud Barzani has promised Monday's independence referendum will definitely go ahead, despite international pressure to stop it.

Asia Pacific

Polls close in New Zealand neck-and-neck election

Record 1.2 million votes cast in advance, but neither the ruling or opposition party expected to win outright majority.

Polls close in New Zealand neck-and-neck election

Latin America

Mexico continues search for survivors after earthquake

Three days after an earthquake killed at least 286 people, Mexican rescuers are refusing to give up hope of finding survivors. That rescue operation has been extended, and foreign crews are helping sift through the rubble.

Latin America

Thousands evacuated after Hurricane Maria damages dam

Tens of thousands of people in Puerto Rico are being moved amid fears a dam that was damaged in Hurricane Maria will break. At least six people were killed when the Hurricane hit the island on Wednesday.

Latin America

Brazil army shuts down largest favela in Rio de Janeiro

Drug violence has led Brazil's government to shut down roads and close schools in the country's largest favela. Even the army has been called to intervene.

Middle East

Iran 'successfully' tests new ballistic missile

Defying US warnings, state media shows test of Khoramshahr missile hours after it was unveiled during a military parade.

Middle East

Prominent Syrian activist, daughter killed in Istanbul

Syrian National Coalition, relatives demand swift investigation into stabbing of Orouba and Halla Barakat in Turkey.

Orouba Barakat, daughter Halla found killed in Istanbul

US & Canada

Hackers targeted 21 US states during 2016 election

US government for the first time tells individual states that their systems have been targeted.

Hackers targeted 21 US states during 2016 election

Asia Pacific

China imposes limits on oil supply to North Korea

New sanctions by Beijing, a close ally of Pyongyang, also include an import ban on textile products from North Korea.

China imposes limits on oil supply to North Korea