Trump downplays North Korea missile test

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe played a round of golf with US President Donald Trump US President Donald Trump has dismissed concerns about recent North Korean missile tests, appearing to contradict his own national security…

Iranian threats put on hold, says US

Acting US Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan said the US had been "very prudent" Potential attacks by Iran have been "put on hold" by US counter-measures, acting US Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Tuesday. The…

Argentina ex-presidents corruption trial begins

Cristina Fernández de Kirchner appears in court in Buenos Aires for the opening of her corruption trial The corruption trial of Argentina's former president, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, has begun in Buenos Aires. Ms Fernández…

Austrian government in turmoil over video scandal

Heinz-Christian Strache was forced to resign following a video scandal All ministers from Austria's far-right Freedom Party (FPÖ) have resigned, throwing the government into chaos. The Freedom Party's leader Heinz-Christian Strache, who was also vice-chancellor,…

Journalists suspended for Holocaust video

Al Jazeera has suspended two journalists over a video they produced that denied the facts of the Holocaust. The Qatari state-funded broadcaster had published the video on its online AJ+ video service in Arabic. During…

Iran dismisses Trumps genocidal taunts

Mohammad Javad Zarif has insisted that Iran does not want a war Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has dismissed US President Donald Trump's "genocidal taunts" and warned him not to threaten the country. With…

Bangladesh bans fishing to save fish

Thousands of fishermen say they will lost their livelihood Bangladesh has banned fishing off its coast for 65 days to try and boost depleted fish stocks. The government told the BBC that all types of…

India opposition rejects BJP exit poll lead

Opposition rejects exit poll results India's election is nearly over: voting began on 11 April, and the final ballot was cast on 19 May with results out on 23 May. Every day, the BBC will…