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Korean leaders meet in surprise summit

The leaders of North and South Korea have met in the demilitarised border area between the two countries. The meeting is only the second between South Korea’s Moon Jae-in and the North’s Kim Jong-un in months. It comes as the two sides continue efforts to put a US-North Korea summit …

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Cameroon military court jails Anglophone activists

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Many in Cameroon’s English-speaking minority have protested against discrimination A court in Cameroon has convicted seven activists from the country’s English-speaking minority of rebellion and terrorism, handing them sentences ranging from 10 to 15 years. They include the group’s leader, Mancho Bibixy, a radio …

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Afghan diplomats in Pakistan targeted by 'state-backed hackers'

Image copyright Getty Images Afghan diplomats in Pakistan have been warned they are believed to be victims of “government-backed” digital attacks trying to steal their email passwords. Afghan embassy sources told the BBC two staff members and a generic account received alerts from Google this month. Last week Amnesty International …

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Cyclone Mekunu kills girl of 12 in Oman

Image copyright EPA Image caption The cyclone made landfall near Salalah, Oman’s second city Cyclone Mekunu has hit southern Oman with high winds and rain, killing a 12-year-old girl and leaving three other people injured, officials say. The girl died after wind swept her against a wall, police say. State …

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Coming home after 130 years

When a Syrian stonemason and his family were granted asylum in Greece last year they immediately made their way to the island of Crete – completing a journey begun by their great-grandparents 130 years ago. Entering a small shop in Chania, on Crete’s north-west coast, Ahmed began to introduce himself. …

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Irish abortion referendum: Polls close

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The vote will decide whether to repeal a part of the constitution, known as the Eighth Amendment Polls have closed in the Republic of Ireland’s referendum on abortion laws. The vote will decide whether to repeal a part of the constitution, known as the …

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Harvey Weinstein charged with rape following New York arrest

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAs Harvey Weinstein turns himself in, an accuser, Rose McGowan, reacts Former Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein has been charged in New York with rape and several counts of sexual abuse stemming from two separate accusers. Mr Weinstein turned himself in to police …

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