Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMeng Hongwei's wife shares husband's final "knife emoji" textThe detained Chinese head of Interpol, Meng Hongwei, is being investigated for alleged bribe-taking, Chinese authorities have announced. Mr Meng was first reported missing in late September after travelling from Interpol HQ in France to China. His wife has…
It's Monday, it's a new week, and while we won't pretend we know everything that's going to happen over the next seven days, we have some sense of what's coming up. Here's your briefing on some of the most important and interesting stories happening in the week ahead. 1) Making a cake decision Image caption…
They seem to be almost everywhere, in places old and new, no age spared. Sleeping on cardboards or bare ground, the homeless come together under bridges and trees, their belongings in plastic bags symbolising lives on the move. Many have arrived on the streets just recently, victims of the same prosperity that has transformed cities…
Image copyright Reuters Image caption Jair Bolsonaro (left) and Fernando Haddad are expected to contest a run-off Exit polls in Brazil's presidential election suggest the far-right candidate, Jair Bolsonaro, will win the first round. However, he looks set to fall just short of the 50% of valid votes needed to win outright. If the exit…
Image copyright EPA Image caption Just more than 20% of voters cast a ballot in the referendum A referendum to establish a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage in Romania has failed - after only a fifth of voters bothered to turn out. Romanians were being asked whether they wanted the constitution changed to specify that…
Image copyright US Supreme Court Image caption Brett Kavanaugh, surrounded by his family, was administered the judicial oath by outgoing justice Anthony Kennedy President Donald Trump's controversial nominee for the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh, has been sworn in following weeks of rancorous debate. The Senate earlier backed his nomination by 50 votes to 48. Mr…
Lewis Hamilton moved to the brink of a fifth world championship with a lights-to-flag Japanese Grand Prix victory. Mercedes' Hamilton was dominant as title rival Sebastian Vettel ran into trouble attempting to gain ground from eighth place on the grid. Vettel span to the back after colliding with Max Verstappen when trying a move for…
Image copyright EPA Image caption Jamal Khashoggi has not been seen since lunchtime on Tuesday Fears are growing over missing Washington Post writer Jamal Khashoggi, after Turkish officials said they believe he has been murdered. Mr Khashoggi, a Saudi national, went missing after visiting the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Tuesday. A Turkish official told…
Khabib Nurmagomedov was escorted from the arena by policeUgly scenes marred UFC 229 as lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov began a brawl by the octagon after beating Conor McGregor. Seconds after landing a fourth-round submission, the Russian vaulted the cage and headed towards Irishman McGregor's team, prompting a melee. Still recovering from the bout, McGregor was…
Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Barbara Broccoli, seen here with actor Daniel Craig, has co-produced eight Bond films James Bond will "probably" never be played by a female actress, the film series' executive producer has said. Barbara Broccoli, who is in charge of casting 007, told the Guardian: "Bond is male. He's a male…
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