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UN SC to vote Monday on draft rejecting US Jerusalem declaration UN SC to vote Monday on draft rejecting US Jerusalem declaration

Egypt requests the vote on Sunday, a day after it presented the measure that is likely to be vetoed by the United States


Heavy air pollution shuts schools in Iran Heavy air pollution shuts schools in Iran

Every year, Tehran suffers some of the worst pollution in the world when cool temperatures cause an effect known as "temperature inversion"


Cake for 'joyful' pope on his 81st birthday Cake for 'joyful' pope on his 81st birthday

Francis's birthday this year falls on Gaudete Sunday, which the church marks as a moment of particular joy as celebrations for the birth of Jesus


11 Afghan police killed in Taliban attacks 11 Afghan police killed in Taliban attacks

Taliban insurgents launch the attacks in the early morning in the Qalai Sang area of the provincial capital Lashkar Gah


US secret UFO programme revealed US secret UFO programme revealed

The programme is reported to have cost the Department of Defense more than $20 million (£15m) before it is shut down


Suicide bombers attack church in Pakistan, killing 8 Suicide bombers attack church in Pakistan, killing 8

Quetta police chief Abdur Razzaq Cheema says a search is underway for two suspected accomplices who escaped


Indonesia clerics want boycott of US products over Jerusalem Indonesia clerics want boycott of US products over Jerusalem

Muslim clerics call for a boycott of American products in Indonesia's largest protest against President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem


Special counsel obtains thousands of Trump transition emails Special counsel obtains thousands of Trump transition emails

Special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian contacts with President Donald Trump's campaign has gained access thousands of emails


Australia charges 'North Korean agent' Australia charges 'North Korean agent'

Chan Han Choi, 59, has been charged with brokering illegal exports from the country and discussing the supply of weapons of mass destruction


US may stop spouses of H-1B visa holders from working US may stop spouses of H-1B visa holders from working

The H-1B is a common visa route for highly skilled foreigners to find work at companies in the US It’s valid for three years, and can be renewed for a


Santa Barbara evacuated as Thomas flares up again California wildfire prompts Santa Barbara evacuation

More than 8,000 firefighters are now tackling the blaze, which has destroyed about 1,000 structures including some 750 homes


Pentagon ran secret multi-million dollar UFO programme US secret UFO programme revealed

The programme is reported to have cost the Department of Defense more than $20 million (£15m) before it was shut down in order to save costs


Chile: Landslide destroys village and kills at least five 5 killed, 15 missing in Chile landslide

Thousands remain without electricity and cut off from the rest of Chile


North Korea 'hacked crypto-currency exchange in South' North Korea 'hacked crypto-currency exchange in South'

At least $7m (£5.25m) in digital money is stolen in the hacks - although the money is now said to have ballooned in value to $82.7m


Argentina navy chief sacked after loss of submarine Argentina navy chief sacked after loss of submarine

The ARA San Juan disappeared with 44 crew on board after reporting an electrical problem off the coast of Patagonia

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