• 25 August 2019 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Several US airports have already installed 3D scanning equipment All major UK airports must introduce 3D baggage screening equipment before the end of 2022, the government says. Ministers say the technology will boost security, speed up pre-boarding checks, and could end the restrictions on travelling with liquids and laptops.The...

  • 24 August 2019 Related TopicsAmazon fires Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWorldwide protests over Brazilian government inaction on Amazon firesBrazil's leader has ordered the armed forces to fight record forest fires in the Amazon, amid international outrage over rising deforestation.President Jair Bolsonaro deployed soldiers in nature reserves, indigenous lands and...

  • 24 August 2019 Related TopicsBrexit Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionDonald Tusk: I hope Boris Johnson will not want to go down in history as Mr No DealEuropean Council President Donald Tusk and Prime Minister Boris Johnson have clashed over who would be to blame in the case of a no-deal Brexit.Mr Tusk said Mr Johnson risked being remembered as "Mr No Deal" - but the PM...

  • 23 August 2019 comments Related TopicsRyanair pilots' strike Image copyright AFP Image caption Thousand of Ryanair flights were cancelled or delayed due to strikes last summer Ryanair has come bottom in an annual Which? survey rating the customer services of 100 popular UK brands.The budget airline achieved a customer satisfaction score of only 45% for 2019. It is the sixth year in a row that...

  • 23 August 2019 Related TopicsEurope migrant crisis Image copyright PA Media Home Secretary Priti Patel will hold talks with her French counterpart after 64 migrants attempted to cross the Channel on Thursday.The Home Office said five boats were intercepted off the Kent coast, while one landed on a Sussex beach.French authorities also picked up a further two dinghies carrying a total of 19...

  • 23 August 2019 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Irradiated victims of a Russian weapons test were taken to civilian hospitals (archive pic) Russian medics who treated radiation victims after a military explosion in the Arctic had no protection and now fear they were irradiated themselves.Two of the medics in Arkhangelsk spoke to BBC Russian about the victims' evacuation, on condition...

  • 23 August 2019 Related TopicsWorld War Two Image copyright Tass/Getty Image caption The pact was signed by Soviet foreign minister Vyacheslav Molotov as Joseph Stalin looked on The Baltic states, Poland and Romania have called on Europe's governments to stand against totalitarian regimes, 80 years after the signing of the 1939 Molotov-Ribbentrop pact.The Nazi-Soviet non-aggression agreement...

  • 23 August 2019 Related TopicsJeffrey Epstein death Image copyright Reuters Image caption Epstein was awaiting trial on sex-trafficking charges when he was found dead in his cell French prosecutors have opened an inquiry into rape allegations against the late US financier Jeffrey Epstein.The 66-year-old died in a New York prison cell on 10 August as he awaited trial over allegations that he had...

  • 23 August 2019 Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Akademik Lomonosov sailed away from Murmansk with three tugs Russia has launched a pioneering floating nuclear power station, which will sail 5,000km (3,000 miles) from the Arctic port of Murmansk to Chukotka in the far east.The nuclear agency Rosenergoatom says the Akademik Lomonosov's mobility will boost the power supply to remote...

  • 23 August 2019 Related TopicsEurope migrant crisis Image copyright AFP Image caption The migrants crowded aboard the ship celebrated when told about the deal Six EU countries have agreed to take in 356 African migrants aboard the rescue ship Ocean Viking, which has not been allowed to dock in Italy or Malta.The migrants, mostly from Sudan, cheered and danced on hearing the news. Malta's navy...

  • 23 August 2019 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A woman demonstrates in Istanbul on International Women's Day earlier this year The killing of a mother by her ex-husband in front of her child has sent shockwaves across Turkey. Emine Bulut, 38, was stabbed to death in a cafe on 18 August in Kirikkale. Video posted to social media shows the mother screaming and holding her neck as her...

  • 23 August 2019 Related TopicsAmazon fires Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMembers of Brazil's indigenous Mura tribe vow to defend their landFrance and Ireland say they will not ratify a huge trade deal with South American nations unless Brazil does more to fight fires in the Amazon.French leader Emmanuel Macron said President Jair Bolsonaro had lied to him about his...

  • Ryanair flights take off despite pilots' strike 22 August 2019 Related TopicsRyanair pilots' strike Image copyright NurPhoto Ryanair flights in and out of UK airports took off as normal this morning despite strikes by pilots, the airline has said.Thousands of passengers were braced for disruption ahead of a 48-hour walkout over pay and conditions.However, the airline said 97% of flights took off...

  • Pompeo praises ‘US ally’ Denmark after Trump cancels visit 22 August 2019 Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWatch: Greenland wouldn't be the first time the US bought territoryUS Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has praised Denmark amid a public row over Greenland that saw President Donald Trump cancel a visit to the country. In a phone call with Danish Foreign...

  • 22 August 2019 Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionLife-sized robot launched into spaceRussia has launched a rocket carrying a life-sized robot to the International Space Station (ISS). It was launched from Russia's Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Thursday and is set to arrive at the station on Saturday. The robot, named Fedor (Experimental Demonstration Object...

  • 22 August 2019 comments Image copyright Getty Images Migration experts say the UK cannot end freedom of movement from the EU on Brexit day because it has no system to work out who is legally in the country.The Home Office said on 19 August that EU freedom of movement would end immediately in a no-deal Brexit. But Oxford University's Migration Observatory said employers will have no way to tell...

  • 22 August 2019 Image copyright bielefeld-marketing.de Image caption Achim Held - inventor of the Bielefeld conspiracy theory - backs the competition It's a German city dating back to the 9th Century, with 340,000 residents, a university, a medieval fort... but does it really exist?Bielefeld is now offering a €1m (£914,000) prize to anyone in Germany who can prove the city's...

  • 22 August 2019 Image copyright EPA Image caption Luigi Di Maio did not mention a possible coalition with the centre left when he laid out his demands Two days after Italy's populist government collapsed, the centre-left Democratic Party (PD) leader has told the president he will try to reach a deal with the populist Five Star party.Nicola Zingaretti said Italy needed a "turning-point government"...

  • 22 August 2019 Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Johnson put a foot on a table at a meeting with President Macron at the Elysee Palace A photo of Boris Johnson sticking his foot on a table during talks in Paris with the French president triggered unflattering comments on social media. But users calling the UK prime minister's actions insulting might have been jumping to conclusions. A...

  • 22 August 2019 Image copyright EPA Image caption The injured were transported to hospitals in the nearby town of Zakopane At least four people died and more than 100 were injured in lightning strikes during a thunderstorm in Poland, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki says.The worst bolt fell on a group of hikers at the summit of Giewont, a popular peak in the Tatra range in the south of the...