• 18 January 2019 Image copyright Reuters Image caption Rybka pleaded guilty to soliciting in Thailand A Belarusian model who said she had evidence of Russian collusion with Donald Trump's election campaign is now in Russian police custody. Nastya Rybka (real name Anastasia Vashukevich) was detained at Moscow's main airport after being deported from Thailand for soliciting.Her lawyer posted a...

  • 18 January 2019 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Houthi rebels gather in Sana'a, Yemen, where civil war has led to the worst humanitarian crisis in the world today If you've been pretty much anywhere on the internet in the last couple of weeks, you'll have no doubt come across #10YearChallenge on social media.If not, the premise is simple - post a 2009 photo of yourself next to a...

  • 18 January 2019 Image copyright Reuters Image caption Hundreds of people have been arrested during the crackdown this week Zimbabwe has blocked Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp messaging app amid a crackdown on days of violent protests.A coalition of local human rights groups says at least 12 people have been killed and many more beaten and tortured by security forces this week.The Zimbabwe Human...

  • By Brajesh Upadhyay BBC News, Washington 18 January 2019 Image copyright Supplied Image caption Mr Monir's family told the BBC they believe he is being held unjustly A US citizen of Bangladeshi descent has been arrested during a visit to his native country for allegedly committing "war crimes" during the war of independence from Pakistan in 1971 - a year when his family say he was only...

  • 18 January 2019 Related TopicsFrance yellow vest protests Image copyright AFP Image caption Police have issued guidance this week to aim the LBD40 riot gun away from the head Appalling injuries caused by French police riot guns during the yellow-vest protests have triggered anger and calls for the weapon to be banned.The LBD launchers known by protesters as "flash-balls" have left 40 people...

  • 18 January 2019 Related TopicsRussia-Trump inquiry Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTrump's attorney general nominee William Barr is quizzed about obstructionUS President Donald Trump has hit back over a news report that he directed his then personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, to lie to Congress.Buzzfeed News said Mr Trump had instructed Cohen to lie about plans to build a...

  • 18 January 2019 Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Australians have flocked to beaches and watering holes to cool off Australia has just sweltered through at least five of its 10 warmest days on record, authorities estimate.An extreme heatwave has afflicted the nation since Saturday, causing wildlife deaths, bushfires and an increase in hospital admissions.Australia's Bureau of Meteorology...

  • 18 January 2019 Image copyright Reuters and Mark Mohler They're the photos you just can't stop looking at. A diver alongside an impossibly huge great white shark.Just staring at them can you make you shiver - so imagine how it must've felt to be in the water.Photographer Kimberly Jeffries was one of those who got up close and personal with what's thought to be the biggest great white on record -...

  • 18 January 2019 Image copyright EPA Image caption "They are killing us": the murder last month of schoolteacher Laura Luelmo sparked protests at violence against women A man who murdered his wife is believed to have gone on to kill his defence lawyer when they had an affair after he was paroled, Spanish officials say.Jose Javier Salvador Calvo, 50, jumped to his death from a bridge in the...

  • 18 January 2019 Related TopicsTrump Kim summit Image copyright AFP Image caption The Singapore summit was the first such meeting for a sitting US president US President Donald Trump is to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un for a second summit by the end of February, the White House says.The announcement came after Mr Trump met top North Korean negotiator Kim Yong-chol at the White House.He had...

  • 17 January 2019 Image copyright Victoria Police Image caption Police released these images of Aiia Maasarwe, taken on the night she was killed A 21-year-old Israeli student was attacked and killed in Melbourne, Australia while speaking to her sister on the phone, police say.The body of Aiia Maasarwe, 21, was found near La Trobe University in the city's north. She had taken a tram home late on...

  • 17 January 2019 Image copyright EPA Image caption China and Russia have been developing new weapons which some see as a threat to US military superiority The US must research new technologies, such as a layer of sensors in space, to find and destroy incoming missiles, a Pentagon report says.The Missile Defence Review says the US should revamp its missile defence programme to combat foreign...

  • 17 January 2019 Image copyright AFP Image caption Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh is already serving a 20-year prison sentence for rape An Indian guru has been sentenced to life in prison for murdering a journalist who exposed sexual abuse of women at his sect.Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, the 51-year-old Dera Sacha Sauda leader, is already serving a 20-year prison sentence for raping two female...

  • 17 January 2019 Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAhmed Hussein-Suale investigated corruption in Ghanaian footballA Ghanaian undercover journalist has been shot dead while driving home, after a politician called for retribution against him. Unidentified men on motorbikes shot Ahmed Hussein-Suale three times in the capital Accra, local media reports say.He was a member of...

  • 17 January 2019 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Poet Mary Oliver won many fans for her poignant reflections on life and nature US poet Mary Oliver, who won both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, has died at the age of 83. Her literary executor, Bill Reichblum, said she died from lymphoma cancer at her home in Hobe Sound, Florida.Oliver, one of America's most popular...

  • 17 January 2019 Related TopicsTrump Kim summit Image copyright EPA Image caption Kim Yong-chol, a senior North Korean official and former intelligence chief, is en route to the US One of North Korea's top negotiators is on his way to Washington to meet US officials ahead of a possible second summit between Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump.South Korean reports say that Kim Yong-chol,...

  • 17 January 2019 Image copyright AFP Image caption The police academy is located in the south of the capital A car bomb explosion has killed at least nine people in the Colombian capital, Bogotá, the country's defence ministry says.The blast happened outside a school for police cadets in the south of the city.Fifty-four people were reportedly injured in the blast which happened at 09:30...

  • 17 January 2019 Image copyright Reuters A team of divers has had a close encounter with one of the biggest great white sharks on record - and lived to tell the tale.Some of the divers came so close to the female shark in the waters off Hawaii that they were able to touch it.The shark, nearly 20ft (6m) long and weighing an estimated 2.5 tonnes, is believed to be one tagged by researchers about 20...

  • 17 January 2019 Related TopicsBrexit Image copyright Getty Images Image caption France will spend millions of euros preparing ports and airports for a no-deal Brexit French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has said a no-deal Brexit looks "less and less unlikely" and has launched a contingency plan to prepare for it.After the UK Parliament rejected the withdrawal agreement, Mr Philippe said laws...

  • 17 January 2019 Related TopicsUS government shutdown Image copyright Reuters/AFP Image caption Mr Trump has postponed Ms Pelosi's trip a day after she called on him to postpone his address to Congress US President Donald Trump has postponed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's upcoming trip to Brussels, Afghanistan and Egypt, citing the government shutdown."I am sure you would agree that postponing this...