• 21 September 2018 Image copyright AFP Image caption James Ricketson has denied all charges An Australian filmmaker who was sentenced by a Cambodian court to six years in prison on spying charges has been granted a royal pardon. James Ricketson, 69, was arrested in June 2017 while flying a camera drone over an opposition rally.Mr Ricketson, who denied the charges, has been a critic of...

  • 21 September 2018 Image caption Bishop Franco Mulakkal denies wrongoing A bishop has been arrested in the southern Indian state of Kerala over allegations that he raped a nun 13 times times between 2014 and 2016. The 44-year-old woman registered a police complaint in June, alleging that the Catholic Church had taken no action despite repeated appeals.It led to unprecedented protests by nuns who...

  • 21 September 2018 Image copyright Reuters Image caption The sanctions relate to China's purchase of 10 Russian Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets China has told the US to withdraw sanctions on its military over purchases of Russian jets and missiles or "bear the consequences".The US says China has contravened US sanctions on Moscow introduced over Russian actions in Ukraine and alleged interference in US...

  • 21 September 2018 Image copyright Twitter/ @Mahzad__ A man in Washington DC has died after the electric rental scooter he was riding collided with a car, in what may be the second such death in the nation.The victim became trapped under an SUV in the tragedy during rainy weather at the trendy Dupont Circle area. Rescue workers were able to free the man from under the vehicle, but he later died...

  • 21 September 2018 Image copyright VCG via Getty Images Image caption Former nanny Mo Huanjing started a fire that killed four members of a family A Chinese nanny has been executed after deliberately starting a fire that killed a mother and her three children in the eastern city of Hangzhou.Mo Huanjing, 35, was sentenced to death for arson in February.She had allegedly racked up significant...

  • By Matt McGrath Environment correspondent 21 September 2018 Image copyright YASUYOSHI CHIBA Image caption UN Environment executive director Erik Solheim The head of the UN body that leads on sustainability and green issues has been criticised for extensive and expensive air travel. A draft internal audit, obtained by the Guardian and seen by the BBC, says that Erik Solheim's actions risked the...

  • 21 September 2018 Image copyright AFP Image caption Rod Rosenstein: "There is no basis to invoke the 25th amendment" US Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has denied a report that he discussed invoking a constitutional clause to oust President Donald Trump.America's second most senior law official said it was "inaccurate and factually incorrect".The New York Times, citing anonymous sources,...

  • 21 September 2018 Related TopicsCannes Film Festival Image copyright Rafiki Image caption Homosexuality is illegal in Kenya - a legacy of British colonial-era rule in the country A Kenyan judge has lifted a ban on a film about a lesbian relationship - for a week.Kenya's film classification board had imposed the ban on Rafiki in April for "promoting lesbianism".But Judge Wilfrida Okwany decided...

  • 21 September 2018 Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionRelatives have been anxiously waiting for newsAt least 136 people have died after a ferry carrying hundreds of people capsized on Lake Victoria, Tanzania, officials say.Many are missing and it is feared that more than 200 people in total may have drowned. Rescue efforts resumed on Friday after being halted overnight.The...

  • 21 September 2018 Image copyright Researchgate.net/ Getty Image caption Brett Kavanaugh denies the allegations by Christine Blasey Ford President Donald Trump has challenged the woman who has accused his Supreme Court nominee of sexual assault, demanding she provide evidence.Mr Trump questioned why law enforcement was not called at the time of the alleged assault, in 1982, if it was "as bad as...

  • 20 September 2018 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The university already faces claims of awarding fraudulent master's degrees to two Popular Party (PP) politicians. A Spanish university is being investigated for allegedly giving away diplomas to hundreds of Italian nationals. King Juan Carlos University in Madrid reportedly granted law diplomas to around 500 Italians with limited...

  • 20 September 2018 Image copyright Dahir family Image caption Deqa Dahir was eating an ice cream when she was shot Four soldiers have been arrested in Somalia after a nine-year-old schoolgirl was shot dead in the capital, Mogadishu, police say. Deqa Dahir died and another girl was wounded when bullets hit their school bus while it was stuck in a traffic jam, Amnesty International said.Soldiers...

  • 20 September 2018 Image copyright EPA Image caption The cause of the collision at a protected level crossing in Oss was unclear Four children from a Dutch day-care centre, two of them sisters, have died in a collision involving a train and an electric cart driven by a supervisor.The children were being taken to local schools in the cart when the accident happened on a level crossing in the...

  • By Paul Rincon Science editor, BBC News website 20 September 2018 Image copyright Ilya Bobrovskiy Image caption The affiliations of Dickinsonia had previously been unclear Scientists have identified the earliest known animal in the geological record.It's a 558-million-year-old oval-shaped creature that may have borne a superficial resemblance to a segmented jellyfish.Researchers found specimens...

  • 20 September 2018 Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBobi Wine: We must get freedom or die tryingUgandan pop star-turned-MP Bobi Wine has returned home after receiving medical treatment in the US for injuries he says he suffered in custody."We must get our freedom or we will die trying," he told reporters.Police escorted him there from the airport - a move which he said...

  • 20 September 2018 Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFootage shows passengers on the flight reaching for oxygen masksMore than 30 Indian passengers, some bleeding from their noses and ears, have received treatment after pilots "forgot" to turn on a switch regulating cabin pressure, officials said.Jet Airways flight 9W 697 from Mumbai to Jaipur turned back shortly after...

  • 20 September 2018 Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSheriff Jeff Gahler said there had been multiple fatalities and multiple people woundedA woman shot dead three people and injured three more before turning a gun on herself in an attack at a warehouse complex in Maryland, US police say.The shooting happened on Thursday morning at a pharmacy distribution centre in...

  • 20 September 2018 Image copyright Reuters Image caption Marine Le Pen has been battling to revive her party after she lost presidential elections last year A French court has ordered far-right leader Marine Le Pen to undergo psychiatric tests as part of an inquiry into her sharing images of Islamic State group atrocities.Ms Le Pen tweeted pictures of the court order, calling the move "crazy".She...

  • 20 September 2018 Image copyright Stephen Msengi Image caption Volunteers have been helping rescue efforts At least 40 people have died after a ferry carrying hundreds of people capsized on Lake Victoria, Tanzania.One official told the Reuters news agency the number who drowned could be more than 200. Rescue efforts have been halted until dawn on Friday.The MV Nyerere ferry overturned near the...

  • 19 September 2018 Image copyright Reuters Image caption Nawaz Sharif was jailed alongside his daughter in July Pakistan's former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has been released from prison, two months after he began a 10-year jail sentence for corruption.The release came hours after a court suspended the sentences of Sharif and his daughter Maryam, who were jailed shortly before July's general...