• 23 July 2019 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The officer's post followed Donald Trump's controversial tweets about four congresswomen, including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Two US police officers in Louisiana have been fired over a Facebook post suggesting congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez should be shot.Charles Rispoli wrote that the Democrat needed "a round", which was then...

  • 23 July 2019 Image copyright Reuters Image caption Police markings on the road where the bullets had been fired An Eritrean man was wounded in the stomach in a drive-by shooting in central Germany in what police have condemned as a xenophobic attack.The gunman targeted his victim "completely at random and purely because of the colour skin," said Frankfurt prosecutor Alexander Badle.A 55 year-old...

  • By Abdujalil Abdurasulov BBC News 23 July 2019 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The president has not been seen in public since the start of the month Rumours about the death of presidents don't normally live long. But in the Central Asian nation of Turkmenistan, one of the most secretive and closed states in the world, rumours are often the only source of information. Over the...

  • 23 July 2019 Image copyright Council Bluffs Police Department Image caption Larry Ely Murillo-Moncada went missing in 2009 Police say the body of a man who went missing in 2009 has been discovered behind a freezer in the now-closed supermarket where he worked.Investigators in Council Bluffs, Iowa, say Larry Ely Murillo-Moncada, 25, had apparently fallen into an 18-inch (45cm) gap at No Frills...

  • 23 July 2019 Image copyright RCMP Two Canadian teenagers thought to be on the run are now the main suspects in the double murder of a young couple.A burnt-out camper van belonging to the lifelong friends - Kam McLeod, 19, and Bryer Schmegelsky, 18 - was discovered on Friday along the highway in northern British Columbia.Days before, two tourists were found shot to death 500km (310 miles)...

  • 23 July 2019 Image copyright AFP Image caption Children cooled off at the Water Mirror on the Place de la Bourse in Bordeaux The French city of Bordeaux has hit its highest temperature since records began, as Western Europe braces for the second heatwave to hit this summer.On Tuesday, Meteo France registered 41.2C (106.1F) in the south-western city, breaking a 2003 record of 40.7C.Forecasters...

  • 23 July 2019 Related TopicsNew UK prime minister Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption"Challenging times ahead of us," says von der LeyenIncoming UK PM Boris Johnson faces "challenging" times, the EU has warned, as it reacted to his election as new Conservative leader.Mr Johnson has the immediate task of guiding the UK out of the EU ahead of a 31 October deadline.He says he...

  • 23 July 2019 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption South Korea said a Russian A-50 early warning and control plane twice violated its airspace (file photo) Russia says it has carried out its first ever joint air patrol with China, prompting both South Korea and Japan to send jets in response.The defence ministry says four bombers, supported by fighter jets, patrolled a pre-planned route...

  • 22 July 2019 Image copyright Michael Wimbish/US Southern Command Image caption Photo released by US Southern Command showing a Venezuelan SU-30 Flanker The United States military has accused a Venezuelan fighter aircraft of endangering the crew of a US navy plane in international airspace.The Venezuelan plane made an "unsafe approach" and "aggressively shadowed" the US reconnaissance aircraft...

  • 22 July 2019 Related TopicsSyrian civil war Image copyright AFP Image caption One survivor clutched the arms of two people helping him out of the bombed area Air strikes on a market and residential areas in opposition-held north-western Syria have killed at least 31 civilians, rescuers and activists say.Fifty other people were injured when warplanes targeted the town of Maarat al-Numan, in...

  • 22 July 2019 Image copyright Keystone-France via Getty Image caption A photograph of the Minerve, taken four years before its disappearance A French submarine that has been missing for more than 50 years has been located by a search team.French Defence Minister Florence Parly tweeted the announcement on Monday, describing the discovery as a "relief and technical feat".Fifty-two sailors were on...

  • 22 July 2019 Image copyright Gallo Images Image caption Critics of Ms Mkhwebane say she has become a participant in a fight-back by allies of ex-President Jacob Zuma South Africa's highest court has ruled that a top state official charged with investigating corruption lied under oath and acted in bad faith.It upheld a court ruling from last year that Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane had acted...

  • 22 July 2019 Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionIsrael pulls down a cluster of Palestinian homesIsrael has begun demolishing a cluster of Palestinian homes it says were built illegally too close to the separation barrier in the occupied West Bank.Security forces moved in to Sur Baher, on the edge of East Jerusalem, to tear down buildings said to house 17 people.Residents...

  • 22 July 2019 Related TopicsRonaldo rape allegation Image copyright Getty Images Football star Cristiano Ronaldo will not face charges after being accused of sexual assault, US prosecutors say.Kathryn Mayorga, 34, had alleged that the Juventus player raped her at a Las Vegas hotel in 2009.She reportedly reached an out-of-court settlement with the Portuguese star in 2010, but sought to reopen the...

  • 22 July 2019 Related TopicsHong Kong extradition protests Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionA large group of masked men in white T-shirts stormed Yuen Long stationOn Sunday, dozens of masked men stormed a train station in Hong Kong - assaulting people returning home after a pro-democracy protest, as well as passers-by, with wooden sticks and metal rods.The violence left...

  • 22 July 2019 Related TopicsHurricane Maria Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMonday's protest is expected to be the largest in the territory's historyTens of thousands of people have taken to the streets in Puerto Rico to demand the resignation of the island's embattled governor, Ricardo Rosselló.It comes a day after Mr Rosselló said he would not step down...

  • 22 July 2019 Related TopicsGulf crisis Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionIran releases footage of seized "fuel-smuggling" tanker on ThursdayIran says it has arrested 17 spies who it says were working for the CIA, and sentenced some of them to death. The intelligence ministry said the suspects had been collecting information in the nuclear, military and other sectors. US...

  • Cairo flights: Lufthansa resumes services but BA cancellations continue 21 July 2019 Image copyright @Ael_sheikh Image caption Passengers at London Heathrow were handed letters from BA explaining the suspension of the Cairo flights Lufthansa has resumed flights from Cairo, but British Airways says services will still be cancelled for another six days as a "precaution".On Saturday BA alerted...

  • 21 July 2019 Image copyright Reuters Image caption President Cyril Ramaphosa: "The report is fundamentally and irretrievably flawed" South African President Cyril Ramaphosa says he is mounting a legal challenge against an official report that concluded he had deliberately misled parliament over a campaign donation.He said the report by the country's corruption watchdog was "fundamentally and...

  • 21 July 2019 Image copyright Disney Studios Avengers: Endgame is set to pass Avatar this weekend to become the highest-grossing movie of all time.The weekend take of the Disney and Marvel Studios' sequel should push it past the record held by James Cameron's epic of $2.7897bn (£2.23bn).Marvel chief Kevin Feige hailed the achievement at Comic-Con in San Diego on Saturday, although it was...