Newsday [world Service]

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20171024

Live news, business and sport from around the world.

20171030

Live news, business and sport from around the world.

The Spanish government will take control of Catalan institutions today, having sacked the regional government and the parliament.

Charges are expected to be revealed later today in the investigation into alleged Russian interference in the US elections.

Saudi Arabia has announced a dramatic change for women - for the first time they will be allowed to attend events in sports stadiums.

The former Catalan leader, Carles Puigdemont, has called for peaceful resistance to the imposition of direct rule from Spain's central government.

Hundreds of Philippine families have been returning to the southern city of Marawi, after five months of fighting.

Will Kenyans hear the outcome of their disputed election later today?

Spanish prosecutors say they're preparing criminal charges against Catalonia's deposed president, Carles Puigdemont.

The first charges are expected to be announced in the US investigation into alleged Russian interference in last year's presidential election.

It's not illegal to be gay in Indonesia - nevertheless, police are finding other ways to arrest members of the LGBT community.

20171031

Live news, business and sport from around the world.

Where now for the Russia collusion probe?

We hear from the inventor of an air filter for pushchairs which reduces toxic gases around a baby's head by up to 80 per cent.

And 500 years ago, to the day, Martin Luther walked up to the Castle church in the town of Wittenberg, and pinned his 95 theses onto the door. We hear why it still matters, even today.

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Live news, business and sport from around the world.

President Trump says he's ordered border officials to step up the vetting of foreigners travelling to the United States after a terror attack in New York that's killed at least eight people.

Indigenous land owners in Australia have announced a ban on climbing one of the country's best known landmarks, Uluru - the giant red sandstone monolith, formerly known as Ayres Rock - which they view as sacred.

Scientists are racing to understand as much as possible about a mysterious projectile which appears to be the first object from another solar system to be observed and confirmed by astronomers before it leaves again for good.

President Trump has ordered checks on foreigners visiting the United States to be stepped up, after an immigrant from Uzbekistan killed eight people in a vehicle attack in New York. Five of them were a group of friends from Argentina.

The Supreme Court in Liberia has ordered the suspension of next week's presidential election run-off so that it can consider allegations of fraud by a candidate who was eliminated in the first round of voting.

Scientists are racing to understand as much as possible about a mysterious projectile which appears to be the first object from another solar system to be observed and confirmed by astronomers before it leaves again for good.

A driver in New York has deliberately run down and killed at least eight people in what officials say was an act of terrorism. The attacker has been identified as a twenty-nine year old immigrant from Uzbekistan. President Trump says he's ordered officials to step up the vetting of foreigners travelling to the US.

Russia has signed an agreement with Nigeria to build and operate nuclear power plants to boost the West African nation's electricity supply which suffers from a chronic deficit.

The Olympic flame has begun its journey around South Korea, 100 days before the opening of the winter games.

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Live news, business and sport from around the world.

US President Donald Trump has intensified checks on foreign nationals entering the US after a terror attack in NYC which left eight dead.

Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi is on her first visit to violence-torn Rakhine state.

And a Liberian court halts the presidential runoff amid fraud allegations.

Sacked members of Catalonia's regional government have been ordered to appear in Spain's high court to face rebellion and sedition charges, after October's disputed independence referendum.

Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi is on her first visit to violence-torn Rakhine state.

And President Donald Trump seeks the death penalty for NYC attacker, Uzbek immigrant Sayfullo Saipov.

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Live news, business and sport from around the world.

NATO General Secretary Jens Stoltenberg says the European defence force is ready to strike North Korea but seeks a peaceful resolution of the nuclear crisis.

Prosecutors seek a European arrest warrant for ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont who is now in Belgium.

We hear from the surrogate mum who having given birth to twins for a Chinese couple, finds out one is biologically hers.

Australian Government Loses Majority After High Court Ruling20171027

Government loses majority after court rules deputy PM ineligible due to dual citizenship.

The Australian government has lost its majority after the country's highest court ruled the deputy prime minister was ineligible for office because of dual citizenship.

The Spanish senate is expected to give the go ahead later to government plans to regain control of the autonomous region of Catalonia.

The official estimate of turnout in Kenya's presidential election re-run suggests that millions of people heeded an opposition call to boycott the poll.

Barnaby Joyce: Australia Deputy Pm Disqualified From Office20171027

Government loses majority after court rules deputy PM ineligible due to dual citizenship.

The Australian government has lost its majority after the country's highest court ruled the deputy prime minister was ineligible for office because of dual citizenship.

The Spanish senate is expected to give the go ahead later to government plans to regain control of the autonomous region of Catalonia.

The official estimate of turnout in Kenya's presidential election re-run suggests that millions of people heeded an opposition call to boycott the poll.

China Unveils Its New Leaders20171025

The new team is to rule for the next five years

President Xi Jinping has named his top political lieutenants. The new team doesn't include a younger figure who might succeed China's ruler.

Kenya's supreme court is set to decide whether the re-run of the presidential election can go ahead -- less than twenty-four hours before voting is meant to begin.

And we try to find out why Africa has the highest road traffic fatalities in the world.

China's Communist Party Congress Draws To A Close20171024

So who will be President Xi Jinping's successor?

General Election Victory For Shinzo Abe20171023

Japanese Prime Minister's snap election gamble pays off.

Japan Election: Victory For Shinzo Abe20171023

Japan's re-elected PM promises to get tough on North Korea.

Japan Pm Wins Snap Election20171023

Shinzo Abe promises "strong diplomacy" to deal with threat of North Korea

Shinzo Abe promises "strong diplomacy" to deal with threat of North Korea.

Scientists say the oceans are becoming more acidic because of CO2 emissions - but what does that mean for sea creatures?

And the BBC gets rare access to an active FBI undercover agent who infiltrated an al-Qaida linked cell.

Kenya Elections: The Latest20171027

Electoral commission says turnout in re-run was sharply down on initial vote in August.

Kenya's electoral commission says the turnout in Thursday's re-run of the presidential poll was sharply down on the initial vote in August.

Donald Trump has officially declared a nationwide public health emergency in response to the growing use of prescription painkillers and other opioids.

A UN-backed report has concluded that the Syrian government was behind a chemical attack on the town of Khan Sheikhoun earlier this year which killed about ninety people.

Kenya Supreme Court To Decide On Election Re-run20171025

It's deciding on the fate of Thursday's poll

Kenya's Supreme Court is expected to hold a last-minute hearing to decide whether or not the re-run of the country's presidential election can go ahead tomorrow.

China has unveiled a new leadership team to rule for the next five years -- without including a younger figure who might succeed President Xi Jinping.

And we visit an art lab that has been designed to help find missing people.

Kenyans Vote In Presidential Election Re-run20171026

Early signs from Kenya's presidential election re-run suggest there's a low turnout

Early signs from Kenya's presidential election re-run suggest there's a low turnout following an opposition call for a boycott.

A vast funeral procession is making its way through the Thai capital, Bangkok, as part of a hugely elaborate ceremony for the late king, Bhumibol Adulyadej.

Fats Domino, one of the pioneers of rock and roll, has died at the age of eighty-nine.

Kenya's Supreme Court To Rule On Election Re-run20171025

It will decide on the fate of Thursday's election

The Supreme Court in Kenya is due to decide whether or not the re-run of the country's presidential election can go ahead on Thursday.

Two Republican senators have made scathing attacks on President Trump's leadership -- accusing him of degrading America's politics and harming its reputation abroad.

China has unveiled a new leadership team to rule for the next five years -- without including a younger figure who might succeed President Xi Jinping.

Last Day Of China's 5-yearly Congress20171024

China's President Xi Jinping increases his power.

Security Tight As Kenya Goes To The Polls20171026

President Kenyatta urges people to vote, but his opponent Raila Odinga wants a boycott

President Uhuru Kenyatta urges people to vote, but his opponent Raila Odinga wants a boycott.

A vast funeral procession is making its way through the Thai capital, Bangkok, as part of a hugely elaborate ceremony for the late king, Bhumibol Adulyadej.

The US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, is in the Democratic Republic of Congo on the last leg of her African tour. She is expected to press President Joseph Kabila to agree a timetable for elections due to be held under a transitional deal with the opposition.

Voting Begins In Kenyan Presidential Election20171026

Kenyans turnout to vote in election re-run, amid heightened security

Voting is beginning in Kenya's presidential election re-run amid heightened security. The main opposition has called for a boycott.

The King of Thailand is presiding over an elaborate funeral ceremony for his late father, King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who ruled for seventy years.

A court in the United States has jailed the first of dozens of people charged in connection with the huge corruption scandal at FIFA.