World Update [world Service]

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The latest on the US presidential election.

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Special programme from Djibouti in East Africa, a strategic port in an unstable region

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The Spanish government has sacked the regional government in Barcelona, following their unilateral declaration of Catalan independence last week. Also: Kenyans await result of disputed election; The crackdown on the Indonesian LGBTQ community; 100 year anniversary of the Russian Revolution.

(Photo:Catalan regional police (Mossos) guard the Catalan regional government headquarters. Credit: Reuters)

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Eight people were killed and 11 injured when the driver of a truck hit people on a cycle path in Lower Manhattan. Also: Westminster sex abuse; Balfour Declaration at 100 years old; Australia to ban climbing on Uluru

(Picture: US media identified the suspect as Sayfullo Saipov, seen in this 2016 photo Credit: St Charles County Police Dept.)

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Burma's de facto leader has been criticised for not stopping a military crackdown on Rohingya Muslims. Also: 100 years of the Balfour Declaration; Victims of human trafficking in England

(Picture: Aung San Suu Kyi (centre) arrived in Sittwe guarded by armed security personnel Credit: AFP/Getty Images)

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Eight sacked ministers spend their first night in jail after a court appearance in Madrid. Also: UN demands governments help stateless people; Classic resignation stunts; The enduring appeal of Agatha Christie

(Picture: A banner reading "Freedom for the political prisoners" was displayed at the front of City Hall Credit: EPA)

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British Mps' Vote Set To Trigger Snap Election20170419

The early poll is expected to secure the two-thirds Commons majority

Catalan Crisis: Spain Senate To Vote On Emergency Powers20171027

Senate is likely to pass the emergency measures, including sacking the Catalan president

Catalonia: Officials Will Not Take Orders From Madrid20171023

Separatist parties in Catalonia are due to meet today to discuss their next moves

Separatist parties in Catalonia are due to meet today to discuss their next moves. Also: Oceans are acidifying, say experts; South Korea displays its military might; New anti-pollution charge in London

(Picture: Anxious independence supporters listened to Carles Puigdemont's speech on their smartphones in Barcelona Credit: Getty Images)

China Congress: No Heir Apparent To Xi20171025

The absence of an heir raises questions over how long Mr Xi intends to rule

Diamond Jubilee - Service Of Thanksgiving20120605

A national service of thanksgiving from St Paul's Cathedral, with Dan Damon and Nicholas Witchell

French Pm: Attack Will Not Impede Democracy20170421

How will Thursday night's deadly attack impact the upcoming presidential election?

'israeli Strike' Near Damascus Airport20170427

A large explosion has hit an area near Damascus international airport.

Kenya Election: Voting Begins In Re-run20171026

Voting is under way in an election which is being boycotted by the main opposition

Negotiating Release Of Detained American In North Korea20170425

Detention of US citizen linked to rising tensions, says former negotiator Bill Richardson

Opponents To Challenge Turkey Yes Vote20170417

The win was met with both celebrations and protests across Turkey.

Panama Papers: Pakistan Pm Escapes Censure20170420

Supreme Court in Pakistan has ruled there is insufficient evidence to remove Nawaz Sharif

Trump Open To Talks With North Korea20170428

The US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, says US could negotiate with North Korea

Us Judge Rules For Sanctuary Cities20170426

Court says President Trump cannot withhold funding from pro-migrant cities

Us Vp Reassures Asian Allies On N Korea20170418

Speaking in Tokyo, Mr Pence said the US would confront the threat of North Korea

Xi Jinping 'most Powerful Chinese Leader Since Mao'20171024

Mr Xi has steadily increased his grip on power since becoming leader in 2012