Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen appeared to be edging into a run-off as the first exit polls saw them drift clear of their rivals in the French presidential elections. A number of polls and early counts gave the centrist and the National Front leader a two to three point lead over the other challengers in a contest conducted amid vast security because of terrorism fears.
President Trump fired the acting US attorney-general last night, accusing her of "betraying the Department of Justice" after she told lawyers not to defend legal challenges against his travel ban. Sally Yates, who was appointed by President Obama to serve until Mr Trump's nominee, Jeff Sessions, is confirmed by the Senate, said in a memo to staff that she was "not convinced that the executive order is lawful".
A chain reaction of explosions engulfed a packed fireworks market near Mexico City, killing at least 33 people and scarring dozens more as they stocked up for the Christmas holidays. Rockets tore through stalls at San Pablito, sending plumes of smoke laced with streaks of colour high above the popular open-air fireworks market in Tultepec, about 20 miles north of the capital.
Around 1.5 million people were thought to have filled the streets of the Catalan capital last earlier this month. Independentistes poured in from around the region, creating a sea of yellow and red up and down the famous boulevards.
In Cuba the housing crisis is so acute that privacy is at a premium. With whole families squeezed into small apartments, it is perhaps no surprise that frisky couples have turned to desperate...
"Here in the village when they say somebody is poor it means they don't have enough food," says Rodger Mkorong, an entrepreneur from Chipuware in Malawi. "We were in this group. We didn't even have money to buy soap," he explains as he describes how his family became victims of an unsustainable microloan.
Police have declared a major incident on London Bridge after a van was driven into pedestrians. Emergency crews were seen attending to about half a dozen casualties at about 10.30pm. At least one person has died, according to police. Scotland Yard confirmed two more incidents at Borough Market and Vauxhall shortly after, with reports of stabbings and gunfire.
Residents in a burning tower block screamed for help and desperately signalled their presence by flashing lights in their flats as flames engulfed the building from below. Some people were said to have leapt from their homes in the 24-storey Grenfell Tower in North Kensington, where the huge fire took hold in the early hours of this morning.
Martin McGuinness, the former IRA leader who was deputy first minister of Northern Ireland until earlier this year, has died aged 66. The Sinn Fein politician stepped down from his post in January, triggering the collapse of the power-sharing agreement. He had been suffering from a rare heart condition.
Nigel Farage may be hoping that there is time for one last upset before 2016 is out after he was named as an unlikely outsider to secure the coveted front cover of Time magazine as its Person of...
The British Oscar-nominated actor Sir John Hurt, best known for his title role in The Elephant Man, has died at the age of 77 after suffering from pancreatic cancer. His agent, Charles McDonald...
The Conservative Party has been fined £70,000 after an investigation found irregularities in campaign spending at the general election. The party failed to record or incorrectly recorded payments totalling more than £250,000, the Electoral Commission said, as it handed down its largest ever fine.
In October 2015 police embarked on a series of dawn raids across Easton and St Paul's in a sweep of street-level drug dealing. Six months later, after 66 people were locked up for more than 180 years, Louis Emanuel returned to see if anything had changed.
At the bottom of a shabby flight of stairs, around the back of a takeaway off Stapleton Road in Easton, I am greeted by a man with gums lined green with khat.
Two-thirds of large developments approved by the city council in Bristol fall short of the authority's own affordable housing targets. Figures uncovered by Bristol24/7 reveal that just 11 of the last 36 major developments in the city have been...
Almost as fast as a new Banksy appears on the streets it disappears - either removed for sale or obscured by graffiti by lesser 'artists'. Louis Emanuel asks if we've reached a tipping point - and visits the site of the first Banksy - now faded and hidden