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Portugal wildfires: Huge blazes force evacuations

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSome people attempted to extinguish fires near their homes Hundreds of firefighters have been deployed to central Portugal where several wildfires have forced people to flee their homes. One person has suffered serious injuries. At least seven firefighters have also been hurt. Helicopters and planes have been

Hong Kong protests: High security as masses march

Image copyright EPA Image caption Tens of thousands again thronged Hong Kong’s streets on Sunday. Hong Kong is under tight security as tens of thousands march in the latest protest run by pro-democracy groups. Mass protests have been held for weeks, initially over an extradition deal with mainland China but now covering other key issues

British Airways flights to Cairo cancelled

Image copyright @Ael_sheikh Image caption Passengers at London Heathrow were handed letters from BA explaining the suspension of the Cairo flights British Airways has cancelled all flights to the Egyptian capital Cairo for a week as a security “precaution”. Passengers about to board a BA flight to the city from London’s Heathrow Airport were told

Tanker seizure: Jeremy Hunt urges Iran to release Stena Impero

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFootage released by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard-affiliated Fars news agency appears to show Stena Impero being seized The foreign secretary has urged Iran to reverse its “illegal” seizure of a British-flagged tanker in the Gulf. Jeremy Hunt said it “raises very serious questions” about the security of British

Moscow protest: Thousands demand fair elections

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThousands of protesters call for fair elections More than 20,000 protesters have gathered in Moscow demanding free and fair elections in the Russian capital. Protesters are calling for opposition candidates to be allowed to register for the September polls. The authorities have refused to register them despite

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