• BBC News

    US sanctions provoke Chinese anger

    China has told the US to withdraw sanctions on its military over purchases of Russian jets and missiles or "bear the consequences". The US says China has contravened US sanctions on Moscow introduced over Russian actions in Ukraine and alleged interference in US politics. China recently bought 10 Russian Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets and S-400 missiles. Beijing has not joined in the sanctions imposed on Moscow by the US and its Western allies since 2014. Its forces took part in giant Russian war games held earlier this month. China is fast becoming a manufacturer of sophisticated weaponry in its own right but it remains eager to buy advanced Russian weaponry, especially air defence systems and combat

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    Video of driver slapping boy divides France

    A viral video of a Paris bus driver slapping a 12-year-old boy for telling him to "shut up" has divided France. The bus driver, who faces disciplinary action, has garnered support from some 300,000 people in a petition. The boy had run out onto the road, forcing the driver to brake hard. When he told the boy to pay attention, he was insulted and reacted, the local transport authority said. The boy's mother has now reportedly filed a complaint against the driver. The incident, which took place on 13 September, was witnessed by dozens in front of the town hall in Arcueil, a southern suburb of the French capital. What happened? The boy told police he was running across the street to catch his bus

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    The world's busiest airport revealed

    (CNN) - It's not just you: Airports really are getting busier. Globally, there were significant increases in passenger numbers, air cargo traffic and total aircraft movements. Major connecting hub Atlanta can thank its location as a major connecting hub and port of entry into North America for its continued dominance. The city is within a two-hour flight of 80% of the United States population of more than 300 million people. However, that could change by next year. Atlanta was the only airport among the top 20 busiest airports for passengers to see a decrease in passenger traffic last year, with a small drop of 0.3%. Beijing Capital International has long nipped at the heels of Hartsfield-Jackson.

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    Meghan takes mum to Grenfell cookbook launch

    Meghan Markle has launched a charity cookbook to help those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire - with a little help from her mum. Ms Markle, who has been working with campaigners on the book, Together, said it had been a "labour of love". Doria Ragland introduced herself to guests as "Meg's mom" and said she was "head over heels" with pride as Ms Markle helped prepare lunch for guests. She was last seen in London in May for her daughter's wedding to Prince Harry. She said she had only recently moved to London when she came to cook with a group of women at a Muslim cultural centre in North Kensington, after the Grenfell Tower fire. "I felt so immediately embraced by the women in the kitchen,"

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    Saudi Crown Prince meets with Pakistani PM Imran Khan

    Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has met with Pakistan’s Imran Khan, who is on his maiden foreign tour as premier, in Jeddah on Wednesday. Last Update: Wednesday, 19 September 2018 KSA 18:10 - GMT 15:10

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    Taylor Swift's boyfriend talks about relationship for first time

    Taylor Swift's boyfriend Joe Alwyn has spoken about their relationship for the first time, admitting the couple have been "successfully very private" in their romance. Joe Alwyn has spoken about his and the 28-year-old singer's romance for the first time after dating the 'Shake It Off' hitmaker for nearly two years, and he admitted their quest for privacy in their union has now "sunk in" for people. In August, the couple were spotted holding hands in London - where Joe is from - just one month after they holidayed together in Turks and Caicos, where they swam in the sea and snorkelled. Taylor has previously advised others to "never ever become someone else for the sake of a relationship", and she claimed if someone cheated or wanted "to take a relationship backward" the other half should run.

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    Statement on Pak-UAE relations on official visit of PM of Pakistan to UAE

    The United Arab Emirates and Pakistan have issued the following joint statement: "The United Arab Emirates welcomed Imran Khan, the Prime Minister of Pakistan and the accompanying high level delegation, who paid an official visit to the United Arab Emirates which links Pakistan with historical ties, established by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, "may Allah bless his soul". The Prime Minister was received by His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, on arrival at the airport. The visit of the highest Pakistani official came in response to the invitation extended by His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin