Suspected militants have kidnapped four British nationals in southern Nigeria, police and community leaders said on Wednesday.
The four had been providing "free medical care and religious activities" in the Burutu area of Delta state, said Chief Theo Fakama, from the local Enukorowa community.Full Story
Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei dismissed US President Donald Trump's aggressive criticism as the "rants and whoppers" of a "brute", in a speech on Wednesday.Full Story
EU leaders meeting this week in Brussels are still unsure what Britain wants from Brexit, Irish premier Leo Varadkar said, as the European Parliament's president warned London's financial offer was "peanuts".Full Story
North Korea issued an unusually short congratulatory message to China's Communist Party Wednesday as President Xi Jinping opened its five-year congress amid strained ties between the two traditional allies.Full Story
France's parliament is set to pass a new controversial anti-terror law on Wednesday pushed by President Emmanuel Macron which has been criticised by rights groups.Full Story
Spain will seek to suspend Catalonia's autonomy unless the region's leader abandons his push for independence, the country's deputy prime minister said Wednesday, 24 hours before Madrid's deadline.Full Story
Myanmar security forces killed hundreds of men, women and children during a systematic campaign to expel Rohingya Muslims, Amnesty International said in a new report Wednesday that calls for an arms embargo on the country and criminal prosecution of the perpetrators.
More than 580,000 refugees have arrived in Bangladesh since Aug. 25, when Myanmar security forces began a scorched-earth campaign against Rohingya villages. Myanmar's government has said it was responding to attacks by Muslim insurgents, but the United Nations and others have said the response was disproportionate.Full Story
Japan said Wednesday it was "truly regrettable" that the US military had restarted flights of a helicopter that burst into flames last week, saying it wanted further reassurances over safety.Full Story
At least six people were killed and many wounded in an apparent suicide blast targeting a police vehicle during the morning rush hour in Pakistan's restive southwest early Wednesday, officials said.Full Story