Congressional negotiations between Democrats and Republicans to avert another U.S government shutdown have broken up without agreement. The parties are trying to reach a deal over border security funding. But they now also disagree over how many migrants U.S officials should be able to detain.
The U.S Senator Amy Klobuchar has announced her candidacy for the Democratic Party nomination for the 2020 presidential election. The former prosecutor said she would be a moderate voice.
The human rights group Amnesty International has accused the army in Myanmar of committing new abuses in the state of Rakhine. Amnesty says military divisions accused of atrocities against the mainly Muslim Rohingyas have now been deployed against ethnic Rakhine rebels, most of whom are Buddhists.
Kurdish forces have advanced into the last port of territory held by Islamic State militants in the east of Syria. The U.S-led coalition has supported them with airstrikes.
The British Prime Minister Theresa May has rejected an opposition call for Britain to remain in the customs union with E.U after Brexit. The label opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn had to set out his conditions for giving parliamentary support for the government’s Brexit deal.
The Venezuelan opposition leader has announced new plans for stockpiling aid in neighboring countries. Juan Guaidó said the aid could be carried through military blockades by volunteers.
The period drama “The Favourite” and the Netflix film “Roma” have been the big winners in the British film awards. “The Favourite” won seven Bafta awards, “Roma” won four, including overall best film.
In Rio De Janeiro, the first funeral of the victims at a fire at the city’s most famous club Flamengo has been taking place. Ten teenager players died in the fire.