BBC News - World BBC News - World Xi Jinping: 'Time for China to take centre stage' 18 Oct 2017 at 4:51am The president tells the Communist Party congress it is time for China to "take centre stage". Kenya election official Roselyn Akombe flees to US 18 Oct 2017 at 5:43am Roselyn Akombe says she fears for her life ahead of next week's presidential election re-run. Trump 'insensitive' to soldier's widow, lawmaker says 18 Oct 2017 at 5:13am A lawmaker says she overheard the president say the fallen sergeant "knew what he signed up for". Catalonia crisis: Spain warns on self-rule as deadline looms 18 Oct 2017 at 7:08am The deputy prime minister speaks out as a deadline nears for Catalan leaders to drop a secession plan. Iraq takes disputed areas as Kurds 'withdraw to 2014 lines' 18 Oct 2017 at 6:02am Iraq's military says it has completed an operation to retake disputed areas held by Kurdish forces. Australia risks humanitarian crisis over asylum, UNHCR says 18 Oct 2017 at 3:24am The UN's refugee agency says the nation "cannot walk away" from people it has held in detention. Portugal fires: Minister resigns as government faces challenge 18 Oct 2017 at 6:08am The country's interior minister resigns after dozens died in the second major fire this year. Weinstein scandal: Game of Thrones actress 'felt powerless' 17 Oct 2017 at 6:22pm Weinstein was "holding tightly to the back of my arm" after she rebuffed him, Lena Headey said. Trump's latest travel ban blocked by federal judge 18 Oct 2017 at 3:57am A judge says the policy "suffers from precisely the same maladies as its predecessor". India Diwali: Delhi acts against pollution menace 18 Oct 2017 at 5:59am India's capital enacts curbs to combat hazardous smog, as air pollution hits "severe" levels. Six fishermen missing in capsize off Australian coast 18 Oct 2017 at 4:36am Police say their boat capsized on Monday, and a crewmate was rescued about 12 hours later. French magazine accused of glorifying rock-star murderer 17 Oct 2017 at 6:56pm Les Inrockuptibles defends making Bertrand Cantat - who killed his girlfriend - its cover star. Inside Raqqa after IS pushed out 17 Oct 2017 at 11:19pm The BBC's Feras Kilani was with Syrian Democratic Forces as they took control of the centre of Raqqa, Syria. No, Islamic State group has not been defeated 17 Oct 2017 at 7:46pm US-backed forces may be celebrating after taking back another city, but fighting will not end soon. What's it like to live in North Korea? 17 Oct 2017 at 7:22pm Four young North Korean defectors explain what life was like back home and what they miss most.