Brazil far-right politician enters presidential race

Jair Bolsonaro has outraged many with extreme comments but is seen as a saviour by his supporters. *Featured images and content are taken from the...

North Korea shows off icy replica of Hwasong-15 missile

A frozen replica of North Korea's long-range missile Hwasong-15 was the star of an ice sculpture festival in Pyongyang.North Korean state television released this...

Cosmetic firms 'need to do more for women of colour'

Beauty blogger Jackie Aina believes the cosmetic industry isn't doing enough for women of colour.The former make-up artist has more than one million YouTube...

Key Italy talks amid fears of snap poll

Italy's president and prime minister-designate may find their only realistic option is new elections. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC...

United Airlines plane forced to land due to passenger's faeces

A plane carrying more than 200 passengers from Chicago to Hong Kong was diverted to Alaska after two of the aircraft's toilets were vandalised...

Brett Kavanaugh: White House denies limiting FBI inquiry

US media has suggested an inquiry into sexual misconduct allegations is being restricted. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC World...

Inspired by comics

Ilse Valfre was just 22 years old when she started a blog that would take her from a being nursery teacher to the owner...

Donald Trump wrote own health letter, says physician Harold Bornstein

A 2015 note describing Donald Trump's "extraordinary" strength was "made up", says his former doctor. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source:...

IMF agrees to loan up to $50bn for Argentina

The financing loan would be made over a three-year period and is still subject to IMF board approval. *Featured images and content are taken from...

South Korea welcomes Kim Jong-un's call for Olympic talks

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has called for swift action to help North Korean athletes take part in the 2018 Winter Olympic Games.In New...

Vandals damage ancient dinosaur footprint in Australia

Vandals have partially destroyed a 115 million year old dinosaur footprint in a national park in Australia.Palaeontologists first discovered the imprint of the theropod...

Four jailed over Ed Sheeran forgery

An Australian has been jailed in Singapore for using a forged concert pass at an Ed Sheeran concert.Paul Cosgrove, along with a Briton and...

German court keeps Auschwitz SS guard Oskar Gröning in jail

A former SS guard at Auschwitz death camp, Oskar Gröning, must serve his four-year prison sentence, Germany's top court has ruled.Constitutional Court judges rejected...
Trump-Russia inquiry: President says he is unlikely to be interviewed

Trump-Russia inquiry: President says he is unlikely to be interviewed

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Syria war: US says flares fired at Russian jets

US fighter planes fired warning flares after Russian jets entered an agreed non-conflict area over Syria, the US defence department says. The two Russian...
Romania's changing face

Romania's changing face

Before Tobi Ibitoye arrived in Romania from Nigeria as a 15-year-old, it had never occurred to him he - and his skin colour -...

North Korea accepts Olympics talks offer, says South

North Korea has accepted an offer to attend high-level talks next week, South Korean officials have said.The meeting, on 9 January, will focus on...

Vape pen explosion pierces Florida man’s cranium killing him

The Florida man's death is is believed to be the first in the US caused by a vape pen. *Featured images and content are taken...

Thai boys ‘could be in cave for months’

The boys trapped in a Thai cave will have to learn to dive or wait months for flooding to recede, army says. *Featured images and...

Someone finally listened

  Harrowing stories from survivors shaped a landmark Australian inquiry into child sexual abuse. The royal commission held more than 8,000 private sessions with victims and...

Japan expands unilateral sanctions against North Korea

Japan has imposed fresh sanctions against North Korea as it seeks to ramp up pressure on Pyongyang over its nuclear and missile programmes.Chief cabinet...

China industrial park explosion kills 19

Huge fire and plumes of smoke were seen at the chemical facility. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC World News Full...

Pope Francis pleads for migrants at Christmas Eve Mass

Pope Francis has urged Roman Catholics not to ignore the plight of millions of migrants "driven from their land", during Christmas Eve Mass.The pontiff...
BBC China editor Carrie Gracie has quit her post over equal pay

BBC China editor Carrie Gracie has quit her post over equal pay

The BBC's China editor Carrie Gracie has resigned from her post, citing pay inequality with male colleagues.In an open letter, Ms Gracie - who...

On the election trail with Gujarat's women bikers

Why are girls dropping out of school in the Indian prime minister's home state? The BBC and four women bikers hit the election trail...

Thai penis whitening raises eyebrows

A supposed trend of penis whitening has captivated Thailand in recent days and left it asking if the country's beauty industry is taking things...

Russia a 'risk' to undersea cables, defence chief warns

The UK's most senior military officer has warned of a new threat posed by Russia to communications and internet cables that run under the...

Colombia motorway bridge collapses killing nine workers

A motorway bridge under construction in Colombia has collapsed, killing at least nine workers and injuring five others. The bridge in Chirajara was to...

AG600 Kunlong, world's largest amphibious plane, in maiden China flight

The world's largest amphibious aircraft, China's AG600, has made a successful one-hour maiden flight.The plane, roughly the size of a Boeing 747 but with...

UK navy tracks Russia warship in North Sea

A British frigate shadowed a Russian warship through the North Sea near UK waters on Christmas Day, the Royal Navy has revealed.HMS St Albans...

Australia child abuse inquiry: Final recommendations released

A five-year inquiry into child sexual abuse in Australia has released its final report, making more than 400 recommendations.The royal commission uncovered harrowing evidence...

Turkey’s anti-war protesters detained: ‘Everything is a crime’

Families of students detained in Turkey for protesting against military action in Afrin say they are being wrongly targeted. *Featured images and content are taken...

Miss America leaked emails: CEO Sam Haskell and three others quit

The Miss America Organization CEO, Sam Haskell, has resigned over leaked emails that disparaged pageant contestants.The organisation said it would accept Mr Haskell's immediate...

Einstein’s travel diaries reveal physicist’s racism

Private journals from the physicist's 1920s tour of Asia reveal racist and xenophobic comments. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC...

Trump lawyer Ty Cobb exits Russia inquiry

Ty Cobb will be replaced by an attorney who defended Bill Clinton from impeachment 20 years ago. *Featured images and content are taken from the...

Trump replaces National Security Adviser HR McMaster with John Bolton

Defence hawk John Bolton becomes National Security Adviser, in the latest change in the White House. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective...

Vice admits 'boy's club' culture fostered sexual harassment

Digital media company Vice has admitted to a "boy's club" culture that failed to protect women staff from harassment.Co-founders Shane Smith and Suroosh Alvi...

Guatemala volcano: Several dead as Fuego volcano erupts

Seven people are reported killed and Guatemala City airport closes after Fuego spews ash and smoke. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective...

German AfD MP under fire for anti-Muslim new year tweets

A German politician is facing a police investigation over inflammatory comments made on New Year's Eve.Beatrix von Storch, deputy leader of Germany's far-right AfD...
India boat capsize: Search under way for missing children

India boat capsize: Search under way for missing children

A rescue operation is under way after a boat carrying 40 schoolchildren capsized off the Indian coast near Mumbai.Thirty-two children have been rescued so...

Jonghyun: K-pop stars carry SHINee singer's coffin

K-pop's biggest stars have led the procession for the funeral of singer Jonghyun who took his own life this week aged 27.Jonghyun, whose real...

SPD crash: Car rammed into German political party's HQ

A driver rammed into the headquarters of Germany's Social Democratic Party (SPD) in Berlin on Christmas Eve, police have said.The crash happened at around...

Aziz Ansari responds to assault allegation

Comedian and actor Aziz Ansari has responded to an accusation of sexual assault by saying he had believed the encounter to be "completely consensual".Babe...

Polygamist sect leader Lyle Jeffs jailed for food fraud scheme

A former leader of a breakaway polygamous Mormon sect has been given a nearly five-year sentence for fraud and fleeing house arrest in Utah.Lyle...

Sumatran rhino 'hanging on by a thread'

Scientists have decoded the genome of the Sumatran rhinoceros - one of the most threatened mammals on Earth.Its genetic blueprint shows that populations have...

Cardinal Bernard Law: Disgraced US cardinal dies in Rome

Cardinal Bernard Law, who was forced to resign as archbishop of Boston in 2002 over a sex abuse scandal, has died aged 86 in...

Africa's week in pictures

A selection of the best photos from across and about Africa this week:Images courtesy of AFP, EPA and Reuters Africa's week in pictures Source: World News A...

President Trump bans deals in Venezuela’s crypto-currency

He says the launch of the Petro crypto-currency is Venezuela's attempt to circumvent US sanctions. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source:...