104717714 inw00813 - Somalia piracy: How foreign powers are tackling it
US & World

Somalia piracy: How foreign powers are tackling it

Foreign navies have played a key role in curbing piracy off Somalia’s coast, writes the BBC’s Anne Soy. On a beach in Hordeia on the northern coast of Somalia, I asked a former pirate what attracted him to piracy in the first place. The man, who wanted to remain anonymous, told me he was originally […]

104715499 gettyimages 522581720 - Is nuclear disarmament set to self-destruct?
US & World

Is nuclear disarmament set to self-destruct?

Image copyrightGetty Images / TASS Image caption 1989: A Soviet SS-23 missile is destroyed, under the INF treatyNever has the future of nuclear arms control seemed so uncertain. At risk is not just the collapse of existing treaties, but a whole manner of interaction between Russia and the United States that has been crucial to […]

104716617 mediaitem104716616 - Meng Wanzhou: Tech boss in middle of US-China dispute
US & World

Meng Wanzhou: Tech boss in middle of US-China dispute

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Meng Wanzhou was arrested in Vancouver on 1 December A high-flying Chinese executive has been caught in the centre of a growing geo-political dispute between two of the world’s largest economies. Meng Wanzhou is the chief financial officer of Huawei and the elder daughter of the telecom giant’s founder. She […]

104725785 gettyimages 907813908 - Sarah Hyland: Modern Family star reveals second kidney transplant
US & World

Sarah Hyland: Modern Family star reveals second kidney transplant

Image copyright Araya Diaz/Getty Images Image caption Sarah Hyland had her first kidney transplant in 2012 US actress Sarah Hyland has described how having to undergo two kidney transplants left her “contemplating suicide,” US media report. The 28-year-old, who stars in the popular sitcom Modern Family, opened up about her kidney dysplasia in an interview […]

104725676 9147e625 970f 46d8 86fc 1837c81feadd - Venezuela crisis: Goodyear staff get '10 tyre' severance
US & World

Venezuela crisis: Goodyear staff get '10 tyre' severance

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Quality tyres are valuable on the black market in crisis-hit Venezuela Goodyear employees in Venezuela are each to be given 10 tyres as part of their severance payment, as the US firm halts operations in the country. Quality tyres are valuable on the black market, in a country where there […]

99007981 hi043302952 - Report reveals 'gross' racial disparity in Toronto policing
US & World

Report reveals 'gross' racial disparity in Toronto policing

Image copyright Reuters Black people are “grossly over-represented” in violent police interactions in the Canadian city of Toronto, a human rights investigation has found. The Ontario Human Rights Commission launched the probe into the Toronto police department last year. The interim report, released Monday, found a black person is 20 times more likely than a […]

97176213 breaking news bigger - France yellow vest protests: Macron promises wage rise
US & World

France yellow vest protests: Macron promises wage rise

France’s President Emmanuel Macron has promised a minimum wage rise and tax concessions in response to weeks of violent protests. France has seen four weekends of violent protests against fuel tax rises, living costs and other issues. Speaking in a televised address to the nation, Mr Macron said that the anger of protesters was “deep, […]

104722485 urchin2 - Danish sea urchin fossil reveals ancient drama
US & World

Danish sea urchin fossil reveals ancient drama

Image copyright TV Ost Image caption It’s believed the sea urchin survived a snack attack by an aquatic lizard An amateur archaeologist has discovered a rare 66-million-year-old sea urchin on a beach in Denmark. Peter Bennicke stumbled across the ancient creature while on a fossil hunt at white cliffs of Stevns Klint on the Island […]

104718750 hi050741899 - South Africa protests to Rwanda over 'insult'
US & World

South Africa protests to Rwanda over 'insult'

Image copyright AFP Image caption Ms Sisulu was criticised by Rwanda for meeting an exiled critic of the Rwandan leader South Africa has summoned the Rwandan envoy in Pretoria over apparently offensive remarks directed at South African International Relations minister, Lindiwe Sisulu. Ms Sisulu’s spokesman told the BBC the remarks on social media were “unacceptable” […]

104720235 ca34pture - 'Troubling' video shows NY police grabbing child from mum
US & World

'Troubling' video shows NY police grabbing child from mum

Image copyright Nyashia Ferguson/Facebook Image caption The video shows the mother on the floor as officers try to take her child New York City police are investigating an alleged incident of police brutality involving officers grabbing a baby from a mother during an arrest in Brooklyn. The video, shared on Facebook on Friday, shows police […]

104715115 gettyimages 51528320 - Egypt investigates 'pyramid nude photo shoot'
US & World

Egypt investigates 'pyramid nude photo shoot'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Great Pyramid of Giza is one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World Egypt is investigating a video which appears to show a Danish couple scaling the Great Pyramid and posing naked. The alleged incident has sparked outrage in the conservative Muslim country. Prosecutors will explore whether […]