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Trump administration widens net for immigrant deportation

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 21:10:55 GMT

The memos take a much tougher approach towards enforcing existing US immigration measures.

Jean-Claude Juncker: UK faces hefty Brexit bill

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 22:11:07 GMT

The European Commission's president warns of a "tough" two-year divorce negotiation with the EU.

Milo Yiannopoulos quits Breitbart News

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 21:48:45 GMT

Firebrand editor admits "poor choice of words" in paedophilia controversy.

Life expectancy to break 90 barrier by 2030

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:01:08 GMT

Women in South Korea will be the first in the world to live an average of 90 years.

Bao Bao the panda departs US for China

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 22:43:28 GMT

The three-year-old panda, which has called a zoo in Washington its home since birth, is going to China.

British suicide bomber dies in attack on Iraqi forces in Mosul

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 22:34:16 GMT

A man who blew himself up in Iraq two days ago was Ronald Fiddler, an ex-Guantanamo Bay inmate, the BBC understands.

San Jose flooding: Dozens rescued by boat

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 01:36:01 GMT

A neighbourhood in the Californian town of San Jose is submerged after a creek overflowed.

Meet the frog that can sit on a thumbnail

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:19:31 GMT

Seven new species of night frog have been discovered in India, including four miniature forms.

Sweden probes riot in mainly immigrant Stockholm suburb

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 22:22:11 GMT

Unrest in the mainly immigrant suburb follows controversial Trump comments on Sweden.

Dutch MPs vote to approve cannabis cultivation for first time

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 19:01:28 GMT

The purchase of small amounts of cannabis is already tolerated, but cultivation has been illegal.

Trump condemns 'horrible' anti-Semitism

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:34:14 GMT

The US president says a "very ugly" spate of threats against Jewish centres across the US must stop.

Magnitsky bill turns UK into 'hostile environment' for kleptocrats

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 22:59:26 GMT

The bill was largely prompted by Sergei Magnitsky, who died after uncovering fraud in Russia.

Same-sex marriage linked with 7% drop in US teen suicide attempts

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 19:41:42 GMT

A US study finds LGB teens are 14% less likely to attempt suicide in same-sex marriage states.

Chinese police to track cars in Xinjiang in terror crackdown

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:02:06 GMT

Drivers in part of the troubled Xinjiang have been told their cars will be constantly monitored.

Trafficking victim: 'I was raped and blindfolded underground'

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:01:06 GMT

'Anna' was trafficked from Albania into the UK last year by someone pretending to be her boyfriend.

Shopper's lucky escape as car crashes through window

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:35:52 GMT

A man had an extraordinary escape when a car crashed through a shop window in New York.

Has Trump done enough to condemn rise of anti-Semitism?

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:20:29 GMT

The US president condemns the recent threats against Jewish community centres but can't quell the criticism.

Spanish police fire on stolen gas truck in Barcelona

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:32:17 GMT

Police in Barcelona have detained a man after shooting at a truck loaded with butane gas canisters.

Ravaged by war, now famine hits South Sudan

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:18:44 GMT

A state of famine has been declared in parts of South Sudan, the first globally since 2011. Alastair Leithead reports.

Does a new ruling offer fresh hope for LGBT rights in Lebanon?

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 01:13:21 GMT

Gay sex can get you arrested in Lebanon, but has a surprising ruling in a recent case changed the future for the country’s LGBT community? BBC Pop Up is in Lebanon to find out.

The man championing wheelchair tourism in Brazil

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:18:40 GMT

Brazilian Ricardo Shimosakai is a tourist agent who specialises in finding holiday packages for people with mobility issues.

Islamic State: Battle for Mosul by land and air

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:21:15 GMT

While so-called Islamic State rules the road, Iraqi forces control the skies in the battle for Mosul, as the BBC's Quentin Sommerville reports.

Ohio policeman helps girl, 10, with maths homework

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 22:09:41 GMT

Brave Lt BJ Gruber, of Marion, Ohio, offered up his help without realising the subject was maths.

Hospital saves baby hippo at Harambe zoo

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:46:59 GMT

Cincinnati Zoo's premature baby hippo Fiona needed urgent treatment for dehydration.

Sea worm festival

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 07:59:30 GMT

Thousands of people gathered in Seger Beach in Indonesia to catch and eat sea worms, a symbol of prosperity.

A modern point of view

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 09:29:32 GMT

LensCulture has announced the winners of its annual Exposure Awards, showcasing the best in contemporary photography.

Week in pictures: 11-17 February 2017

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 15:45:27 GMT

A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.

Africa's top shots

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 17:24:18 GMT

A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.


Thu, 16 Feb 2017 14:59:15 GMT

Each week, we publish a gallery of readers' pictures on a set theme. This week it is "Love".

Let's go get it!

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:24:33 GMT

Eastern Airlines Flight 980 crashed into a mountain in Bolivia in 1985. Dan Futrell and Isaac Stoner spent an unusual holiday trying to work out why.

Massive art

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:01:37 GMT

How Guido van Helten is using massive pieces of public art to save small towns in Australia.

'One is enough'

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 01:40:15 GMT

Polygamy is widely accepted all over Nigeria but one of the country's most prominent Muslim leaders is trying to ban the practice - in some cases.

In pictures: Miniature worlds

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 02:07:14 GMT

Artist Joshua Smith's tiny creations replicate real buildings.

Transgender doll

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:40:39 GMT

What has been described as the first transgender doll has gone into production in the US.


Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:34:50 GMT

Female patients at an Indian hospital are fighting stigma, as well as mental health problems.

Alt-right civil war

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:35:23 GMT

Leading figures and activists on the alt-right have split over controversial comments made by one of the movement's champions.

'I was raped everyday'

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 01:17:10 GMT

Attracted by false marriages and jobs, women are subjected to sex trafficking and forced labour.

Jane Wakefield: The smart cities that never sleep

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 01:48:18 GMT

Cities and citizens are increasingly connected - are we creating an urban machine?

Viewpoint: Battle for western Mosul will be toughest yet

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 12:13:09 GMT

Losing its most cherished prize will present IS with an existential challenge, says Renad Mansour.

Trump travel ban: Five questions ahead of new executive order

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 20:11:03 GMT

What to look out for as President Trump gets closer to signing a new order reviving his controversial immigration ban.

Why are there still famines?

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:24:52 GMT

The UN has declared a famine in parts of South Sudan, the first to be announced anywhere in the world in six years. So why has famine returned?

Does Silicon Valley have a sexism problem?

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:37:53 GMT

As taxi app Uber faces claims of workplace sexism, is harassment really rife in Silicon Valley?

Ecuador election: Who will succeed Rafael Correa?

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 02:33:27 GMT

Ecuadoreans vote for a new leader as President Rafael Correa ends his term after a decade in power.

Israel and the Palestinians: What are alternatives to a two-state solution?

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 18:27:17 GMT

A two-state solution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict is one of a number of formulas, writes Prof Colin Shindler.

Manchester City 5-3 Monaco

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 22:38:20 GMT

Man City twice come from behind to beat Monaco in a thrilling Champions League last 16 first-leg tie at the Etihad Stadium.

'Piegate' a nightmare says Sutton boss Doswell after Shaw's resignation

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 23:09:09 GMT

The resignation of 'piegate' keeper Wayne Shaw following Sutton United's FA Cup heroics is devastating, says manager Paul Doswell.

British Cycling gave 'light-touch version of report' - UK Sport chief

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:07:59 GMT

British Cycling is accused by the chief executive of UK Sport of watering down the findings of an internal review in 2012.

Wayne Rooney not guaranteed to stay at Manchester United, says Jose Mourinho

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 20:38:56 GMT

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has not ruled out captain Wayne Rooney leaving the club this month.