Actress Emma Thompson has been defending her decision to fly from the US to attend a climate change protest in central London.Speaking to reporters from the Extinction Rebellion campaign group's pink boat, she said did not fly as much as she used to - and planted a lot of trees.Ms Thompson also
Why wasn't Donald Trump charged with obstruction of justice?Why didn't the Special Counsel Robert Mueller interview the president in person? Jonathan Turley, professor of constitutional law at George Washington University, looks for answers to these legal questions in the redacted report.
Three quarters of a million people in the UK, like Mouna Alwadi from Syria, speak little or no English.In some cases, parents are relying on their kids to help them learn the language or help translate for them.With initiatives such as more English language classes, the government is spending up to £50
Several black actors and models want more stylists in their jobs who are capable of caring for their hair.They say a lack of someone who knows what they are doing, means they have to do it themselves or risk it looking bad or getting damaged. They also point to the imbalance with white colleagues. BBC
Does the thought of living with over a hundred dogs sound like a dream or a nightmare?Well for Audun, who lives in the world's northernmost settlement, this is a reality.But his new home Longyearbyen, located in the Arctic, is believed to be warming faster than any other town on Earth.Video produced
It’s been a year and a half since Paulette Wilson was sent to a detention centre, to be deported to Jamaica. She came to the UK as a child, working for more than 30 years here, and was one of thousands of people affected by the Windrush scandal which made headlines in 2018. The government has set up
A former adviser to deposed President Omar al-Bashir, Ghazi Salahuddin Atabani, has said that Sudanese society remains divided and while he is sympathetic to the younger generations, their protests show “inexperience”.“I cannot predict what is going to happen tomorrow, all I know is the politics we are
Scientists are looking to the wild to find nutritious and sustainable solutions to growing food insecurity. They now report that they have found the food for the future in insects, as livestock grazing and farming become increasingly unsustainable. But is Africa ready for this experience? Well Uganda
African women often suffer from traction alopecia – a type of hair loss that is sometimes irreversible and caused by prolonged wearing of braids, wigs and weaves among other hairstyles where hair is tightly pulled. In today’s Life Clinic, we look into the hair care regimens followed by different African
Hundreds of people gathered in tribute to the devastated Notre-Dame cathedral.People gathered in front of the Church of Saint-Sulpice in Paris before marching towards Place Saint-Michel square.
Johann Vexo was evacuated from Notre-Dame whilst playing the organ. He's been performing at the cathedral for many years and said it's "a part of my life which is destroyed".
Marc Cieslak reviews the game Axiom Soccer - a mashup between football and a third person shooter. The game has been designed to appeal to the streaming community. But will it score or be given the red card by gamers?
A metal box that has been dragged around the ocean since 1931 has accidentally created a record of the entire history of ocean plastic. The continuous plankton recorder (CPR) - first ensnared a plastic bag off the coast of Ireland in 1965. The recorder also revealed how much more plastic has been found
When the Taliban seized power in Afghanistan in 1996, they imposed an extremist version of Islamic law across the country. They tried to erase all traces of a rich pre-Islamic past and ordered the destruction of ancient statues, including the world's tallest standing Buddhas.Those memories are still
By some estimates India needs to create eight to ten million jobs every year to tackle its rising unemployment problem. But is the goal achievable?
How far can you go to do good despite having a health condition, BBC Life clinic met Patrick Kilonzo, a generous man who spends his afternoons driving to drought stricken wildlife to deliver 10000 litres of water despite battling a chronic kidney failure. BBC’s David Wafula reports
According to a recent report by IQAir Air Visual and Greenpeace, 15 of the world’s 20 most polluted cities are in India. On top of the list is India’s millennium city of Gurugram, a major commercial and residential hub, home to plush offices, high rises and busy highways.India’s elections began this
Search teams are assessing the damage to Notre-Dame cathedral, after firefighters worked through the night to extinguish the flames.French President Emmanuel Macron has vowed to reconstruct the historic building.
McDonald's has been in Africa for over 20 years. Over the year's they've settled in and become part of daily life on the continent. Now the company is starting a programme of modernisation in an attempt to offer customers more of the experience that they want.Lerato Mbele talks to Daniel
Volkswagen chief executive Herbert Diess has told the BBC that he is "not aware" of reports about detention camps holding thousands of Muslims in parts of China, a country where VW has been operating and producing cars for more than 30 years.Rights groups have accused China of forcibly detaining
The main structure of the Notre-Dame cathedral has been 'saved' after it caught fire in a devastating blaze. A Paris fire official said the structure had been preserved after hundreds of firefighters worked to extinguish the flames.
Minnesota congresswoman Ilhan Omar's supporters have come out after US President Donald Trump's tweet about her discussing the 9/11 attacks.Supporters of Mr Trump held a rival rally, as he visited the state on Monday.
A huge fire has destroyed large parts of the Cathedral of Notre-Dame, although a Paris fire chief said the main structure has been saved. French President Emmanuel Macron announced a national subscription would be launched to raise money for the cathedral to be rebuilt.He described Notre-Dame, as a