Human rights in Nicaragua are at the “most severe crisis in generations,” the opposition activist Felix Maradiaga has told BBC Hardtalk’s Stephen Sackur.Mr Maradiaga was forced to flee his country in July after receiving death threats.The government of President Daniel Ortega has accused Mr Maradiaga
The UK's toymakers have just announced the toys and presents they hope will be this year's most sought-after Christmas gifts - the BBC went along to take a look.
The Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation, or APEC, summit is now underway in Port Moresby, the capital of Papua New Guinea. But why are attending CEOs and other guests staying on cruise ships?
Twenty five years ago this month South Africa’s leaders agreed an historic constitution that paved the way for the end of white rule.But despite the end of apartheid, the majority of land remains under white ownership. South Africa’s ANC government says the solution lies in enforced land redistribution.The
Royston Cave in Royston, near Cambridge, is believed to have been used by the Order of the Knights Templar as a secret meeting place. It was discovered by accident in the middle of the 18th century and is full of carvings.Historic England said the "mystical carvings" had been added to its Heritage
Kehinde Wiley's Barack Obama painting is the first official US presidential portrait by a black artist.The painting, which was unveiled in February 2018, hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC. The artist tells BBC Africa he can't wait to "join the conversation" in
More than three hundred people from the Central American migrant caravan have reached to US-Mexico border. The original group, comprising 5,000 members, left Honduras a month ago, but has since splintered.President Trump recently signed an order denying asylum to migrants who cross the US border illegally
The BBC's Rory Cellan-Jones visited a school near Newport and put a class of 14 and 15-year-olds through an exercise designed to give them some insights into the way news works.
New Zealand's prime minister Jacinda Ardern is known for being open and likeable - but critics say that makes her a weak leader. She tells the BBC how she's trying to chart a different path.
A survivor of the Californian wildfires, which have killed at least 42 people, has told the BBC of her escape.Sorrell Bobrink, whose neighbourhood has been completely destroyed, fled the town of Paradise with her son and pets.She described a journey through roads surrounded by flames and feelings of
Superfast 5G mobile promises much better download and browsing speeds, the ability to power the internet of things, and a signal for everyone even when we're all using our phones at the same time.But we'll need to fork out on new 5G-compatible phones, 5G services could be expensive, and rural
Paradise resident Sorrell Bobrink describes how she fled with her child as flames engulfed the Californian town. At least 42 people have died and more than 200 people are missing as the Camp Fire continues to rage. Nearly 7,200 structures have been destroyed, and another 15,500 are at risk.
A French lady turning 101 was overjoyed to meet French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Armistice Day. "Are you Madame Macron?" she asked Chancellor Merkel - twice.It was a lighter moment as the leaders honoured the dead of World War One.
Kim Kardashian recently got criticised for the lack of body hair on the models she used for her latest perfume campaign. A model also got rape threats for baring her hairy legs on a shoe advert and a musician sparked a 'manly' trend just for having his shirt open. Frankie McCamley looks at how
American writer Stan Lee has died at the age of 95.Speaking in 2012, the man behind many of Marvel Comics' famous superheroes explained what he looked for in one of his most iconic characters.By 2017 he would find himself doing Spider-Man's signature "web-slinging" move on the Hollywood
Journalists in the US are facing more threats against them since the last US presidential campaign, Executive Editor of the Washington Post, Martin Baron, has said.He told Hardtalk's Stephen Sackur: "The kind of rhetoric that’s being used makes life much more dangerous for journalists. It is
Kenyan social media sceptic Joey agrees to live her life on Instagram for a week to see what happens.But can she remain true to herself when the line between real and fake starts to blur? This is part of a series by the BBC on disinformation and fake news - a global problem challenging the way we share
Maria Sarungi Tsehai, a communications expert from Tanzania, talks about the climate of fear amongst the journalist community. She has been speaking at the BBC's Beyond Fake News conference in Nairobi.You can find more from BBC’s Beyond Fake News season by visiting www.bbc.com/fakenews or join the
World leaders have gathered in Paris to mark the centenary of the World War One Armistice.In his address during the ceremony, French President Emmanuel Macron called for an end to nationalism.
The role of women in the Catholic Church is being reassessed after a Synod held in October launched new proposals for churches and diocese across the world. But women weren't allowed to vote in this Synod, and some are now not just asking for votes – they’re asking for shared ministry, or women’s
Thousands of Leicester City fans have been taking part in a memorial walk in honour of those killed in a helicopter crash outside their stadium.Club chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha was among the five people who lost their lives.The supporters marched to the King Power Stadium, ahead of the game against