• Nicaragua's human rights 'in crisis'
    News
    BBC News

    Nicaragua's human rights 'in crisis'

    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

  • Brexit draft deal in 60 seconds
    News
    BBC News

    Brexit draft deal in 60 seconds

    Adam Fleming has been up all night reading it - here's the Brexit agreement summarised in one minute(ish).

  • UK toymakers unveil their Christmas wish-list
    News
    BBC News

    UK toymakers unveil their Christmas wish-list

    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.

  • News
    BBC News

    How MiSafes watches can be hacked

    Security experts have found serious security flaws in MiSafes watches for children.

  • The summit being held on a boat
    News
    BBC News

    The summit being held on a boat

    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?

  • Who should own South Africa's land?
    News
    BBC News

    Who should own South Africa's land?

    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

  • 'Knights Templar' cave carvings at risk
    News
    BBC News

    'Knights Templar' cave carvings at risk

    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

  • 'I kept portrait secret for three years'
    News
    BBC News

    'I kept portrait secret for three years'

    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

  • Caravan migrants reach US border
    News
    BBC News

    Caravan migrants reach US border

    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

  • Can these teens spot fake news?
    News
    BBC News

    Can these teens spot fake news?

    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.

  • 'Empathy makes me a stronger leader'- Ardern
    News
    BBC News

    'Empathy makes me a stronger leader'- Ardern

    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.

  • 'Terrified for the people behind me'
    News
    BBC News

    'Terrified for the people behind me'

    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

  • Yemen crisis: The battle for Hudaydah
    News
    BBC News

    Yemen crisis: The battle for Hudaydah

    Yemen's civil war is approaching a pivotal moment, but the UN warns that the humanitarian crisis could be about to get much worse.

  • Will superfast 5G mobile be worth it?
    News
    BBC News

    Will superfast 5G mobile be worth it?

    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

  • 'It was like an apocalyptic movie'
    News
    BBC News

    'It was like an apocalyptic movie'

    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.

  • Merkel mistaken for Macron's wife
    News
    BBC News

    Merkel mistaken for Macron's wife

    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.

  • News
    BBC News

    Can attitudes towards body hair be sexist?

    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

  • California wildfires continue to rage
    News
    BBC News

    California wildfires continue to rage

    The death toll in California is rising as fires burn across the northern and southern parts of the state.

  • Stan Lee on how he created Spider-Man
    News
    BBC News

    Stan Lee on how he created Spider-Man

    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

  • US journalists facing threats
    News
    BBC News

    US journalists facing threats

    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

  • Fake me: One week to Insta-fame?
    News
    BBC News

    Fake me: One week to Insta-fame?

    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

  • 'Looming threat' of media laws
    News
    BBC News

    'Looming threat' of media laws

    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 remember Armistice Day
    News
    BBC News

    World leaders remember Armistice Day

    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.

  • News
    BBC News

    'Who are we to put limits on God?'

    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

  • Leicester City fans walk to honour chairman
    News
    BBC News

    Leicester City fans walk to honour chairman

    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