Pogba and more: World Cup haircuts to watch

The World Cup is a showcase for a footballer’s skills, but it is also a chance to show off new hairstyles. Nikky Okyere trims a lot of famous footballers, including several who are competing at the tournament in Russia. He spoke to BBC Africa’s Victoria Uwonkonda about who he thinks will have the snappiest haircut. […]

Former Ghana FA boss Kwesi Nyantakyi denies receiving ‘cash gift’

Former Ghana FA boss Kwesi Nyantakyi denies receiving ‘cash gift’

Media captionAfrican referees filmed taking cash The second-most powerful man in African football has branded video of him apparently taking cash gifts “lies”. Former Ghana Football Association (GFA) head Kwesi Nyantakyi was seen taking $65,000 (£48,000) from an undercover reporter. But Mr Nyantakyi says the footage was doctored, dismissing it as “shoddy work with cut […]

Sweden shooting: Three dead in Malmo cafe attack

Sweden shooting: Three dead in Malmo cafe attack

Image copyright AFP Image caption The motive for the attack was unclear although at least one of the victims is thought to have been known to police A shooting at an internet cafe in the southern Swedish city of Malmo has claimed the lives of three men. Several others were wounded in the centre of […]

YouTube’s paid music and video services come to UK

YouTube’s paid music and video services come to UK

Image copyright YouTube Image caption YouTube announced the expansion of its subscription services at a London press conference YouTube is expanding its subscription-based music and video services to the UK and a further 11 countries. The “premium” facilities strip ads from the platform’s content and allow it to be downloaded rather than just streamed. The […]

Trump tariffs: US escalates trade threats to China

Trump tariffs: US escalates trade threats to China

Image copyright AFP Image caption The new threat comes after Beijing vowed to retaliate against US tariffs on $50bn worth of Chinese goods US President Donald Trump has threatened to impose tariffs on an additional $200bn (£151bn) of Chinese goods in a growing trade row. Mr Trump said the 10% tariffs would come into effect […]

‘They stuck my face on to a porn clip’

A tweet attributed to independent journalist Rana Ayyub went viral, causing her to become a victim of grievous online harassment. She spoke to the BBC’s Ayeshea Perera about what her life has been like. Visuals by Nikita Deshpande and Puneet Barnala. ‘They stuck my face on to a porn clip’}

Kim Jong-un visits China after Trump summit

Kim Jong-un visits China after Trump summit

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The North Korean leader is expected to brief China’s leadership on his talks with Mr Trump North Korea’s Kim Jong-un is making a two-day visit to China, a week after meeting US President Donald Trump. It is expected he will discuss sanctions and the commitment he made at the […]

‘Dumpling-shaped’ space rock comes into view

Image Copyright @haya2e_jaxa @haya2e_jaxa Image Copyright @haya2e_jaxa @haya2e_jaxa A Japanese spacecraft is sending back images as it approaches an irregularly shaped asteroid that some on the mission have compared to a dumpling. The Hayabusa 2 spacecraft was launched in 2014 on a quest to study the asteroid Ryugu and deliver rocks and soil from its […]

The Indian Dalits attacked for ‘wearing shoes’

The Indian Dalits attacked for ‘wearing shoes’

Image copyright Getty Images Over the last month, Dalits (formerly untouchables) across India have been threatened, beaten and killed for seemingly mundane reasons, highlighting again, how vulnerable the community is. On Sunday, a groom was threatened for riding a horse to his wedding because doing so is considered an upper caste privilege. Here are five […]

Cannabis war ‘comprehensively lost’, says William Hague

Cannabis war ‘comprehensively lost’, says William Hague

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Lord Hague said Billy Caldwell’s case was an “illuminating moment” Former Conservative leader Lord Hague has called for a “decisive change” in the law on cannabis – suggesting that the Tories should consider legalising recreational use of the drug. Writing in the Daily Telegraph, he said “any war” has been […]

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