Spanish rapper on the run after ‘terror lyrics’ prison sentence

Spanish rapper on the run after ‘terror lyrics’ prison sentence

Image copyright YouTube/Josep Valtonyc Image caption The 24-year-old rapper Josep Miquel Arenas Beltran frequently criticises Spain’s political situation in his songs “Tomorrow is the day. Disobedience is legitimate and a duty. Here, no one surrenders,” – the final words by Spanish rapper Valtonyc before he went on the run on Wednesday. Now his whereabouts are […]

Korean leaders meet in surprise summit

Korean leaders meet in surprise summit

Media captionSouth Korea released a Hollywood-style film of the meeting, accompanied by stirring music The leaders of North and South Korea have met in the demilitarised border area between the two countries. The meeting is only the second between South Korea’s Moon Jae-in and the North’s Kim Jong-un. It comes as the two sides continue […]

Afghan diplomats in Pakistan targeted by ‘state-backed hackers’

Afghan diplomats in Pakistan targeted by ‘state-backed hackers’

Image copyright Getty Images Afghan diplomats in Pakistan have been warned they are believed to be victims of “government-backed” digital attacks trying to steal their email passwords. Afghan embassy sources told the BBC two staff members and a generic account received alerts from Google this month. Last week Amnesty International detailed attempts to install malware […]

MH17: Russia ‘liable’ for downing airliner over Ukraine

MH17: Russia ‘liable’ for downing airliner over Ukraine

Image copyright AFP Image caption The remains of the Boeing 777, photographed at its crash site in 2014 Australia and the Netherlands say they are holding Russia responsible for downing a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet in 2014. All 298 people on board MH17, which was en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, died when it […]

The ‘underground lair’ that turned out to be a loo

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Sri Lanka Cricket back match-fixing investigation ahead of Al Jazeera documentary

Sri Lanka Cricket back match-fixing investigation ahead of Al Jazeera documentary

England will play the first of three tests against Sri Lanka at Galle International Cricket Stadium in November Sri Lanka Cricket has said it will give its “fullest cooperation” to any investigation into match-fixing. An Al Jazeera documentary is believed to allege groundsmen in Galle are being bribed to alter pitches for Test matches involving […]

Irish abortion referendum: A warm welcome #HomeToVote in Dublin

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Afghan diplomats in Pakistan targeted by ‘state-backed hackers’

Afghan diplomats in Pakistan targeted by ‘state-backed hackers’

Image copyright Getty Images Afghan diplomats in Pakistan have been warned they are believed to be victims of “government-backed” digital attacks trying to steal their email passwords. Afghan embassy sources told the BBC two staff members and a generic account received alerts from Google this month. Last week Amnesty International detailed attempts to install malware […]

Cycling through Africa: Turkish Hasan Söylemez’s adventure of a lifetime

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Cameroon military court jails Anglophone activists

Cameroon military court jails Anglophone activists

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Many in Cameroon’s English-speaking minority have protested against discrimination A court in Cameroon has convicted seven activists from the country’s English-speaking minority of rebellion and terrorism, handing them sentences ranging from 10 to 15 years. They include the group’s leader, Mancho Bibixy, a radio presenter in the Anglophone North-West […]