Many feared dead after military plane crash in Algeria

Image copyright Said Image caption Images shared by locals showed thick plumes of smoke coming from the scene Many people are feared to have died as a military plane crashed in Algeria, local media report. At least 100 people have reportedly died, and local sources have been quoted as saying the death toll could exceed […]

Twenty dead in attempted breakout from Brazil prison

Twenty dead in attempted breakout from Brazil prison

Image copyright AFP Image caption The entrance of the Santa Izabel prison complex A number of inmates at a jail in the northern Brazilian city of Belem have died during an attempted mass breakout. They were aided by an armed group outside the jail which used explosives against one of the prison walls. One guard […]

Deadly military plane crash in Algeria

Deadly military plane crash in Algeria

Many feared dead as military plane crashes in Algeria – media reports This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version. You can receive Breaking News on a smartphone or tablet via the BBC News App. You can also follow @BBCBreaking on […]

Commonwealth Games: Eight Cameroon athletes ‘desert’ team

Commonwealth Games: Eight Cameroon athletes ‘desert’ team

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Weightlifter Arcangeline Fouodji Sonkbou is among the missing athletes, Cameroon officials say Eight Cameroonian athletes have gone missing from their accommodation at the Commonwealth Games in Australia, team officials have confirmed. Press attache Simon Molombe told the BBC officials viewed it as “desertion” and that the missing athletes had […]

Tanzania launches early-age cervical cancer vaccine

Tanzania launches early-age cervical cancer vaccine

Image caption This girl was among the first to receive the HPV vaccine after its campaign launch in Tanzania More than 600,000 girls in Tanzania have started receiving vaccines to prevent cervical cancer. Girls aged between nine and 14 are being targeted to protect them from developing the illness at an early age. “Prevention is […]

Semenya wins gold with new record

Media playback is not supported on this device Semenya dominates women’s 1500m South Africa’s Caster Semenya strode to 1500m gold at the Commonwealth Games as Welsh athlete Melissa Courtney claimed a superb bronze medal. Semenya, a double Olympic champion at 800m, claimed her first 1500m title of any kind and the first part of an […]

Guinea’s pregnancy trickster jailed

Guinea’s pregnancy trickster jailed

Image copyright BBC’s Alhassan Sillah Image caption Victims were given a mixture of leaves, herbs and other medicines that made their stomachs bloat A woman in Guinea who sold herbs and potions to sterile women, telling them they would become pregnant, has been jailed for five years. N’na Fanta Camara made concoctions that made their […]

Lufthansa and Air France flights grounded by strikes

Lufthansa and Air France flights grounded by strikes

Image copyright AFP Image caption Frankfurt is among the airports affected by the strike Two of Europe’s biggest airlines have been hit by strike action, grounding hundreds of flights and affecting tens of thousands of passengers. Lufthansa has been forced to cancel 800 of its 1,600 scheduled flights because of a walkout by public sector […]

Russian spy: Daughter discharged from hospital

Russian spy: Daughter discharged from hospital

Image copyright Yulia Skripal/Facebook Image caption Yulia Skripal was treated in Salisbury District Hospital for more than a month after being exposed to a nerve agent Yulia Skripal, the poisoned daughter of Russian ex-spy Sergei, has been discharged from hospital. The 33-year-old was released from Salisbury District Hospital on Monday and taken to a secure […]