Tax bill: Trump victory as Senate backs tax overhaul

Tax bill: Trump victory as Senate backs tax overhaul

Image copyright AFP Image caption The bill was passed by senators after a marathon debate on Capitol Hill US senators have passed a sweeping tax cuts bill, paving the way for Donald Trump’s first big legislative victory. The package would mark the biggest tax overhaul since the 1980s. It was passed by 51 votes to […]

Major fishing nations agree Arctic moratorium

Major fishing nations agree Arctic moratorium

The world’s major fishing nations have agreed a moratorium on commercial fishing in the Arctic Ocean, before it has even become established. Much of the Arctic was once permanently frozen but global warming means its waters are becoming more accessible. The deal is expected to last for 16 years while research is carried out into […]

Israel targets Syrian military base – Syrian state TV

Israel targets Syrian military base – Syrian state TV

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption File photo: A Russian Pantsir-S1 anti-air defence system in Syria, 2015 Israel launched surface-to-surface missiles at a military installation outside the Syrian capital Damascus overnight, Syrian state TV reports. The attack caused damage but two missiles were intercepted, it added. The Israeli military has not confirmed it carried out […]

N Korea threat prompts Hawaii nuclear siren test

N Korea threat prompts Hawaii nuclear siren test

Media captionThe siren has a different tone from a natural disaster warning siren The US state of Hawaii has tested a nuclear attack warning siren for the first time since the end of the Cold War. The resumption of the monthly tests comes amid a growing threat from North Korea’s missile and nuclear programme. Pyongyang […]

Honduras election: Army given more powers to quash unrest

Honduras election: Army given more powers to quash unrest

Image copyright AFP Image caption Supporters of opposition leader Salvador Nasralla clashed with police in Tegucigalpa Honduras has given its army and police more powers to contain unrest following violent protests over last Sunday’s disputed presidential election. Government official Ebal Diaz said “constitutional guarantees” had been suspended and a curfew imposed. Earlier, the publication of […]

Kenya meeting to tackle plastic pollution

Kenya meeting to tackle plastic pollution

A plan for zero tolerance of plastic pollution of the oceans may be agreed by nations at a UN environment summit. Governments are being asked to move towards a legal treaty banning plastic waste from entering the sea. At the moment ships are prohibited from dumping plastic overboard but there’s no international law against plastics […]

Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa gives key cabinet jobs to military figures

Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa gives key cabinet jobs to military figures

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Emmerson Mnangagwa has selected military figures for his cabinet Zimbabwe’s new president Emmerson Mnangagwa has named his cabinet, appointing senior military figures to high-profile positions. Mr Mnangagwa has made Sibusiso Moyo, the general who appeared on state TV after the recent military takeover, the new foreign minister. The head of […]

Libya migrants: Emergency evacuation operation agreed

Libya migrants: Emergency evacuation operation agreed

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Migrants are put in dire detention camps after getting stuck in Libya while trying to reach Europe An urgent evacuation plan has been devised for migrants facing abuse in Libyan detention camps. It was drawn up at an African Union-European Union summit in Ivory Coast. Libya’s UN-backed administration joined the […]

The secret HIV protection for women with cheating men

In Malawi, a ring inserted in the vagina is helping women defend themselves against the spread of HIV – even when their partner refuses to wear a condom. A film by Charlotte Pritchard for BBC World Hacks. Like, Share, Engage. The secret HIV protection for women with cheating men

London Marathon: Eliud Kipchoge to take on Mo Farah in 2018

London Marathon: Eliud Kipchoge to take on Mo Farah in 2018

Eliud Kipchoge was a successful track athlete before switching to the marathon Olympic champion Eilud Kipchoge is looking forward to taking on Britain’s Mo Farah when he attempts to win a third London Marathon in April 2018. Kipchoge, 33, won the race in 2015 and 2016 and like Farah won a world title on the […]