Katowice: UN climate talks stand-off continues

Katowice: UN climate talks stand-off continues

Image copyright EPA Climate talks in Poland have gone into an extra day as negotiators try to agree the next steps forward for the Paris climate agreement. Some delegates believe that poor handling of the conference by the Polish government is behind the delays. Ministers from around 100 countries are gathered in Katowice for the […]

US returns looted Balangiga church bells to Philippines

US returns looted Balangiga church bells to Philippines

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Jubilant crowds turned out to greet the return of the Balangiga bells Three bells looted by US troops more than a century ago have been returned to their church in the Philippines. President Rodrigo Duterte praised his countrymen and the US at a ceremony in Balangiga, where the treasures were […]

Ryan Zinke: US interior secretary to leave administration

Ryan Zinke: US interior secretary to leave administration

Image copyright Getty Images US Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is leaving his post at the end of the year, President Donald Trump says, in the latest high profile departure from his administration. In a tweet, President Trump thanked Mr Zinke for his service, saying he had “achieved much during his tenure”. He said he would […]

Mohamed Salah named BBC African Footballer of the Year 2018

Media playback is not supported on this device Mohamed Salah: ‘Now I want to win trophies with Liverpool’ Egypt and Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has been voted BBC African Footballer of the Year for the second time in a row. The 26-year-old beat Medhi Benatia, Kalidou Koulibaly, Sadio Mane and Thomas Partey to the prize. […]

‘Miracle’ six-day-old baby survives Ebola

‘Miracle’ six-day-old baby survives Ebola

Image copyright Ministere de la Sante RDC Image caption Baby Benedicte’s mother, who had Ebola, died during childbirth A baby girl who was diagnosed with Ebola when she was only six days old has survived, health officials in the Democratic Republic of the Congo have confirmed. Baby Benedicte’s mother was infected with Ebola and died […]

Somalia violence: Deadly Baidoa clashes over Robow arrest

Somalia violence: Deadly Baidoa clashes over Robow arrest

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mukhtar Robow defected from al-Shabab last year Several people are reported to have been killed in southern Somalia as violence erupted following the arrest of a former al-Shabab commander set to contest regional elections. At least 11 people, including soldiers and civilians, died in Baidoa during clashes involving supporters of […]

Cohen says Trump knew hush money payment was wrong

Cohen says Trump knew hush money payment was wrong

Media captionCohen walked free from court – but will have to report to jail in March US President Donald Trump’s former lawyer insists Mr Trump knew making hush money payments during the 2016 presidential campaign was wrong. Speaking after he was sentenced to prison for campaign finance and fraud crimes, Michael Cohen told ABC News: […]

Somalia violence: Deadly clashes after arrest of Mukhtar Robow in Baidoa

Somalia violence: Deadly clashes after arrest of Mukhtar Robow in Baidoa

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mukhtar Robow defected from al-Shabab last year Several people are reported to have been killed in southern Somalia as violence erupted following the arrest of a former al-Shabab commander set to contest regional elections. At least 11 people, including soldiers and civilians, died in Baidoa during clashes involving supporters of […]

The Nigerian superbiker ‘forgetting stereotypes’

Lolu Tenabe is one of the only women superbike riders in Nigeria and says she’s just as good as male competitors. She told BBC Minute: “Forget stereotypes, forget anything anyone tells you you can’t do. Set your mind to it, and you’ll get it.” Video journalist: Dan Ikpoyi The Nigerian superbiker ‘forgetting stereotypes’

US-Africa: Bolton unveils plan to counter Russia and China influence

US-Africa: Bolton unveils plan to counter Russia and China influence

Image copyright Reuters Image caption John Bolton met Russia’s President Vladimir Putin in October The US has accused China and Russia of using “opaque” and “corrupt” practices to expand their influence in Africa. US National Security Adviser John Bolton said the two nations were “deliberately and aggressively” attempting to gain an economic advantage over the […]