Mass graves discovered in Iraq

Mass graves discovered in Iraq

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Iraqi forces inspect the site where they say hundreds of bodies have been buried Mass graves containing at least 400 bodies have been found near Hawija, an Iraqi city that was occupied by Islamic State (IS) fighters until last month. Kirkuk province’s governor, Rakan Said, said they were found […]

Warsaw nationalist march draws tens of thousands

Warsaw nationalist march draws tens of thousands

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Far-right rally-goers lit flares and carried Polish flags as they marched through the capital Tens of thousands of people joined a nationalist march in Warsaw on Saturday, organised to coincide with Poland’s independence day. Marchers chanted religious slogans such as “God, honour, country” and some called out racist chants including […]

BBC African Footballer of the Year 2017: The five contenders

The five-man shortlist of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Naby Keita, Sadio Mane, Victor Moses and Mohamed Salah has been revealed and voting for the BBC African Footballer of the Year 2017 is now open. If you are viewing this page on the BBC News app please click here to vote. Here, BBC Sport profiles the men in […]

Wife of Texas gunman Kelley describes abuse and death threats

Wife of Texas gunman Kelley describes abuse and death threats

Image copyright Facebook Image caption Devin Kelley killed 26 people at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs The ex-wife of Texas church gunman Devin Kelley has said he subjected her to abuse and violence, and threatened to kill her and her entire family. Kelley “had a lot of demons or hatred inside of him”, […]

Senegal beat South Africa to reach World Cup

Senegal beat South Africa to reach World Cup

Liverpool’s Sadio Mane had a hand in both goals as Senegal booked their place at Russia 2018 Senegal qualified for their second appearance at the World Cup finals, returning after a 16-year absence, with a clinical victory over a luckless South Africa at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane. Sadio Mane, who made an earlier-than-expected […]

Lupita Nyong’o accuses Grazia of removing her hair

Lupita Nyong’o accuses Grazia of removing her hair

Lupita Nyong’o has accused Grazia magazine of removing part of her hair for the front cover of its November edition. She said she was “disappointed” it changed her hairstyle to “fit their notion of what beautiful hair looks like”. The actress posted the original image on Instagram alongside the published version – which appears to […]

Booing of Zimbabwe’s Grace Mugabe lands four in court

Booing of Zimbabwe’s Grace Mugabe lands four in court

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Grace Mugabe was booed while she gave a speech at a Zanu-PF rally Four people accused of booing First Lady Grace Mugabe are facing charges of undermining the president’s authority. They were arrested after a rally in Bulawayo where Mrs Mugabe spoke last Saturday, the state-owned Herald newspaper reports. They […]

DR Congo’s Kavumu child rape trial opens

DR Congo’s Kavumu child rape trial opens

Image copyright AFP Eighteen militiamen are on trial in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo on charges of raping 46 children. Some of the victims from the village of Kavumu were just 18 months old. The men allegedly targeted young girls between 2013 and 2016 because a spiritual adviser told them that their […]

BBC African Footballer of the Year 2017 shortlist to be announced

BBC African Footballer of the Year 2017 shortlist to be announced

Riyad Mahrez was crowned the BBC African Footballer of the Year 2016 The five nominees for the BBC African Footballer of the Year 2017 will be unveiled on Saturday, 11 November. The names will be revealed during a star-studded special live show – on BBC World News, BBC World Service and BBC Sport Online – […]

UN releases Central African Republic war crimes suspects

UN releases Central African Republic war crimes suspects

Image copyright Zack Baddorf Image caption Ongoing sectarian fighting in the Central African Republic has displaced more than a million people The UN mission in the Central African Republic (CAR) released rebel fighters accused of shooting a UN peacekeeper, confidential documents seen by the BBC show. The two men were handed back to their commander […]