Microsoft signals end of Paint program

Microsoft signals end of Paint program

Microsoft’s graphics program Paint has been included in a list of Windows 10 features that will be either removed or no longer developed. Paint has been part of the Windows operating system since its release in 1985 and is known for its simplicity and basic artistic results. Paint’s successor, Paint 3D, will still be available. […]

China rising political star facing corruption probe

China rising political star facing corruption probe

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Sun Zhengcai was abruptly replaced as Chongqing party chief earlier this month Chinese authorities say they are investigating a top politician once seen as a candidate for the highest ranks of the leadership. Sun Zhengcai was the Communist Party chief of a major metropolis, Chongqing. Before his abrupt removal from […]

South African child ‘virtually cured’ of HIV

South African child ‘virtually cured’ of HIV

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The child caught the infection from its mother around the time of birth A nine-year-old infected with HIV at birth has spent most of their life without needing any treatment, say doctors in South Africa. The child, whose identity is being protected, was given a burst of treatment shortly […]

Nigeria’s President Buhari seen in London

Nigeria’s President Buhari seen in London

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari (centre) having lunch in Abuja House in London Nigeria’s president has been pictured in London for the first time since he left his homeland almost 80 days ago. President Muhammadu Buhari, 74, came to the UK for treatment for an unspecified illness. On Sunday, he met […]

Central African Republic: UN peacekeeper killed in attack

Central African Republic: UN peacekeeper killed in attack

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption UN peacekeepers pictured last month in Bria, north of Bangassou Christian militia in the Central African Republic have attacked United Nations peacekeepers who were protecting a convoy of water trucks. One Moroccan UN soldier was killed and three others injured. The attack took place in the southern diamond-mining town […]

Trying the berry and porcupine diet

Trying the berry and porcupine diet

The Hadza are one of the last remaining hunter-gatherer tribes in the world. It’s thought they’ve lived on the same land in northern Tanzania, eating berries, tubers and 30 different mammals for 40,000 years. The BBC’s Dan Saladino went to watch them foraging and hunting, and to ask whether their diet holds lessons for everyone. […]

Donald Trump attacks ‘illegal’ report on Sessions Russian meeting

Donald Trump attacks ‘illegal’ report on Sessions Russian meeting

Image copyright EPA US President Donald Trump has attacked “illegal leaks” following reports his attorney general discussed campaign-related matters with a Russian envoy. The Washington Post gave an account of meetings Attorney General Jeff Sessions held with the Russian ambassador to the US, Sergey Kislyak. Mr Sessions has previously denied discussing the election campaign. US […]

Philippines Duterte: Martial law extended in Mindanao

Philippines Duterte: Martial law extended in Mindanao

Image copyright EPA Image caption There were protests outside congress on Saturday against the law Legislators in the Philippines have voted overwhelmingly to extend martial law to deal with an Islamist insurgency in the restive island of Mindanao. Militants linked to so-called Islamic State have been occupying parts of Marawi, a city in the south, […]

Afghanistan: MSF opens first clinic in Kunduz since US strike

Afghanistan: MSF opens first clinic in Kunduz since US strike

Image copyright MSF Image caption The clinic will treat patients with minor or chronic injuries Médecins Sans Frontières has reopened a small medical clinic in the Afghan city of Kunduz – its first facility there since US air strikes destroyed a hospital it ran in 2015. An MSF official said the clinic would only provide […]

Nigerian shot put champion misses World Para Athletics Championships

Paralympic shot put champion Lauritta Onye blames the Nigerian government for a lack of funding after missing the chance to defend her title at the World Para Athletics Championships in London. She says she is one of several athletes who received no funds to attend the event. Reporter: Martin Patience Nigerian shot put champion misses […]