Is this the end for Islamic State?

As US-backed forces say the militants have been defeated, Paul Adams looks at whether the group could still cause damage. This is an updated version of a video first published in October 2017. Video by Paul Adams and Olivia Lace-Evans Is this the end for Islamic State?

China chemical plant explosion: ‘The blast smashed it all’

Dozens of people have died, and hundreds were injured in the blast at a chemical plant in eastern China, making it one of the country’s worst industrial accidents in recent times. The explosion was so powerful it knocked down buildings in the surrounding area. China chemical plant explosion: ‘The blast smashed it all’

Christchurch attack: Survivor recounts attack

Mazharuddin Syed Ahmed survived the Christchurch attack in which 50 people died. He was praying at the Linwood Masjid mosque when the gunman come in through the main entrance. One week on, he spoke to the BBC about his experience. Christchurch attack: Survivor recounts attack

Christchurch shootings: ‘Thank you for your tears… your love’

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Justin Trudeau apologises for eating chocolate during vote

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Christchurch shootings: Tributes paid to the victims

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Yemen’s ancient city where people escape civil war

It’s been four years since an Arab military coalition, led by Saudi Arabia, intervened in Yemen’s civil war. Tens of thousands have been killed, but in amongst the conflict there is one place that’s prospering – the city of Marib. How is that possible? The BBC’s Paul Adams went to find out. Producer: Maria Byrne; […]

Thailand election: Young voters could be key to victory

Thailand is about to hold its first general election since the military seized power in 2014. Is it a full return to democracy? And why are first-time voters so important? Nanchanok Wongsamuth and Paris Jitpentom of BBC Thai explain. Produced by Tessa Wong. Graphic design by Arvin Supriyadi and Davies Christian. Read more: Voting in […]

Russia’s IS families: ‘Why are the children being punished?’

The collapse of the Islamic State group leaves many countries facing a dilemma over what to do with the fighters’ wives and their children. In Britain, the case of one young woman – Shamima Begum – has sparked fierce debate. But, unnoticed by many, Russia has been bringing women and children out of Iraq and […]

Christchurch attacker ‘killed my whole family’

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