Afghan government ‘cannot be sidelined’ in peace talks

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Toxic alcohol kills dozens in northern India

At least 74 people have died after consuming toxic alcohol in northern India, triggering a crackdown on bootleggers by police. The BBC spoke to a woman who lost five members of her family, including her husband, after the illegal alcohol was served at a mourning event in Uttar Pradesh. Toxic alcohol kills dozens in northern […]

California mudslides: Buildings collapse after severe weather

People in parts of California have been forced to leave their homes after a powerful Pacific storm. In northern California, rain was driven by winds of up to 75 miles per hour (120km/ph). Some of the areas hit by the rain were those which had been affected by recent fires. The wind and rain has […]

How ‘Parkland tourism’ led to this floral memorial

Survivor and teacher Ronit Reoven noticed the Parkland shooting turned the faded grey Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School sign into a landmark which attracted people taking photos. At the same time, she felt there was nowhere for the community to remember the 17 students and staff members who were killed. So she decided to do […]

Trump installs $50,000 golf simulator in the White House

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Egypt: The life of a 17-year-old in Luxor

Is it harder to be a teenager now than ever before? Tayeb’s family have been making vases, jugs and other souvenirs from alabaster stone for generations. The 17-year-old is even more committed to carrying on the family business after his father passed away several years ago. Despite tourism in Egypt struggling in recent years, Tayeb […]

Why this dog was sworn in at court

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The Afghan village built from missiles

Residents of Qezelabad in Afghanistan have lived for years with unexploded weapons built into their walls and holding up their ceilings. After Soviet troops withdrew from Afghanistan 30 years ago, following a decade-long war, the villagers could not afford building materials. They used what they could find, including missiles left behind by the Soviet army. […]

El Chapo trial: Five facts about Mexican drug lord Joaquín Guzmán

From incredible escapes to bribe allegations, smuggling drugs in plastic bananas to spying on his wife and mistresses, here are five astonishing things about El Chapo. The Mexican drug kingpin has been found guilty on all 10 counts at his drug trafficking trial at a federal court in New York. El Chapo trial: Five facts […]

What happens inside Sudan’s secret detention centres?

Dramatic footage filmed by protesters in Sudan shows masked security agents chasing down protesters, beating them and dragging them away to secret detention centres. Who are these hit squads? Where are these detention centres? And what happens inside their walls? BBC Africa Eye has analysed dozens of dramatic videos filmed during the recent uprising, and […]