UN envoy: How the world failed Syria

The UN’s outgoing humanitarian envoy to Syria, Yacoub el Hillo, says that people in Syria could have been spared the brutality of the past five years if the international community had more “political guts”. He spoke to the BBC’s Chief International Correspondent, Lyse Doucet, about his reflections and regrets over the way problems in the […]

Close-up: 98 aftershocks in 36 hours

25 August 2016 Last updated at 23:10 BST How 98 aftershocks rocked devastated areas of central Italy in the first 36 hours after the quake. Close-up: 98 aftershocks in 36 hours

Drone footage reveals quake destruction

Drone footage from the Italian town of Pescara del Tronto has shown the extent of the damage caused by an earthquake on Wednesday. The 6.2-magnitude quake hit at 03:36 (01:36 GMT) 100km (65 miles) north-east of Rome. Drone footage reveals quake destruction

Children pulled from Italian earthquake rubble alive

Footage released by emergency services in Italy, shows children being rescued from the rubble caused by an earthquake in central Italy on Wednesday. The number of dead in quake has risen to at least 247. Dozens are believed trapped in ruined Amatrice, Accumoli and Pescara del Tronto, in a mountainous region. Children pulled from Italian […]

How Americans responded to Nigel Farage

Outgoing UKIP leader Nigel Farage has urged Republicans to “get your walking boots on” and drum up support for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. He appeared before 15,000 activists in Jackson, Mississippi, being introduced by and sharing the stage with Mr Trump. But what did voters make of Mr Farage? How Americans responded to Nigel […]

Face transplant patient: ‘Now I have hope’

Patrick Hardison, the volunteer fireman who underwent the world’s most extensive face transplant has been speaking about his new found hope, one year on since his pioneering plastic surgery. The 42-year-old can now see, hear, eat and breathe normally and has a full head of hair. Hardison has had 71 reconstructive surgeries after a building […]

Colombians welcome Farc peace agreement deal

After more than three years of peace talks in Cuba, the Colombian Government and the left wing guerrilla group, the FARC, have reached a final peace deal. The BBC’s Natalio Cosoy was in the capital Bogota when the announcement was made. Colombians welcome Farc peace agreement deal

‘Terrible to see ‘burkini’ confrontation’

French police have confronted a woman on a beach in Nice and appeared to make her remove some of her clothing as part of a ban on the “burkini”. Mayors in several French towns have banned the wearing of so-called burkinis, which cover the body and head, citing concerns about religious clothing in the wake […]

Ukraine military parade marks 25 years of independence

Ukraine is marking 25 years of independence from the Soviet Union with a huge military parade through Kiev. The celebrations are poignant amid current tensions with Russia. Ukraine military parade marks 25 years of independence