Royal tour: How to catch the eye of Meghan and Harry

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Nehanda, the Shona spirit medium that inspired Mugabe

Nehanda Nyakasikana was a Shona spirit medium who led the fight against the British colonisers in what is now Zimbabwe in the 19th Century. She took her name from the spirit which possessed her and it gave her great status among her people. She became a spiritual, political and military leader of the Shona people. […]

Venezuela crisis hits food markets and a morgue

Millions of Venezuelans have left the country in the last two years, fleeing the oil-rich nation’s economic collapse. Shortages of food and basic goods, years of recession, soaring inflation and regular power shortages have left the country almost on its knees. The government says those against the socialist President Nicolas Maduro are waging an “economic […]

Reality Check: How is North Korea evading sanctions?

President Moon Jae-in of South Korea, currently holding talks with European leaders, says “North Korea’s economy is in huge difficulty due to international sanctions.” UN sanctions have been imposed to pressure Kim Jong-un’s government over its nuclear weapons programme. Reality Check investigates how North Korea tries to evade these sanctions. Motion graphics by Jacqueline Galvin. […]

Trump given ‘flat denial’ over Khashoggi

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Syria chemical attacks: How one man lost his family in Khan Sheikhoun

Abdul Hamid Youssef lost his wife, his 11-month-old twins, two brothers, his cousin and many of his neighbours in the 4 April 2017 chemical attack on Khan Sheikhoun, Syria. More than 80 people were killed in the attack and almost 300 wounded. “I lost the most precious people in my life”, Mr Youssef said as […]

Yemen could be ‘worst famine in 100 years’

The United Nations is warning that 13 million people in Yemen are facing starvation. It’s calling on the military coalition, led by Saudi Arabia, to halt air strikes which are killing civilians, and contributing to what the UN says could become “the worst famine in the world in 100 years”. Yemen’s civil war began three […]

Celebrating repeal of India’s anti-gay law

In September 2018, homosexuality was made legal in India. Before that, Section 377 of the Indian penal code was in place, a law imposed on Indian citizens during British occupation. It penalised intercourse “against the order of nature” with a sentence of life imprisonment. British Asians tell BBC News how the repeal of the legislation […]

The Venetians trying to reclaim Venice

There are more tourists and fewer residents in the historic city of Venice. The city known as the “Queen of the Adriatic” has lost more than half its population in the past 50 years. The Venetians who remain are trying to find ways to reclaim their city. Video journalist: Bruno Boelpaep The Venetians trying to […]

Kerala floods: Tribal chief who refuses to leave the forest

Many members of Chola Naika, the last surviving forest hunter tribe of Kerala, have been moved to relief camps in the aftermath of floods. But the head of the tribe, Cheriya Velutha, refuses to leave his ancestral home. Kerala floods: Tribal chief who refuses to leave the forest