Saudi-led air strike kills 29 children in Yemen

At least 29 children have been killed and 30 wounded in a Saudi-led coalition air strike in Yemen, the International Committee of the Red Cross says. The children were travelling on a bus that was hit at a market in Dahyan, in the northern province of Saada. Saudi-led air strike kills 29 children in Yemen

France floods: 1,600 forced to evacuate

Heavy floods have forced the evacuation of 1,600 people – most of them campers – in southern France, officials say. A 70-year-old German man who was helping to supervise children at a summer camp is missing. France floods: 1,600 forced to evacuate

Secret lives of Kenya’s drag queens

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Imran Khan: Pakistani women’s views on their incoming PM

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Japanese racing driver Keiko Ihara shares her story

Keiko Ihara was one of the first women in Japan to become a top racing driver. Navigating such a male-dominated environment was not easy, but she proved her critics wrong and rose to the top of her field. She has also recently become the first female independent director of Japanese carmaker Nissan: a significant move […]

Kenyan grandmother: Fitting car stereos keeps me young

Cecilia Wangari is a great-grandmother who works in a shop in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, installing car stereos. She reckons she is 78 years old – and started the business herself. It’s a family affair and she told her son to learn how to fix and repair the car stereos. She then learnt how to do […]

‘I’m a criminal for wearing a full-face veil’

A new law introduced in Denmark this month has banned the wearing of face veils in public. Now the first woman to be fined in the country, speaking anonymously, has told the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme she will continue to wear the niqab while in public spaces. The Danish police have not confirmed the issuing […]

Mudslide erupts in Swiss village

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Cows help cops catch car chase suspect

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Why Pussy Riot crashed the World Cup final

Members of the Russian protest-art group Pussy Riot have been instructed to report to police later this month, following their pitch invasion during the World Cup final. They’ve already served two-week sentences, but could now be facing fresh charges. The group first shot to international prominence in 2012 when their punk protest against President Putin […]