Noor Tagouri on Vogue misidentification: ‘It was so upsetting’

Journalist Noor Tagouri was misidentified as a Pakistani actress, Noor Bukhari, in Vogue magazine’s February issue. But it wasn’t the first time that it’s happened. She spoke to the BBC about these instances, growing up as a Muslim in America, and being the first Muslim to appear in Playboy with a hijab. Noor Tagouri on […]

Malaysia plastic pollution: ‘We saved our town from your Western rubbish’

When illegal factories sprang up around Jenjarom in Malaysia, choking the town with toxic fumes and tonnes of plastic waste from Western countries, a group of villagers decided to fight back. Video by Tessa Wong Drone photography by Joshua Paul Activists’ footage courtesy of the Kuala Langat Environmental Association Malaysia plastic pollution: ‘We saved our […]

Mothers’ fury: The cost of challenging Putin

Women in Russia have taken to the streets in support of the political activist and single mother Anastasia Shevchenko, whose daughter died in January while she was under house arrest. She is the first person to face criminal prosecution under a law on ‘undesirable’ foreign organisations, and faces up to six years in prison if […]

Trump El Paso rally: Supporter shoves BBC cameraman

A camera is almost knocked to the ground to the ground while filming at Trump’s “Finish the Wall” rally in El Paso, Texas. Security staff later removed the crowd member who attacked a BBC cameraman and his equipment. The incident came after the US president heavily criticised the media at the rally. Mr Trump checked […]

Maduro: US ‘warmongering’ in order to take over Venezuela

In an exclusive interview with the BBC, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has lashed out at Donald Trump, calling the US president a white supremacist and accusing him of undermining Venezuela for his own ends. Speaking to BBC’s Orla Guerin, he said the US was waging a “political war” for the extreme right in order to […]

Venezuela crisis: US aid trucks ‘a charade’

A number of trucks of US aid are currently waiting to go into Venezuela. The US government says it is to help people in need amid footage shortages and economic chaos. But, in an exclusive interview with the BBC, President Nicolás Maduro said the US was trying to manufacture a humanitarian crisis, and that Venezuelans […]

South Africa newborn baby rescued from storm drain

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Iran rally marks 40th anniversary of Islamic Revolution

Tens of thousands of Iranian braved the snow in Tehran to mark their country’s 1979 Islamic Revolution. Crowds gathered in Azadi (Freedom) Square, where President Hassan Rouhani delivered a speech. He insisted Iran’s military might and missile programme would continue to expand despite Western objections. Iran rally marks 40th anniversary of Islamic Revolution

BBC on the Grammys red carpet

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Escobares, Texas: Life in the poorest city in the US

In the tiny city of Escobares, Texas, 62% of residents live below the poverty line. That’s the highest rate of any US city with more than 1,000 people, according to the 2016 US Census Bureau survey. Directly on the US-Mexico border, the city struggles with crime and unemployment. But local officials say they’re trying hard […]