George HW Bush: Legacy, laughter and awkward handshakes

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Malay jongs: The joy of tiny traditional sailing boats

For centuries the Malays in South East Asia have been racing jongs, or miniature wooden sailing boats. The sport has been dying out in recent years, but volunteers are determined to keep their tradition alive. Video by Tessa Wong. Additional drone footage by Fawzi Nasir. Malay jongs: The joy of tiny traditional sailing boats

George W Bush cuddles baby at Capitol

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Life after burns: ‘I use my scars and pain to help others’

Svetlana Alekseeva used to be called names like “Freddy Krueger” and “Frankenstein” because of the burns that covered her body. When she turned 18, she chose the nickname “Charcoal” and moved to Moscow. She now has a big social media following and, in a country where ‘body positivity’ barely exists, is using her photos to […]

Matthew Hedges endured ‘psychological torture’ in UAE jail

Matthew Hedges was jailed for spying in the United Arab Emirates but later pardoned and released. He has told the BBC’s Today programme about the “psychological torture” he endured while in prison. He says he was asked to act as a double agent in the UK’s Foreign Office, and confessed to being a captain in […]

Khashoggi killing: ‘There’s a smoking saw’

Republican Senators Lindsey Graham and Bob Corker have accused the Saudi crown prince of being “complicit” in the murder of Jamal Khashoggi. Speaking after a briefing by the CIA director, Mr Graham said the Trump administration was being “willfully blind” to evidence of Mohammed bin Salman’s role. Video by Aakrit Thapar and Vruti Venkatesan Khashoggi […]

‘There’s a smoking saw’

Republican Senators Lindsey Graham and Bob Corker have accused the Saudi crown prince of being “complicit” in the murder of Jamal Khashoggi. Speaking after a briefing by the CIA director, Mr Graham said the Trump administration was being “willfully blind” to evidence of Mohammed bin Salman’s role. Video by Aakrit Thapar and Vruti Venkatesan ‘There’s […]

President Donald Trump visits George HW Bush’s casket

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George HW Bush: Casket lies in state ahead of funeral

The state funeral of President George HW Bush began with an emotional ceremony at the US Capitol. The flag-draped coffin of the 41st US president was greeted by his son, the 43rd president George W Bush. The casket will lie in state until the funeral at the National Cathedral in Washington DC. George HW Bush: […]

President Bush fights back tears as father’s coffin passes

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