James Packer: Australia tycoon quits boards citing mental health

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption James Packer won praise for publicly acknowledging mental health struggles Australian billionaire James Packer has quit 22 company directorships in recent weeks, in a retreat from business that began with his acknowledgement of mental health issues. The move follows a decision in March to resign from the board of […]

The transgender acid attack survivor running for parliament

Image copyright AFP Image caption Acid attack survivor Nayyab Ali (L) and Nadeem Kashish are both standing for seats in Pakistan’s parliament Forced to leave home when she was only 13, physically and sexually abused by relatives, and later attacked with acid by her former boyfriend, Nayyab Ali’s life as a transgender woman in Pakistan […]

PM to say Brexit plan will deliver for Northern Ireland

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Theresa May is on a two-day visit to Northern Ireland The UK’s new Brexit plan agreed at Chequers will deliver for Northern Ireland, the prime minister is expected to say in a speech on Friday. Theresa May will give the address at Belfast’s Waterfront Hall on Friday morning. It forms […]

Brexit: Tell EU the Chequers plan is final offer, says Leadsom

Image copyright Reuters Brussels must be told that the prime minister’s blueprint for future UK-EU relations is “the final offer”, Commons leader Andrea Leadsom has said. Mrs Leadsom told The House magazine the Chequers plan must be taken seriously or the EU risked a “no deal” Brexit. Boris Johnson and David Davis quit the cabinet […]

Spy chief reacts to Putin visit: ‘That’s going to be special’

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Yemeni refugees flee to South Korean holiday island of Jeju

The war in Yemen has led to widespread displacement of people over the past three years. But this time, hundreds of Yemeni refugees have travelled 8,000 kilometres to get to safety – on a South Korean resort island. Yemeni refugees flee to South Korean holiday island of Jeju

Nairobi National Park railway ‘threatens Kenyan wildlife’

The construction of a Kenya’s first high-speed railway network should be good news. But part of the line is being built through a national park in the capital Nairobi. Activists say this poses a major threat to wildlife, which attract tourists from around the world. Video journalist: Mike Onyiego Nairobi National Park railway ‘threatens Kenyan […]

The teenagers running for governor in Kansas

You can currently run for office at any age in Kansas, under laws which are part of the state constitution. The BBC spoke to two teenagers who are running for the position of state governor in November’s elections. Video by Michael Gallagher The teenagers running for governor in Kansas

Trevor Noah defends ‘Africa won the World Cup’ joke

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Paul Pogba, whose parents are from Guinea, scored for France in the final US-based South African comedian Trevor Noah has defended himself after being criticised by a French diplomat for saying “Africa won the World Cup”. The Daily Show host made the comments on his satirical show a day […]

Trump invites Putin to visit US

Media caption“That’s going to be special” – US Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats learns of the Putin visit while at an event US President Donald Trump has invited Russian leader Vladimir Putin to visit the US in the autumn, his press secretary says. Sarah Sanders tweeted that discussions for the visit were already under […]

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