Julian Assange: Ecuador says latest talks on release failed

Image copyright PA Ecuador says the country’s latest efforts to negotiate the departure of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange from its London embassy have failed. Foreign minister Maria Fernanda Espinosa said the UK was unwilling to take part in talks about his release. Mr Assange, 46, has been staying at the country’s London embassy since 2012 […]

Re-drawing the real-life Black Panthers

When looking back on the Black Panther Party, their use of violence to fight for civil rights has left the party with a chequered reputation. A number of people were arrested for their involvement with the party, and some remain incarcerated. Now an artist has created a collection of portraits of imprisoned Black Panther members […]

Florida shooting: NRA-linked firms hit by consumer boycott

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Activists are putting pressure on companies with ties to the NRA, a powerful gun lobby More than half a dozen US companies have cut ties with the National Rifle Association (NRA) as consumers urge a boycott of businesses linked to the politically powerful gun lobby. The firms included car […]

Joanna Demafelis: Employer of Filipina maid found dead in freezer arrested

Image copyright EPA Image caption Ms Demafelis’s sister cried over her casket upon its arrival in Manila last week Police have arrested the employer of a Filipina maid found dead in a freezer in Kuwait after a weeks-long manhunt. Joanna Demafelis, 29, was found frozen in her employers’ apartment more than a year after she […]

World Hacks: Putting your leftover pills back to work

An app in Greece is helping people donate their leftover medicines to those who can’t afford to buy them. Since 2016 it has helped redistribute 13,000 boxes of drugs. Should the system be used in other countries? A film by Nick Holland & Ammar Ebrahim for BBC World Hacks. Like, Share, Engage. World Hacks: Putting […]

‘Groped by Holy Mosque guard during Hajj’ in Mecca

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How young conservatives view #NeverAgain

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Trump-Russia: Manafort ‘paid European ex-politicians’

Image copyright EPA Image caption Mr Manafort insists he is innocent Ex-Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort secretly paid unnamed former senior European politicians to lobby for Ukraine’s previous pro-Russia government, a new indictment filed by special counsel Robert Mueller says. Mr Manafort paid over €2m ($2.5m; £1.8m) to the ex-politicians, it says. He has maintained […]

Somalia al-Shabab: Deadly double car bombing near presidential palace

Image copyright Universal TV / Reuters Image caption The attack was claimed by Islamist militants Two large explosions in Somalia’s capital city Mogadishu have killed at least 18 people and injured dozens. One attack took place at the gates of the presidential palace, while a second hit near offices of the national intelligence agency. Officials […]

Nigerian president apologises for Boko Haram schoolgirl kidnap

Image copyright Yobe government Image caption Parents have expressed their anger over the government’s handling of the attack Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has called the suspected kidnapping of dozens of schoolgirls by Boko Haram militants a “national disaster”. Jihadists stormed the school in the town of Dapchi in the north east on Monday but it […]