Trump travel ban: Iraqi family boards flight to JFK

An Iraqi family have successfully boarded a flight to the US from Turkey, following the suspension of President Donald Trump’s travel ban on people from seven mainly Muslim nations. Fuad Sharef and his wife and three children, who have US immigration visas, were previously prevented from boarding a flight to JFK airport from Egypt. The […]

What numbers make up Super Sunday?

The New England Patriots take on the Atlanta Falcons this Sunday at the NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. It’s the second largest food consumption day in America after Thanksgiving. But, how many chicken wings will Americans eat on the day? What numbers make up Super Sunday?

Kenya’s vinyl king keeps on spinning

In many parts of the world, the rise of digital music has meant the death of vinyl. But one man in a tiny market stall in the Kenyan capital Nairobi is keeping the art alive. Kenya’s vinyl king keeps on spinning

Ukraine: Inside civilians’ living nightmare

In eastern Ukraine, one woman has told the BBC she cannot tell her grandson his mother is dead after another night of heavy shelling. Government forces and Russian-backed rebels have accused each other of attacking civilians as fighting intensifies, with some of the heaviest clashes just over 10 miles from rebel-held Donetsk. Tom Burridge reports […]

Rio’s iconic Maracana stadium abandoned

Just months after the Olympics, a dispute over the condition of Brazil’s Maracana stadium has erupted. The building has been damaged by looters and has lain empty as clubs and authorities argue over who should manage it. Rio’s iconic Maracana stadium abandoned

Ukraine conflict: Why civilians still tremble

There’s been more heavy fighting in eastern Ukraine, with government forces and Russian-backed rebels accusing each other of attacking civilians. Fighting has intensified over the last few days, with the focus of some of the heaviest clashes on the government-held city of Avdiivka, just over 10 miles from rebel-held Donetsk. Tom Burridge has been to […]

Kenya herdsmen clash with police in land conflict

Traditional herdsmen in Kenya have come into conflict with security forces after moving their cattle onto private land. They claim drought has forced them to drive their herds to the areas, but tourist lodges and farms have been damaged. Alastair Leithead reports. Kenya herdsmen clash with police in land conflict