Louvre attack: Friend defends ‘respectful’ suspect

Social media updates by the Egyptian suspected of launching a machete attack at the Louvre in Paris suggested nothing untoward, says his friend. French authorities say a man, believed to be Abdullah Hamamy, was shot in the stomach as he lunged at soldiers with the knives at the museum on Friday. But his neighbour in […]

Trump travel ban: Mike Pence defends president

US Vice-President Mike Pence has defended Donald Trump’s right to ban people from travelling to the US from seven mainly-Muslim countries. On Friday the ban was suspended by federal Judge James Robart, who the president has since described as a “so-called judge”. An attempt by the White House to reinstate the ban on Sunday was […]

Trump protests: LGBTQ rally in New York

An immigrant rights campaigner took the podium at the LGBTQ Solidarity Rally in New York on Saturday. Thanushka Yakupitiyage from the New York Immigration Coalition spoke at one of a number of worldwide protests over President Trump’s agenda. Trump protests: LGBTQ rally in New York

Iran shows off air defences

4 February 2017 Last updated at 19:11 GMT The display comes amid rising tensions between Iran and the US. Iran shows off air defences

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