US election: Farage is ‘just a tourist’ on Trump visit

The UKIP interim leader Nigel Farage has said he and his companions are “just tourists” as they visited Trump Tower. UKIP has since said Mr Farage has become the first British politician to meet Donald Trump since Mr Trump became president-elect of the US. US election: Farage is ‘just a tourist’ on Trump visit

Born a refugee: Syria’s war babies

With the Syrian civil war now having raged for more than five years, hundreds of thousands of children have known nothing but a country in conflict. Many young Syrians started their lives in the various camps and shelters that have sprung up across Europe and the Middle East, where they were born as refugees. The […]

Funerals held in Italy as search for survivors continues

Funerals for some of the victims of Wednesday’s earthquake are being held in Italy, while rescuers continue the search for more survivors. Hopes of finding any more survivors are fading, and nearly 300 people are now known to have been killed. Funerals held in Italy as search for survivors continues

Inside a Philippines prison drugs raid

The BBC witnesses a raid in one of Manila’s biggest prisons – the latest offensive in Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs. It is a battle that is, so far, mainly fighting the foot soldiers rather than the generals of the country’s drug trade, the BBC’s Jonathan Head reports. Inside a Philippines prison drugs […]

How is Halal changing the British high street?

27 August 2016 Last updated at 01:04 BST London has just held the UK’s only Halal Food Festival. BBC News looks at how the so-called Muslim pound is changing the British high street. How is Halal changing the British high street?

Aleppo residents communicate with family

The humanitarian situation in Aleppo continues to be difficult. The UN has called for a 48-hour pause in the fighting to allow aide to enter the city, where residents are desperate for a solution. In Lebanon, Syrian refugee Fatima Tarasho communicates with her family in Aleppo through mobile messaging. Aleppo residents communicate with family

Is Trump’s pitch to black voters a lost cause?

Donald Trump has polled at exceptionally low levels among black and Latino voters. Now he’s making a direct pitch to them. Will it work? And is Trump talking to minority voters or about them? Rajini Vaidyanathan reports. Video by Olivia Lace-Evans Is Trump’s pitch to black voters a lost cause?