Ecuador tightens entry rules for Venezuelan migrants

Ecuador tightens entry rules for Venezuelan migrants

Media captionVenezuelan migrants stuck at Ecuador border Ecuador has brought in new rules to stop Venezuelan migrants entering the country without a passport, leaving many stranded in neighbouring Colombia. Thousands of Venezuelans fleeing their country’s economic and political crisis have been crossing into Ecuador from Colombia using only identity cards. Most are heading south to […]

Lombok earthquake: Strong tremor shakes Indonesian island

Lombok earthquake: Strong tremor shakes Indonesian island

Image copyright AFP Image caption Sunday’s earthquake caused people to panic and flee their homes, officials said The Indonesian island of Lombok has been shaken by another strong earthquake, after weeks of tremors that have killed more than 476 people. Sunday’s quake measured magnitude 6.3 and was at a depth of 7.9km (4.9 miles). It […]

Backstreet Boys fans hurt in Oklahoma storm

Backstreet Boys fans hurt in Oklahoma storm

Image copyright Reuters Image caption A metal structure at the entrance to the venue collapsed in Saturday’s storm At least 14 Backstreet Boys fans have been injured after a metal structure at an outdoor concert venue collapsed in a storm in the US state of Oklahoma. Staff were evacuating fans when rain and winds of […]

Child passive smoking ‘increases chronic lung risk’

Child passive smoking ‘increases chronic lung risk’

Image copyright Getty Images Non-smoking adults have a higher risk of dying from serious lung disease if they grew up with parents who smoked, according to US research. The researchers said childhood passive smoking was “likely to add seven deaths to every 100,000 non-smoking adults dying annually”. The study of 70,900 non-smoking men and women […]

Apple files stored by teen in ‘hacky hack hack’ folder

Apple files stored by teen in ‘hacky hack hack’ folder

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The boy hacked Apple because he was a fan of the firm, reports from the court case say A teenage boy from Australia has pleaded guilty to hacking into Apple’s network and downloading internal files, according to reports. The 16-year-old accessed 90 gigabytes worth of files, breaking into the […]

Public ‘back’ taxes to tackle single-use plastic waste

Public ‘back’ taxes to tackle single-use plastic waste

Image copyright PA There is high public support for using the tax system to reduce waste from single-use plastics, the Treasury says. A consultation on how taxes could tackle the rising problem and promote recycling attracted 162,000 responses. Treasury Minister Robert Jenrick said the government was looking at “smart, intelligent incentives” to get plastic producers […]

Kerala floods: Eyewitness accounts from BBC reporters

As the south of India braces for more rain, BBC correspondents are in different districts of Kerala to report on the devastating impact of floods. Produced by Kinjal Pandya-Wagh. Edited by Parvez Ahmad. Kerala floods: Eyewitness accounts from BBC reporters

Egypt internet: Sisi ratifies law tightening control over websites

Egypt internet: Sisi ratifies law tightening control over websites

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption President Sisi’s supporters say he has brought stability while critics say he has stifled democracy Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has signed a new law that tightens controls over the internet. The legislation on “cybercrime” means websites can be blocked in Egypt if deemed to constitute a threat to […]

‘I met my IS captor on a German street’

‘I met my IS captor on a German street’

Media captionAshwaq, a Yazidi teenager sold by Islamic State, came face-to-face with her former captor A Yazidi teenager sold into slavery by Islamic State has told the BBC of her horror after she escaped to Germany, only to come face-to-face with her captor in the street. Ashwaq was only 14 when Islamic State fighters stormed […]

Apple files stored by teen in ‘hacky hack hack’ folder

Apple files stored by teen in ‘hacky hack hack’ folder

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The boy hacked Apple because he was a fan of the firm, reports from the court case say A teenage boy from Australia has pleaded guilty to hacking into Apple’s network and downloading internal files, according to reports. The 16-year-old accessed 90 gigabytes worth of files, breaking into the […]

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