Trump lets off steam in TV interview

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‘Why I performed magic in North Korea’

Singaporean magician Wee Kien Meng, aka Mr Bottle, was more than happy to perform at a recent North Korean arts festival. But with Pyongyang’s dismal human rights record, was he aiding state propaganda by going there? Video by Tessa Wong. ‘Why I performed magic in North Korea’

Meet people who review Facebook’s reported content

The release of Facebook’s content moderation guidelines has drawn attention to the difficult work of those whose job it is to review the material. The company says psychological help is available to all its moderators 24 hours a day. Angus Crawford spoke to one woman about the impact of a job where you look at […]

Nestlé withdraws ‘degrading’ wife-hunt ad campaign in Morocco

Nestlé withdraws ‘degrading’ wife-hunt ad campaign in Morocco

Image copyright AFP Image caption Nestlé said it had not meant to cause offence The Swiss food giant Nestlé has cancelled an online publicity campaign in Morocco after it was branded sexist on social media. The mini-series, titled I Want to Get Married, featured five young women competing to win a husband by impressing his […]

Caster Semenya ‘might have to race men’

Caster Semenya ‘might have to race men’

South Africa’s Caster Semenya is a double Olympic champion in the 800m Some female runners with naturally high testosterone levels will have to race against men or change events unless they take medication, under new rules issued by athletics’ governing body. The rules, which start on 1 November 2018, would apply to women who race […]

Nigeria ‘baby factory’ raided in Lagos

Nigeria ‘baby factory’ raided in Lagos

Image copyright AFP Image caption Many people in Nigeria live in poverty More than 160 children have been rescued from a “baby factory” and two unregistered orphanages in Nigeria’s main city, Lagos, an official has said. Some of the babies and children had been sexually abused, Agboola Dabiri added. It is not uncommon for Nigerian […]

Israel flash flood: Nine teenaged hikers dead in south

Israel flash flood: Nine teenaged hikers dead in south

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption The emergency services are working to find a student who remains unaccounted for Nine 18-year-old hikers have been killed and one is missing after a flash flood swept them away in Nahal Tzafit, southern Israel. Israeli media said they belonged to a group of around 25, who were members […]

Macron sees Trump dropping Iran nuclear deal

Macron sees Trump dropping Iran nuclear deal

Media captionFive times Macron ripped up Trump agenda French President Emmanuel Macron has said he may have failed in efforts to persuade Donald Trump to stick to an international nuclear deal with Iran. “My view is… that he will get rid of this deal on his own, for domestic reasons,” Mr Macron said at the […]

Abbas Edalat: British-Iranian academic ‘arrested as spy’

Abbas Edalat: British-Iranian academic ‘arrested as spy’

Image copyright Abbas Edalat Image caption Abbas Edalat was reportedly detained on 15 April An Iranian-British academic detained in Iran was arrested for spying, according to Iranian news agencies, quoting an “unidentified informed source”. Abbas Edalat, a professor at London’s Imperial College, was reportedly detained on 15 April while attending an academic workshop in Tehran. […]

Russia says its witnesses discredit alleged chemical attack in Syria

Russia says its witnesses discredit alleged chemical attack in Syria

Image copyright AFP Image caption Russian officials at a press conference, alongside a boy pictured in the aftermath of the attack Russia has produced what it says are witnesses from Douma in Syria, aiming to support its claim that an alleged chemical attack there was staged. They spoke at a press conference at the HQ […]

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