‘Malaria killed my daughter, I’m protecting others now’

‘Malaria killed my daughter, I’m protecting others now’

Three faded photographs of Ami as a toddler are Elhadj Diop’s only tangible mementoes of his daughter. Yet she comes alive in the intensity of his voice, as he recounts her last two days of life. Ami was 12 when she died from malaria on 10 October 1999. Since then Mr Diop, now 64, has […]

Syria chemical attack: Investigators allowed to visit site after delay

Syria chemical attack: Investigators allowed to visit site after delay

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Residents ride through the ruined streets of Douma on Sunday, a week after the attack Five days after their arrival, chemical weapons inspectors in Syria will on Wednesday be given access to an alleged chemical attack site, Russia said. The team has been in the country since Saturday but has […]

South Korean actress kidnapped by North’s Kim Jong-il dies

South Korean actress kidnapped by North’s Kim Jong-il dies

Image copyright AFP Image caption Ms Choi was one of South Korea’s most famous actresses during the peak of her popularity A South Korean actress, once kidnapped by North Korea and forced to make films for the state, has died at 92. Choi Eun-hee was a leading actress in the South when she was kidnapped […]

China’s first quarter growth beats expectations at 6.8%

China’s first quarter growth beats expectations at 6.8%

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption China’s economic growth remains “solid” but debt risks remain China’s economy grew at an annual pace of 6.8% in the first quarter compared to the same period last year, according to official data, beating forecasts for the period. The growth figures for January to March were also above Beijing’s […]

Sean Hannity unmasked as Trump lawyer’s mystery client

Sean Hannity unmasked as Trump lawyer’s mystery client

Image copyright Twitter/ Sean Hannity Image caption Sean Hannity (left) and Michael Cohen A Fox News host is the mystery third client of US President Donald Trump’s lawyer, a court has heard. A judge ruled that Michael Cohen, the president’s personal attorney, must reveal the link to Sean Hannity. Monday’s hearing in New York City […]

Rugby Australia ‘accepts’ Folau’s explanation in anti-gay row

Rugby Australia ‘accepts’ Folau’s explanation in anti-gay row

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Israel Folau says his faith is more important to him than his career Rugby Australia says it accepts star player Israel Folau’s statement that he did not mean to hurt people when he made an anti-gay comment. The Wallabies player was widely criticised earlier this month when he suggested […]

Rwanda football coach sacked over sex claims wins pay-off

Rwanda football coach sacked over sex claims wins pay-off

Image copyright Grace Nyinawumuntu Image caption Grace Nyinawumuntu says that the sex assault allegations were false A Rwandan women’s football coach sacked over allegations she had sexually assaulted her players has welcomed a court verdict to award her $47,000 (£32,000) for wrongful dismissal. Grace Nyinawumuntu, a former national coach, told the BBC she was now […]

Botswana’s Ian Khama: Leaving office not a train smash

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Things you might not know about the Commonwealth

Things you might not know about the Commonwealth

Image copyright PA Commonwealth leaders are meeting in London. Here are seven things about this club of nations that you might not know. 1) It’s home to almost one-third of the world’s population About 2.4 billion people – out of 7.4 billion globally – live in the Commonwealth’s 53 countries. And most of them are […]

Ex-FBI chief James Comey says Trump ‘morally unfit to be president’

Ex-FBI chief James Comey says Trump ‘morally unfit to be president’

Image copyright AFP Image caption James Comey has infuriated President Trump as he promotes a new book Former FBI director James Comey has said Donald Trump is “morally unfit to be president”, who treats women like “pieces of meat”. Mr Comey was giving his first major television interview since he was fired by President Trump […]