Inside Tunisia’s Shams Rad – the Arab world’s ‘only gay radio station’

Inside Tunisia’s Shams Rad – the Arab world’s ‘only gay radio station’

Media captionBouhdid Belhedi says his radio station now has 10,000 weekly listeners across 15 countries Homosexuality is both illegal and widely considered to be unacceptable in Tunisia. But since the 2011 revolution, activists have seen that standing up for their beliefs can result in change. Now LGBT people are gaining confidence and are coming out […]

Nigeria attacks: Blasts and rockets ‘kill 31’ in Borno state

Nigeria attacks: Blasts and rockets ‘kill 31’ in Borno state

Image copyright AFP Image caption Nigeria’s army chief urged residents in the north-east to return to their homes Two suicide bombers have attacked a town in north-eastern Nigeria only hours after the country’s army chief urged displaced residents to return home because it was safe. The blasts hit the town of Damboa in Borno state […]

Nigeria attacks: Blasts and rockets ‘kill 31’ in Borno state

Nigeria attacks: Blasts and rockets ‘kill 31’ in Borno state

Image copyright AFP Image caption Nigeria’s army chief urged residents in the north-east to return to their homes Two suicide bombers have attacked a town in north-eastern Nigeria only hours after the country’s army chief urged displaced residents to return home because it was safe. The blasts hit the town of Damboa in Borno state […]

Inside Tunisia’s Shams Rad – the Arab world’s ‘only gay radio station’

Inside Tunisia’s Shams Rad – the Arab world’s ‘only gay radio station’

Media captionBouhdid Belhedi says his radio station now has 10,000 weekly listeners across 15 countries Homosexuality is both illegal and widely considered to be unacceptable in Tunisia. But since the 2011 revolution, activists have seen that standing up for their beliefs can result in change. Now LGBT people are gaining confidence and are coming out […]

Violence hits UK Eritrean cycle festival

Violence hits UK Eritrean cycle festival

Image copyright Ashley Stocks Image caption Police attended Tameside Stadium when violence broke out at the cycling festival Police have condemned the “appalling” violence at a cycling festival in Greater Manchester that saw nine people hurt and eight men arrested. Thirty protesters stormed the Eritrean event at Curzon Ashton’s Tameside Stadium on Saturday, throwing bottles, […]

US child migrants: Melania calls for end to Trump’s separation policy

US child migrants: Melania calls for end to Trump’s separation policy

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Images and reports of hundreds of children as young as children and babies being separated from their parents as they try to cross the Mexico border have caused outrage US First Lady Melania Trump has called for an end to the policy of separating parents and children illegally entering […]

Taliban rules out extension of Afghanistan Eid festival ceasefire

Taliban rules out extension of Afghanistan Eid festival ceasefire

Media captionTears, hugs and selfies as Afghan troops and Taliban mark a truce for Eid A widely welcomed three-day ceasefire between security forces and the Taliban in Afghanistan appears to be over. The Taliban said its militants had been ordered to take up arms again on Sunday night – now the Eid festival had ended. […]

World Cup 2018: Brazil held to 1-1 draw by Switzerland in Group E opener

World Cup 2018: Brazil held to 1-1 draw by Switzerland in Group E opener

Media playback is not supported on this device World Cup 2018: Brazil 1-1 Switzerland highlights Pre-tournament favourites Brazil failed to win their opening game of a World Cup for the first time since 1978 as Switzerland earned a valuable draw in Rostov-on-Don. The five-time champions, so often lauded for their flair, failed to sparkle after […]

New Jersey arts festival: One shooter dead and 22 injured

New Jersey arts festival: One shooter dead and 22 injured

Image copyright Art All Night Image caption This photo, taken before the shooting, was posted on the event’s Facebook page At least 22 people, including a 13-year-old boy, were injured in a gun attack at an all-night arts festival in Trenton, in the US state of New Jersey. Police say at least two men opened […]