Parker Solar Probe: Nasa launches mission to ‘touch the Sun’

Parker Solar Probe: Nasa launches mission to ‘touch the Sun’

Media captionThe Parker Solar Probe spacecraft takes off on its mission to the Sun US space agency Nasa has launched its mission to send a satellite closer to the Sun than any before. The Parker Solar Probe rocket lifted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida. The probe is set to become the fastest-moving manmade object in […]

Seattle-Tacoma plane thief ‘had full airport credentials’

Seattle-Tacoma plane thief ‘had full airport credentials’

Media captionStolen plane: Footage shows aerial stunts A man who stole an empty passenger plane from Seattle airport and then crashed it was an airline worker with full credentials, authorities say. The 29-year-old had worked for Horizon Air for more than three years, towing and tidying aircraft and loading bags. The man, named by US […]

Kanye West: I wasn’t stumped by Kimmel’s Trump question

Kanye West: I wasn’t stumped by Kimmel’s Trump question

Media captionThe Kanye West moments that shocked us Kanye West has denied being stumped when asked on TV about his support for President Donald Trump – saying he didn’t have time to reply. The normally chatty rapper seemed lost for words when TV host Jimmy Kimmel asked him whether he thought Mr Trump cared about […]

Nobel Prize-winning author VS Naipaul dies aged 85

Nobel Prize-winning author VS Naipaul dies aged 85

Image copyright Getty Images Novelist Sir VS Naipaul, who won the Nobel Prize in literature, has died aged 85, his family have said. Sir Vidia, who was born in rural Trinidad in 1932, wrote more than 30 books including A Bend in the River and his masterpiece, A House for Mr Biswas. His wife Lady […]

Indonesia plane crash: Boy, 12, survives Papua accident

Indonesia plane crash: Boy, 12, survives Papua accident

Image copyright AFP Image caption Rescuers walked for two hours to reach the site of the crash A 12-year-old boy has been found alive in the wreckage of a plane crash which killed eight people in Indonesia. Photos from the scene show the boy conscious and looking at the camera. He was found with the […]

Zimbabwe election: Inauguration delayed after result challenged

Zimbabwe election: Inauguration delayed after result challenged

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption President Emmerson Mnangagwa narrowly won the 30 July election, the electoral commission says Sunday’s inauguration of Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa has been halted after a legal challenge by the opposition against the election result. MDC leader Nelson Chamisa says he has evidence to show that he was cheated out […]

Kenya tears down ‘illegal’ upmarket mall

Kenya tears down ‘illegal’ upmarket mall

Image copyright Peter Mwai/BBC Image caption Buildings on Nairobi River wetlands are being ripped down Mechanical claws of excavators have been tearing into buildings in an upmarket area of Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, at the government’s request. Plush homes and shopping malls are among the 4,000 or so buildings targeted for demolition. Among them, the Ukay […]

Head teacher busted sitting student’s exam

Head teacher busted sitting student’s exam

Image caption Benjamin Manirambona (R) was confronted in the exam hall by the minister for education and police officers A head teacher in Burundi has been arrested for trying to disguise himself as a student and sit a national exam on another person’s behalf. Police officers burst into the exam hall where Benjamin Manirambona took […]

Zimbabwe election: MDC’s Chamisa mounts legal challenge against result

Zimbabwe election: MDC’s Chamisa mounts legal challenge against result

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Opposition leader Nelson Chamisa believes he was cheated out of the presidential election Zimbabwe’s main opposition leader, Nelson Chamisa, has filed a legal challenge against President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s recent election victory. Mr Chamisa says he has evidence to show that he was cheated out of the 30 July presidential election. […]

Kenya tears down ‘illegal’ upmarket mall

Kenya tears down ‘illegal’ upmarket mall

Image copyright Peter Mwai/BBC Image caption Buildings on Nairobi River wetlands are being ripped down Mechanical claws of excavators have been tearing into buildings in an upmarket area of Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, at the government’s request. Plush homes and shopping malls are among the 4,000 or so buildings targeted for demolition. Among them, the Ukay […]