Climate talks: ‘Save us’ from global warming, US urged

Climate talks: ‘Save us’ from global warming, US urged

Image copyright UNFCCC Image caption Fiji’s Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama told the conference that climate change was not a hoax The next head of the UN global climate talks has appealed for the US to “save” Pacific islands from the impacts of global warming. Fijian Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama said that the islands needed the […]

Mike Pence, VP-elect, booed at Hamilton musical

Media captionThe cast of the Broadway hit musical Hamilton US Vice-President-elect Mike Pence was booed on Friday at a performance of the hit musical Hamilton. After the show, a cast member thanked Mr Pence for attending and read a letter to him on stage. “We, sir, are the diverse America who are alarmed and anxious […]

South Korea protests demanding president resign continue

South Korea protests demanding president resign continue

Image copyright AP Image caption Protesters chanted ‘Park Geun-Hye resign’ as they waved candles and placards above their heads Tens of thousands of protesters have gathered in Seoul for the fourth week in a row as they continue to demand President Park Geun-hye stand down. The protesters chanted “Park Geun-Hye resign” as they waved candles […]

Zika virus ‘no longer an emergency’ – WHO

Zika virus ‘no longer an emergency’ – WHO

Image copyright EPA Image caption Zika virus has been linked to microcephaly, which causes babies to be born with head and brain defects The mosquito-borne Zika virus will no longer be treated as an international medical emergency, the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared. By lifting its nine-month-old declaration, the UN’s health agency is acknowledging […]

Malawian ‘hyena man’ guilty of ritual sex

Malawian ‘hyena man’ guilty of ritual sex

Image copyright AFP Image caption Aniva was the subject of a BBC feature into sexual cleansing practices in Malawi in July An HIV-positive Malawian man has been found guilty for having unprotected sex with newly bereaved widows. The practice of “widow cleansing”, when a widow must have sex after her husband dies, was outlawed a […]

Malawian ‘hyena man’ guilty of ritual sex

Malawian ‘hyena man’ guilty of ritual sex

Image copyright AFP Image caption Aniva was the subject of a BBC feature into sexual cleansing practices in Malawi in July An HIV-positive Malawian man has been found guilty for having unprotected sex with newly bereaved widows. The practice of “widow cleansing”, when a widow must have sex after her husband dies, was outlawed a […]

Kenyan vasectomies broadcast live on Facebook

Kenyan vasectomies broadcast live on Facebook

Image caption As the doctors operated behind a curtain, a panel of experts discussed family planning Vasectomy operations on men in Kenya have been live streamed from a theatre in the capital as part a campaign to promote the sterilisation procedure. At least 150 men booked in for the 20-minute procedure which involves severing the […]

Turkey failed coup: Officers ‘seeking Nato asylum’

Turkey failed coup: Officers ‘seeking Nato asylum’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Turkish coup convulsed society and led to a major purge A number of Turkish officers posted to Nato have sought asylum since the country’s failed military coup in July, Nato’s secretary-general has said. Jens Stoltenberg said the officers had requested asylum in the countries where they had been […]

Mozambique fuel tanker blast kills dozens

Mozambique fuel tanker blast kills dozens

At least 73 people have been killed and 110 injured in a fuel tanker explosion in western Mozambique, officials say. The circumstances of the blast on Thursday afternoon in the village of Caphiridzange in Tete province, near the border with Malawi, remain unclear. Some reports say the driver of the tanker was trying to sell […]

Faf du Plessis: South Africa captain charged with ball tampering v Australia

Faf du Plessis: South Africa captain charged with ball tampering v Australia

Faf du Plessis has played 33 Tests South Africa captain Faf du Plessis has been charged with ball tampering in the second Test win over Australia in Hobart. Video footage appears to show the 32-year-old licking his finger and shining the ball while eating a sweet. Du Plessis was charged for breaching level two of […]