The feminist who revolutionised Egypt

Huda Shaarawi was an Egyptian feminist who removed her veil publicly in a rejection of the harem system which kept girls and women separate from men. Hers is the second story in a new eight-part series, African Women who Changed the World, which aims to shed light on great African women whose stories deserve to […]

Trump says he ‘misspoke’ at Putin summit

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The Silver Snipers: Gamers on a mission

Meet the Silver Snipers: five veteran Swedes who have won over gaming fans young and old. Video journalist: Natalia Zuo Producer: Jonathan Griffin You can follow BBC Trending on Twitter @BBCtrending, and find us on Facebook. And you can listen to Trending on the BBC World Service. All our stories are at bbc.com/trending. The Silver […]

Trump sheds light on his crucial error at Putin summit

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Nelson Mandela: Why some young South Africans think he ‘sold out’

One hundred years after the birth of Nelson Mandela, racial inequality in South Africa is still a major issue. Some young people have begun to reassess his legacy, calling him a “sell-out”. The BBC went to Nelson Mandela Bridge in central Johannesburg to ask young South Africans for their views of the anti-apartheid icon. Nelson […]

Thai cave rescue: Saying sorry to cave spirit Nang Norn

As the rescued Thai boys recover from their ordeal in the Tham Luang cave, members of their community are seeking forgiveness from the cave’s spirit, Nang Norn. Video by Tessa Wong. Thai cave rescue: Saying sorry to cave spirit Nang Norn

Silver Snipers: The geriatric gamers on a mission

Meet the Silver Snipers: five veteran Swedes who have won over gaming fans young and old. Video journalist: Natalia Zuo Producer: Jonathan Griffin You can follow BBC Trending on Twitter @BBCtrending, and find us on Facebook. And you can listen to Trending on the BBC World Service. All our stories are at bbc.com/trending. Silver Snipers: […]

Mandela or Obama, who is the better dancer?

Barack Obama was in South Africa for the Nelson Mandela centenary celebrations. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said Mr Obama shared many of Mandela’s qualities, but he could not dance as well. The former US President, who recently demonstrated his moves in Kenya, disagreed. Mandela or Obama, who is the better dancer?

Mobile ringtone replaces sound of Swiss church bells

Mobile phone ringtones have temporarily replaced the sound of bells as renovation work takes place at a church in Lucerne, Switzerland. The town’s Catholic Church decided to involve art students from the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences in the renovation of St Peter’s Chapel. The idea of replacing the pealing of bells with mobile phone […]

Cyclist falls into drawbridge gap

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