Wikileaks dump has made US ‘less safe’, says ex-CIA boss

Former CIA boss Michael Hayden has said the supposed leak of highly sensitive CIA data by Wikileaks is “incredibly damaging” and has put lives at risk. The website claims the papers give details of a wide range of hacking methods used by the American spy agency, via mobile phones and other gadgets. The CIA has […]

Amal Clooney: ‘Yazidis in Iraq are IS genocide victims’

The lawyer acting on behalf of the Yazidis in Iraq is calling for a formal investigation into Islamic State (IS) for the crime of genocide. Amal Clooney, whose husband is the Hollywood film star George Clooney, told the BBC’s Fiona Bruce why she decided to represent the Yazidis – an ethnic Kurdish group – and […]

White House tourists get a surprise

Visitors to the White House have been treated to a surprise as tours of the executive mansion resumed for the first time since President Donald Trump took office. There were squeals of delight from a group of children as Mr Trump himself appeared from behind a screen. Can you spot the Hillary Clinton portrait photo-bombing […]

Munira Ahmed: Life as the face of the Trump resistance

Munira Ahmed is the woman portrayed wearing a stars-and-stripes hijab in a famous Women’s March poster. She tells the BBC what its like to have her image on posters around the world. Produced by Nadia Alhuraimi. Filmed and edited by Olivia Lace-Evans Munira Ahmed: Life as the face of the Trump resistance

US housing boss Ben Carson calls US slaves ‘immigrants’

Ben Carson, the secretary of housing and urban development, has compared slaves to immigrants, on his first day in his new job. In a 40-minute speech to staff, he praised immigrants who worked long hours to build a better future for their children. “That’s what America is about. A land of dreams and opportunity,” he […]

Iran’s ex-leader joins Twitter despite previous ban

Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has joined Twitter – despite previously banning it. Some have pointed out the similarity between his account and that of Barack Obama. Iran’s ex-leader joins Twitter despite previous ban

‘Say My Name’: The Chinese students fighting racism

Last month Chinese students at Columbia University in New York City were targeted by racist vandals who ripped the name tags bearing their Chinese names off dorm doors. So they made a video about what their Chinese name means to them. They explain how it went viral. Filmed by Max Toomey and edited by Joshua […]

Five ways to avoid breathing polluted air

7 March 2017 Last updated at 00:23 GMT BBC News Science Editor David Shukman offers simple tips on how to avoid inhaling air from traffic and other common sources of pollution. Five ways to avoid breathing polluted air

Ben Carson calls US slaves ‘immigrants’

Ben Carson, the secretary of housing and urban development, has compared slaves to immigrants, on his first day in his new job. In a 40-minute speech to staff, he praised immigrants who worked long hours to build a better future for their children. “That’s what America is about. A land of dreams and opportunity,” he […]