Witnessing Yemen’s desperate suffering

Witnessing Yemen’s desperate suffering

Media captionThe BBC travels deep into rebel held Yemen, to see starvation caused by war Severe food and medical shortages caused by two years of devastating war are having a major impact on everyday life in Yemen. The BBC’s Nawal al-Maghafi travelled across the country to see the effects first hand. Samira ran into the […]

Canadian town refuses to remove swastikas from park

Canadian town refuses to remove swastikas from park

Image copyright Erase the Hate A Canadian town says it will not remove swastikas from a public park because it has historical significance. The Nazi symbols adorn an anchor that was on display in Pointe-des-Cascades, Quebec. Corey Fleischer, who goes around Montreal removing hateful graffiti, tried to paint over the swastikas. But the mayor stopped […]

Trump says he is willing to ‘close government’ to build Mexico wall

Trump says he is willing to ‘close government’ to build Mexico wall

Media captionDonald Trump defends his Charlottesville response, but cuts out a key part Donald Trump says he will close down the US government if necessary to build his wall along the Mexico border. The president told supporters at a “Make America Great Again” rally in Phoenix, Arizona, that the opposition Democrats were being “obstructionist”. During […]

Hillary Clinton: ‘My skin crawled’ in Trump debate

Hillary Clinton says her “skin crawled” as Donald Trump loomed over her on stage in their presidential debate, as she reads an excerpt from her new memoir, What Happened, which is out on 12 September. Hillary Clinton: ‘My skin crawled’ in Trump debate

Yemen war: Air strike on hotel outside Sanaa ‘leaves 30 dead’

Yemen war: Air strike on hotel outside Sanaa ‘leaves 30 dead’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The roof of the two-storey hotel in the Arhab area collapsed following the air strike At least 30 people have been killed in a Saudi-led coalition air strike on the outskirts of Yemen’s capital, Sanaa, local medics and an aid group say. Witnesses said warplanes had bombed a hotel in […]

Egypt criticises US decision to withhold military aid

Egypt criticises US decision to withhold military aid

Image copyright AFP Image caption No reason was given for the cancellation of Sameh Shoukry’s meeting with Jared Kushner Egypt has criticised the United States after it reportedly withheld $195m (£152m) in military aid and cut $96m in other aid over human rights concerns. An Egyptian foreign ministry statement said the move – which has […]

Email prank ‘tricks’ Breitbart editors

Email prank ‘tricks’ Breitbart editors

Image copyright AFP Image caption Steve Bannon, impersonated by the prankster, was recently fired from the White House A British “prankster” has said editors at right-wing news website Breitbart replied to spoof emails purporting to come from Trump adviser Steve Bannon. The prankster shared emails in which staff discussed doing “dirty work” against US President […]

DoJ narrows Trump protesters data demand

DoJ narrows Trump protesters data demand

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Large protests were held in Washington DC on 20 January, the day of President Trump’s inauguration Visitors to an anti-Trump website will probably not have their internet protocol addresses turned over to the Department of Justice, after a legal standoff with a US web company. DreamHost had argued the […]

Royal Mail’s new electric vans unveiled

Royal Mail’s new electric vans unveiled

Image copyright Royal Mail Image caption The new vehicles will be trialled from today Royal Mail is beginning trials in London of nine fully electric vans with ranges of up to 100 miles. The vehicles, which come in various sizes, will distribute post from the central London depot. They were produced by Oxfordshire-based carmaker Arrival, […]

YouTube ‘made wrong call’ on Syria videos

YouTube ‘made wrong call’ on Syria videos

Image copyright Google Image caption The Qasioun News Agency channel, which documents the war in Syria, was temporarily removed YouTube has reinstated thousands of videos documenting violence in Syria that were removed “mistakenly”. Several videos were flagged as inappropriate by an automatic system designed to identify extremist content. Groups monitoring the conflict in Syria say […]