The road that tells the story of a country

Fergal Keane reveals the crisis along a road in the Democratic Republic of Congo that threatens hundreds of thousands. Nearly half a million severely malnourished children are at risk of starvation in the country’s Kasai region. The UN has just declared the crisis in DRC as the highest level of emergency – the same as […]

Chris Froome: UCI ‘right’ to ask questions over failed test result

Chris Froome: UCI ‘right’ to ask questions over failed test result

Chris Froome became the first British winner of the Vuelta a Espana this year Chris Froome is facing questions after returning an “adverse” drugs test at the Vuelta a Espana. The Team Sky rider had double the allowed level of legal asthma drug Salbutamol in his urine. Cycling’s world governing body the UCI wants more […]

Democrat ‘defeats Moore in Alabama race’, dealing setback to Trump

Democrat ‘defeats Moore in Alabama race’, dealing setback to Trump

Image copyright Getty Images Doug Jones is projected to become the first Democrat in 25 years to win a US Senate seat for Alabama after a bitter campaign against Republican Roy Moore. The 63-year-old former prosecutor’s victory would deal a blow to Republicans, narrowing their majority to 51-49 in the Senate. The election took a […]

New York bombing suspect Akayed Ullah warned Trump on Facebook

New York bombing suspect Akayed Ullah warned Trump on Facebook

Image copyright CBS Image caption Akayed Ullah emigrated to the US with his family in 2011 The man who faces terror charges over Monday’s bus terminal bombing in New York posted a warning to President Donald trump just before the attack. “Trump you failed to protect your nation,” it read. The post by Akayed Ullah […]

Roy Moore faces verdict of voters in Alabama Senate election

Roy Moore faces verdict of voters in Alabama Senate election

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The race between Doug Jones (left) and Roy Moore is too close to call Alabama voters are heading to the polls in a Senate election that could have wider implications for President Donald Trump. Republican candidate Roy Moore, a former Alabama judge who has been accused of once molesting […]

Facebook to overhaul Irish tax scheme

Facebook to overhaul Irish tax scheme

Image copyright AFP Facebook is to overhaul its tax structure so that it pays tax in the country where profits are earned, instead of using an Irish subsidiary. The online advertising giant is to make the change in every country outside the US where it has an office. In 2016, Facebook said it would stop […]

Trump accused of ‘slut shaming’ Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

Trump accused of ‘slut shaming’ Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mrs Gillibrand represents Mr Trump’s hometown of New York US President Donald Trump has been accused of trying to “slut shame” a female senator who demanded he quit over sexual misconduct claims. Mr Trump claimed Kirsten Gillibrand had come “begging” to him for campaign donations and “would do anything” […]

Alabama Senate race: Trump records message for Roy Moore

Alabama Senate race: Trump records message for Roy Moore

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Roy Moore speaks at a final campaign rally in Alabama on Monday US President Donald Trump has recorded an audio message for a Republican Senate candidate accused of sexual misconduct, on the eve of the election. The president has thrown his political weight fully behind former Alabama judge Roy Moore, […]

New York Port Authority attack: Man held after Manhattan blast

New York Port Authority attack: Man held after Manhattan blast

Media captionThe explosion occurred as the Monday rush hour was getting under way A man is being held after an attempted terror attack at New York City’s main bus terminal, officials say. “Terrorists won’t win,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said after a blast at the Port Authority terminal in Manhattan during the morning rush hour […]