Aukus: France recalls envoys amid security pact row
Fri, 17 Sep 2021 21:58:32 GMT
The "exceptional decision" follows a pact between Australia, the US and UK, which scuppered a French deal.
Afghanistan: Girls excluded as Afghan secondary schools reopen
Sat, 18 Sep 2021 10:14:29 GMT
"Everything looks very dark," a schoolgirl tells the BBC as schools reopen for boys but not girls.
Afghanistan: US admits Kabul drone strike killed civilians
Sat, 18 Sep 2021 03:51:53 GMT
An inquiry finds the strike, days before the US pullout, killed 10 members of a family - not militants.
Gabby Petito: Fiance Brian Laundrie goes missing too
Sat, 18 Sep 2021 08:00:30 GMT
Brian Laundrie, a person of interest in the disappearance of Gabby Petito, has gone missing.
Canada election: Why it takes 30 years to buy a house in Canada
Sat, 18 Sep 2021 00:31:43 GMT
Canada's skyrocketing housing costs have become a key election issue this year.
Robert Durst convicted: US millionaire found guilty of first-degree murder
Sat, 18 Sep 2021 05:08:41 GMT
Durst was convicted of killing his best friend Susan Berman in 2000, and is likely to die in prison.
Abdelaziz Bouteflika: Former Algerian president dies aged 84
Sat, 18 Sep 2021 02:53:46 GMT
Bouteflika led Algeria for 20 years, but his bid for a fifth term led to huge protests in 2019.
Migrants in Texas: US 'to fly thousands back to Haiti'
Sat, 18 Sep 2021 07:38:42 GMT
Thousands of migrants are camping under a Texas-Mexico border bridge, in squalid conditions.
Police warn of threats ahead of right-wing rally at US Capitol
Fri, 17 Sep 2021 20:14:33 GMT
Fencing has been erected at the US Capitol to prevent chaos similar to the 6 January pro-Trump riot.
Brazil legend Pele says he is 'recovering very well' after surgery
Sat, 18 Sep 2021 06:35:23 GMT
Brazil legend Pele says he is "recovering well" from a recent operation after briefly being readmitted to intensive care.
England overhauls Covid-19 travel rules
Fri, 17 Sep 2021 17:45:24 GMT
Fully vaccinated travellers will also no longer need to take PCR tests, says the transport secretary.
Chess icon sues Netflix for Queen's Gambit portrayal
Fri, 17 Sep 2021 14:59:56 GMT
Nona Gaprindashvili files a defamation lawsuit claiming she was incorrectly portrayed in the series.
Climate change: UN warning over nations' climate plans
Fri, 17 Sep 2021 15:21:30 GMT
Climate plans of more than 100 countries show we're heading in the wrong direction, the UN says.
Covid-19: US FDA recommends booster jabs for over 65s
Fri, 17 Sep 2021 22:54:49 GMT
However, a proposal to fully approve boosters for everyone aged 16 and over was rejected.
Afghanistan: The escape of the whirling dancer
Fri, 17 Sep 2021 23:07:09 GMT
How the only female whirling dancer in Afghanistan made it out of Kabul.
Ros Atkins On… the ethics of Covid booster jabs
Sat, 18 Sep 2021 00:19:09 GMT
Ros Atkins looks at the ethics of Western countries rolling out Covid booster jabs while millions globally remain unvaccinated.
'The Universe is so vast'
Fri, 17 Sep 2021 14:42:54 GMT
The three men make a safe return after 90 days in space - China's longest ever crewed mission.
Week in pictures: 11 - 17 September 2021
Sat, 18 Sep 2021 00:42:22 GMT
A selection of powerful images from all over the globe, taken this week.
Naomi Campbell on being a mother: I have a dream child
Fri, 17 Sep 2021 12:37:31 GMT
The 51-year-old British supermodel revealed that she became a first-time mother to a girl in May.
Thailand Covid: Idle taxis used to grow food for out-of-work drivers
Fri, 17 Sep 2021 17:34:11 GMT
With Thailand's capital under tight Covid restrictions, taxis are being repurposed to grow food.
Priyanka Chopra sorry for role on The Activist
Fri, 17 Sep 2021 08:44:05 GMT
The show was originally pitched as a competition series but will now become a documentary.
California fires: General Sherman and other sequoias given blankets
Fri, 17 Sep 2021 12:12:33 GMT
Fire-resistant blankets protect General Sherman and other sequoias as a California blaze closes in.
Mosquitoes sucked up by traps that mimic breathing
Fri, 17 Sep 2021 15:13:37 GMT
More than 300 traps have been deployed in the French town of Hyères to catch mosquitos.
North Korea reveals train-launched missile system
Thu, 16 Sep 2021 15:38:44 GMT
North Korean state media has unveiled what appears to be a new rail-based ballistic missile system.
Africa's week in pictures: 10-16 September 2021
Thu, 16 Sep 2021 23:12:58 GMT
A selection of the best photos from the African continent and beyond.
German elections: How Angela Merkel changed her country
Sat, 18 Sep 2021 00:52:24 GMT
Young people have never known another leader, and many worry for the future as old certainties shift.
'There’s security but no money': Afghans settle into life under Taliban rule
Fri, 17 Sep 2021 15:32:02 GMT
In Mazar-i-Sharif, former army pilots are flying Taliban around and families are selling possessions for food.
Hyderabad rape suspect found dead: Is it murder or suicide?
Sat, 18 Sep 2021 01:31:35 GMT
Police say the 30-year-old man raped and killed a child in the city of Hyderabad last week.
Aukus: Defence pact an awkward wake-up call for Europe
Fri, 17 Sep 2021 17:11:00 GMT
As Australia, the UK and the US seal a security pact, the EU does not quite know where to look.
The American heiress who saved countless lives
Sat, 18 Sep 2021 00:46:47 GMT
Muriel Gardiner's courage fighting fascism in Austria inspired an Oscar-winning film. Who was she?
Kenya's CBC education reform: How scarecrows are terrifying parents
Sat, 18 Sep 2021 01:14:16 GMT
A new school curriculum means challenging tasks end up being performed by parents not their children.
Mexico metro collapse: 'All I ever wanted was for my son to come home'
Sat, 18 Sep 2021 01:00:19 GMT
The mother of the youngest victim of Mexico's metro crash takes on some of the country's richest people.
Lil Nas X: Is the rapper the defining star of his generation?
Fri, 17 Sep 2021 10:38:49 GMT
The rapper has subverted hip-hop with his LGBT-positive lyrics, while dominating critics on social media.
Gen Z battles to bring back unions, one Starbucks at a time
Thu, 16 Sep 2021 23:13:14 GMT
Younger Americans are reviving US labour activism amid stagnant wages and Covid hardship.
Alex Murdaugh: Hot shot lawyer turns himself in for 'hit man suicide' plot
Thu, 16 Sep 2021 22:14:31 GMT
Months after his wife and son were found dead, police say Alex Murdaugh arranged a hit - on himself.
Why North Korea's cruise missile launch could worry other nations
Fri, 17 Sep 2021 00:41:06 GMT
Though cruise missiles are not banned by the UN, this test presents new problems for other nations.
Canada federal election: The man who could topple Trudeau
Thu, 16 Sep 2021 23:11:39 GMT
The new Conservative leader has tied Justin Trudeau in the polls with a pitch to moderate voters.
Afghanistan: Life under Taliban rule one month on
Wed, 15 Sep 2021 19:42:54 GMT
Secunder Kermani looks at life in northern Afghanistan, four weeks after the militants seized power.
Superb Saint-Maximin goal earns draw for Newcastle against Leeds
Fri, 17 Sep 2021 21:15:45 GMT
Allan Saint-Maximin's fine equaliser lifts the pressure on Newcastle boss Steve Bruce as his side earned a point against Leeds.
'I am not going to apologise' - Guardiola not sorry for fans comments
Fri, 17 Sep 2021 12:43:14 GMT
Pep Guardiola has said he will not apologise for calling on more Manchester City fans to attend their Premier League game with Southampton.
ECB to decide on Pakistan matches 'in next 48 hours' after NZ abandon tour because of 'security alert'
Fri, 17 Sep 2021 17:36:39 GMT
New Zealand men's team abandon their limited-overs tour of Pakistan following a New Zealand government "security alert".
'A boycott of Afghanistan cricket wouldn't help the country's women's players'
Fri, 17 Sep 2021 17:41:41 GMT
Why a boycott of Afghanistan's men's cricket team would harm country's women's players.
England 8-0 North Macedonia: Lionesses thrash visitors in Sarina Wiegman's first match
Fri, 17 Sep 2021 20:12:42 GMT
England thrash North Macedonia in Sarina Wiegman's first game in charge to open their World Cup qualifying campaign.
'It almost feels like it's not me playing' - Raducanu on watching US Open final for first time
Fri, 17 Sep 2021 09:40:01 GMT
US Open champion Emma Raducanu says it felt like somebody else was playing as she watched Saturday's final for the first time on returning home.
Hushpuppi - the Instagram influencer and international fraudster
Tue, 14 Sep 2021 22:50:54 GMT
How Nigerian Ramon Abbas went from a romance scammer to a so-called "Billionaire Gucci Master".
‘Havana syndrome ’ and the mystery of the microwaves
Wed, 08 Sep 2021 23:08:29 GMT
The BBC investigates a mystery illness dubbed "Havana syndrome" that has affected American diplomats and spies.
'The near-death experience that made me a top musician'
Thu, 09 Sep 2021 23:49:20 GMT
When Tony Kofi had a near-fatal accident, he had a vision of himself playing a musical instrument. It would change his life forever.
Chaos and confusion: The frenzied final hours of the Afghan government
Wed, 08 Sep 2021 00:42:55 GMT
Through interviews with insiders, BBC News has pieced together an account of how Afghanistan’s government unravelled.
'I studied law in jail - now I want to change the system'
Sat, 04 Sep 2021 23:41:00 GMT
LaTonya Myers spent nine months in jail because she couldn’t afford bail - now she's helping others facing the same challenge.