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Bill Cosby sentenced to state prison for sexual assault

He was once "America's Dad" but now comedian Bill Cosby is starting a jail term for sexual assault.

Published on 25 September 2018 | 7:32 pm


Brett Kavanaugh: Trump doubts 'drunk' sex assault accuser

"She admits that she was drunk," the president says of his Supreme Court nominee's second accuser.

Published on 25 September 2018 | 6:56 pm


US imposes sanctions on Venezuela's First Lady Cilia Flores

The US is increasing pressure on Venezuela's president by imposing sanctions on his key allies.

Published on 25 September 2018 | 6:00 pm


Trump at UN: Iran 'sowing chaos, death, destruction'

The US president defends abandoning the Iran nuclear deal in a wide-ranging speech to the UN.

Published on 25 September 2018 | 5:07 pm


Angola's Jose Filomeno dos Santos detained over 'fraud'

Angola's Jose Filomeno dos Santos is the most prominent person to be arrested under the new leader.

Published on 25 September 2018 | 4:45 pm


South Africa's Mbeki blasts ANC for becoming 'black party'

South Africa's ex-President Thabo Mbeki says his party has abandoned non-racialism over land reform.

Published on 25 September 2018 | 4:43 pm


Saudi Arabia opens high-speed railway linking holy cities

The 450km Haramain line linking Mecca and Medina has trains that can travel up to 300km/h.

Published on 25 September 2018 | 3:59 pm


Instagram: How it became a social media giant

The co-founders of the photo-sharing app are stepping down. What made their idea so successful?

Published on 25 September 2018 | 3:53 pm


Stefan Lofven: Sweden's parliament ousts prime minister

Stefan Lofven loses a vote of confidence weeks after an election which saw a far-right surge.

Published on 25 September 2018 | 3:24 pm


'Spiderman' balcony rescue: Father of dangling child given suspended sentence

The man who left the four-year-old unattended is given a three-month suspended sentence.

Published on 25 September 2018 | 3:21 pm


President Donald Trump gets unexpected laugh at United Nations

The US president was speaking to the UN general assembly about the achievements of his administration.

Published on 25 September 2018 | 3:18 pm


Ryanair to cancel 190 flights on Friday across Europe

Unions say Ryanair faces its biggest day of industrial action as they fight for better conditions.

Published on 25 September 2018 | 2:53 pm


Elderly Spanish couple found in Oviedo park after flat eviction

Housing campaigners say the couple's vulnerability was ignored by a Spanish court.

Published on 25 September 2018 | 2:42 pm


Is being vegan better for the environment?

An increasing number of people are choosing the plant-based diet.

Published on 25 September 2018 | 2:20 pm


L'Origine du Monde: Mystery Courbet nude uncovered 150 years on

A ballet dancer was the subject of Courbet's L'Origine du Monde, says a French literary expert.

Published on 25 September 2018 | 1:31 pm


India court rules lesbian couple can live together

It is thought to be the first such case since gay sex was decriminalised earlier this month.

Published on 25 September 2018 | 12:38 pm


Theatre poster upsets Russian bureaucrats

Satire censorship backfires on Russian city authorities.

Published on 25 September 2018 | 12:21 pm


Gujarat lion deaths: What killed 11 big cats?

Local officials say most of the lions likely died due to "infighting" to protect their territories.

Published on 25 September 2018 | 11:31 am


In pictures: Politicians taking babies to work

The New Zealand PM is among several politicians to take their newborn to work.

Published on 25 September 2018 | 11:26 am


'Most adorable random act of kindness ever'?

Social media users have responded with delight to a "random act of kindness" which made a little boy's day

Published on 25 September 2018 | 10:58 am


Best Fifa Football Awards: Can anyone make sense of them?

Was Salah's goal really the best? And why was best keeper winner Thibaut Courtois not in the Best XI? BBC Sport tries to unravel the Fifa Football Awards.

Published on 25 September 2018 | 10:10 am


Portugal shipwreck is 'discovery of a decade'

The wreckage of a boat that sank 400 years ago is found to contain currency used in the slave trade.

Published on 25 September 2018 | 9:32 am


Brett Kavanaugh: 'I've never sexually assaulted anyone'

Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh denies sexual misconduct claims in a Fox News interview.

Published on 25 September 2018 | 3:15 am


Water shortages fuel ongoing protests in Basra, Iraq

Anti-government protesters in Basra, Iraq, are demanding reliable electricity and water.

Published on 25 September 2018 | 1:35 am


Quiz: Test your knowledge of evolution

There are many myths and misunderstandings about evolution - how much do you know?

Published on 25 September 2018 | 12:02 am


Letter from Africa: Why I was sentenced to 5,000 years in jail

Rodney D Sieh, editor of Liberia's FrontPageAfrica, reflects on what his career says about journalism in West Africa.

Published on 24 September 2018 | 11:54 pm


The world's worst place to be stranded at sea?

Abhilash Tomy was rescued 2,000 miles from land, but is there a worse place to have an accident at sea?

Published on 24 September 2018 | 11:50 pm


How translation apps are ironing out embarrassing gaffes

The goal of real-time natural language translation is getting closer, but mistakes still happen.

Published on 24 September 2018 | 11:02 pm


BTS star: 'I was lucky I didn't give it all up'

In the first ever speech by a K-pop group to the UN, BTS's RM urged young people to love themselves.

Published on 24 September 2018 | 10:35 pm


Indiana school bus driver fired for letting kids drive

She's now facing preliminary felony charges for allowing students to drive.

Published on 24 September 2018 | 10:28 pm


Taiwan hair salon covers 'swastika' signs after outcry

A shop has covered its logos after being criticised by local German and Jewish communities.

Published on 20 September 2018 | 3:17 pm


Church protests halt Georgia cannabis law

Georgia rethinks legalising cannabis cultivation after church protests.

Published on 18 September 2018 | 3:33 pm








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