Trump gets own ‘Statue of Liberty’ in Slovenia

Trump gets own ‘Statue of Liberty’ in Slovenia

Image copyright AFP Image caption The wooden statue of Donald Trump was reportedly designed by Tomaz Schlegl and erected weeks after one of his wife, Melania A wooden statue of the US president has been built in his wife's home country of Slovenia, dividing opinion there. The nearly 26ft (8m) tall statue was constructed on…
14:30 in Rio. The story of a death

14:30 in Rio. The story of a death

Rio’s military police department said in an email to the BBC that four military officers who were in a patrol car had come under fire near the Carmen Cintra street by two armed men on two motorbikes. After a gunfight, they returned to the police station, unaware that people had been hit. But investigating cases…
Tyson Fury v Otto Wallin – radio & text

Tyson Fury v Otto Wallin – radio & text

LiveLiveTyson Fury v Otto WallinBBC Radio 5 liveGot a TV Licence?You need one to watch live TV on any channel or device, and BBC programmes on iPlayer. It’s the law.Find out moreSummaryFight due to start shortlyListen live on BBC Radio 5 Live (press the play button at the top)Both men undefeated - Fury 28 wins…
Pinterest to push vaccine searches to health sites

Pinterest to push vaccine searches to health sites

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Pinterest is an online scrap booking platform Pinterest users searching for vaccine-related information will be directed to results from "public health organisations". Last year, the social platform stopped showing results for vaccine searches to tackle the spread of misinformation.Social media companies are facing increasing scrutiny over how they moderate…
Brexit negotiators ‘to step up tempo’

Brexit negotiators ‘to step up tempo’

Image copyright Reuters The UK's Brexit negotiators will meet their EU counterparts twice a week during September to discuss a new deal.It follows a backlash from MPs and opponents of a no-deal Brexit against the prime minister's decision to suspend Parliament next month.Boris Johnson said "it is now time for both sides to step up…
Hong Kong police storm metro system after protests

Hong Kong police storm metro system after protests

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPolice battled protesters on a metro trainHong Kong police have violently tackled suspected protesters after thousands marched in the city in defiance of a ban.Images show police hitting people with batons and using pepper spray on a train in Hong Kong's underground metro.Police said they were called…
Ben Stokes century leads England to Ashes-saving win at Headingley

Ben Stokes century leads England to Ashes-saving win at Headingley

Media playback is not supported on this device Watch the moment England keep the Ashes aliveMen's Ashes: Third Specsavers Test, Headingley (day four of five)Australia 179 (Labuschagne 74, Archer 6-45) & 246 (Labuschagne 80)England 67 (Hazlewood 5-30) & 362-9 (Stokes 135*, Root 77, Hazlewood 4-85)England won by one wicketScorecardBen Stokes' astonishing 135 not out repeated…
UK flights delayed by French air control ‘outage’

UK flights delayed by French air control ‘outage’

Image copyright EPA Some flights to and from the UK are facing delays because of problems affecting French air traffic control.British Airways said an "outage" had affected flights travelling through French and Spanish airspace.Easyjet tweeted that it was experiencing disruption due to a "partial failure of French air traffic control systems".Gatwick Airport urged passengers to…
Why this woman decided to knit Trump’s tweets

Why this woman decided to knit Trump’s tweets

US artist Diana Waymar wanted to find a way of relating to the current political atmosphere. So she began knitting President Donald Trump’s tweets. And she invited others to do the same. The resulting collection is on display in a New York City gallery.Video by Mat Morrison and James Cooke, with thanks to Lingua Franca
Freedom of movement ‘will end’ after Brexit

Freedom of movement ‘will end’ after Brexit

Image copyright Getty Images No 10 has said rules allowing EU nationals to live and work freely in the UK will end in the event of a no-deal Brexit at the end of October. Theresa May's government had considered extending freedom of movement to 2021 or allowing EU citizens to stay in the UK for…