Coronavirus deaths jump in Italy’s ‘darkest hour’

Coronavirus deaths jump in Italy’s ‘darkest hour’

Image copyright EPA Image caption Detainees protest on the roof of the San Vittore prison in Milan Italy's coronavirus death toll has jumped by 97 to 463, as Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte described the outbreak as the country's "darkest hour".The number of confirmed infections in Italy also increased to 9,172, up from 7,375 on Sunday,…
Hundreds freed from Nigeria ‘torture house’

Hundreds freed from Nigeria ‘torture house’

Image copyright Nigerian Police Image caption Some captives were as young as five years old Nigerian police say they have rescued nearly 500 people from a building that houses an Islamic school where they were detained and allegedly tortured.Those held at the facility in the northern city of Kaduna were all men and boys -…
MPs arrested amid Montenegro religious law clash

MPs arrested amid Montenegro religious law clash

Image copyright Reuters Image caption One opposition MP, Slaven Radunovic, was seen being carried out of the chamber by police Eighteen MPs were arrested by police as chaos broke out in Montenegro's parliament over a freedom of religion law that has sparked protests across the tiny Balkan republic.The law, which went through in the early…
White students ‘cut off’ black girl’s dreadlocks

White students ‘cut off’ black girl’s dreadlocks

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe 12-year-old says she was held down as her dreadlocks were cut offA 12-year-old African-American girl has accused three white classmates of pinning her down and cutting off her dreadlocks with scissors.Amari Allen says the assault happened during break time at her private school in Springfield, Virginia…
Is Trudeau doing enough on climate change?

Is Trudeau doing enough on climate change?

Image caption Sea level rise was once mainly due to thermal expansion of the oceans, but the melting of Greenland and Antarctica has now taken over as the principle driver For the first time in more than a decade, climate change is at the forefront of a federal election campaign in Canada. Can Justin Trudeau…
Half of people surviving ‘untreatable cancer’

Half of people surviving ‘untreatable cancer’

Image copyright Huw Evans picture agency More than half of patients can now survive a deadly skin cancer that was considered untreatable just a decade ago, say UK doctors.Ten years ago only one-in-20 patients would live for five years after being diagnosed with late-stage melanoma. Most would die in months.But drugs to harness the body's…
US envoy who defied Bush over Iraq war dies at 69

US envoy who defied Bush over Iraq war dies at 69

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Joseph Wilson and Valerie Plame moved to New Mexico to escape the limelight The US diplomat Joseph Wilson, who defied President George W Bush over the decision to go to war with Iraq, has died aged 69.In 2003, Mr Wilson disproved allegations used by the Bush administration as grounds…
Crew members flee South Korea oil tanker fire

Crew members flee South Korea oil tanker fire

Video At least nine crew members were injured following a blaze on a cargo ship docked in the South Korean port city of Ulsan.
Why Beyoncé loves my Ivorian designs

Why Beyoncé loves my Ivorian designs

Meet Ivorian designer Rebecca Zoro, the young woman on a mission to revolutionize African fashion. Her creations have been making waves in the fashion scene and even Beyoncé is a fan. In this BBC Africa One Minute Story, she explains how she made it to the top.
EU nations warn Iran over breaches of nuclear deal

EU nations warn Iran over breaches of nuclear deal

Image copyright EPA Image caption Iran's leader Hassan Rouhani met leaders at the UN General Assembly this week Britain, France and Germany have warned Iran against any further breaches of the international nuclear deal signed in 2015, the BBC has learnt.In New York on Thursday, the three EU signatories to the deal said they would…