Power cuts plunge Venezuela into darkness

Power cuts plunge Venezuela into darkness

Image copyright AFP Image caption Most of Caracas has been hit by the latest blackout Venezuela has been hit by another massive power cut, with the capital Caracas among the areas affected.It's believed at least 18 of the country's 23 states have lost power.Information Minister Jorge Rodrigues claimed the power cut was caused by an…
What to expect from Mueller hearings

What to expect from Mueller hearings

The former FBI director faces questions from two congressional committees about his report on the Donald Trump campaign and Russia. The BBC's Anthony Zurcher reminds us how we got here and what may lie ahead.Edited by Shrai Popat
What’s the best way to stay awake in meetings?

What’s the best way to stay awake in meetings?

Image copyright Getty Images US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross is reportedly prone to dozing off in meetings. He's not the only one. So is there a trick to stopping those eyelids from suddenly feeling so, so heavy?Meeting-induced sleepiness - it happens to the best of us. Former vice-presidents Joe Biden and Dick Cheney; Former Speaker…
Ronaldo will not face charges in ‘rape’ case

Ronaldo will not face charges in ‘rape’ case

Image copyright Getty Images Football star Cristiano Ronaldo will not face charges after being accused of sexual assault, US prosecutors say.Kathryn Mayorga, 34, had alleged that the Juventus player raped her at a Las Vegas hotel in 2009.She reportedly reached an out-of-court settlement with the Portuguese star in 2010, but sought to reopen the case…
Ex-US senator regrets resigning in #MeToo fallout

Ex-US senator regrets resigning in #MeToo fallout

Image copyright The Washington Post via Getty Images Image caption Former US Senator Al Franken leaves the Senate floor on 7 December, 2017 after delivering a speech resigning from his post Former US Senator Al Franken has said he "absolutely" regrets resigning from his post in 2017 following a wave of accusations of sexual misconduct.The…
Jo Swinson elected new Lib Dem leader

Jo Swinson elected new Lib Dem leader

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionNew Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson: "I will do whatever it takes to stop Brexit."Jo Swinson has become the first female Liberal Democrat leader, after decisively beating Sir Ed Davey in a poll of party members.She won 47,997 votes, against her opponent's 28,021.The 39-year old, who succeeds…
Hong Kong police criticised over mob violence

Hong Kong police criticised over mob violence

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionA large group of masked men in white T-shirts stormed Yuen Long stationHong Kong police are facing accusations of failing to protect pro-democracy activists who were attacked by unidentified assailants on Sunday.Opposition lawmakers say police inaction allowed criminals to beat up peaceful demonstrators after a rally.Dozens were…
The fight for Dragon Island

The fight for Dragon Island

The governor of the region says the dragons have become too tame. He has a clear vision of how the island should be transformed.  “So when people arrive it’s like: ‘Wow this is wild!” Laiskodat says.  “We are going to make wild Komodos, not like the tame ones now. People will come and see Komodos in their…
Apollo 11: How we landed on the Moon

Apollo 11: How we landed on the Moon

LiveLiveExplore the crucial 13 minutes that took humans to the Moon in 1969.Got 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 moreSummaryJoin us now as we count down to the final stages of the descentFifty years ago today, Neil Armstrong…
British Airways flights to Cairo cancelled

British Airways flights to Cairo cancelled

Image copyright PA Media British Airways has cancelled all flights to the Egyptian capital Cairo for a week as a security "precaution".Passengers about to board a BA flight to the city from London's Heathrow Airport were told that it was cancelled - and that there would be no alternative flights for a week.The airline did…