George Floyd death: Clashes across US as protesters demand justice

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionA police station was set on fire in third night of unrest in Minneapolis Protesters have clashed with police in cities across the US over the killing of an unarmed African-American man at the hands of officers in Minneapolis. Hundreds of people rallied outside the White House,

Coronavirus: Bill Gates ‘microchip’ conspiracy theory and other vaccine claims fact-checked

Image copyright TOBIAS SCHWARZ Image caption Conspiracy theorists around the world have put Bill Gates at the heart of their stories Speculation about a future coronavirus vaccine is ramping up and social-media posts from anti-vaccination campaigners are gaining more traction online. We’ve been debunking a few recent claims. Why the microchip rumours don’t stack up

90-year-old woman tries to help grandson during arrest

Bodycam footage shows a woman, dressed in what looks like a nightgown and holding a walking stick, coming out of her house to try to help her grandson who is being cautioned by police. Tye Anders, 21, was charged with evading arrest after allegedly running a stop sign in Midland, Texas. The incident with his

‘You can’t ask people to die’: Coronavirus woes deepen Argentina’s crisis

Image caption Sergio works as a cartonero – collecting litter on the streets of Buenos Aires Sergio Sanchez, 56, has lived through enough defaults and crises to know that Argentina’s economy can be a rollercoaster. Politicians come and go but economic troubles rarely go away. “Some governments have been better than others,” Sergio says. But

Akinwumi Adesina: Why the US is targeting a flamboyant Nigerian banker

Image copyright Getty Images The US and the African Development Bank have fallen out over allegations of corruption against the bank’s Nigerian head, writes former BBC Africa Business editor Larry Madowo. Akinwumi Adesina is a sharp dresser known for his expensive tailored suits, immaculate white shirts and an endless supply of colourful bow ties. But

Coronavirus: Belgian zoo comes back to life from lockdown

Image caption This elephant has been taking the lockdown in its stride If you didn’t know better you’d swear the elephants at the Park Pairi Daiza zoological gardens held a morning meeting. They line up with extraordinary discipline and precision on a keeper’s word of command and then dissolve into a friendly huddle. It is

China-India border: Why tensions are rising between the neighbours

Image copyright Press Information Bureau Image caption The area has become a hotspot in part because of a road India has built The armies of the world’s two most populous nations are locked in a tense face-off high in the Himalayas, which has the potential to escalate as they seek to further their strategic goals.

Coronavirus: Trump terminates US relationship with WHO

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption President Trump has accused the WHO of failing to hold Beijing to account US President Donald Trump has announced that he is terminating the country’s relationship with the World Health Organization (WHO). The president has accused the WHO of failing to hold Beijing to account over the coronavirus pandemic.

SpaceX launch: Nasa astronauts set for second try

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBad weather conditions delayed Wednesday’s launch attempt Rocket company SpaceX will make a second attempt in the coming hours to get Nasa astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken into orbit. Their flight to the International Space Station (ISS) on Wednesday was postponed because of poor weather at

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