Former UN chief Javier Pérez de Cuéllar dies aged 100

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Javier Pérez de Cuéllar garnered a reputation as a peacemaker during his UN tenure Former UN chief and Peruvian Prime Minister Javier Pérez de Cuéllar has died aged 100. Mr Pérez de Cuéllar’s son told local radio station RPP he died at his home in Peru. During his two terms

Italy’s Corinaldo tragedy: Pepper spray stampede suspects to face judge

Image copyright Shutterstock Image caption Among the six victims was Eleonora Girolimini – one of her children kissed her coffin at her funeral in Ancona in December 2018 The stampede at the Lanterna Azzurra (Blue Lantern) club was a tragedy that traumatised Italy in December 2018, leaving five teenagers and a woman dead. Two hundred

#RIPTwitter trends as firm tests vanishing tweets

Image copyright Getty Images Twitter is testing a feature that will allow some tweets to disappear after 24 hours, it announced on Wednesday. The new feature called “fleets” is similar to vanishing posts on Snapchat and Instagram Stories. The changes prompted the hashtag #RIPTwitter to trend as users complained the new feature would make the

Coronavirus: California declares emergency after death

Image copyright Getty Images California has declared a state of emergency after announcing its first coronavirus death, bringing the US death toll from the disease to 11. The 71-year-old man, who died in a hospital near Sacramento, had underlying health conditions and had been on a cruise ship, said officials. The White House moved on

Coronavirus alerts: Are South Korea’s too revealing?

As South Korea battles a snowballing number of Covid-19 cases, the government is telling the public if they were near a patient, so they can get tested. But as Hyung Eun Kim of BBC Korean writes, the volume of information has led to some awkward moments – and some people are now as worried about

How Malaysia’s government collapsed in two years

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Muhyiddin Yassin has now been catapulted into power It was seen as a historic turning point – an election that overturned a party which had been in power for more than 60 years. But less than two years later, the new government is out, and the old ruling party

Nigeria housing: ‘I live in a floating slum’ in Lagos

As a UN report is released condemning the poor state of housing provision in Nigeria, the BBC’s Mayeni Jones visits a precarious community in the commercial capital, Lagos. From above, the Oko-Agbon neighbourhood, in the infamous Makoko floating slum, looks almost picturesque. Little wooden shacks on stilts sit on top of dark water. Residents move

Brawl erupts in Turkish parliament over Syria military action

Fighting broke out in Turkey’s parliament after an MP criticised President Erdogan over the country’s military intervention in Syria. Engin Ozkoc, an opposition lawmaker, accused the president of disrespecting soldiers. He also said it was irresponsible to send troops into war without air support. President Erdogan has been equally scathing of the opposition, accusing them

Kim Kardashian visits White House with prisoners she helped free

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Kim Kardashian West visited the White House in 2019 to discuss criminal justice reform Reality TV star Kim Kardashian West tweeted pictures of her visit to the White House on Wednesday with three women recently freed from prison. US President Donald Trump cut short the jail sentences of Crystal

Did first female-majority legislature in US make a difference?

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe BBC spoke to Nevada’s assembly floor leader in 2019 Nevada made history when it became the first state in the US with a female-majority legislature, with women holding 51% of the seats, in December 2018. The moment was hailed as a great victory for women –

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