article 02 August 2015 Culture
Cilla Black in 2014 (Getty)
Stars pay tribute to Cilla Black

The world of showbiz is in mourning as singer, TV presenter and entertainer Cilla Black dies at the age of 72.

article 29 July 2015 Culture, Venezuela
Venezuela's hospitals on life support

Venezuela's hospitals are in disarray. Betty Zapata reports on a country where inflation is forcing doctors' salaries below $10 a month and patients are forced to buy life-saving drugs on the street

article 17 July 2015 Culture
A boy takes a sweet at an Eid celebration in Rotterdam (Getty)
Jamal Osman by Eid relief for Europe's Muslims after long, hot Ramadan

This has been one of the longest and toughest holy months for Muslims living in Europe, with some fasting 20 hours a day in the summer heat.

article 15 July 2015 UK
BBC Trust Chairman Rona Fairhead
Rona Fairhead: 'interference has chilling effect on BBC'

BBC Trust Chairman Rona Fairhead says any perception that there is "political interference" in the way the corporation is run risks "having a chilling effect" on it.

article 13 July 2015 Culture
England womens football squad members with their bronze medals (Getty)
Women's football: after the World Cup, what next?

Attendances at women's football matches are soaring after the World Cup success of England's women's team, and women across the country are keen to play. But can the sport maintain its momentum?

article 10 July 2015 World, Kosovo
Rita Ora: honorary ambassador for Kosovo

As British singer Rita Ora is made an honorary ambassador for Kosovo 23 years after leaving the country, Krishnan Guru-Murthy talks to her about identity, refuge and the politics of home.

post 08 July 2015
Read more from Paul Mason on his blog Calm defiance giving way to panic as Greek deadline looms

Behind the calm in Greece people are beginning to panic. Tsipras needs to do a deal - but not one that humiliates his country.

post 08 July 2015
Read more from Paul Mason on his blog The Greek crisis: on the ground and on Twitter

Last night I responded sharply to an anonymous Greek troll known as @GreekAnalyst, comparing his right-wing network of abusive and unaccountable people...

article 07 July 2015 World, United States
Bill Cosby (Reuters)
Bill Cosby 'obtained sedatives for sex'

US comedian Bill Cosby admitted he obtained sedatives he intended to give to young women before sex, according to court documents.