• 20 May 2018

    The US has condemned Venezuela’s President election as illegitimate, and the two main challengers have alleged voters are being illegally pressured to back the incumbent Nicholas Maduro for another six years. Turnout is expected to be very low as some opponents are boycotting the election and others are banned. The poll is taking place amid…

  • 5 May 2018

    Protests have taken place in more than 90 Russian cities against Vladimir Putin days before his inauguration for a fourth presidential term. Opposition leader Alexei Navalny was arrested in Moscow. Hundreds of his supporters have also reportedly been detained. Mr Putin’s inauguration on Monday follows his landslide re-election in March and he is already Russia’s…

  • 4 May 2018

    For the first time in 72 years, the Nobel Prize for Literature has been delayed for a year. The awarding body, based in Sweden, has decided it needs to regain public confidence after a string of sexual and financial allegations were levelled at it.

  • 29 Apr 2018

    North Korea has told its southern neighbour that it will allow inspectors to confirm that its is abandoning its nuclear test site. The move follows talks between Kim Jong-un and his South Korean counterpart.

  • 22 Apr 2018

    When Stephen Lawrence was murdered – he’d been planning to become an architect – a profession that isn’t known for its racial diversity. Anja Popp spoke to the architect Elsie Owusu – she’s running to become president of the industry’s body RIBA. She claims it’s an industry with a problem, and that institutional racism has…

  • 13 Apr 2018

    The father of a 23 month old boy at the centre of a life support battle says he still wants to take him to Italy for treatment. Tom Evans said he’d tried to take his son Alfie there yesterday by chartered jet, but had been stopped by Alder Hey¬†Hospital, where a judge has endorsed doctors’…

  • 9 Apr 2018

    Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg has apologised for his mistakes in how his social media company did not take seriously enough its responsibilities to its two billion users. His statement to US lawmakers was released today ahead of his evidence session tomorrow.

  • 7 Apr 2018

    The London Mayor Sadiq Khan has called for police to carry out more stop and searches of people they suspect of carrying a weapon – to help tackle the rise in gun and knife attacks. 300 more officers are being deployed in areas which have been worst affected. The Met Commissioner Cressida Dick insisted that…

  • 25 Feb 2018

    The winter Olympics closing ceremony has taken place in South Korea with a digital lightshow, fireworks and input from the country’s K-pop stars. Britain came home happy after a best-ever haul of five medals, but it was the outbreak of sporting diplomacy between North and South Korea that dominated these games.

  • 24 Feb 2018

    As a musical genre it’s rough and industrial. But fans and producers of techno say it’s beautiful computerised soul music. It grew out of inner city Detroit and exploded into the warehouse raves of Berlin and London in the late 80’s and early 90’s. It was typically dominated by men, but now has a new…

  • 29 Oct 2017

    When bullying goes from the real world to cyberspace – there is no escape for its victims. We meet the young people whose experiences of bullying on social media have helped to inspire a play about the dangers of the online world.

  • 30 Sep 2017

    The number of women dying as a result of drug misuse has risen by 95 per cent in England and Wales in the last ten years. While fewer women are¬†taking drugs, record numbers are dying from using them. Anja Popp talks to people whose lives have been affected by drug deaths and addiction.  

  • 14 Aug 2017

    It’s the summer and for hundreds of thousands that means a trip to a music festival. But along with beer and bands, illegal substances also feature for many gig goers. Now the Boomtown Fair in Hampshire has become one of the first festivals to offer on-site drug testing. But with drug deaths at a record…