• 3 Aug 2018

    The seventeen-year-old spent eight months in jail and was released this week to a hero’s welcome and praise from the Palestinian President. A regular child protester Ahed was arrested after being filmed slapping and kicking an Israeli soldier outside her home on the same day a teenage relative had been injured by what’s thought to have been an Israeli plastic bullet. 

  • 1 Aug 2018

    We have following two people who, with tens of thousands of others, are so desperate to flee the danger and destruction in their homelands, they risk everything in the attempt to make it to the United States on the ‘El tren de la muerte’ – the Death Train. When President Trump introduced tough new policies to stop migrants…

  • 31 Jul 2018

    The trial of Donald Trump’s former campaign chair, Paul Manafort, has begun in Virginia. It may not be about Russia, but it will be held in the shadow of the collusion controversy that’s long loomed over the White House. Of all the Americans charged so far in the Mueller Investigation, Mr Manafort is the first…

  • 31 Jul 2018

    Facebook says it has identified a co-ordinated attempt to interfere in November’s mid-term elections in the United States. Ed Howker has been going through the details.

  • 31 Jul 2018

    As the first official results begin coming in, Zimbabwe’s election commission chief has said the outcome of the country’s landmark election may not be known till Saturday. The incumbent president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, and his rival, opposition leader Nelson Chamisa, are both confident about their chances. Supporters on both sides are already celebrating, but the final tally…

  • 30 Jul 2018

    Radio presenters have a sad and difficult history of mispronouncing his name. But today it was Jeremy Hunt’s own turn to struggle with identifying someone correctly. While on an official visit to China, the foreign secretary mistakenly told his hosts mistakenly that his wife was “Japanese” – when she is, in fact, Chinese. Paul McNamara…

  • 30 Jul 2018

    The UN has warned that heavy fighting around Yemen’s main port – which is in the hands of the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels – is just “one airstrike away from an unstoppable” cholera epidemic. The main entry point for food and other supplies into the country is the port city of al-Hodeida. It is under renewed attack…

  • 30 Jul 2018

    For the first time ever, Robert Mugabe has not been an election candidate in Zimbabwe. Polls have just closed there in the first full presidential and parliamentary contest since the country’s long serving ruler was ousted. Mr Mugabe – who was in power for 37 years – has announced he would not be voting for…

  • 29 Jul 2018

    At least 14 people have died in a powerful earthquake in Indonesia’s central Lombok island – a popular tourist destination. The 6.4 magnitude quake struck just before 7 o clock local time this morning – damaging thousands of homes and leaving hundreds of people injured, most of them hit by debris and falling blocks of…

  • 29 Jul 2018

    Hundreds of people in Greece have been mourning the deaths of at least 88 people who died in the wildfires which swept through an area east of Athens – many accusing the Greek government of being underprepared for the fires and downplaying the true scale of the damage.  

  • 28 Jul 2018

    Wildfires continue to rage on America’s West Coast – forcing thousands of people from their homes. The fires are being fuelled by a combination of high temperatures and low humidity – along with strong winds.

  • 28 Jul 2018

    Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa has promised his supporters a “thunderous victory” – as he and his main rival Nelson Chamisa held their final rallies ahead of Monday’s elections. It’s the first time the country will go to the polls since longtime dictator Robert Mugabe was removed from power, so will the vote be free and fair? Jessica Savage reports.

  • 26 Jul 2018

    In America, the women’s marches in protest against President Trump and the Me Too movement have been significant cultural and political mustering points over the last year and a half. Well, now it all appears to have led to a surge in the number of female candidates running as Democrats in the mid-term elections this…

  • 26 Jul 2018

    He’s been a star cricketer and a socialite.  Now he’s the new Prime Minister of Pakistan. Imran Khan used his PTI party platform to campaign for an end to corruption and dynastic politics in the country but his opponents say he’s had to rely on the military for support and there was ballot rigging in…

  • 25 Jul 2018

    There’s a lake on Mars, it’s been revealed today. It’s not very big, but it is described as a proper body of liquid water probably around 20 kilometres wide and at least a metre deep. Scientists from the National Institute for Astrophysics say it’s the first conclusive proof that H2O exists there currently, even though…