• 18 Jan 2019

    Don’t leave us this way: that’s the message from a group of high-profile Germans, including politicians, business leaders and footballers who’ve signed a joint letter urging Britain not to quit the EU, declaring “our door will always be open”. And it turns out there are some rather surprising things they’d miss when we’re no longer…

  • 18 Jan 2019

    Police in Sudan have fired live ammunition at mourners outside the home of a protester who died after he was shot yesterday on the streets of Khartoum. There’s growing international outrage at the brutal crackdown on protests against Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, including the case of 57-year-old Yasser Ali, who was seriously injured by a sniper. From Sudan, Yousra Elbagir…

  • 18 Jan 2019

    The United States House Intelligence and Judiciary Committees are to investigate whether President Trump told his former lawyer Michael Cohen to lie to Congress under oath. It comes after Buzzfeed News reported claims that the President instructed Mr Cohen to lie about a plan to build a Trump Tower in Russia. The President’s current lawyer, Rudy Giuliani,…

  • 18 Jan 2019

    The Home Office is trying to deport an elderly Iranian couple whose immediate family all have British citizenship and live near them in Edinburgh. Mozaffar Saberi, who’s 83, and his wife Rezvan Habibimarand, who’s 73, fear they’ll never see their family again if they’re forced to return to Iran.

  • 18 Jan 2019

    Thousands of fighters have been killed and thousands are on the run, most recently after the Kurdish forces captured the town of Al-Shafa. But what is happening to the women from around the world who say they travelled there in the promise of a pure Islamic life? Some volunteered. Others say they were duped.

  • 17 Jan 2019

    Kenyan bomb disposal experts say they’ve safely detonated explosives left after the attack on a luxury hotel compound in Nairobi – which left 21 people dead. Nine more suspects were arrested today as the authorities vowed to bring anyone connected with the attack to justice. Five were killed at the scene, all believed to be…

  • 17 Jan 2019

    The US federal government has been shut down now for 27 days… that’s 800,000 staff who haven’t been paid – while projections of the lost economic growth have doubled. A new poll suggests President Trump’s approval rating is falling, even among his closest supporters – although he’s still blaming his Democratic rivals for the impasse…

  • 16 Jan 2019

    Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has declared the suspected al Shabaab militants who attacked a luxury hotel and shopping complex in Nairobi have been “eliminated”, after an assault which left 21 people dead, as well as five attackers.

  • 12 Jan 2019

    Now what if a black man was shot by police – with the whole thing recorded by an eyewitness on his mobile phone turning the case into a national scandal, inflaming passions and dividing loyalties in the local community.

  • 12 Jan 2019

    Well at the same time, around 32,000 people have taken part in the so called ‘yellow vest’ protests across France, including central Paris where some scuffles broke out with police. More than 50 people were arrested while armoured vehicles were set up near the Arc de Triomphe to prevent protestors from breaking through. The protests…

  • 10 Jan 2019

    Tomorrow, the US government shutdown will become the longest in history, as President Trump refuses to back down to Congress over funding for his border wall. His address to the nation failed to convince many that there is a ‘growing crisis’. Now he’s arrived on the border to carry on his campaign.

  • 9 Jan 2019

    President Trump has ramped up his standoff with Congress over his demand for a Mexican border wall, using a bill designed to tackle human trafficking to push his case.

  • 7 Jan 2019

    Last year the Golden Globes were dominated by female stars donning black at the height of the Me Too movement. This year the event was rocked in a different way. Critics expected Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga’s ‘A Star is Born’ to win big.

  • 5 Jan 2019

    Women in Iran can be arrested for dancing or riding a bike – but there is some evidence that public life is starting to change as many wage a quiet battle for equality in the clothes they wear and the jobs they do. One of them is Bita Bagheri, a working mother who has forged…

  • 5 Jan 2019

    He left everything behind when he fled the Syrian war. 24 year old Eid Aljazairili couldn’t even swim when he made the risky journey by boat across the Mediterranean – finally reaching the UK where he was granted asylum. He soon realised he had a passion – and rare gift – for swimming – and…