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'Double eagle' celebration provokes Serbs

'Double eagle' celebration provokes Serbs

Image copyright EPA Image caption Xhaka and Shaqiri both used the Albanian nationalist gesture Serbia has hit out at a “provocative” double eagle celebration by two ethnic Albanian goalscorers in the World Cup. Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri scored for Switzerland who beat Serbia 2-1. Their gesture is an nationalist symbol representing the double headed […]

Is racism worsening Australia's China influence row?

Is racism worsening Australia's China influence row?

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionIs China trying to influence Australian politics? In recent months, Australia has been struggling with a vexing issue – how to stand up for its values and deal with China’s increasing influence. Australia has been moving to address the issue on various levels, from its politics to […]

US military plans migrant tent camps amid Trump crackdown

US military plans migrant tent camps amid Trump crackdown

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBBC drone footage shows a US ‘tent city’ immigration centre The US Navy is reportedly planning to build sprawling immigrant detention centres on military bases, amid a Trump crackdown at the US-Mexico border. A draft memo obtained by Time magazine outlines plans to build “austere” tent camps […]

Explosion hits Ethiopia PM rally

Explosion hits Ethiopia PM rally

Image copyright EPA Image caption Abiy Ahmed became prime minister after his predecessor resigned in February An explosion has shaken a rally for Ethiopia’s new PM Abiy Ahmed which was being attended by thousands of people in Addis Ababa. Mr Ahmed was taken away by security personnel immediately after his speech, which he gave in […]

Week in pictures: 16 – 22 June 2018

Week in pictures: 16 – 22 June 2018

Our selection of some of the most striking news photographs taken around the world this week. Image copyright Christopher Furlong/Getty images Image caption A Mexican football fan enjoys the World Cup party atmosphere on Nikolskaya Street, near Red Square in Moscow. Defending champions Germany suffered a shock 1-0 defeat by Mexico in a thrilling World […]

Marine plastic: Hundreds of fragments in dead seabirds

Marine plastic: Hundreds of fragments in dead seabirds

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionLiz Bonnin meets Shearwater chicks struggling for survival New footage of the devastating impact of plastic pollution on wildlife has been captured by a BBC team. Seabirds are starving to death on the remote Lord Howe Island, a crew filming for the BBC One documentary Drowning in […]

Trump says North Korea still 'extraordinary threat'

Trump says North Korea still 'extraordinary threat'

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWhy do North Koreans revere a mountain? US President Donald Trump has renewed sanctions on North Korea, citing an “extraordinary threat” from its nuclear weapons – just 10 days after saying there was no risk from Pyongyang. “There is no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea,” […]

The Kashmiri art bringing Hindus and Muslims together

The Kashmiri art bringing Hindus and Muslims together

Image caption A unique art exhibition in Kashmir showcased work from Hindu and Muslim communities An art exhibition bringing together Hindu artists – who had to flee Indian-administered Kashmir – with their Muslim counterparts has struck an emotional chord with locals, reports Sameer Yasir. Avtar Krishan Raina, a Kashmiri Hindu or Pandit, has returned to […]

Unravelling the mystery of Akon's Wakanda

Unravelling the mystery of Akon's Wakanda

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Akon released his debut album, Trouble, in 2004 Akon has announced plans to build a “real-life Wakanda” in Senegal, built on the back of his almost-eponymous cryptocurrency, Akoin. Which – as anyone who has watched Black Panther, and seen Marvel’s imagined city, will understand – sounds rather magical. The […]

Anthony Bourdain: Chef's mother plans memorial tattoo

Anthony Bourdain: Chef's mother plans memorial tattoo

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Chef Anthony Bourdain was found dead at a French hotel on 8 June The mother of US chef and television personality Anthony Bourdain has revealed that she never liked her son’s tattoos – but now plans to get one in memory of him. Bourdain, 61, was found dead on […]