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The Aquarius: Migrant taxi service or charitable rescuers?

The Aquarius: Migrant taxi service or charitable rescuers?

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAfter a week of being in the political spotlight, the rescue ship Aquarius is back at sea Italy accuses search and rescue vessels in the Mediterranean of providing a taxi service for illegal migrants and says it wants to impound the ships. The crews remain undaunted, as […]

What does it take to relocate a 195kg tiger in India?

What does it take to relocate a 195kg tiger in India?

A male tiger weighing 195kg (420lb) was relocated from the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh to a sanctuary in the eastern state of Orissa 600km (410 miles) away. The massive operation involved numerous forest officers, wildlife veterinarians – and five elephants. The three-year-old tiger, known to forest officials as MB2, lived in Kanha National […]

Baron Edouard-Jean Empain who lost finger to kidnappers dies

Baron Edouard-Jean Empain who lost finger to kidnappers dies

Image copyright AFP Image caption Baron Empain led one of France’s top industrial groups in the 1970s A French-Belgian industrialist who was the victim of one of France’s most notorious kidnappings has died aged 80. In 1978 Baron Edouard-Jean Empain, then head of the Schneider Group, was seized at gunpoint from his chauffeur-driven car near […]

Trump hosts victims of undocumented migrants amid family separations row

Trump hosts victims of undocumented migrants amid family separations row

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionLaura Wilkerson’s son Josh was killed in 2010 by an undocumented immigrant US President Donald Trump has hosted the relatives of victims killed by illegal immigrants amid outrage over the separation of migrant families. “Your loved ones have not died in vain,” he told the group of […]

Why does India's air look different from space?

Why does India's air look different from space?

Image copyright COPERNICUS SENTINEL DATA 2018/BIRA-IASB/DLR Image caption Formaldehyde as measured by S5P-Tropomi: The map contains four months of observations up to April this year There is something very distinct about the air over India and the surrounding countries in South Asia. It is the presence of formaldehyde – a colourless gas that is naturally […]

Boris Becker insists CAR diplomatic passport is genuine

Boris Becker insists CAR diplomatic passport is genuine

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBoris Becker: “I believed the documents they were giving me must be right” Former tennis champion Boris Becker has told the BBC he has a genuine diplomatic passport issued by the Central African Republic (CAR), despite CAR officials saying it is fake. Lawyers for Mr Becker say […]

Car shares dip on Trump tariff tweet

Car shares dip on Trump tariff tweet

Image copyright Pool Image caption Donald Trump and Angela Merkel in 2017 Shares in European carmakers took a hit on Friday, after US President Donald Trump redoubled his threats of tariffs against their cars. Mr Trump tweeted that the US would place a 20% import tax on European cars, if the EU’s “tariffs and barriers […]

Ethiopia's Ginbot 7 opposition movement suspends armed resistance

Ethiopia's Ginbot 7 opposition movement suspends armed resistance

Image copyright Kalkidan Yibelta Image caption The Ginbot 7 has been inspired by the reforms undertaken by the new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed An Ethiopian rebel group has suspended its armed resistance against the government. Ginbot 7 said Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s reforms had given it hope that “genuine democracy” may be “a real possibility”. […]

World Cup 2018: Footballer's hair 'too wild' for Iranian TV

World Cup 2018: Footballer's hair 'too wild' for Iranian TV

Image copyright EPA Image caption Former Barcelona defender Carles Puyol (right) was a speaker at an event in Madrid in May 2018 with Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola (left) We have all had bad hair days, times when grooming didn’t quite work out, but it’s rare we expect our carefully-maintained, glossy locks to land us […]

Venezuelan forces 'killed hundreds' – UN

Venezuelan forces 'killed hundreds' – UN

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Under the EU sanctions, arms exports to the Venezuelan security forces will no longer be allowed Venezuelan security forces have carried out hundreds of arbitrary killings under the guise of fighting crime, the UN’s human rights body says. In a report, it cites “shocking” accounts of young men being […]