Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt and the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby (centre, front row) are joined by some survivors of Christian persecution Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has ordered a review into the plight of persecuted Christians around the world and how much help they get from the UK. The…
Image copyright AFP The German reporter Claas Relotius, accused by top news magazine Der Spiegel of faking stories, could now face embezzlement charges. Der Spiegel says it is filing a criminal complaint alleging he solicited donations for Syrian orphans from readers with any proceeds going to his personal account. Der Spiegel said last week that…
Image copyright IQiyi Image caption The Story of Yanxi Palace revolves around its female protagonist, Wei Yingluo It has love but also hatred, intrigue, revenge, poisoning rivals and even killing babies. The Chinese drama Story of Yanxi Palace is the most Googled TV show of 2018 globally, despite Google being largely blocked in the country.…
Image copyright Getty Images The US has announced it will deny diplomatic visas to same-sex partners of foreign diplomats and United Nations employees. The change went into effect on Monday, giving partners currently in the US until 31 December to leave, get married or otherwise change their visa. It is a reversal of rules introduced…
Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionClimate change: How 1.5C could change the worldUS President Donald Trump has cast doubt on a report by his own government warning of devastating effects from climate change. Asked outside the White House about the findings that unchecked global warming would wreak havoc on the US economy,…
Christopher Blair grew up in Lowell, Massachusetts, a city on the northern outskirts of Boston. His stepfather was a committed Democrat who once ran for the Massachusetts state senate. Blair spent more than two decades as a construction worker, a trade that took a toll on his body. So in the late 2000s, when the…
Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionIn August, a BBC team flew over the disputed South China Sea islands in a US military planeA Chinese warship has forced an American destroyer to change course in the South China Sea by sailing close to it in an "unsafe and unprofessional" manner, the US Navy…
Ukraine will not allow Russian men aged 16-60 into the country during martial law, the president has said. An exception would be made for "humanitarian cases" such as those travelling to funerals. Martial law has been imposed in 10 regions including those bordering Russia until 26 December. The move came amid fears of a Russian…
Image copyright IISD/ENB - Kiara Worth Image caption Efforts to find compromise language failed and the text was dropped Attempts to incorporate a key scientific study into global climate talks in Poland have failed. The IPCC report on the impacts of a temperature rise of 1.5C, had a significant impact when it was launched last…
Dunkin' Donuts workers sacked after homeless man drenched By Patrick Evans BBC News Dunkin' Donuts has fired employees after a video emerged on social media showing one worker pouring water over a homeless man inside a New York branch of the fast-food chain. "How many times have I got to tell you to stop sleeping…
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