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…
Boy sells his drawings to help his mother during the partial government shutdown in the US.
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 AFP Image caption French experts are baffled by this mystery inscription on a rock in Brittany A village in western France is offering a €2,000 (£1,726) prize for help in deciphering a 230-year-old inscription found on a rock on a remote beach. Until now no-one has been able to make out the meaning…
Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTrump v Democrats on the border wall and government shutdownPresident Donald Trump's standoff with Democrats over a border wall has dragged the US into the longest-ever government shutdown. Both sides appear to be dug in, so how might it end? Mr Trump continues to call the border…
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…
Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The song was recorded for the 1949 film Neptune's Daughter and won an Oscar for Best Original Song in 1950 It's a Christmas classic probably being played in shops and radio stations all over the world. But a radio station in Cleveland, Ohio has decided to remove Baby It's…
Image copyright AFP Image caption Attorney General William Barr is releasing a redacted version of the 400-page report Robert Mueller's report into Russian interference in the 2016 US election will be made public "by mid-April". Attorney General William Barr says he is now redacting the 400-page document. In a letter to the heads of the…
Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The "human footprint" is creating multiple challenges Politicians and policymakers have failed to grasp the gravity of the environmental crisis facing the Earth, a report claims. The think-tank IPPR says human impacts have reached a critical stage and threaten to destabilise society and the global economy. Scientists warn of…
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