Image copyright Reuters Image caption A review of DNA evidence helped Craig Coley clear his name in 2017 A California man wrongly convicted of murder has been awarded $21m (£16m) as compensation for his 38 years in jail. Craig Coley, 71, was jailed in 1978 for the murder of his ex-partner and her son, but…
Image copyright Humboldt County Sheriff's Office Image caption The sheriff said Leia and Caroline Carrico were in good spirits when they were found Two sisters who wandered away from home and got lost in woodland for two days have been found safe and well. Leia Carrico, eight, and Caroline, five, from North California, spent 44…
Anti-government 'yellow-vest' protesters threw stones at a police van in Lyon, France, footage filmed by a riot officer shows. The French Interior Ministry says the violence was "one-sided". The country's 'yellow-vest' protests began in mid-November over fuel taxes. But they have since broadened into a revolt against President Macron, and a political class seen as…
Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe New Zealand church-goers rallying to help mosque attack victimsStories of heroism have emerged from Friday's attacks at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, in which 50 people died and dozens were wounded. A worshipper says he confronted the gunman and threw a credit card reader at…
Image copyright EPA Image caption Security forces cordoned off the plane when it landed in Chittagong A passenger suspected of attempting to hijack a flight from Bangladesh to Dubai has been shot dead by Bangladeshi special forces, local media report. The suspect, who reportedly warned he had a pistol, was killed when security forces stormed…
People in New South Wales are facing huge damage to homes and property.
How do you know the photographs you post on social media aren't being stolen by a stranger? It's easy to copy someone's pictures and set up a fake online account - a phenomenon known as catfishing. When BBC reporter Jennifer Meierhans became a catfish victim she decided to investigate. She met Bongi Msimanga, who found…
Image copyright Getty Images Cancers linked to obesity are rising at a faster rate in millennials than in older generations in the United States, the American Cancer Society has said. It said a steep rise in obesity in the past 40 years may have increased cancer risk in younger generations. And it warned the problem…
Image copyright EPA Image caption The Strasbourg Christmas market is one of Europe's busiest The Christmas market in the French city of Strasbourg is due to reopen on Friday morning, after the attack carried out by a gunman on Tuesday evening. Cherif Chekatt was killed on Thursday by police on a city street after he…
Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWATCH: Nick Kwek toured the border dividing the US state of Arizona and Mexico's SonoraTalks between US Republicans and Democrats to reach a border security agreement and avoid another government shutdown have stalled, reports say. Negotiators had wanted a deal by Monday to give Congress time to…
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