COP25: Thousands gather for change climate protests in Madrid

Image copyright AFP Image caption Organisers estimate that half a million people are demonstrating Thousands of demonstrators are gathering in Madrid as the Spanish city hosts climate negotiations by the UN.They are calling for more ambitious climate change policy.The rally was joined by speakers including actor Javier Bardem and activist Greta Thunberg. A concert was […]

Messiah: Netflix trailer ‘reveals spoiler’ to Muslim viewers

This article contains potential spoilers for the Netflix series Messiah Image copyright Netflix Image caption One person said naming the protagonist Al-Masih was as obvious as calling a character “Murder McMurderson” Netflix released the first trailer for its upcoming thriller Messiah this week – and inadvertently revealed a major plot twist to many Muslim viewers.The […]

Nepal man arrested over death of woman in ‘menstruation hut’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The tradition of Chhaupadi cuts women off from local society during their periods and after childbirth Nepali police have arrested the brother-in-law of a woman who died in a so-called “menstruation hut”.Parbati Buda Rawat, 21, was found dead on Monday after suffocating from a fire she lit to stay warm […]

Australia bushfires north of Sydney ‘too big to put out’

Image copyright EPA Image caption People who cannot defend their property have been told to leave immediately A “mega blaze” raging across a 60km (37 mile) front north of the Australian city of Sydney cannot currently be put out, fire officials have warned.The blaze across 300,000 hectares (1,150 sq m) is just an hour’s drive […]

Virginia bans prison strip-searches for children

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Governor Ralph Northam said he was “disturbed” by the incident Virginia has suspended a rule allowing children to be strip-searched before jail visits after an eight-year-old girl was subjected to the ordeal.Prison officials have apologised for last month’s incident and said proper procedures for child strip-searches had not been […]

Bloomberg denies trying to buy White House election

Image copyright Getty Images Michael Bloomberg, one of the world’s richest men and a candidate to take on President Donald Trump next year, has denied trying to buy the White House.Mr Bloomberg’s rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination have accused him of doing exactly that.The ex-New York City mayor entered the race in late November […]

Omoyele Sowore: Nigerian journalist arrested hours after release

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Fighting broke out a Nigeria’s federal High Court as security forces attempted to re-arrest journalist Omoyele Sowore (in the pink shirt) Nigerian authorities have re-arrested journalist Omoyele Sowore less than 18 hours after he was freed by a court.His lawyer told the BBC that he was detained by security services […]