General Kelly delivers emotional Trump defence

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, who lost his son at war, says he advised the president before Mr Trump called bereaved families to express condolences. General Kelly delivers emotional Trump defence

Anger over Mogadishu bomb attack boils over into streets

Anger over Mogadishu bomb attack boils over into streets

Media captionThe BBC’s Alastair Leithead at the scene of Somalia’s bomb attack A red bandana has become the new symbol of protest in Mogadishu as anger over the city’s most destructive bomb attack is boiling over on to the streets. Men and women in the city, security officers, even government officials – all are wearing […]

SA football boss Danny Jordaan ‘raped singer Jennifer Ferguson’

SA football boss Danny Jordaan ‘raped singer Jennifer Ferguson’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Danny Jordaan is a prominent member of the governing ANC party South African singer and ex-MP Jennifer Ferguson has accused the country’s football boss Danny Jordaan, 66, of raping her nearly 24 years ago. He “overpowered” her and “painfully” raped her in a hotel in Port Elizabeth city, she has […]

Catalan crisis: EU leaders rule out involvement in crisis

Catalan crisis: EU leaders rule out involvement in crisis

Image copyright EPA Image caption Spain’s PM Mariano Rajoy is with other EU leaders – including France’s Emmanuel Macron (L) – at a major summit European Council President Donald Tusk has explicitly ruled out any EU action over Catalonia, despite the “concerning” situation. “There is no room, no space for any kind of mediation or […]

Xi Jinping: China’s president ‘to get own political theory’

Xi Jinping: China’s president ‘to get own political theory’

Media captionBBC China editor Carrie Gracie has a look at the Communist Party messages all over Beijing Chinese president Xi Jinping is to be given his own political theory, according to state news agency Xinhua. It will be known as “Xi Jinping Thought” and has 14 principles, the agency says. The theory is likely to […]

Brexit: EU leaders seek Brexit talks progress

Brexit: EU leaders seek Brexit talks progress

Media captionTheresa May: I want ‘urgency’ on citizens’ deal EU leaders have urged Theresa May to do more to break the deadlock in the Brexit negotiations as they gather at a crunch Brussels summit. Dutch PM Mark Rutte said “a lot more clarity” on the UK’s financial offer was needed before talks could progress. German […]

Florida university braces for speech by white nationalist

Florida university braces for speech by white nationalist

Image copyright Reuters Image caption A self-identified white nationalist (left) from Texas and demonstrators before the speech by Richard Spencer Hundreds of police are flooding a Florida campus as a white nationalist is due to speak soon at an event that has provoked a state of emergency. The University of Florida says it was obligated […]

Trump sends family $25,000 after claim of broken promise

Trump sends family $25,000 after claim of broken promise

Image copyright Facebook Image caption Cpl Dillon Baldridge was killed over the summer by a rogue Afghan commander he had been training The White House says President Donald Trump has sent a personal cheque to a dead soldier’s family after they said he had not kept his promise to do so. The father of a […]

George W Bush decries bigotry and conspiracy theories

In a speech at his namesake institute in New York, the former president spoke about his concerns over the current state of politics in the US, including the threats of bigotry and nationalism. George W Bush decries bigotry and conspiracy theories