US senators respond to ‘average’ politicians’ face photo

The BBC has created a composite image, combining all members of the US Senate and Congress. The result? Largely white and male. But how do those in and out of the corridors of power feel about that? The BBC’s Rajini Vaidyanathan went to Capitol Hill to find out. Video by Paul Blake The face that […]

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

Tearful Trudeau mourns Canada rock icon

An emotional Justin Trudeau has paid tribute to the Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie. The Canadian prime minister was speaking after the gifted lyricist died of brain cancer at the age of 53. Tragically Hip’s Gord Downie dead at 53 Tearful Trudeau mourns Canada rock icon

Malta PM ‘shocked’ by Daphne Caruana Galizia’s murder

Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said he was “flabbergasted” when he heard Daphne Caruana Galizia was killed in a car bomb. The 53-year-old journalist died in an explosion shortly after she left her home in Bidnija, near Mosta, on Monday. She was known for her blog accusing top politicians of corruption. Her son, Matthew, has denounced […]

Inside Raqqa after IS was pushed out

The BBC’s Feras Kilani was with Syrian Democratic Forces as they took control of the centre of Raqqa, Syria. The city has been the stronghold of so-called Islamic State since 2014. Inside Raqqa after IS was pushed out

Driver stun-gunned after race car brawl

A fight erupts after one car is driven over another, ending with both drivers being arrested. Video courtesy of Rhonda Chalfant. Driver stun-gunned after race car brawl

China congress: The Communist slogans praising Xi Jinping

China pulls out all the stops to plaster the Communist Party’s message across Beijing, leaving no doubt that President Xi Jinping is the man in charge. The BBC’s Carrie Gracie takes a ride down the capital’s roads to have a look. China congress: The Communist slogans praising Xi Jinping

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